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How To: Braid fabric without it fraying

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.

Sewing the Invisible: Jum Nakao's Paper Couture

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...

News: Marie Antoinette Wigs Made With Miles of Plastic Wrap

Kate Cusak is resourceful. The artist makes Marie Antoinette wigs crafted entirely with saran wrap: “'There is an exciting ‘a-ha’ moment when someone realizes that there is more to my design then they initially expected,' Cusack says. 'I create polished, elegant work that the viewer can appreciate in a serious way, but then when the viewer notices whatever the object is made out of, it surprises them and brings a smile to their face.'”

How To: Make a Kufi cap with Threadbanger

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...

How To: Decoupage a picture frame

In this tutorial, we learn how to decoupage a picture frame. This is the art of gluing paper onto a smooth surface, then applying lacquer over it. First, gather all of your tools, including foam brushes. Next, stick the papers you want onto the smooth surface, using glue. Then, smooth out the surface using a roller and a credit card to press down onto it. Do one last run through with the roller, then apply the lacquer onto the top of it. Once finished, let this dry 15-20 minutes. When dried, ...

How To: Tie dye an oval style shape

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie dye an oval style shape. Start with a square piece of a shirt that is damp, then fold it in half. Then fold it in half again, then in half again. After this, fold the shirt accordion style, paying attention to where the main corner of the shirt is. Once finished folding, tie two knots in the bottom, then fold the fabric up until you reach the ties. Now, tie or secure this bundle tightly with rubber bands. Apply your favorite colors of die on the shirt, ge...

How To: Make a halter dress out of old t-shirts

Of two old t shirts, one is taken and marked from the collar to under the armpit on all four sides of the t shirt. The marked lines are cut along. The shirt is tried on and pinched and pinned under armpit until the right fit and marked with chalk. Both sides of the shirt is cut off and along the chalk line is pinned. A straight edge and chalk is used to make a line from the pin to the bottom edge of the shirt on both sides.Both side of chalk lines are pinned down. The bottom is made even with...

How To: Make a cat-ear fleece hat

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...

How To: Make a dainty victorian hat from a lampshade

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...

How To: Make a DIY long vest out of a scarf

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 ...

How To: Tie dye a peace sign

dubstepfm brings you this instructional video on how to create a peace sign design using tie dye techniques. Your host for this video takes you through the entire process from laying out the peace sign design on your shirt, to how to fold the shirt and band it properly to create this unique look. Whether you are an experienced tie dyer, or a newbie to the art, you will appreciate the level of detail dubstepfm provides in this great how-to video.

How To: Recycle a handbag or a duffel bag

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.

How To: Make a skirt out of shirt sleeves with ThreadBanger

This Thread Banger video demonstrates making a skirt from men’s button down shirt sleeves. Brooksie from Haute Sew presents the technique. Two men’s button down shirts are needed. Cut the sleeves off the shirt at the seams and then split them open at the shirt sleeve seams, leaving the buttons in the middle. Pin the sleeves together along the raw edge with wrong sides together and sew them. The panels can be made to alternate colors or in color blocks depending on the style of shirts used...

How To: Make a vest out of an old men's shirt

Have you found yourself out a bad relationship with an old boyfriend? Did they leave a bunch of stuff at your place including some clothing? Well instead of throwing it in the trash, why not use it to make a cool outfit that will attract other guys to you. This tutorial shows you how to make a vest using an old men's t-shirt. Enjoy!

How To: Make a tie dye t-shirt dress with ELLEgirl

Joyyan King, Fashion editor and Marsha Welcher shows you how to create a tie dye t-shirt for yourself. A white cotton t-shirt dress is chosen and taken to the work table. Cotton holds the dye well hence it is ideal to go for a cotton dress for tie and dye. Lay out the dress over a table covered with news paper then pinch the center of the dress and twist it to screw it around, the tighter it is twisted the more better the designs would be. After twisting tight it would look like a flower, the...

How To: Add puff sleeves to your shirt

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 ...

How To: Make a sexy form-fitting halter dress with Gianny L

Have a hot date tonight and nothing to wear? Tired of trying on dresses that don't quite fit your body? Learn how to create a sexy form-fitting halter dress with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. It's simple and easy to make a sexy form-fitting halter dress that's sure to compliment your curves.

How To: Make a complete duct tape wallet with an ID holder

You know those little clear pockets in your wallet that perfectly fit your driving license or school ID card? Didn't think you could get them in a homemade duct tape wallet, did you? Well, think again! In this clip, you will learn how to make a complex wallet out of tape including credit card slots and a see through ID holder. Follow along and get started.