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.
Learn how to turn an old t-shirt into a sexy top. If you can sew a hem, you can transform one of your old tees into a cute strapless blouse.
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 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...
The Thread Heads viewers come together to present a series of tutorials on DIY fashion. Learn how to sew and make other homemade clothing.
In this tutorial, learn how to make your very own A-line wrap skirt that will look great all year long. This classic piece is easy to make and doesn't require a lot of time. Follow along and get started increasing you summer wardrobe for cheap!
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!
Learn how to recycle a frumpy winter sweater into a sporty strapless dress! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is one old frumpy winter sweater, pins, scissors, and a sewing machine. Cut along the pattern that Gianny L has demonstrated and sew. It's that easy. Now you have a sporty strapless dress and a matching jacket, too!
Never again will you have to pay $8 for a beer at a baseball game or club. This video will show you how to modify a regular jacket so you can sneak alcohol into anywhere.
Hello there, hippies! In this article, I will show you the simple process that I and my friends use to create our own tie-dyed clothing with a minimum of time and trouble. You can tie-dye just about any piece of cloth, from shirts and pants to towels and tablecloths...and each one is unique, so the possibilities are nearly endless.
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!
In this video, learn how to make a pouch. This fabric tote is perfect for a small clutch, or carrying toiletries like makeup and accessories from place to place. Whatever you wish to use it for, there is no doubt that this purse is adorable, so check out this clip and learn to make one all on your own.
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.
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 ...
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.
Get an awesome tutorial from Cal of Hodge Podge clothing. This will teach you how to crochet a neckline. (Yes, it's a little complicated and you may want to reference another crochet video for pointers).
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!
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...
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 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...
This video shows Thomas Maiorana of Boot y Amor follows up to his CRAFT: 07 article with tips on how to make your own shoes, as well as modify existing shoes.
Learn how to design flip-flops to wear this summer with Gianny L! This instructional fashion design video demonstrates how to turn an old pair flip-flops into a hip pair of sandals, using some denim scraps. It's affordable summer fashion and easy to put together.
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!
If you're stumped about ironing on those iron-on vinyl stickers, this video should clear a few things up. It specifically covers Kitcsh-Nitsch IronOn vinyl stickers, but the principles are the same for all vinyl iron-on stickers. Make sure you don't use your padded ironing board when doing this! All you'll need is your iron and some scissors, and of course, your vinyl stickers!
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. ...
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.
Design capes and capelet collars with fashion illustration. Learn how to draw capes and capelet collars in this free fashion video from a professional designer.
Become the fastest draw in the west! At least, when it comes to yo-yos. This inventive tutorial shows you how to turn a few strips of duct tape, six inches long each, and make a holster for your favorite yo yo.
Why would you blow upwards of $200 or $300 on a bikini when you can craft a perfect good one yourself? Don't believe us? Then watch this video by fashion DIY expert Gianny L to prove yourself wrong.
Creating skirts just got easier. You can even make a skirt reminiscent of the ever-famous Marilyn Monroe. Become a chic stylista just by wearing this adjustable circle skirt. This video provides the steps required to make a circle skirt, otherwise known as the Marilyn Skirt.
This week a special SewingTips 101 will show you how to shirr fabric and create a cool new summer dress. You'll need fabric, thread, and elastic thread. Follow along with this video fashion design tutorial and learn how to sew a simple shirred summer dress.
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.
Designer Andrew Hanson shows you how to take an old pair of Chuck Taylor's shoes and add your own personal designs and flair to them.
Add a bit of sparkle and pizzaz to your wardrobe! This short tutorial demonstrates how you can add small crystals in whatever pattern you want using the Kandi Kane hotfix wand to add color, sparkle and your own unique touch.
Did you know you can use your Nike sneakers as a fishbowl? Or video game controllers? Or dueling race cars? In honor of Nike's 78th birthday, Paul Jenkins, a graphic designer in the UK, held a themed "redesign" initiative for this year's London Design Festival. The results are incredible.
In this clip, learn how to drape the front and back bodice on a dress form for fashion design. In order to sew your designs properly, you will need to be versed in draping. This video will explain to you exactly how to do this relatively simple process and you will be on your way to becoming the next Tom Ford or Vera Wang.
Vests can be a fashion icon with flair and many fashion designs include vests inspired by a variety of traditions. Learn to design vests from a pro designer in this free fashion illustration video series.
Make The Ultra Hoodie Scarf. Thread Heads teach you how to combine a hoodie and a scarf to create new fashion.
The helpful folks over at Threadbanger take today to teach us how to make a tote bag. And not just any tote bag, but one made from recycled material. It's stylish, environmentally conscious, and...actually that's it. Just those two things.
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.