tag archives: Trash To Couture

Refashioning: How to Make a Grommet Wrap Skirt

This. Skirt. Get high-style looks with easy DIY techniques.

Here is another piece that fashion blogger Laura Pifer made for NY Fashion Week last month. The beauty of this project is in its simplicity. If you have a basic black skirt that needs an update, simply add a front panel to the side seam to showcase the Dritz grommets. You can also sew a basic black skirt, and then add the front panel. Either way, you’re ready for the big city with high-style looks. 

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Refashioning: How to Embellish a Collar with Eyelets

Use simple details with big impact to transform your clothes.

In preparation for NY Fashion Week last month, our guest blogger Laura made this eyelet embellished top, and we just had to share. It’s so simple, but wow, doesn’t it look great? She added a combination of sizes of Dritz eyelets to the collar of her top, transforming a basic white button-up into a real statement piece. Little details with big impact – see how!

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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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Sewing Activewear: How to Make an Easy Yoga Mat Strap

Ready to go in less than 30 minutes.

Another handy accessory to add to your repertoire of DIY activewear: this super simple yoga mat carrier. It literally has two key ingredients: Dritz belting and D-ring hardware. It comes together quickly and has you headed on to your practice in no time.

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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew a Sports Bralette

Hard-working elastics and performance fabric for the win.

We’re continuing to build our collection of DIY activewear items, and this bralette is a super cute addition to the team. Here you’ll see how to use tricot matte fabric in combination with a couple of different styles of Dritz elastic to make a low impact sports bralette. It’s so sporty cute – perfect for yoga, or just peeking out from under a casual, everyday top.

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