Hexi Key Fob Scrap Buster Project using Dritz Key Fob Hardware and Paper Piecing Shapes

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.

Dritz bobbin ring organizes and stores sewing machine bobbins

Get Organized

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.

Dritz Heart Pearlized Pins

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! 

Dritz mitten clips and elastic for kids mittens

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.

Dritz Sewing sew-on toggles and screw together grommets

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.

Dritz Dressforms - several styles for garment sewing

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.

Our new Lady Valet forms are perfect to display; you’ll use our Little Miss My Double child-sized form when sewing kids’ clothing.

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.

Joy DIY wall hanging made with Dritz sewing supplies

Seasonal Wall Hanging

Oh joy! Get festive.

Dritz® cable cord and foldover braid trim are the unexpected materials you’ll use to make this holiday wall hanging. Get creative with other words or sayings and you can enjoy the art all year long. What fun!

Sew Adorkable TRAWRzers PJ pants

Cozy PJs

Wear ‘em Christmas morning.

We love these pants. They’re called TRAWRzers and we made ours using Dritz® waistband elastic. You can make the pants from your favorite pattern or add the scales to a store-bought pair.  Genius.

Dritz Quilting twill tape labels - perfect for giving handmade

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.” 

Dritz Sewing Basket with sewing supplies

Sewing Baskets

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.)

DIY candy corn trick-or-treat bag

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!

Ready to make something?

box with tape measure bow

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.

purse made with Dritz sewing hardware and Vintage Made Modern fabrics

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.

Dritz DIY espadrilles for kids

Dritz Espadrilles

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!)

bag with Dritz hardware 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.

Dritz fabric cuff bracelets

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!

Dritz fabric flowers wreath

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.

Dritz dressforms

Dritz Dressforms

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

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 basket and mason jar sewing kit

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 Clothing Care items (petite press, jumbo lint shaver, lint brush)

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 and Dritz Product Ideas

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 DIY costume making

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 DIY costume making

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

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 and Stitch Witchery for no-sew crafts

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.

Use Dritz sewing elastics for DIY back-to-school fashion and accessories including hair ties, headbands and shoelaces

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.

Label accessories and personal belongings with Dritz marking kit, pens and stencils

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!

New styles and colors of Dritz printed sewing elastics are ideal for back-to-school DIY and crafting

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 braceletshair ties & headbandsbookmarksbelts). Check out the full range of woven fold-over elastics and let your creativity run wild! 

Make a key fob using new Dritz sewing hardware, elastics and other basic sewing supplies

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. 

New styles and colors of Dritz glitter and ruffled sewing elastics are ideal for back-to-school DIY and crafting

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.