tag archives: embroidery

Inspiration: Ideas for Refashioning Jeans

See how to turn old jeans into a corset, apron or clutch with easy sewing techniques.

Jeans: the styles are constantly changing! High-waisted or low? Skinny or bell? Faded or dark? Who can keep up? If you’ve got a pile of jeans from years past that you just can’t part with, we’ve got some denim refashioning inspiration for you. Check out our easy sewing and repair tips and get inspired to give those old favorites a new life, or simply add some trendy embellishments to them to bring them up-to-date. 

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Easy Crafts: Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet

Where’d you get that cool jewelry?

Isn’t it great to get a compliment about something you’re wearing? Isn’t it even better when that something is handmade?! These DIY cuff bracelets are so cool, and so easy to make, you’ll want more than one. You’ll use a Dritz® awl and embroidery floss to create the designs on the cuffs. Heavy duty snap fasteners are the perfect closure – easy to install, with a professional finish. 

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Christmas Crafts: Make an Embroidered Keepsake Ornament

Create delight for years to come.

Don’t you love decorating the Christmas tree? And isn’t it fun how Christmas ornaments often spark special memories as you hang them on the tree each year? Here’s one that’s sure to do just that. See how to make a keepsake ornament that captures your child’s artwork. This is an easy embroidery project that makes a great gift for grandparents and special friends. It’s also a creative project for young stitchers. Ready?!

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Dritz Loran Embroidery Supplies

Stay organized and comfortable while you stitch.

Do you know about all the Dritz® Loran® needlecraft items that can help you while you stitch? If you like embroidery, cross stitch, crewel or needlepoint, you definitely need to become acquainted with Loran®. You’ll find products that help you organize your work space, and that assist you in working your projects comfortably and efficiently. Check them out!

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Sewing Tutorial: Make Embroidered Cover Buttons

Fast, fun and fabulous.

Want to quickly update a jacket, top or accessory? Think about changing out the buttons. Cover buttons are a clever solution, because you can choose pretty much any fabric print or color. Here we’ve taken basic fabric covered buttons and enhanced them with embroidery. So although fabric covered buttons are pretty cool, embroidered cover buttons have additional textural interest. Fun, huh?

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