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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew Your Own Sports Bra

With the right fabrics, elastics, and tips for using them, you can sew activewear.

To successfully sew activewear you need to use specialty materials, combined with specific sewing techniques. This can sometimes be a bit tricky, because stretchy fabrics and elastics are typically not as forgiving as traditional, non-stretch materials. Sportswear is also expected to really deliver – it needs to fit properly, stretch while you’re moving, and be comfortable, too. This sewing tutorial shows you how to make a sports bra, which is an activewear basic. In the course of doing so, you’ll pick up some tips for working with specialty materials which you can use to make additional sportswear pieces.

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Inspiration: Make a Cozy Robe with Waffle Fabric and Dritz Grommets

Find a sewing pattern you love, then marry it with comfy fabric and special touches.

If you’re thinking about mom this week, and have a day that you can dedicate to gift making, check out this cozy robe.  With a favorite pattern, plus some clever choices when it comes to the fabric and special details, you can craft a one-of-a-kind gift that mom will really cherish. 

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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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Easy Crafts: Elastic Headbands & Bracelets

New Dritz® fold-over elastic prints make these even more fabulous.

Check out these new prints! We just launched 18 new styles of our popular Dritz® fold-over elastic. You’ll use colorful fold-over elastic to craft a variety of quick and easy accessories like hair ties and bracelets. Three styles feature reversible, no-slip designs that are perfect for making headbands that stay put. More choices = more fun!

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Sewing Tutorial: Festive 4th of July Napkins

Get the party started with bright & bold easy-sew napkins.

It’s always fun to punch up party decor with personalized touches, isn’t it? Make your 4th of July festivities special with these easy-sew napkins using some basic Dritz® sewing supplies and brightly colored Timeless Treasures fabrics. Celebrate the colors of the season by mixing and matching bold fabrics with a variety of Dritz® elastics – we’ve got ruched, fold-over and ruffled styles. So many ways to have fun this summer!

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