Product Education

New Dritz Sewing Items

March 5, 2013

A big dose of awesome to kick-start your spring sewing.

Need some colorful new elastic to add fashion and function to your DIY projects? Check. How about some new buckles or snaps to jazz up your latest garment or accessory? Check, check.  Whether you’re sewing for yourself, your home, or your little ones, you’ll love the new Dritz® notions that make your job easier, more fashionable and most importantly – more fun!   

New Dritz 2013 Sewing Items

You’ll find a bunch of new Dritz® sewing items on the retail shelves this spring, and the following will give you an overview of what you can expect to see.  There’s a lot to share – but we can’t cover everything in a single blog post.  Want to know more? We’ll be posting additional information over the next couple of weeks – so stay tuned for more specifics to come. (In the meantime, you can start pondering what you’re going to make first – oh, the choices!)

New Dritz Sewing Elastics and Elastic Accessories 2013

Elastics! Wow, there are some fun new items to test your imagination. There are 3 new styles of elastic: patterned fold-over, solid fold-over, and ruffled elastic.  The ruffled and solid fold-over are each 5/8” wide and the patterned fold-over is 1” wide; all styles are on 1-yard cards. Check out some easy sewing project ideas here using fold-over elastic (also called FOE by those in the know).

New Dritz Sewing Undergarments Items 2013

Sleeveless, backless and strapless fashions can present a fashion challenge.  How do you keep with the trends while staying comfortable (and concealed!)? New Dritz® undergarments include adhesive bras and petals, gel inserts, fashion straps, no-slip bra strap clips and shoulder comfort pads. Didn’t know we make all these things? Visit the undergarments or foundations section of your retailer’s notions wall (you might be surprised).

New Dritz Sewing Fasteners Snaps Buckles Items

If you’re going to take the time to construct your own clothing, you need to finish off your sewing projects with closures that are worthy of your effort! Of course you can also use them to repair store-bought garments. New items include bucklessnap fasteners, anorak snaps and sew-on snaps. You will definitely be seeing some great new projects and instructional tutorials on the blog using these items!

New Dritz Sewing Tools Items Chalk Tape Measure

Just when you thought you had every sewing tool possible, there’s something else that you need (okay, maybe “want” is more like it). Magic marking chalk lasts for 2-3 days so is ideal for temporary marking. A new 60” retractable tape measure is clever in its design: the case lays flat while the tape comes out of it. (Why did it take so long to think of this?)

Dritz New Sewing Pins Needles Magnetic Needle Case 2013

Can you ever have too many pins and needles or places to keep them? We think not.  Meet the new magnetic needle case. It’s petite, so perfect for holding needles on the go; it has a threader on its side as well as a magnifier.  And, oh baby! The new Baby Safe™ Diaper Pins are curved safety pins with safety caps – and don’t you love those fun colors?

New Dritz Sewing Fusibles Patches Items 2013

It is always odd to talk about no-sew sewing items!  Seems like a bit of an oxymoron, don’t you think? Nevertheless, there are some great fusibles and iron-on patches out there that are just that – they require no sewing!  New iron-on patch sets are available in bright and neon colors;  template sets let you customize your patches before using – perfect for making pants last a little longer.

We hope you find this information helpful.  So often we hear from sewists, “I didn’t know you have that.” Part of the goal of this blog is to spread the word about the sewing items that are available to you, and show you how to use them, either with education or inspiration (or both!). (And if you want to see it all, just visit our Dritz® website!)

Is this information useful to you? Do you see some items here that you’d like to try? We’d love to hear from you. 

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