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.