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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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Halloween Crafts: Make an Easy-Sew Treats Basket

No tricks here – just one super cute project!

If standard issue Halloween decorations are not your thing, check out this easy-sew treats basket. It’s a fun way to store candy and snacks for trick-or-treating, but it’s also a festive way to house supplies for parties or tabletop display. Choose fun fabric and ribbon trim; you’ll make the handles using Dritz® eyelets. Best thing about it? Nobody’s going to have one just like it!

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Easy Crafts: Make a Magnetic Message Board

Cover button magnets keep daily reminders organized (& cute!).

Looking for a way to stay organized? Need to keep kids’ school activities and schedules front and center? A magnetic message board is just what you need! This DIY craft project is fantastic for a few different reasons. The board itself is pretty clever (can you say painted pizza pan?), and the easy-to-make magnetic cover buttons use your favorite scrap fabrics. Best yet? You won’t miss this week’s soccer practice.

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