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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: 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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No-Sew Project: Make a Set of Cord Wraps

Handy to have. Great to give.

Today is a great day for making! You can craft a bunch of these cord wraps in a flash, and be guaranteed that they’ll be put to good use. Organize all of the cords in your household – give every family member a different wrap color and say bye-bye to cord squabbles. Make a bunch for gifts – they are great gifts for BFFs, teachers, colleagues, or pretty much anyone on your list! Use a variety of Dritz® snaps and pliers to apply the snap fasteners – super easy with no sewing required at all.

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From Sew4Home: Make a Mesh Beach Bag

Super functional bags for summer fun.

Yes, these bags look fantastic. But the choice of mesh fabric is clinch. Not only does the mesh keep sand out, it lets air in, allowing suits and towels to dry quickly. In addition to the clever fabric choice, these great bags use stylish Dritz® hardware, and iron-on lettering for personalization. Check out the details, then head to Sew4Home™ for more inspiration and full instructions.

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