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Beginner Sewing: Make a Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt

Do you have 30 minutes or so? This skirt is yours!

Can you tell we’re dedicated to beginner sewing? We are going to convince you that you CAN sew, and that it IS easy. Truly. Here’s another project in our beginner series, and this one is a real win for several reasons. Obviously it’s easy. But did you consider that elastic waist skirts are ideal for both kids and adults? Also, you can determine the seasonality of your skirt based on the fabric you choose … soft, light cotton for warmer months, or heavy denim or corduroy for fall/winter. Ready to sew?

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From Sew4Home: Elastic Waist Boho Skirt

A flirty summer look using Dritz® jacquard elastic & fun fabric.

Oh, we love this look! Perfect for warm summer days, this short boho skirt from Sew4Home™ is so much fun! The new Dritz® jacquard elastic that’s used for the waist creates an eclectic look when paired with printed fabric. The optional braided tassel belt is the perfect finishing touch! Continue reading »

New Dritz Sewing Supplies: 96 Brand New Items for Sewing & DIY

Yes, that is correct – we’ve got 96 brand new sewing items for you.

We heard you like to make bags. Lots of bags. We also heard you need more hardware options for those bags. In addition to expanding our color collections, we’re offering clever new hardware styles, like tassel caps and triangle rings. Basic sewing supplies have been added too: we’ve got a new needle threader, seam ripper and bobbins. With 96 new items to choose from, we’re quite certain there will be something you’ll need. Take a look!

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Inspiration: Creative Uses for Dritz Elastics

PJ bottoms, doll clothes & accessories – oh my!

‘Tis the season for crafting with Dritz® elastics! There are a couple of elastic styles that are just perfect for the kinds of sewing projects you might be making right now. Elastic waist PJ bottoms for Christmas morning? Check. Fold-over elastic for doll clothes? Yes. Metallics for elastic-waist party skirts? You got it. Continue reading and learn more about the elastics you need for holiday sewing.

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Glitter Key Fob

The easiest, best-looking gifts you’ll ever make (or keep!).

And did we mention they’re useful, too? So if you’re looking to DIY some really thoughtful gifts this season, you’re looking at them. They are easy to sew using three basic materials: Dritz® key fob hardware, glitter elastic, and colorful belting. You can make a bunch of them quickly – the perfect gift for your BFFs, teachers and colleagues. Get after it! 

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