Scrap Busters & Easy Projects
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Resolve to sew.
It's that time again - time to start anew with plans and goals for the coming year. For us creatives, that typically means getting our spaces cleaned up and ready for new projects.
To get you going on the right track, how about a sewing project that uses some of the fabric scraps you've vowed to use before buying more? Check out the Dritz® key fob hardware and hexi paper piecing shapes we used to make this hexi key fob project. We've got several easy sewing scrap busters on our blog that will help you brush up on basic sewing skills, clear out scrap fabrics, and get ready for a fabulous 2016 filled with sewing!
Get organized, and get sewing.
Machine tools & accessories you need.
Nothing's better than a happy sewing machine. Do yours right by making sure she's cleaned up and ready to roll. Check out our collection of sewing machine maintenance items, bobbin storage solutions and machine tools. It'll feel really good to get situated, promise.
Share the Love
A Valentine's gift for yours truly.
A little reminder that if you want to treat yourself on Valentine's Day, these sweet pins are the perfect treat - you will love them all year long! Of course, if you want to make and give something special for Valentine's Day, we've got some cute project ideas on our blog, too. Love for all!
Keep Little Hands Warm
And mittens from getting lost.
Dritz® mitten clip hardware and knit elastic are all you need to ensure your little one's hands stay toasty! This is a super easy sewing project that you will feel good about accomplishing. Pair the clips with a store-bought pair of mittens or gloves that you know won't go missing this season! Bonus.
New Dritz® Sewing Sneak Peek
Need? Want? Must-have!!
The new Dritz® sewing items are almost here - late February 2016 is the reveal date. Want to hear about them first? Follow us on our social media platforms, and sign up for our newsletter for early-breaking product alerts. Don't be late to the party.
Halloween Ideas for Kids, Costumes & Trick-or-Treating
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Make these easy projects for the big night.
Fall is here and we know you’re geared up for making! The good news is, we’ve got some tried-and-true projects to recommend. Take a look – these projects are clever, easy and economical!
Ready to make something?
Celebrate Sewing Every Day
10 things you can make with tape measures.
This modest sewing notion has a split personality: functional measuring tool on the one hand, cool crafting/DIY material on the other. Check out the projects on our blog and see how to use tape measures for jewelry, wall décor, accessories and more.
It's Vintage Made Modern
New fabrics & functional hardware are a great pair.
Love this purse? We made it to celebrate the new line of Amy Barickman / Indygo Junction fabrics: Vintage Made Modern. We had fun dressing it up with Dritz® D-rings, snaps and cotton belting. Lovely indeed.
Great with jeans or a Halloween costume.
Tell us you’ve seen the new Dritz® Espadrilles. They’re new. They’re easy to sew. You need a pair! Check out our video and blog to learn more. (And if you just want to make the kids’ espadrilles shown – here they are!)
Sew4Home.com Does it Again
Make this bag with Dritz hardware.
Our friends at Sew4Home made this fantastic bag using Dritz® hardware and a whole lot of style. It’s a great sewing project for fall – be sure to check it out.
Holiday Making & Christmas Gift Ideas
Saturday, November 1, 2014
We’ve got something for everyone on your list.
It’s the season for celebrating, and there’s nothing better than getting your decorating plan and gift list started early. Greet family and friends at the front door with an impressive fabric flowers wreath (which is also a great scrap busting project). Gifts for classmates, BFFs, teachers and colleagues are extra special when they’re made by hand – and we’ve got plenty of easy DIY ideas for you. Surprise sewists and quilters on your list with anything Dritz – sewing supplies and unique tools always win.
It’s time to make some merry.
Many sizes/styles to choose from.
Take our word for it, it is a very good thing to both give and receive a Dritz dressform. It’s a functional item that any garment sewist needs in her arsenal. If you’ve got an extra special sewing enthusiast on your gift list, a dressform is the way to go.
Dritz Elastic Hair Ties
Make ‘em in just minutes.
If you’ve got any group gift-giving to do, DIY elastic hair ties are a sure bet. You can make a bunch of them quickly, and it’ll cost you less than buying them ready-made. While you’re at it, whip up a few elastic bookmarks for the readers on your list. Handmade AND easy.
Dritz Sewing Baskets & Supplies
No such thing as too many.
Sewists and quilters love creative tools and notions. You simply cannot go wrong with a sewing basket that’s filled with her favorite things. Feeling extra creative? Make a mason jar sewing kit to house her stash. Thoughtful, indeed.
Dritz Pressing & Clothing Care
My, aren’t you clever?
Unique tools are great gifts, guaranteed to both surprise and delight. Here are a few Dritz items that fit the bill: the petite press, the jumbo lint shaver and the 2-directional lint brush. All provide solutions to sewists and quilters who work with fabric; they’re great for general household use, too!
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.