Here at Sew4Home, we’re quite well known for our bag designs; it’s even the focus of our recent book with Fons & Porter: Bags and Totes, 10 Fashionable Projects Anyone Can Sew. When we start a new bag concept, one of the first things we think about is hardware: buckles, slides, clips, hooks… the elements that provide both functionality as well as a professional finish. The right piece of hardware can even be the genesis of an entire design. Since it’s such an important element, you know we were thrilled when we found out about the new Dritz® hardware coming out this Spring. In particular, we were excited to see two brand new finishes: copper and gunmetal. So, in honor of Valentine’s Day - we’re celebrating Products We Love today – ones we think you’ll love too!
The Dritz Copper Collection offers an exciting alternative to the more traditional silver and gold palettes. There are two sizes of swivel hooks, plus a large clip hook with a matching heavyweight D-ring. Regular weight D-rings, rectangle rings, as well as a unique triangle ring give you lots of great options for attaching straps and handles. The collection rounds out with a matching slide adjuster and heavy-duty snaps.
Gunmetal is another brand new finish with a full coordinated collection. This color walks the line between a rich nickel and a sleek black, allowing it to work equally well on an elegant evening clutch or a casual backpack. In addition to all the elements that are available in the Dritz Copper Collection, the Gunmetal Collection also includes a very cool tassel cap and double-cap rivets.
Both of these great new finishes will be available online and in-store next month!
While you’re waiting, check out similar hardware available in classic Nickel.
As well as both Brushed Brass and Antique Brass.
Not every option shown above and below in the existing finishes is available now, as several of the newer shapes and sizes are rolling out with the new finishes, but quite a few are in stores and online. We're particularly fond of the Dritz® push locks and turn locks, which we often use for flap closures on our bags.
This expansion into five matching collections is great news for bag makers everywhere, because you can find Dritz® products everywhere! No more searching from store to store or site to site to find elements that go together. Thanks, Dritz® for making our lives so much easier and more creative.
We have our sites set on that large clip hook and matching D-ring as well as those cute tassel caps. Be watching for new projects coming your way that feature these new hardware collections. And, watch the in-store and virtual shelves of your favorite retailer in March to find your own bag-making must-haves.