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How To: Make a fashionable hat from duct tape

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Duct tape hat. First, grab a hat that you want to duplicate and measure it out with a piece of paper. Then use this piece of paper as reference to how you will cut your pieces of duct tape. Now, cut the duct tape and stick them together to create the top of the hat. After this, you will connect the other areas of the hat together and make the bill of the hat. This will need to be thicker than the other areas and you will also have to cut it into a curv...

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: Reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top

In this video, we learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top. First, take a large shirt of your choice color and cut along the line on the shoulder, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Next, roll the hem and sew with a sewing machine. Next, cut a strap 4" wide and fold in half, then sew along the edge. After this, use a safety pin to pin one side to the shirt and then to the other side of the shirt. After these are secure, draw marks along the neck line of the shirt. Cut out t...

How To: Revamp a junk shop dress

In this tutorial, we learn how to revamp a junk shop dress. First, you will need to measure out how short you want the dress to be while still wearing it. After this, take the dress off and pin it where you want to sew it. Cut off excess fabric, then sew the hem of the dress where you want it to be. Next, place the dress back on and pair it with some cute leggings. You can buy a cheap dress and make it look nice without having to pay a lot. Pair this will some cute accessories and you will ha...

How To: Upgrade an old lamp shade into a blossom lamp

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to upgrade an old lamp shade into a blossom lamp. The materials required are: 1 1/2 yard of felt, old lamp shade, bias tape, glue gun and scissors. Begin by folding the bias tape in half and iron it down. Then glue the bias tape from the half fold on the top and bottom of the lamp shade. Cut the felt into 3x3" square pieces and then cut them into circles. Fold the felt circle in half and glue it onto the lamp shade. Continue doing this for the rest of...

How To: Make a top hat out of duct tape

Duct tape is so versatile. You can make incredibly cool things out of tape. Duct tape is cheap, tough and sturdy. In this tutorial, learn how to make a very cool project - a top hat! Look just like a punk rock Abe Lincoln with this tall top hat made from duct tape. Get creative - try different colored tape and make fun designs!

How To: Make a bag out of your old t-shirt sleeve

Whitney shows a quick way to make a bag out of t-shirt sleeves. This bag has so many household uses and is easy to make. You'll need a sleeve, safety pins, scissors, scrap fabric, pins, thread, an iron, and a ruler. Start by cutting a 1 inch wide strip of fabric and any design you'd like. You can make the bag as large as you like. Cut your rectangle using the ruler. Position your design to the fold. Sew around the design you choose, refold your rectangle and pin. Sew along those two lines. Tu...

How To: Tie dye the spider design like a pro

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...

How To: Tie dye a v pattern

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 ...

How To: Turn your old backpack into a new fanny pack

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.

How To: Make a sewing body form with Threadbanger

A customized body form will allow your sewing projects to fit you perfectly. Need a body form but dont have the cash for one? Well this video episode of Threadbanger Projects shows you how to make a replica of yourself using your old scraps,some packaging tape and an old christmas tree.You'll have to see it to believe it!

How To: Make a duct tape checkbook holder

Feel and see just what duct tape is capable of! You can practically do anything with duct tape! This folding video tutorial will show you how to make a duct tape checkbook holder. To make this duct tape checkbook holder, you'll need some duct tape, scissors, a ruler. You can fit the checkbook in this, and the register.

How To: Make a purse out of a recycled sweater

Allyce King from DIY Style shows a simple way to recycle an old sweater into a cute purse in this how-to video. There's probably a lot of clothing going unworn in your closet, so why not fashion something that will get some mileage. Follow along with the simple steps in this video design tutorial and learn how to sew a purse out of a sweater.

How To: Convert a t-shirt and a flannel into a hoodie

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.

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.

How To: Make a purse out of CD mailers

This tutorial shows how to make a pocket book out of CD mailer envelopes. This book features mini envelops that pop up ready to be filled. A luggage clasp and tiny key finish this off. This makes a great gift for the little girls on your list. Make a purse out of CD mailers.

How to Tie-Dye: The Easy Way

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.