tag archives: fasteners

Easy-to-Sew: Gift Card Wallets

Handmade wallet + gift card = winning the “best gift-giver” award.

Are there folks on your list who really want gift cards? If you’re feeling like that’s a bit impersonal, why not make a handcrafted wallet to hold the card? It’s really a win-win situation. They get the cash they want, plus something a bit more thoughtful. This is a beginner sewing project, so it’s easy to knock out several of these beauties in an hour or so. Lots of variations, too, depending on the Dritz® fasteners you choose. Come on!

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Cosplay Inspiration: Locked & Lovely Steampunk Costume

This DIY ensemble delivers the goods. 

We’re learning about cosplay and DIY costuming and we want to share our insights with you! This is one of our recent creations, and we’re calling her Locked & Lovely. You agree, right? The Dritz® press locks feature dominantly on the corset and pretty much steal the show. But the skirt is solid, too. See how we made this costume, and get tips for creating your own!

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Cosplay Inspiration: Belted Beauty Steampunk Costume

Bring your creation to life with cool fabrics, DIY hardware & hacked patterns.

So, this whole cosplay thing is new to us here at Dritz®. We typically think of the folks who use our sewing products as seamstresses, design students, couture sewists, beginners, casual DIY enthusiasts, makers, home decorators … the list goes on. We’re excited to learn more about cosplay and those of you who like to wear costumes as part of your daily attire. Read more to learn about one of our first costumes, Belted Beauty. 

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No-Sew Project: Make a Passport Cover

Travel in style.

We love this passport cover because it is easy to make, it looks great, and isn’t too big or bulky. It’s a perfect no-sew project for this time of year, when both travel and gift gifting are top of mind. Although no-sew, this cover has a polished look thanks to the addition of a Dritz® snap and rivets. So whether this handy accessory is for you, or someone on your gift list, it’s a must-make project.

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Dritz® at New York Comic Con

Cosplay off the hook.

So, this was a lot of fun. Hard work; crazy; but fun! For those of you who follow us on Instagram and Facebook, you know that in October, Dritz® attended the New York Comic Con (NYCC) show. We had a great response to the images we’ve already shared – seems that y’all were a bit surprised to see us at NYCC, and that you loved our look! We went with a steampunk theme for our booth, and made a whole bunch of garments and accessories using our Dritz® construction and hardware items. See what we made and how.

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