Every girl knows that fashionable shoes are a must for any outfit. Learn how to draw platform shoes in fashion design with this free video series from a fashion design graduate student.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Japan rules cosplay culture, and these superfans are no exception to the rule. Tokyo Fashion hits the streets, Fruits style, capturing these top-notch, über stylish fashion homages to the infamous Lady Gaga.
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.
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...
David Page Coffin teaches you how to make a pattern from your favorite shirt, which you can then use to make a new shirt.
Got some old jeans lying around or any pairs that don't fit? ThreadBanger shows you how to turn some old pairs of jeans into a new pair of overalls.
Have a boring, outdated blazer or jacket in your closet? This tutorial gives you some great ideas on how to turn a boring white linen blazer into something a little more stylish and trendy. You will need a sewing machine for most of these ideas.
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!
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!
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.
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.'”
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 Thread Heads viewers come together to present a series of tutorials on DIY fashion. Learn how to sew and make other homemade clothing.
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.
Evenin' Gov'na! How lucky you are to have that datascope (a.k.a. computer); for now you can build yourself some SteamPunk Goggles for your next bioscope (a.k.a. movie)! You will need an old wallet, metal pieces, two plastic water bottle caps, old clock parts, an electric motor, mini tires, plastic pipe, an LED toggle switch, and a pair of sunglasses. Watch this video fashion design tutorial and learn how to make a pair of steampunk binocular style goggles.
Rodarte is an L.A. based fashion brand, headed by the Mulleavy sisters. Their pieces are known for their amazing materiality, gothic deconstruction, and beautifully ombréd fabric. The sisters have collaborated with Target, the Gap, outfitted many celebrities, and have been featured in the New Yorker, among various other publications.
This is a short instructional video showing the folding and dying required to come up with a circle design for a tie dye.
This knee length denim skirt is both flirty and comfortable. Learn how to turn jeans into a knee length denim skirt with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Wear with boots for a sexy look or with flip flops for casual days.
Like the anti-privacy spy doorknob, the transparent clutch isn't for someone with something to hide. But for those who hold no secrets, there's something truly elegant about the design, which has made an appearance on several different high fashion runways:
In this tutorial, we learn how to decoupage a picture frame. This is the art of gluing paper onto a smooth surface, then applying lacquer over it. First, gather all of your tools, including foam brushes. Next, stick the papers you want onto the smooth surface, using glue. Then, smooth out the surface using a roller and a credit card to press down onto it. Do one last run through with the roller, then apply the lacquer onto the top of it. Once finished, let this dry 15-20 minutes. When dried, ...
Accessorize with duct tape! This tutorial shows you how to make a bracelet or wristband out of two eight inch strips of yellow duct tape. They end up a little less than half an inch wide and look like charity silicone wristbands.
In this clip, learn how to sew a whip stitch into clothing to make cute, easy Halloween costumes. This video will show you how to whip stitch your way to a new warddrobe in no time - no sewing machine required!
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!
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...
Miss Angelina and crew give us a glimpse into the world of the HiLiterz and show us how-to make a simple tube top! You will need a material that's mostly spandex so the tube top will stay up. You'll also need a ruler, scissors, pins, and a sewing machine (with a zig zag seam). Watch this video fashion design tutorial and learn how to sew a tube top.
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.
In this clip, learn how to fix up a wig for cosplay. You will get a step by step that offers a ton of tips and advice for costume wig care. Learn how to spike and straighten a wig for your summer conventions so you can really look the part. This particular wig is inspired by Zelgadis but works for basic punky wigs as well. So, save some money and reuse your wigs over and over by learning how to care for and re-style them
This video demonstrates how to make a funky yarn pom pom. Take a yarn of your choice that matches your scarf. Take one end of the string and start winding it not too tightly around your fingers. Leave back enough string for the pom pom for the other end. Cut the string using a pair of scissors and set it aside taking care not to mess the ball. Cut another piece of string with appropriate length that goes around the ball of string kept aside. Place the cut string over the table and place the b...
In this video hostess Charlotte instructs us, on how to make "Inner Tube" Bracelets, a rock style associated accessory. Employing either Black Plastic, Leather, or even Tape. Creating these alt accessories requires only scissors and a needle and thread of some type of adhesive to attach the clasp or fastener that will allow you to attach it to your wrist. With a few simple Scissor cuts along the material's length to create a design. Charlotte shows us exactly how it is done with helpful tips ...
You’ve finally found the perfect fabric for that new dress – don’t let careless cutting ruin your project.
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!
Great for Summer and showing off your tan! Learn how to convert tees into one shoulder tanks with sexy Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Enjoy the relaxed t-shirt fit but with a sexy summer flair!
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.
Watch this step by step fashion design tutorial on how to bleach shirt designs. Print out a design onto durable paper and cut out the individual pieces. Iron the shapes in place atop the t-shirt. Place a protective lining on the inside of the shirt. Fill an empty spray bottle with bleach and spray your design lightly from about two feet away. The areas where you placed paper shapes and letters will not soak up the bleach.