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Refashioning: Sweater Boots with Dritz® Espadrilles Soles

Old kid sweater turned hip & cozy house shoes.

What a super cool upcycle. Really. Who doesn’t have a constantly growing “kid-giveaway pile” stashed somewhere in the house – aren’t there always clothes that are ready to pass along? But here’s an idea: sort through that pile periodically and make sure there’s not a hidden upcycle waiting to happen. An outgrown kid’s sweater combined with Dritz® Espadrilles soles is one such gem. Check it out!  

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Sewing Tutorial: DIY Elastic Waist Pleated Skirt

Hot look for holiday happenings.

Talk about a dramatic entrance. This full pleated skirt combines Dritz® metallic waistband elastic with a metallic brocade fabric to steal all the looks. Perfect with a simple sweater, or paired with a festive jacket or scarf, this skirt just moved to the top of your holiday must-make, must-wear list.

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Sewing Tutorial: DIY Bucket Backpack

Love. This. Bag.

Make this bucket backpack in attention grabbing bold vinyl. It looks fabulous, plus provides hands-free shopping and kid wrangling. In addition to the fantastic material, you’ll use Dritz® eyelets and pliers to create the cinched effect at the top. Rings and slide buckles add functionality on the straps. Its petite size has no bulk at all – just perfect for stowing the essentials.

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Refashioning: Scarf to Kilt Skirt

Date night is looking really good.

Isn’t it great when this season’s perfect date night piece is hiding in your closet? We’re talking about that stack of scarves you might have stashed away. Too many? We just love the refashioning ideas from Trash To Couture using traditional tartan scarves. They are really good looking, and they come together quite quickly with a few basic Dritz® supplies and easy techniques.

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Refashioning: Scarf to Poncho

A terrific transformation using Dritz® sew-on toggles.

Got some extra scarves in your stash? A few minutes is all it takes to make this poncho with punch. You’ll use Dritz® sew-on toggles as fasteners on the edge of the scarf, turning it into a stylish wrap that stays put. A cool refashion that is perfectly cozy to wear.

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