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.
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.
In this tutorial, learn how to make a basic keyblade for use in cosplay. There are many different types of keyblades you can make for different characters and this tutorial will give you pretty universal advice. This video is three parts, so make sure you watch all the way through. See you at the conventions!
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.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to fashion sketch satin. When you are sketching satin, you would to make sure you use the right colors and the side of the pencil. You will need to use the side of the pencil to shade in small areas to create creases and folds in the clothes. Then, you will use the eraser to make white in the middle, which will create a shine on the skirt. Color in the rest of the area around the piece of clothing. It doesn't have to be perfect, just make sure you shade and use ...
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.
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?
Learn how to spraypaint an old school denim graffiti jacket. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint a graffiti jacket.
A step by step guide to spinning and dying a spiral tie-dye shirt.
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 ...
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.
Tie dying a spider design on a t-shirt starts by folding the t-shirt in half vertically. Between one quarter and one half of the way down the shirt grab a piece of the shirt and spin around the table to create a coil of the shirt. Tie a string around the outside of the coil to make sure it stays in a disk. Set a rack on top of some type of basin that can catch liquid to work on the dyeing. Set the t-shirt coil on the clean rack. Take dye that has already been prepared in squirt tubes or syrin...
In this clip, learn the easiest way to sew a tail onto a costume. Whether you are dressing as a bunny, bear, lion, tiger or anything else with an animal bum, check out this tutorial. This video covers fluffy tails like rabbits and long tails like cats and tigers. Have fun!
This week, the thread heads show us how to turn an old Jimi Hendrix t-shirt into an even cooler button-down shirt. Sweetness!
This video shows how to make a hair pin with small items. This sure looks easy to make. You would need:
Demonstrator and crafter Gianny L shows you how to make a pair of sandals out of a tire. This is a great DIY recycling project.
This video tutorial demonstrates the steps for drafting a sloper that shows the exact shape of an individual's body between the waist and the hips. It can be used to create skirts for women, the top of pants for men and women, and body doubles (aka Dress Forms). Learn how to draft a lower torso sloper by watching this video fashion design tutorial.
Logan of Supernaturale has posted instructions how to make a pair of homemade undies out of your favorite old tees.
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...
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 love the 1960s flair that tie-dye gives your clothes, but hate tracking pre-dyed stuff down at hippie stores? This two-part video teaches you how to make your old plain-colored clothing tie-dyed using the knot technique. Revitalize your closet using this technique without ever having to set foot in a specialty store!
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...
The Thread Heads viewers come together to present a series of tutorials on DIY fashion. Learn how to sew and make other homemade clothing.
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!
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Victorian hat from a lampshade with Gwen. You will need: a lampshade, scissors, acrylic paint, paint brushes, glue, a compass, and cardboard. First, take the compass and make the circle as wide as you want your hat to be, then trace your lampshade on the cardboard. Now place the small end of the lampshade around the large circle that you drew. Next, cut these circles out of the cardboard. Leave extra room, don't cut it out exactly on the line. When fin...
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.
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 a boring, outdated blazer or jacket in your closet? This tutorial gives you some great ideas on how to turn a boring white linen blazer into something a little more stylish and trendy. You will need a sewing machine for most of these ideas.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Kufi cap with Threadbanger. First, grab a thick black jersey material and your added material of choice. Cut the fabric in a circle pattern to make the size of your head. Then, cut the band material for 3 inches longer then your head measurement. Fold the material and create the bands with thick cardboard. Once you do this iron the bands down and then fold the added material down as well. Adhere the piece pieces together while still folded, then sew th...
In this clip, learn how to make a giant hammer like Amy Rose carries in Sonic the Hedgehog. This hammer can be made with simple items that you may already have from other projects, or can be easily found at a craft store or Walmart. This hammer is super cool and realistic looking, so follow along and get ready for you summer conventions with this fun cosplay style.
Leggings are comfortable and casual with tunic tops in cooler days, but with warm weather around the corner, you can give them a rest until the fall or turn them into a bikini! Learn how to turn a legging into a bikini with Gianny L. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Bikinis from leggings!
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!
What's the cheapest wallet you can afford? With today's prices, you're better of with a DIY wallet, and the best material for the job— duct tape. This two-part video will show you the short steps to making a duct tape wallet that has everything— bill pocket, card slots and change purse. This is a fully functional duct tape wallet! Give it a try.
The woman in the video want to show how to tie a toga for men and woman. Everything you need for both types of toga is a bed sheet, folded in half. First, men toga. You wrap the sheet around once and then roll it over your shoulder. For the woman toga, take the sheet, wrap is around you, and than roll it over your shoulder. You can even have clothes under it, because the most part of them won't be able to be seen. You can also put a crown on your head, made from leaves. Enjoy your toga!
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 clip, learn how to sew a whip stitch into clothing to make cute, easy Halloween costumes. This video will show you how to whip stitch your way to a new warddrobe in no time - no sewing machine required!
Express your colorful personality with the power of tie die! Turn your boring plain colored t-shirts from solid colored to multi-colored by tie-dying your way to becoming a fashion plate! In this video, learn how to tie dye your clothes to make something new, from something old.