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.
This week Megan Nicolay returns to show us how-to make a sexy halter with a plunging neckline from her new book, Beyond Fashion. So get out the old tees and get to cuttin'.
So, we know how to make boobs emerge with oh-so-handy Photoshop. However, not quite as satisfying as this new piece of fashion-tech. Daan Roosegaarde, V2 Lab, and Maartje Dijkstra have designed a dress that goes from opaque to clear, controlled by a "magic ball".
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 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.
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.
This video tutorial from Threadbanger will teach you how to use a cool technique and create graffiti lace. From this technique, you can make a tablecloth, dress, scarf and more. This is so great for creating unique patterns that nobody else will have, and use that old lace at the same time.
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 spraypaint an old school denim graffiti jacket. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint a graffiti jacket.
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
This video shows how to make a hair pin with small items. This sure looks easy to make. You would need:
Learn how to create a sexy, luxurious satin nightgown with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. This sexy satin nightgown with spaghetti shoulder straps, lined with soft black lace is the perfect combination of luxury and comfort in sleepwear.
Thread Heads travel to an Austin craft fair and learn how to turn an old sweater into a new pair of homemade leggings.
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...
Need a new pair of shorts? Why not shop your closet and upcycle an old pair of jeans into stylish new summer wear? In this video, Anne will take you through the process of cutting and fraying an old pair of jeans into a new pair of jean shorts. The best part? It won't cost you a dime.
You may have already heard of Zazzle, an online service that allows you to print on a variety of goods (tees, mugs, posters, etc.). You can design-it-yourself, or choose from Zazzle's library of available designs.
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!
In honor of Rob and Corinne's trip to Makerfaire, we visit Zoh Morrigan of Morrigan NYC for a lesson on how-to make spats. Steampunkin it up!
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!
This is a short instructional video showing the folding and dying required to come up with a circle design for a tie dye.
Due to current fashion trends but more so due to the evolutionary fascination that men have with bared necklines and shoulder blades, one-shoulder tops are some of the sexiest and most alluring clothing pieces you can slip on.
Watch this quick instructional video showing the folding and dying technique to create an oval shape on tie-dye material and clothing.
Check out this video from Gianny L to learn another way to recycle your old jeans. This video will show you how to take your old jeans and create a customized cool bag for your laptop. Who needs an expensive notebook or laptop bag when you have old jeans?!? The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap.
Designing bathing suits can make for difficult fashion illustrations. Learn to draw one-piece bathing suits from a fashion designer in this free fashion illustration video series.
In this video Threadbanger Projects shows how Anne made her nightdress out of a pillow case to match panties up loader Clare Bear showed how to previously for Valentines Day. Materials needed are a pillowcase to match the frilly panties, elastic, ribbon, scissors, and a sewing machine. She explains how to measure elastic points using your body and shows how to attach the elastic using pins and a sewing machine. She finishes the nightdress with ribbon for the straps and a bow on the back.
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!
This week Rob and Corinne are hangin with our favorite DIY'ers, Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty, and they're showing us how to make a super rad space helmet hoodie to keep you warm this winter. Threadbanger shows you how to make your very own space helmet hoodie.
Learn how to knit a hip pidge scarf! Not sure what a pidge scarf is? Check out this video.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a vintage inspired vest. First, measure yourself around the bust waist and hips. After this, write down what your measurements are, then mark them on a piece of fabric you want to use as your vest. Cut out the shape and then fold in the edges and sew the sides to hem them and reduce and frays. After this, add in any scrap pieces of fabric you have laying around and sew them to the vest to make your desired look. After this, sew on buttons to the front of...
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!
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.
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.
Watch this video fashion design lesson to see who took second place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with how-to make a wrap shirt. All you need is two t-shirts and the steps, so follow along and get sewing.
Not just for Halloween, this tutorial is great if you want to cosplay Kitana, too. All you need to put this costume together is some black pants, and then a little blue and black fabric. This tutorial shows you how to make an amazing Kitana costume - all you need now are her fans!
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 ...