Getting no respect at the grill? This week to help Celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend we're showing you how to make your own Chef Hat and Apron out of some old bed sheets.
Inspired by Jules Verne sea demons, Bea Szenfeld's “Sur la Plage” collection includes 12 pieces handcrafted with cardboard. The idea of unconventional material constraints is a classic art school "test", as well as a typical (and somewhat tired) formula for competitive design reality shows. However, Szenfeld's garments do transcend the material and would surely win any Project Runway challenge.
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.
Logan of Supernaturale has posted instructions how to make a pair of homemade undies out of your favorite old tees.
Just dye it! In this crafty how to video, Melissa shows you the moves to make plain fabric into a showpiece. Also, find out which scissors every self-respecting sewer should keep in her sewing kit. Watch this tutorial and get this brightly colored, fashion forward look in no time.
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.
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.
This tutorial comes just in time for Halloween, but you can use it for cosplay as well. This is a very easy costume to make - all you need is a basic black outfit, and then assemble the blue rectangles to make the mask, obi and tunic.
Okay, so just saying we're going to recreate the bra from Lady Gaga's music video for "Telephone" is a little too, er, general, given that the Queen of Shock wears a bunch of different outfits - and various forms of negligee - in the video.
This Is It... Your next Halloween costume: The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. What you'll need: A black suit and black tie, red collared button-down shirt, and a pair of white socks and black shoes. Accessorize with a black rimmed hat, a pair of aviator sunglasses, and a dust mask. Seem pretty easy? Well, with this tutorial, ThreadBanger sheds light on a few extra touches you can add to make your MJ costume more authentic than the rest.
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice.
Blair Waldorf is arguably the most stylish member of the Gossip Girl gang, and headbands are her signature accessory. In this tutorial, learn how to make a Blair inspired hair piece and look like you've been plucked right out of Manhattan's Upper East Side. This headband is funky and cute and won't take long to create. It's also cheap to make, so what are you waiting for?
Not since JC de Castelbajac's infectiously fun LEGO fashion line have I seen such energetic geek-inspired ware. Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga pays homage to ye olde 8-bit days with his extensive catwalk of video game inspired womenswear—ranging from dresses to suits to streetwear. The pixel-printed Fall/Winter 2011/2012 collection debuted during Tokyo Fashion Week under his label Anrealage. Not only did the models don classic pixel prints, but they also strutted to a live pianist perfor...
Tank tops are relatively cheap, and cutesy bags can be expensive from designer shops and street vendors, so your only solution for saving money is… using your tanks for homemade bags. See how to transform a tank top into a magazine bag in this video from GiannyL.
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?
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.
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.
Have you always admired tie dye shirts but didn't know how to make those fancy patterns? This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make the V pattern on a shirt. Start by soaking the shirt in soda ash to get it ready to accept the dye. Next you'll learn how to do special folds and ties to create the specific V pattern on the shirt. You'll also learn how to use a bottle dye application technique to get the rainbow colored pattern look. In then end, you'll have a colorful ...
Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a sexy one piece swimsuit. This swimwear project is cheap and easy. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is a t-shirt, pins and a sewing machine. Cut along the pattern Gianny L has demonstrated and sew. Voila! You have a dead sexy one piece swim suit.
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!
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.
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.
It's that time of the year again to add a little bit of sexiness to your wardrobe. So in celebration of Valentines Day, Rob and Corinne visit homemade underwear extraordinaire Clare Bare for lesson on how to make your own undies.
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.
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.
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".
This video shows how to make a peasant blouse, using a T-shirt pattern from a previous video. Take the front of the T-shirt pattern and cut it out of your fabric. You will need two pieces the same, one for the front and one for the back of the blouse. Save the extra fabric from the neckline to add length to the sleeves. Place the two pieces right sides together and sew the side and shoulder seams.
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.
Have you ever heard of wet felting? Well, it's the oldest form of textile making and relatively easy to work, thanks to this tutorial by ThreadBanger. Learn how to create a classic-looking beret for this winter season. No sewing required!
The challenge of creating garments with unconventional materials has become an all too familiar gimmick for most first year students at fashion schools. The end result is more often than not a catwalk of garbage bags, zip ties, plastic bottles and cans, assembled into a menagerie of mediocrity. Enter Jum Nakao. But while the Japanese-Brasilian artist/fashion designer does use an unconventional and impractical material (paper) for his collection "A Costura do Invisivel"(translation: "Sewing th...
This week's CRAFT Video Podcast comes courtesy of the fine folks at Skates.com where Luanne Teoh and Richard Humphrey show us how to build a pair of roller skates as featured in our current issue of CRAFT: 07!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Need a new pair of shorts? Why not shop your closet and upcycle an old pair of jeans into stylish new summer wear? In this video, Anne will take you through the process of cutting and fraying an old pair of jeans into a new pair of jean shorts. The best part? It won't cost you a dime.