Old T-shirts are usually relegated to our closets or heaped in piles to be donated to Goodwill, but even the frumpiest of T-shirts need not be discarded when you can repurpose it!
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 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 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!
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!
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...
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.
This video will show you how to make a very useful bracelet with 550 paracord. Once you watch this video, you'll have no excuse not to have any paracord on you. You'll always be prepared; after all, you never know what you could use this for! Just follow these steps:
Learn how to spraypaint an old school denim graffiti jacket. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint a graffiti jacket.
Missa shows how to ‘Distress Jeans’ in this video. She lays a pair of jeans to be distressed on a table. Next, the creases near the top, which are formed by bending the leg portion of the jean, are marked with a white pencil or chalk. A hard rock is then placed inside the jean, near the knee area. That portion of the jean is graded using sand paper to make holes. The pocket areas are graded next, using a nail file. A pair of scissors is scraped along the edges of the pockets to make cuts. (Al...
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 ...
Do you have an old pair of jeans hanging around? Maybe they don't fit anymore, or perhaps they are out of style? With a few stitches, you can turn that ugly old pair of pants into a stylish corset top.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a pencil dress with Amaka. First, take your measurements all around your body in the chest, waist, and hips. Next, take a really large shirt and measure it to your body parts. Then, trace your measurements with a piece of chalk. After this, cut out the sleeves and collar from the large shirt. Now you will fold the square you are left with in half, then cut out the shape of your body from the shirt. After this, unfold the dress and sew it with a sewing ma...
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.
David Page Coffin teaches you how to make a pattern from your favorite shirt, which you can then use to make a new shirt.
This video shows how to make a peasant blouse, using a T-shirt pattern from a previous video. Take the front of the T-shirt pattern and cut it out of your fabric. You will need two pieces the same, one for the front and one for the back of the blouse. Save the extra fabric from the neckline to add length to the sleeves. Place the two pieces right sides together and sew the side and shoulder seams.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Sci-fi being just one descriptor, the late Alexander McQueen's final Spring 2010 collection draws inspiration from that and much more.
In this video i will show you how i paint one of my fashion sketches. More Fashion illustrations coming soon.
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.'”
In this clip, learn how to make a giant hammer like Amy Rose carries in Sonic the Hedgehog. This hammer can be made with simple items that you may already have from other projects, or can be easily found at a craft store or Walmart. This hammer is super cool and realistic looking, so follow along and get ready for you summer conventions with this fun cosplay style.
Here's how to turn an old, incredibly large t-shirt into fitted shirt that is comfortable yet flattering. Find a large shirt that you would like to work with and one of your favorite fitted t-shirts. Simply trace around the fitted t-shirt onto the large shirt you wish to alter. Leave extra room to sew neat hem lines. With a quick and simple alteration job you can sew a new wardrobe with minimal effort.
This instructional video shows you how to be creative and paint your shoes. You will need acrylic paint, paint brushes of different sizes, waterproof permanent markers, and spray lacquer. You should create a base coat with white paint. Draw whichever designs you want with a permanent marker. Next color the design with the acrylic paint. Using one color so your paint doesn't dry out. Fill in the background with whichever color you chose. Then spray with a lacquer and you are finished.
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.
Watch this step by step guide to folding and dying a spider style design for a tie-dyed t-shirt. This is a dark dye example, not a brightly colored shirt.
You can make this dress easily and without needing a pattern at all. This has been made using white fabric, but you can use any color or pattern that strikes you - use a holiday print for some extra festivity!
Angela and Shane from I Am Fashion Weak demonstrates how to bleach and paint splatter your own jeans. All you need to bleach your jeans is bleach and a measuring cup. If you bleach black jeans, you can get tan and gray shades. A bathtub is a safe place to bleach your jeans. Crinkle the jeans and pour the bleach over the crinkled spots until it changes into the color you want. After you bleach the jeans, wash them and dry them. You can also use a sanding technique to give the jeans a distresse...
Have you seen the Addidas JS Wings kicks? They are sick, done in gold sheen with removable wings attached to make you look a little more like Mercury. If you don't have $175 dollars to drop on these kicks, this video from Threadbangers will teach you how to make your own pair of shoe-wings at home out of simple materials, giving you all the style of the real deal without giving up a two days pay.
Learn how to make a stylish ruffled shirt with the sexy Gianny L. No pattern necessary for this sewing project, just gather together some fabric, needle and thread, scissors, and fabric chalk.
That's right! Take some coffee grounds from the trash, and make a dye for your favorite jeans. This DIY strategy ends with you having less caffeine in your life, and more neat looking pants. Awesome.
Learn how to make a spiky dog collar for your dog! This video demonstrates how to stud your collar.
Make patches yourself instead of making them! I use fabric paint markers.
Celebrity stylist Hannah Sandling shows us how to make a miniskirt from old jeans and a maxiskirt, courtesy of Tampax Tampons. This is a confidence building mini skirt creation for women. Watch all four parts of this fashion design video tutorial, and see how to convert an old pair of jeans into a miniskirt, convert a maxi skirt to a mini skirt, and then see how to customize them.
Learn how to recycle a pillowcase into a dress with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is an old pillowcase, some scissors, and some string. A small pillowcase dress is the perfect creation for any young lady. Watch this video and learn how to make it!
Watch this instructional fashion design video that teaches you how to turn your regular or baggy jeans into skinny jeans. Just follow these easy steps: put on the jeans inside out, pin them, sow along the pins, cut off the excess fabric, turn it right side out again,
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!