Scrap Busters & Easy Projects
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.
Dressforms: New Products, New Tutorials
Just in time for Christmas giving – or receiving.
They’re a hot ticket this time of year – Dritz® Dressforms. Why? If you sew garments, a dressform is indispensable – after all, it’s pretty difficult to design or fit clothing without one. Luckily, we have several styles of Dritz® dressforms for you.
Three new tutorials answer all of your questions related to dressforms: we’ll teach you how to choose, use, pad and cover them.
Oh, Santa, I promise I’ve been good.
Twill Tape Labels
It's a wrap.
Is your gift handmade? Make sure the lucky recipient knows it! Dritz® twill tape labels proudly announce that this gift is “created for you” or “made with love.”
A really nice gift.
Yes, sewing baskets do make the perfect gift – and we’ve got several new ones for you. Grab one and load it with some sewing notions and you’re good to go. Best gift ever! (You’re welcome.)
Halloween Ideas for Kids, Costumes & Trick-or-Treating
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!
- 10-minute Frankenstein costume & matching treat bag – make these the week of Halloween!
- Cheesecloth ghost – everyone loves this guy.
- Tulle skirt – great for Halloween fun!
- Trick-or-treat bags – candy corn and tie dye – cute!
- Fabric pumpkins – you can leave these out until Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
Holiday Making & Christmas Gift Ideas
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 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
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.
Make Something Original
DIY gear & accessories for back-to-school.
Get the new school year kicked off right! Dress to impress with cool looks that are easy to DIY using Dritz elastics. You can make punchy hair ties and shoelaces in a matter of minutes. Overachievers can whip up an easy-sew device pouch or two using basic sewing supplies and skills. You’re sure to get extra credit for spirit and originality.
The easiest A+ you'll ever get.
Keep Track of your Stuff
Label it with the Dritz Marking Kit.
No more lost gym suits or missing backpacks. Label personal items with the Dritz Marking Kit – it’s simple. Easy-to-use iron-on fabric applies to many surfaces. Marking pens and stencils give you a professional result and won’t bleed through clothes like permanent markers might. Lots of ideas for school!
Dritz Woven Fold-Over Elastic
Who’s got spirit?
Crafting for school events is going to be fun this fall! You can make all kinds of unique accessories that show off your school or team colors (think woven bracelets, hair ties & headbands, bookmarks, belts). Check out the full range of woven fold-over elastics and let your creativity run wild!
New Dritz Key Fob Hardware
Popular + practical = win, win!
Your keys have never looked better. Combine our new key fob hardware with elastics and/or fabric and you’ve got a snazzy set of keys, friends. Show team spirit by using elastics in school colors; fobs are fun to make and easy to find when buried in backpacks or purses.
Dritz Ruffled & Glitter Elastics
Sweet and sparkly.
Oh, there are all kinds of projects just waiting to be crafted with glitter and ruffled elastics. Make sure you take a close look at new ruffled styles – you’ll find new sheer ruffles and a new center ruffle style. Totally sweet. Totally ready for your sewing and crafting endeavors.