Learn How to Sew
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
There's No Time Like Now
Make 2017 the year that you learn how to sew. Not sure where to start? Let us help! First, you’ll need to gather a collection of the most-used, must-have sewing supplies. You’ll need tools for cutting, marking and measuring; pins and pin storage; and a variety of needles for hand and machine sewing.
For tips on how to use Dritz® products, visit our YouTube channel and see our products in action. Our educational page is packed with informative tutorials. And if social media is your thing, connect with us on Instagram and Pinterest where we share visual tips and techniques every single day.
Wondering what should you make first? The projects-at-a-glance section of our make something blog has ideas for your kids, your home, yourself – and just for FUN! Many projects are ideal for beginners.
Come on - you can do it!
Needle Know How
The right needle for the job.
Hand sewing needles: there are many parts, sizes and styles to understand. It can be tricky for the seasoned sewist, and certainly the beginner! Our needle know how blog post is one of the most shared and pinned for a reason - it teaches you which needle to use based on your project type.
Espadrilles all year.
Yes, classic espadrilles are usually associated with warm weather, but check these out! You can use Dritz® Espadrilles jute soles to make boots, moccasins and suede fringe shoes. The sewing patterns for all styles can be found on the sole pages. Our blog has fitting and sewing tips to help you along.
Best Work Space
Set yourself up for success with an Omnigrid® cutting station. With an Omnigrid® cutting mat, gridded ruler and rotary cutter you can measure and cut your fabric precisely every time. Just getting started? Choose the 45mm rotary cutter, 18" x 24" mat, and 6" x 24" ruler.
It's your time to shine.
Elastic waist skirts are popular for a reason: they're great for all seasons, ages and occasions. You'll find Dritz® soft waistband elastic in a rainbow of fun colors and metallics. And don't forget about the PJ bottoms, boxers and lounge pants! Lots of easy-sew, fun-to-wear options.
New Pins, Fasteners, Storage & More
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ready for the big reveal?
It's time! It's time! We're so excited to share our new Dritz® sewing product news with you. Why? Because sewists and quilters love new tools! We've been sharing some sneak peeks via our social media spaces and so far, you guys are pumped. And that makes us very happy! So, without further delay ... below are a few of the early stand-outs in our lineup. Jump to all of our new sewing items here.
Your sewing stash is looking better than ever.
Make this arm-band phone pouch.
Did you resolve to get in shape and sew more, too? Accomplish both with this darling arm-band phone pouch accessory. It's a favorite sewing project, now trending on our blog! It features Dritz® metallic elastic to make the band.
Make Clothes Happy
New laundry solutions.
Yes, you can find laundry solutions in the sewing department. Check out our new colorful clothes pins and swivel drying hooks.The full line of Dritz® clothing care items is chock full of clever items to help you manage laundry.
Put some DIY in your step.
'Tis the season for Dritz® Espadrilles DIY shoemaking products! In just a couple of hours you can make a pair of espadrilles that are uniquely yours. Customize your kicks by choosing fabrics, yarns and embellishments of your choice. Our blog is loaded with instruction and inspiration!
Dritz® Sewing is on YouTube
SEE us in action!!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine have valuable a video is! Check out the new Dritz® sewing channel on YouTube and see your favorite or most-asked about products in use. You'll learn about Dritz® sewing, quilting, crafts and DIY items.
50 New Dritz Sewing Items
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Introducing the latest & greatest Dritz sewing supplies!
Looking for some clever new sewing tools to freshen up your collection of sewing supplies? Or do you have some sewing projects begging for a special fastener? Check out our exciting arsenal of brand new Dritz items – you'll find colorful new elastics, specialty straight pins, and novel tools and fasteners to make your sewing easier and more fashionable.
(Really like the new items shown in the image at the left? Jump right to them here: Seam Fix™ seam ripper, ruched elastic, pearlized heart pins, Twist 'N Select™ needle storage tube.)
Solutions & innovations for modern sewing.
Suspender Clips & Slide Adjusters
Young dudes and mature gents alike will be lookin’ good in DIY suspenders made with new Dritz suspender clips in black or white. New slide adjusters provide the perfect fit for suspenders (and other straps). They work with 1” fabric, elastic or webbing.
Ruched, ruffled & FOE.
Wow! Still a lot of crafting going on with elastics! New ruched elastic has soft, romantic pleating and is available in 9 colors. We’ve rounded out our range of FOE and ruffled elastics with new colors, too. Need ideas? Our blog is loaded with elastics inspiration – you’ll find loads of projects, usage tips and more.
For specialty DIY & crafts.
New Dritz straight pins have specific purposes for specialty DIY endeavors. You’ll use map pins for pin art or commemorating travel. Petite pearlized pins have short shafts for floral crafts. Long pearlized pins and heart pearlized pins address general sewing needs, while being just plain pretty. Our blog shows these new pins in use.
If you’re making your own garments or accessories, don’t they deserve special fasteners? Our new tab closures (in brown and black) add just the details you need – they’re unique and on-trend! Our blog shows you how to sew them on using a sewing machine and clear thread.
DIY Halloween Projects & Product Ideas
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Inspiration for making some pretty spooky stuff.
Isn’t Halloween one of your favorite holidays? The more creative and off-the-wall your costumes and party decorations are, the better! We’ve got some great inspiration to fuel your DIY projects. Some favorite costume ideas: a 10-minute no-sew Frankenstein and a witchy elastic waist tulle skirt – both of these work well for kids and adults. Visit our blog for more Halloween madness.
Come on, we know you love Halloween.
Dritz Elastic for Halloween Costumes
Skirts, belts, masks and more.
You’ll be surprised at how handy elastic is for Halloween making. Woven non-roll elastic is great for belts and skirts because it resists twisting. Little princesses will love the sparkle that glitter elastic adds to costumes and accessories. The sky’s the limit with new fold-over elastic; there are many colors and prints perfect for a variety of projects.
Dritz Safety Pins for Halloween No-Sew
Costumes made easy!
Safety pins work in a functional way to simply hold costumes together in a pinch. There are also some clever ways to use safety pins as the main design feature of your costume. Not sure what we mean? Check out this skull t-shirt. Need more? You’ve probably seen Frankenstein – he’s a favorite.
Dritz Cheesecloth for Halloween Crafts
Webs, ghosts and party décor.
Cheesecloth for Halloween? Yes, sir! This versatile material is inexpensive and super easy to use. You can buy it packaged or by-the-yard for tons of Halloween fun. You can drape just about anything with cheesecloth for quick and easy party decorating, or use it to make ghoulish ghosts and unique treats.
Dritz Fusibles for Halloween Making
Iron it on and you’re ready.
Not a sewist? No worries. You’ll want to browse the fusibles and Stitch Witchery® items that are perfect for no-sew costume making and quick seasonal decorations. How do you use it? Simply sandwich it between fabric layers and press. Easy or what? Liquid Stitch™ Original fabric glue is another great no-sew option.