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Things to Make this Summer

DIY inspiration for summer accessories, décor & kids' stuff

The temperature is going up, but the mood is chill. Days are slower paced, kids are out of school, and summer parties, weddings and graduations are slated. Want to inject some DIY into all this warm-weather goodness? Start by making yourself some fabulous cuff bracelets. They're the most shared project on our blog! Make them fresh with bright fabrics – they're easy to sew and fun to wear.

Get into the swing of summer sewing.

Dritz Summer Projects: bow ties

Easy-Sew Bow Ties

Your dude needs one.

Paired with a crisp shirt and some seersucker, a bow tie is the perfect summer accessory. The new Dritz bow tie set has the hardware you need to make adjustable ties. Check out our blog for bow tie instructions plus tips on which fabrics to use.  So perfect for many summer affairs! 

DIY bouquets with Dritz elastic and pins

DIY Floral Bouquets

Ruched elastics + pins make it happen.

Make some dynamite bouquets that are super simple, but super impactful too, with just a couple key ingredients. You’ll need fresh-cut flowers, Dritz ruched elastic and petite pearlized pins. See how here. Have a lot of plain vases in your stash? Make them more special by wrapping them in burlap or cable cord – a clever way to enjoy your blooms.

Dritz fashion bra straps

How Strapping

Fashion straps add sparkle and support.

If you’ve got a summer dress or formal gown that needs straps, we’ve got some really cute options for you! Dritz fashion straps come in many styles – clear, pearly and sparkly – they look great and keep your dress in place! Other summer must-haves include: adhesive bras and petals, and Place Me Perfectly tape. Don’t get caught without them! 

Dritz Espadrilles are a great summer DIY project

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DIY Espadrilles

Sew a pair of creative kicks.

The classic shoes of summer are here and they're yours for the making! Step out in a pair of Dritz® Espadrilles: our brand new collection of shoemaking products includes everything you need to make espadrilles for yourself, toddlers and kids. A super summer sewing project for sewists looking for something new to make!