tag archives: elastic

Inspiration: Best Refashioned T-Shirts

How to quickly & easily transform a basic T-shirt into a stylish top.

We’ve got the ideas – we know you’ve got the T-shirts! It’s time to transform some of those Ts that are hanging out in your stash. Or maybe you want to create an Athleta-type look for a fraction of the price? Either way, we’ve got the goods! Check out our best refashioned T-shirts and see how easy it is to make some.

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T-Shirt Refashioning: Six Must-Know Techniques

Learn the building blocks of refashioning and make some great looking T-shirts.

Let’s face it, there are some things we just tend to hoard – like T-shirts, right? If you’re feeling the need to attack that pile in your rework stash, we’ve got some great tips and techniques for you. You can mix and match our six refashioning building blocks to add all kinds of style to some of your old favorites. You’ve held on to them for a reason, so why not turn them into great fitting, super cute tops that you can’t wait to wear? 

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Sewing Tutorial: How to Pick the Right Elastic for Your Sewing Projects

A handy tutorial plus a printable download that explains Dritz sewing elastic.

Ah, elastic. It’s one word that represents a huge category of products, and it’s a word that often generates a lot of questions. What are the different kinds of elastic? How do I know which one to use? What is elastic anyway? This blog post will begin to demystify sewing elastic by explaining the main types of elastic that are available, what their general characteristics are, and when you should use each type. Ready?

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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

Hard-working elastics and performance fabric for the win.

We’re continuing to build our collection of DIY activewear items, and this bralette is a super cute addition to the team. Here you’ll see how to use tricot matte fabric in combination with a couple of different styles of Dritz elastic to make a low impact sports bralette. It’s so sporty cute – perfect for yoga, or just peeking out from under a casual, everyday top.

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Sewing Activewear: How to Refashion a T-shirt into a Workout Top

You’ll want to wear this athletic top whether you’re working out or not.

That is the thing with activewear these days, isn’t it? It looks so good, you want to wear it whether you’re headed to the gym or just to the grocery. (C’mon, we know you do!) That being said, why not try your hand at refashioning a basic T into this great looking top? With some Dritz elastic you can create cool ruched effects – add some simple cutting and twisting to the back and this is a go-to top.

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