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Beginner Sewing: 3 Best Elastic Waist Skirts

Your summer wardrobe needs them all.

The warmer temps are here and that means it’s skirt time! What better way to celebrate summer than with a closet full of these lovelies? An elastic waist summer skirt hits all kinds of marks: easy to make, fun to wear, appropriate for all ages, ideal for many occasions. The fabric you choose gives you all kinds of versatility. And that elastic. You’ll use colorful Dritz soft waistband elastic for the exposed elastic waist styles, and a basic non-roll for the hidden elastic waist. Oh, and did we mention that you can whip one up in an hour or less? That’s winning. 

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Refashioning: Make a Sassy Straw Bag with Inexpensive Placemats

Colorful straw bags for summer? Yes, please!

Oh, you are going to make many of these, friends, promise. This really is a DIY project that you may get addicted to. After all, there are so many cute, inexpensive straw placemats out there – each perfect for refashioning into a colorful summer bag. You’ll use the mats, plus Dritz hardware and some simple sewing techniques to make these beauties.

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Faux Wrap Skirt with an Elastic Waist

A must-make addition to your summer wardrobe.

What a fun twist on an elastic waist skirt! The front seam/split and tie sash create the illusion of a wrap, while the soft wide elastic waistband delivers comfort and fit. This clever combination of details makes this a winning summer skirt. It comes together in about an hour using basic Dritz sewing supplies and colorful fashion elastic.

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Refashioning: Scarf to Kaftan Cover-Up

Easy, breezy – a great look for summer.

Lazy days at the beach and pool are ahead – who’s ready!? We are, for sure. And you can bet that this easy refashioning project is on the must-make list. You’ll start with a lightweight scarf and turn it into a flowy kaftan using Dritz eyelets to make an opening for a tie waist. Lots of pool days planned? You better make a few! 

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Refashioning: Dress Shirt to Skirt, Halter Top with Dritz Elastic

Spring upcycles are the jam.

This skirt is just so sassy, we can’t wait to make (and wear) one! It’s another clever refashion from Laura at Trash To Couture, using a men’s dress shirt. The very cool thing about this sewing project is that you can also wear it as a halter top – and when you do, you’ve got options with how you tie it. And whether wearing it as a skirt or halter, rest assured it sits comfortably in place, thanks to the Dritz® elastic you’ll insert at its top. 

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