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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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From Sew4Home: Elastic Waist Boho Skirt

A flirty summer look using Dritz® jacquard elastic & fun fabric.

Oh, we love this look! Perfect for warm summer days, this short boho skirt from Sew4Home™ is so much fun! The new Dritz® jacquard elastic that’s used for the waist creates an eclectic look when paired with printed fabric. The optional braided tassel belt is the perfect finishing touch! Continue reading »

Dritz Espadrilles: Wedges Three Ways

Fun summer sewing with design options galore.

Espadrilles: we just can’t get enough of them at the moment! They are the quintessential summer shoe, and when you can make your own, they’re better than ever. We’re having fun with a variety of looks using our new Dritz® Espadrilles wedge soles. Check ’em out!

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Dritz Espadrilles: New Sewing Patterns for Peep Toe Flats & Wedges

Pretty in peeps!

It’s the ultimate summer shoe – and now you’ve got more design options for making your own pair of Dritz® Espadrilles. First, let’s talk about the jute soles. Did you know the adult shoe sizes come in both flats and wedges? And here’s another option for you: we’ve got sewing patterns for both standard, closed-toe espadrilles and new peep toe styles. Now that’s what we call steppin’ out in style!

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Sewing Tutorial: Make an English Paper Piecing Wall Hanging

Isn’t it be-YOU-tiful?!

Want to lounge by the lake or pool, but still stay creative? Have a teen who needs something to do on a long car trip? English paper piecing is the answer – it’s an ideal summer sewing activity because it’s portable. You can make the pieces on-the-go using Dritz® paper piecing shapes, and then turn them into a finished accessory later. This wall hanging is simple, but stylish – sure to be the star of any wall gallery. The cheery message is hand stitched and brightens any space! It’s be-YOU-tiful indeed!

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