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Sewing Tutorial: DIY Kid’s Backpack

They need bags for everything, don’t they?

School is back in session, and after-school activities are, too. Make this easy-sew backpack for whatever your kid is into: the classroom or field, scouts or arts activities. The construction is simple with Dritz belting and hardware. The personality is up to you!

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Easy Crafts: “Homework Time” Door Banners

A clever – and friendly – way to tell friends when not to knock.

These personalized banners are genius – what an easy way to declare it study time or nap time! Use basic craft materials and easy cutting techniques to make the banners. Personalize them with the message of your choice using Dritz® iron-on lettering – easy, peasy! A super subtle way to say no knocking, without actually saying no knocking.

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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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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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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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