News Archive: News
96 Brand New Dritz Sewing Items
Wow! That’s a lot of new products!
So, we heard you like to make bags, and that you need coordinating hardware to finish them professionally. We also know that you’re solution-oriented, so that broken zipper slide, you want to fix it. New elastics and clever tools, they’re always top items, too. Check out all of our new Dritz® sewing goodies and prepare to be thrilled. You told us what you wanted, and we listened. Isn’t it nice when things work out that way?
In stores now and ready for you now.
What a tweet.
A little birdie told us this multi-functional hummingbird needle threader is pretty cool! Use it to quickly and easily thread hand sewing needles. Extras include a thread cutter and a lanyard hold. And that cute shape!
Omnigrid is Online
See what we’ve got.
Your Omnigrid® product resource is right here. Check out our website and discover the full range of Omnigrid® acrylic rulers, cutting mats, tools and accessories, and perfect your fabric cutting techniques for sewing and quilting projects.
Learn How to Sew
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
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.
- Easy Grasp™ straight pins: elongated heads make these pins easy to grasp and grip.
- Needle storage tubes: identify and organize your hand sewing needles (includes tubes & labels).
- Flower shaped magnetic snap: sew it on to the surface of your sewing project - so easy!
Your sewing stash is looking better than ever.
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.
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.
Product Scoop: Dritz DIY Espadrilles
Creative kicks in just about two hours.
If you’re a maker or sewist looking for the latest and greatest accessory to call your own, step out in a pair of Dritz Espadrilles. It’s a brand new collection of shoemaking products and it’s super exciting. Why? Because in just about two hours you can make espadrilles that are totally unique. We’ve got jute espadrille soles, fashion fabrics and some well-curated sewing supplies that are essential for shoemaking. Young fashionistas can sport handmade espadrilles, too – the soles are available in adult, kids and toddler sizes.
This classic summer shoe is yours for the making.
For fabulous feet.
Fashion fabrics in solids, stripes and polka dots should get the wheels turning. Choose lining fabrics for the inside of your espadrilles; they coordinate nicely with the fashion fabrics in color and scale. Both are 100% cotton and come in a package of 16” x 22” – perfect for one pair of espadrilles.
Glass Head Pins
Long and strong.
In the course of making DIY espadrilles, we discovered some sewing supplies that make certain tasks easier. For example, holding the fabric in place on the soles is best accomplished with the Dritz Espadrilles glass head pins. They are extra strong and have a longer length to penetrate fabric and soles.
Soles with soul.
Fun for the whole family here! You can make espadrilles for yourself, or kids and toddlers. Each style comes in a variety of sole sizes and each package contains complete instructions and sewing patterns. Jump to the item page for the size you wish to make and you’ll find the PDF files right here on our website, too!
Personalize & Customize
It's all you.
What will you do with your espadrilles? Buttons? Embroidery? Elastic? Matching or contrasting fabrics and yarns? Need some ideas? Check out our Espadrilles Pinterest board - we’ve been pinning all kinds of espadrilles to get you inspired.
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!
50 New Dritz Sewing Items
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.
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.
Fresh and modern is the name of the game.
Now is the time for needlecraft! There is so much going on in the world of needle and thread – isn’t it exciting? Popular embroidery designs are clean and colorful, with simple stitches that are easy to master. Traditional techniques are married with modern colors and fibers to create the perfect aesthetic. Our stable of Loran stitchery tools provides organization, innovation and comfort while you stitch.
Are you in love yet?
Loran Needle Puller
That feels good.
Our new needle puller pulls and grips needles keeping your fingers and/or thumb comfy. There are two pullers per package, so you can find the combination that works best for you (wear on finger or thumb only, or wear both simultaneously). What a relief!
Loran Magnet Board
Create a better work space.
It’s more fun to stitch when you have a work space that is organized. Counted cross stitch projects in particular call for special tools. The Loran magnet board, folding stand and line magnifier hold all of your supplies together. Ah, now that’s efficient!
Loran Shawl Pins
Fashion & function unite.
Projects that are knitted or crocheted are seasonal favorites. Scarves, wraps and capes continue to be must-have winter accessories – they add flair to even the most basic outfit. Finish off handmade goodies with a new shawl pin closure, and you’re lookin’ good!