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.
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.
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.
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 ...
This is an incredibly easy dress to make. All you need is a yard or two of a stretchy fabric (knits work best). Sew a few seams, and then add a pretty flower or other sort of trim or applique!
In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to embellish a sweater by adding a bejeweled collar. This will be a great Christmas gift idea. Take a short sleeve sweater and cut out its neckline on a piece of paper. Take a piece of woolen cloth of matching color, pin the paper cut out to it and cut off the woolen piece. Place the woolen cut out on the neck of the sweater and arrange some jewels on it. Then with a hard glue gun apply hard glue to the back of each jewel and stick it. You ca...
Take the original duct tape wallet idea to the next level with this version! In this video, learn how to craft a complex duct tape wallet sure to impress all your duct tape maniac friends! Show off your unique talent at school with this unique wallet!
In this tutorial, Joey shows us how to man do it yourself boyfriend jeans. All you need is chalk, razor blade, sand paper, bleach, scissors and over sized jeans. First, put the jeans on and mark them with chalk where you want to fray them. Then, let them sit in bleach for 20-30 minutes depending on how faded you want them to be. You can now grab your sandpaper and wear out the area you want to look faded. Also, make cuts in the areas where you want them to be. Let the jeans sit in the bleach ...
Arduino fashion (essentially, electronic textiles that can perform a variety of functions) is certainly not a new idea, but the Ping social networking garment brings a fresh and exciting perspective to the concept.
Make a clever envelope for your next greeting card recipient! You'll need six strips of tape, seven and a quarter inches long, in whatever colors you prefer. The follow the outline in this video to make your own perfectly functional envelope!
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!
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.
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 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...
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.
Logan of Supernaturale has posted instructions how to make a pair of homemade undies out of your favorite old tees.
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!
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!
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 ...
ThreadBanger give us a great recipe to make a unisex bomber hat using just a flannel shirt, white faux fur, a measuring tape, the bomber hat pattern, a sewing machine, and two and a half hours of your creative time. Add pom-poms at the ears to give it extra flavor! Super cool look for both dudes and ladies.
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.
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.
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!
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 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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make your own maternity jeans. First, you will take you favorite jeans, then cut the panel all around, including where the button goes. After this, use any type of shirt and sew it onto the jeans. This will go onto your stomach and under your breasts while you are pregnant. You won't be able to tell that you made these, and they will look great. Remember you can use any type of shirt you want to make the panel, just make sure you don't want to wear it again. ...
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".
David Page Coffin teaches you how to make a pattern from your favorite shirt, which you can then use to make a new shirt.
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...
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!
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...
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.
Watch this fashion tutorial video from ThreadBanger to learn how to braid fabric without it fraying. You'll need three strips of fabric, pins, and a sewing machine. You can embellish just about anything with your new braids, and this instructional video will help you braid like a pro.
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!
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.
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.
Got some old sweaters your not using this winter? Well its time to make something cool with em. This week Rob and Corinne head over to the Safe Studios for a recon lesson from futuristic Brooklyn designer Rebecca Turbow.