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.
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...
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.
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!
This week on Threadbanger , we have T shirt reconstruction guru Megan Nicolay on the show. Just in time for summer, the author of Generation-T gives us one of her favorite t shirt lessons from her world renowned book.Learn how to make a halter top in minutes plus a look at some Threadbanger viewer creations.
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 ...
The Mad Hatter for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland makes for a great costume, and a great project. ThreadBanger takes us through a creative how-to for the most important ingredients to this costume: the hour-glass shaped hat, the striped pants, the finger-less gloves, and the Hatter's signature scarf. In less than four hours, you'll have yourself a costume worth a prize.
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!
Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a sexy one piece swimsuit. This swimwear project is cheap and easy. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is a t-shirt, pins and a sewing machine. Cut along the pattern Gianny L has demonstrated and sew. Voila! You have a dead sexy one piece swim suit.
In this clip, learn the easiest way to sew a tail onto a costume. Whether you are dressing as a bunny, bear, lion, tiger or anything else with an animal bum, check out this tutorial. This video covers fluffy tails like rabbits and long tails like cats and tigers. Have fun!
The woman in the video want to show how to tie a toga for men and woman. Everything you need for both types of toga is a bed sheet, folded in half. First, men toga. You wrap the sheet around once and then roll it over your shoulder. For the woman toga, take the sheet, wrap is around you, and than roll it over your shoulder. You can even have clothes under it, because the most part of them won't be able to be seen. You can also put a crown on your head, made from leaves. Enjoy your toga!
Special Guest Threadbanger Ryan Moore shows us how to make a pair of summer shorts from an old pair of jeans and fellow threadbangers share their ideas and projects. This video sewing lesson is a quick and handy renewable fashion tip. Follow along with the steps and beat the heat.
In this clip, learn how to make an extremely easy backless top for the warm weather. This tutorial will show you everything you need to know to create this stylish, sexy shirt. Follow along and start sewing because all you need is fabric and a sewing needle to make this simple piece! You can even use an old t-shirt, if you have one!
Ever wondered how to make a tee shirt? With a little cloth, some thread, a sewing machine and some direction, it's as easy as baking a cake. If you want to start designing your own cool T-shirts with your favorite fabrics, watch and learn!
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.
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...
In order to make a bow headband without doing any glue or sewing, you will need the following: a headband, a hair tie or rubber band, and a piece of ribbon or a belt.
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!
Wish there were a way to combine the glitz of wax paper with the glamor and status of bacteria? Consider these singular, single-cellular garments by sartorial scientist Suzanne Lee, who grows clothes from cultures of yeast and bacterial cellulose.
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!
David Page Coffin teaches you how to make a pattern from your favorite shirt, which you can then use to make a new shirt.
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.
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...
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...
A cardigan is greet for the winter months, but not very stylish, unless… you make one that's draped. Stay warm while looking trendy with this DIY draped cardigan idea from GiannyL.
Sci-fi being just one descriptor, the late Alexander McQueen's final Spring 2010 collection draws inspiration from that and much more.
The t-shirt is arguably the most basic part of modern Western fashion. Billions of people around the world wear them every day for ease and comfort. This two-part video will teach all you sewing fans out there how to sew your own t-shirts at home. You can then use these techniques to make other t-shirt based garments like t-shirt dresses and whatever other t-shirt-like clothing that you can imagine. The fabric is the limit!
The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco-friendly.
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!
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...
Video: . In this video, discover techniques of painting a Fashion sketch. Paint yourself a Fashion sketch with abstract leaves.
The ultimate in repurposing fashion. Start with an empty, clean paper coffee cup. Then cut off the rim, make your own brim and then paint and add your favorite decorations and accessories. You'll end up with a lovely neo-Victorian or steampunk tiny top hat!
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...
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 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:
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!
Watch closet expert Barbra Horowitz demonstrate how easy it is to dye your own clothes at home. All you need is salt, powdered dye, and some clothing. You can actually dye clothing in your own washing machine with little to no effort. To clean up, just run an empty wash load with some bleach.
Dress up like Uma Thurman for Halloween! This tutorial shows you how to make a Poison Ivy costume, starting completely from scratch. Make a tube top first, then add on the accessories and details as shown step by step in the video. Rawr!
This week Corinne shows us how-to make a classic back to school accessory that can be worn by both the guys and gals. This quick and easy tie is sharp, and will start the school year off right. Just follow along with the steps in this how-to video and you'll be on an honor roll.