Old T-shirts are usually relegated to our closets or heaped in piles to be donated to Goodwill, but even the frumpiest of T-shirts need not be discarded when you can repurpose it!
Watch this instructional fashion design videos to customize a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers. Make sure to clean the shoe with nail polish remover, or acetone to remove the finish. Tape off the areas of the shoe you want to protect. Here is one example of how to paint your Air Force Ones and give them a customized look.
Any duct tape project starts with pieces of duct tape that have been cut with clean, sharp edges. But how you can you get that for yourself? This tutorial shows you how to use craft knives and cutting mats to perfectly cut your duct tape.
That's right! Take some coffee grounds from the trash, and make a dye for your favorite jeans. This DIY strategy ends with you having less caffeine in your life, and more neat looking pants. Awesome.
Logan of Supernaturale has posted instructions how to make a pair of homemade undies out of your favorite old tees.
In this clip, learn how to take easy items and create very cool, big rabbit feet just in time for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland themed cosplay costumes. These feet are big and very realistic looking - you will turn a ton of heads at your next convention with this look! Have fun!
This video shows you how to make fabric dye using ingredients you can find in your kitchen. Perfect for an arts and crafts project or a handmade fashion statement!
This is all about how to make a corset. First you're shown how to trace the pattern onto your chosen material, and then you're shown each step along the way to make a sexy and well fitting corset or waist cincher.
Yay, you can now own the iconic Hermès bag for next to nothing! There's one catch—it's made of paper. Hermès is currently offering several free downloadable templates for the "Kelly Paper Bag" on the company's Facebook page. Not exactly usable in the traditional sense, but it still comes directly from the official Hermès design studio, and who doesn't love papercraft?
Got an old pair of Nikes or other sneakers lying around? Learn how to customize your shoes and paint your own designs and graphics on them. You'll need acetone to treat the sneakers and water-based acrylic paint.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a pencil dress with Amaka. First, take your measurements all around your body in the chest, waist, and hips. Next, take a really large shirt and measure it to your body parts. Then, trace your measurements with a piece of chalk. After this, cut out the sleeves and collar from the large shirt. Now you will fold the square you are left with in half, then cut out the shape of your body from the shirt. After this, unfold the dress and sew it with a sewing ma...
Perfect for any outdoor or summer special occasion! You don't have to spend a lot of money on an expensive evening gown--make your own at home! This free pattern video shows you how to take your own measurements, and then turn a few yards of nice fabric into a classy evening gown.
Consider a normal and ideal height for a girl in 5feet 8inches in height. The book of Andrew Loomis is a good guide for drawing realistic human figures. It explains the body proportions, techniques, drawing the parts, human movements, and poses of the body.
Learn how to make a spiky dog collar for your dog! This video demonstrates how to stud your collar.
So, we know how to make boobs emerge with oh-so-handy Photoshop. However, not quite as satisfying as this new piece of fashion-tech. Daan Roosegaarde, V2 Lab, and Maartje Dijkstra have designed a dress that goes from opaque to clear, controlled by a "magic ball".
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a nifty little money clip to hold your cash together inside your pocket. A money clip is a great alternative to a wallet and makes it easier to hang on to multiple bills without losing them.
Got some old jeans lying around or any pairs that don't fit? ThreadBanger shows you how to turn some old pairs of jeans into a new pair of overalls.
Ever wondered how to make a tee shirt? With a little cloth, some thread, a sewing machine and some direction, it's as easy as baking a cake. If you want to start designing your own cool T-shirts with your favorite fabrics, watch and learn!
Learn how to sew together a sexy heart-design thong with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is some fabric and elastic ribbon, some scissors, and some string. Thong underwear makes any woman look sexy, and is a sexy fashion statement. Watch this video and learn how to make it!
Designer Andrew Hanson shows you how to take an old pair of Chuck Taylor's shoes and add your own personal designs and flair to them.
This video is 70's string art tutorial, decor yourself. The way the women is describing, is that you can use anything to do this, get a piece of thick wood, paint it white, use a ruler, and measure halfway, draw a dot. Draw a circle around it, with the dot being in the middle. take nails all the way around the center of the circle, and thread the whole thing, until you turn out with a very beautiful and creative circle design that you can hang on your livingroom wall, theres also other design...
Ready to get into custom hat-making? Be your own milliner, with the tips from this video fashion lesson. In this video episode, Rob and Corinne hook up with Hat make Victor Osborne for a super DIY lesson on how to make Hat Molds on the cheap.
ThreadBanger demonstrates how to make recycled bleached skinny jeans. First, put on the jeans and if they are too big, pinch them at the back and mark them with tailor's chalk. Fold under the jeans at the bottom and mark the desired length with the chalk. Open up the seam of both pant legs with a seam ripper. Seam rip the back part of the jeans and the top band. Cut along the chalked lines. Redraw the seam and pin the pants. Sew along the chalk lines. Use pinking shears to cut away the excess...
Designing fashion means putting hairstyles in drawing croquis illustrations with Draw fashion hairstyles like messy, sexy, or parted up-dos in this free fashion croquis video series with a fashion designer.
Your tanks and your tees aren't fitting just right, don't throw them away or toss them in a storage box just yet. Grab some scissors and cut that sucker up, then mold it in a better fitting, unique and cute shirt. The easiest part is simply slicing up the back up the shirt, but then comes the strings. Watch and see for yourself. This is a great way to transform a normal T-shirt or tank top into something more creative.
You may have already heard of Zazzle, an online service that allows you to print on a variety of goods (tees, mugs, posters, etc.). You can design-it-yourself, or choose from Zazzle's library of available designs.
In this Threadbanger video, Secret Life of a Bionerd gives you tips on making a custom tank top pattern. She'll teach you how to measure yourself, along with making a simple pattern from those measurements. Making this tank pattern sure makes life easier when sewing. This is the basics to starting your own tank top designs, and opens the door to create many other pieces as well. Once you get this method down, you will love collecting homemade patterns.
Ever desired your very own masquerade mask? ThreadBanger takes us through the fun, multiple steps to acquire your very own custom-fit plaster mask! Materials needed include plaster wrap cloth, water, scissors, petroleum jelly, spray paint (in your color choice), sand paper, paint sealer spray, and decorative additions to personalize your mask! This project will need to dry overnight, so be sure to leave enough time before your party or event.
You’ve finally found the perfect fabric for that new dress – don’t let careless cutting ruin your project.
Toga parties are an essential part of the college experience! Don't get stuck at your next toga party with a sheet that keeps falling off, check out this video and learn how to tie your outfit properly.
This video shows us how to make a DIY long vest out of a scarf in no time! You will need: a wide scarf, matching thread, other colored thread, safety pins, needles, and scissors. First, measure yourself shoulder to shoulder and add 15cm to that number. Next, measure 30cm on each side from the very middle of the scarf. Now, mark that spot with a safety pin and measure out another 30 cm on both sides, marking those spots as well. Now, bind the last two safety pins and sew from the bottom up to ...
Most people (who have never done tie dye before) think that tie dye is simply squirting a bunch of psychadelic colors onto tied up fabric and going crazy with it. But there's more to tie dye than trippy rainbow hues and organic designs. There is more than one way to add a tie dye effect to a shirt or scarf.
Designing panties and lingerie takes a talented fashion designer who knows sexy, comfort and materials well. Learn to design panties and lingerie bottoms from a designer in this free fashion design video series.
You barely even need a sewing machine to make this dress! All you need is a length of your favorite fabric. Wrap it around yourself, tie one shoulder and then sew up the side seam. Now all you need is to pick which shoes you're going to wear with it!
Running out of costume ideas for your next Halloween? How about a tutu-clad ballerina, french maid, pirate or fairy? Or if you're brave enough, why not wear a tutu to the supermarket? ThreadBanger shows us how to make a tutu out of an old petticoat, some tool, and ribbon... This project takes a while to complete, but once done, you'll be the bell of the Halloween ball! And isn't that worth any amount of sewing?
Thread Banger and their friends at Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty show us how to transform our old backpack into a now hip (yes, they're hip again) fanny pack in just under two hours. With a disposable backpack, pattern weights, marking chalk, a zipper, seam ripper, scissors, a buckle, some pins, a sewing machine, and a downloadable pattern courtesy of RHLS, you can make your own custom-made fanny pack in time to show off at school the next day! A definite must-try.
Celebrity stylist Hannah Sandling shows us how to make a miniskirt from old jeans and a maxiskirt, courtesy of Tampax Tampons. This is a confidence building mini skirt creation for women. Watch all four parts of this fashion design video tutorial, and see how to convert an old pair of jeans into a miniskirt, convert a maxi skirt to a mini skirt, and then see how to customize them.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a summer party dress with Threadbanger. First, take a tank top and mark right under your boobs with a pencil. Then, lay it down on the fabric you want to use and outline it, making sure there is extra seam allowance. Cut one that will be your back and the front. Next, cut off the bottom of the two pieces that you cut, making sure you leave extra allowance again. After it's cut out, sew them all together to make a cute dress for the summer! Adorn with any...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Duct tape hat. First, grab a hat that you want to duplicate and measure it out with a piece of paper. Then use this piece of paper as reference to how you will cut your pieces of duct tape. Now, cut the duct tape and stick them together to create the top of the hat. After this, you will connect the other areas of the hat together and make the bill of the hat. This will need to be thicker than the other areas and you will also have to cut it into a curv...
While I don't find Mattijs van Bergen and Anouk Vogel's "Living" dresses aesthetically earth shattering, I'm wowed by the concept. The fashion designer and landscape architect created a collection of dresses made from recycled inner tubes and flowers for a late summer exhibition titled “Fashion & Architecture” at the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture.