DIY Athletic Phone Arm Band

With Spring and warmer weather to look forward to soon, I thought I'd share how to make a phone arm band for workouts. I use this arm band for running, hiking, biking, and just general outdoor play with my kids. It's "handy" to not have to worry about your phone and I also like the Dritz 1/2" Grommets opening used for earphones. Use Dritz 2" Soft Waistband Elastic that works great for grip but also soft enough against the skin. Get the DIY tutorial on how to sew your own running arm band below. 



DIY: Sew Your Own Lounge Pajama Shorts

Well we are still lounging around the house here come February 2021 so might as well make something cute and comfy to wear. I love a women boxer short. I use to take my husband's until I bought a knit boxer set for myself and was blown away by the comfort. So I decided to make my own PJ Lounge short with Stylish Fabric's knit. They have the best knits, prints, and prices around so load up on a few options. You need about 1 yard of each. Here are the prints I picked Palm Leaves and Coral Stripes.

-1 yard knit fabric or cotton fabric: Palm Leaves and Coral Stripes.
-1 yard soft elastic for Underwear or Pajamas
-Simple Shorts Pattern or draft one. (I drafted mine)
-Brother 1034D Serger and Brother Sewing machine (SE1900)


Machine Embroider a Sweatshirt: Valentine's Day Inspired

Take a plain sweatshirt to the next level with machine embroidery. From monograms to fun designs you can customize this cozy wardrobe essential for yourself and others (great gifts). Get the tutorial below on how to embroidery a sweatshirt (Valentine's Day inspired) with Embroidery Online. 



-CutAway stabilizer

-Applique Fuse and Fix

-Brother PE800

-505 Spray Adhesive

-5 x 7” hoop

-Clips (hair clips)

-fabric marking tool 

-Embroidery designs: Lipstick Applique from Retro Mod Bathroom Collection

and Love.


DIY Gifts: Earbud and Headphone Case


With the holidays right around the corner I thought I'd share some simple gift ideas that don't require a lot of materials (think scraps) and quick to make. With Dritz you can easily make gifts in no time with their handy products and bulk supplies. I love their new 8" Omnigrid Rotating Cutting Mat: it's great for cutting anywhere for quick and small cuts. With my kids home more than ever this year, I find it nice to sit with them around the table and help with homeschool while cutting my own projects (and not take the whole table up).  I also take it on the patio while they play out back and get some sunshine! With their bulk selections I'm able to buy more at once like Dritz Swivel Hooks I always have on hand (available at JoAnns). For Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers I thought these cute earbud/headphone holders were a good idea (especially for the tweens in the family). You can hang them on your backpack, wallet, etc. I also like a little cord wrap if you have the headphones with cords. Get the details below and make your own. 



Sewing Activewear

With cooler temperatures around the corner I wanted to make some fall inspired pieces to add to my running gear with fun prints that will brighten up even the gloomiest weather. I've always been a fan of Pine Crest for my activewear fabric. Pine Crest Fabric's a wholesale stretch fabric company, but you can purchase 1-2 yards + of their Repreve® Recycled Polyester Spandex Print from Fabric.com. They offer quality fabrics, a vast product selection, and a library of amazing prints (8,000 +). I've worked with them from sewing Sportswear, Swimwear, and even launching my own athletic product (coming soon). Their new Endurance Light base fabric I'm very excited about. Not only does it print beautifully and feel great, it's sustainable. The Repreve Polyester Yarn is made out of recycled water bottles. Stay on-trend while helping save the planet! 


DIY Face Mask Lanyard and Accessories

With face masks becoming a part of our daily life, I wanted to share some simple DIY hacks and projects with Dritz products that will make wearing masks a bit less complicated. From DIY lanyards to a handy Carabiner these projects also help with the kids as they head back to in-person school.

Lately I've been using this free mask pattern from Dritz. I love the level 3 version. I did a couple for my kids for school and myself. It's my new go-to style. 

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