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Sewing Activewear: How to Sew Your Own Sports Bra

With the right fabrics, elastics, and tips for using them, you can sew activewear.

To successfully sew activewear you need to use specialty materials, combined with specific sewing techniques. This can sometimes be a bit tricky, because stretchy fabrics and elastics are typically not as forgiving as traditional, non-stretch materials. Sportswear is also expected to really deliver – it needs to fit properly, stretch while you’re moving, and be comfortable, too. This sewing tutorial shows you how to make a sports bra, which is an activewear basic. In the course of doing so, you’ll pick up some tips for working with specialty materials which you can use to make additional sportswear pieces.

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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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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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Dritz Espadrilles: Make a Pair of Wedge Espadrilles

Spring into the season with a sweet pair of DIY wedge espadrilles.

You’ve always got the right shoe to pair with your outfit when you make them yourself. You choose the fabric, you choose the add-ons – it’s a win, win situation. Dritz® Espadrilles jute wedge soles are the key ingredient needed to make these sweet kicks. Read more and see how Laura from Trash To Couture whipped up this super pair of wedges just in time for Easter.

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