The Mad Hatter for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland makes for a great costume, and a great project. ThreadBanger takes us through a creative how-to for the most important ingredients to this costume: the hour-glass shaped hat, the striped pants, the finger-less gloves, and the Hatter's signature scarf. In less than four hours, you'll have yourself a costume worth a prize.
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In this clip, learn how to make a very cool duct tape wallet with multiple credit card flaps. This detailed billfold can be made into a bi-fold or tri-fold shape and is sturdy enough to carry an array of cards and cash. So, follow along and start building your very own, totally unique, wallet.
Rob and Corinne invade the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan and get a sweet tutorial for making a hoodie from the new winners of the Threadbanger/Janome Sewing Machine in this how-to video. About five minutes into this video, get together a t-shirt and a flannel; that's all you need to recycle some old clothes into a hoody. Watch this video fashion tutorial and learn how to reconstruct an old t-shirt and flannel into a new hoodie.
Make a super easy Fred and Wilma Flintstone costume for Halloween! This easy to follow tutorial shows you how to make your own costumes, without needing a pattern, and for significantly less money than you'd spend on a pre made costume.
Logan of Supernaturale has posted instructions how to make a pair of homemade undies out of your favorite old tees.
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.
Watch closet and fashion guru Barbra Horowits, author of Closet Control, demonstrate how to take an oversized t-shirt and sew a fitted, hip, and sexy shirt. It's so easy, anyone can do it. You can use left over scraps to create a sexy open weave along the sides of the shirt that also holds it together. No needle and thread necessary!
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.
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!
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!
Do you have an old pair of jeans hanging around? Maybe they don't fit anymore, or perhaps they are out of style? With a few stitches, you can turn that ugly old pair of pants into a stylish corset top.
Special Guest Threadbanger Ryan Moore shows us how to make a pair of summer shorts from an old pair of jeans and fellow threadbangers share their ideas and projects. This video sewing lesson is a quick and handy renewable fashion tip. Follow along with the steps and beat the heat.
Revamp an old t-shirt into a stylish halter top shape. This is an easy project, and with these tough economic times, you should probably be saving that money instead of going shopping. Check out this video fashion tutorial and learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt without any sewing.
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.
Thread Heads teach you how to convert and old sweater into three new fashionable pieces.
In an hour, make your own fancy beaded princess tiara with some help from ThreadBanger. You'll need a skinny stiff headband, 24-gage floral wire, a wire cutter, plastic beads and a creative sense of spirit! With a few twists, ties, and beads, you'll have a new piece of head decor to crown yourself princess for the day.
In this video, we learn how to choose the right duct tape for craft projects. There are many different choices for colors of duct tape available, so you can choose this by the preference you have. There is also craft duct tape and professional duct tape. The craft duct tape is good for projects and the professional is good for making a book bag or something larger and more heavy duty. The Gorilla Tape is very thick and should be used on projects where they are not supposed to bend very much. ...
You can use this tutorial to make a holder for your x-acto knife or any other craft knives. This is a good holder to have, especially if you've lost a cap, because the sharp blade has a harder time cutting through the tape.
Check out this video for advice on how to build a brand new wallet out of duct tape. These aren't just ordinary wallets, either, they have slots for credit cards and everything! These are complete billfolds and can be made into plenty of different style depending on your preference. So, follow along and once you get the hang of it, why not experiment and create your own design?
This week Megan Nicolay returns to show us how-to make a sexy halter with a plunging neckline from her new book, Beyond Fashion. So get out the old tees and get to cuttin'.
This is a video tutorial showing its audience how to make a New York City Skyline punctured paper lamp shade with ThreadBanger. The first step is to gather your supplies. You will need paper, puncturing tools, two wire rings, ribbon, tape, bull nose clips, tape, foam, and scissors. Then you will take your graphic paper and lay it on top of your plain sheet of paper and on top of your foam. Next with your puncturing tools punch holes all around each graphic so that you get your design. Then ma...
Whitney shows a quick way to make a bag out of t-shirt sleeves. This bag has so many household uses and is easy to make. You'll need a sleeve, safety pins, scissors, scrap fabric, pins, thread, an iron, and a ruler. Start by cutting a 1 inch wide strip of fabric and any design you'd like. You can make the bag as large as you like. Cut your rectangle using the ruler. Position your design to the fold. Sew around the design you choose, refold your rectangle and pin. Sew along those two lines. Tu...
This video tutorial is in the Fine Art category which will show you how to fashion a wallet from duct tape. For this you will need an X-acto knife, duct tape of any color and a tape measure. Rip off a piece of tape about 10 inches long and place it sticky side up. Rip off another piece of same length and place it on the 1st piece face down but, covering only half of the tape as shown in the video. Fold down the 1st piece on top of the 2nd so that you will have only one half piece of sticky ex...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Turn yourself into an Aphrodite or Artemis this Halloween! You don't even need a pattern to make yourself a sexy Greek goddess costume! All you need are a few yards of your favorite fabric, some chantilly lace for a wrap, and a laurel leaf crown to top it all off!
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 ...
Hello there, hippies! In this article, I will show you the simple process that I and my friends use to create our own tie-dyed clothing with a minimum of time and trouble. You can tie-dye just about any piece of cloth, from shirts and pants to towels and tablecloths...and each one is unique, so the possibilities are nearly endless.
The young lady in this video describes to the viewers how to make "Puffed Sleeves". You can use shirts, jackets, men's' shirts, ladies shirts, just about any shirt to make these on! She starts out with 2 ladies shirts, one oversized and one fitted. She also gathers scissors, thread, straight pins, a marking pencil, paper to trace the pattern on and paste. She then demonstrates how to cut the pattern by tracing the outline of the sleeve onto the paper, how to pin the shirts using the straight ...
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.
This dress can be wrapped, draped, or tied any way that suits you, depending on where you're going. Choose a lightweight fabric, like silk or satin, when you're sewing this dress. All you need is a few yards of fabric and your usual sewing notions.
Feel and see just what duct tape is capable of! You can practically do anything with duct tape! This folding video tutorial will show you how to make a duct tape checkbook holder. To make this duct tape checkbook holder, you'll need some duct tape, scissors, a ruler. You can fit the checkbook in this, and the register.