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.
This jacket requires very little fitting and is easy to make, which makes it an ideal idea as a gift. This tutorial shows you how to take any pattern for a dolman sleeve jacket and turn it into a reversible jacket. Make it out of polar fleece for a lovely winter coat.
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 ...
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.
This Halloween, don't pass up the chance to dress up like the diva everyone is talking about— Lady Gaga. But you don't have to spend tons of money to get Lady Gaga's extravagant (in a weird context) look. You can recycle your way there with this recycled Lady Gaga Halloween outfit from GiannyL.
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!
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.
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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a cat-ear fleece hat. First, take fleece and combine two edges together to make two cat ears. Sew these together and then turn them inside out so you have the ears you like. Next, take a piece of fleece and sew it together so it becomes a hat. Turn it inside out so you can't see the marks on it. When you are finished, you will have a cute fleece hate perfect for anyone in the winter! You can jazz this up by using any type of material you would like and p...
Is your little guy or girl going as a big green dino for Halloween this year? Make your kids a warm and adorable costume by using an old sweatshirt and some fabric. This video will show you how to stitch on easy spikes so that your costume will look nice and ferocious. The process is super easy, so have fun!
In this quick tutorial, learn how to install ears to the top of your animal inspired costume. This can be used for anything with ears on top of your head such as cows, pigs, cats, etc. Have a look at this clip and complete your costume.
This summer, come into Chick-Fil-A dressed as a cow and get your entire meal for free! The Southern chicken chain is celebrating poultry and steering clear of red meat for a national campaign.
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 ...
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.
In this tutorial learn how to spice up your summer wardrobe without spending a penny. Jessica will show you how to chop up an ugly, oversized, dirty old shirt from the back of your closet and turn it into an adorable tank top. This look is easy to do and you can use funky tees to personalize your designs. Have fun!
Check out this clip before you head to any conventions this summer! In this video, learn how to create Lina Inverse's shoulder armor for cosplay and look great. You will need basic craft supplies and will be using things like duct tape, papier mache, tap lights and foam to build this piece of body armor.
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.
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!
The great things about jeans is their durability and ability to easily be changed. Some of those changes can involve size, shape, and look. This video tutorial focuses on just that topic. You'll find out how to convert flare jeans into great looking skinny jeans in a snap. Enjoy!
Making a Mickey Mouse tie-dye shirt is as easy as can be. First trace a Mickey mouse outline onto a plain white shirt with a pencil. Using plain dental floss and a needle, sew around the tracing you've just created. For optimal results soak the shirt in soda ash (this step is optional). On the final stitch, pull on the dental floss until Mickey's head "pops up". You will need several rubber bands for the next few steps. First tightly wrap some rubber bands around Mickey's head. Add additional...
This video shows the viewers how to create a wicked spider pattern on a tie dyed shirt. Our instructor starts by demonstrating on a square piece of fabric. Start by folding your shirt in half sleeve to sleeve. Next, choose the placement of your spider design by picking the twist point, either in the center or slightly higher. Then, start twisting your fabric into a tight spiral using either your fingers or rotating around your table. After tightly tying your finished spiral, prepare your dyes...
This video is a must-see for all those freshman pledges headed to toga parties down on fraternity row. Or better yet, the girlfriends that are dressing those guys! She begins by wrapping the sheet around the back of the male model. One end is at the chest while the other end is wrapped over the opposing shoulder after making the entire loop around his body. She pins one corner at the left shoulder blade, pulling the loose excess to the back. She pulls the other corner underneath his arm and t...
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.
ThreadBanger pays homage to the movie "Fame" by showing us how to make the perfect "80's-tastic" duffel bag out of old umbrellas. With this thrifty idea, you will need a few umbrellas (broken is fine), scissors, a square pattern, a sewing machine, a zipper, and anything handy that will work as a strap. Use your new custom duffel bag to carry all your leotards or dance shoes in, or make a statement on your way to the video store to rent "FAME!"
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.
This week's episode of "The Discount Trendsetter Show" will show you how to recycle an old handbag for under $5.00. This revamp works just as well with an old duffel bag. This cheap project will show you how to renovate something old into a trendy, but simple mail carrier style bag. Watch this fashion how-to video and learn how to recycle a handbag or a duffel bag.
Take a look at the first place winner's tutorial on making a dress out of old tees for the Generation-t tee recon contest! Follow along with the steps in this fashion design video and make your very own quick and easy dress.
Watch this video fashion design lesson to see who took second place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with how-to make a wrap shirt. All you need is two t-shirts and the steps, so follow along and get sewing.
Watch this fashion design lesson to see who took third place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with a how-to for making a no-sew fringe halter top!
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.
Who knew an oversized t-shirt can be so sexy? Learn how to create a sexy off shoulder cinched dress with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. With two easy steps and a few accessories, you can create a sexy off shoulder little number!
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.
Internet CeWEBrity Leslie Hall gives us a glimpse into her fabulous world of Gem Sweater magic. Plus, Corinne shows you how to make a gem sweater of your own. Jump on the gem sweater bandwagon. It's time to embrace the magic of gem sweaters (with a little help from the Gem goddess herself - Leslie Hall).
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.
This week Kim Hall, a teacher at the EtsyLabs and an Etsy Seller (nottene), came by to show her technique for dyeing natural fabric with organic ingredients. Kim has worked with many different dyeing and printing methods. If you've always wanted to dye your own fabrics or yarn, this is a great video to get you started. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to use cabbage, onion, or tumeric to make a natural fabric or yarn dye.
Every girl knows that fashionable shoes are a must for any outfit. Learn how to draw platform shoes in fashion design with this free video series from a fashion design graduate student.
Tips for fashion illustration and croquis proportions, including bust and waistlines and garment seams. Draw croquis in this free fashion illustration video series with a fashion designer.
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.
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.
This video fashion design tutorial by Adrianne Lee will show you how to turn a simple t-shirt into a fabulous corset tank, and scrap fabrics into quirky brooches! Very Easy! You'll need a t-shirt, scissors, measuring tape or ruler, sewing machine or needle and thread, scrap fabric, paper, trims, fabric glue and pin backings. Watch and learn how to make this fun crafting project.