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 from "Whitney sews on a budget" shows how to make a Valentine's Day purse or gift bag using a bandana. Begin by folding the bandana in half on the diagonal with the right sides together. Cut it into the shape you would like your bag to be. Pin the pieces together and sew along three sides and turn right side out. Clip out notches from each side so that there will be openings on each side of the casing that you are about to make. Fold the top down about an inch and iron, then fold d...
Thread Heads teach you how to convert and old sweater into three new fashionable pieces.
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!
In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to embellish a sweater by adding a bejeweled collar. This will be a great Christmas gift idea. Take a short sleeve sweater and cut out its neckline on a piece of paper. Take a piece of woolen cloth of matching color, pin the paper cut out to it and cut off the woolen piece. Place the woolen cut out on the neck of the sweater and arrange some jewels on it. Then with a hard glue gun apply hard glue to the back of each jewel and stick it. You ca...
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!
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!
Revamp an old t-shirt into a stylish halter top shape. This is an easy project, and with these tough economic times, you should probably be saving that money instead of going shopping. Check out this video fashion tutorial and learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt without any sewing.
Mix and match your choice of colors to transform a plain tank top into a youthful and fun layered baby-doll dress. Learn how to create a layered baby doll dress with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. It's simple and easy to alter tank top into a sexy dress.
Get an awesome tutorial from Cal of Hodge Podge clothing. This will teach you how to crochet a neckline. (Yes, it's a little complicated and you may want to reference another crochet video for pointers).
Watch host Xandria Ooi learn batik drawing techniques at the Jadi Batek Centre in Malaysia. Part 1 of 3 - How to Do batik drawing on fabric.
See how to make your very own nautical-themed bikini bathing suit with this fashion designer's guide. Though you might find the process daunting if you've never made a bathing suit before, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in just over five minutes' time. For detailed instructions, and to get started making your own sailor girl bikini, take a look.
With the weather getting colder and colder this winter season, you may need to update your winter clothing with some new, warm sweaters. If the weather is just a little too chilly for your taste, then layer yourself up with this fashion tip. See how to make a lux short-sleeved sweater in this video from GiannyL.
In this clip, learn how to make a very cool duct tape wallet with multiple credit card flaps. This detailed billfold can be made into a bi-fold or tri-fold shape and is sturdy enough to carry an array of cards and cash. So, follow along and start building your very own, totally unique, wallet.
Though this isn't quite fit for winter wear, you can surely wear this in the spring, summer, and fall, during those times when it's warm with a brisk breeze that might send small shivers down your spine (perhaps a few goosebumps).
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...
Elegant fashion is easier to come by than many assume. This tutorial shows you how to sew your own simple V-neck women's tunic with added flutter sleeves. You don't even need a pattern, just a few torso measurements for your wearer!
In this episode of "The Discount Trendsetter Show" the host will show you how to make a simple dress for under $10.00. For this simple slip dress you will need safety pin, elastic, needle, thread, and some cool fabric. No need to hassle with patterns, this easy style can be created with some draping. Check out this fashion how-to video and learn how to design yourself a simple and inexpensive dress.
Tami A. Walker shows you the secret to making a retro purse out of tape cassettes. This is a great recycle project.
Learn how to make a spiky dog collar for your dog! This video demonstrates how to stud your collar.
Thread Heads bring you this cool tutorial from Andrew Hanson on making an awesome punk rock t-shirt out of an old shirt using spray paint and stencils.
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 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!
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.
You barely even need a sewing machine to make this dress! All you need is a length of your favorite fabric. Wrap it around yourself, tie one shoulder and then sew up the side seam. Now all you need is to pick which shoes you're going to wear with it!
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.
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.
Fashion Television is responding to viewers request to learn how to bleach jeans. First, you need a spray bottle. Any bottle will do, and you want to fill more than half the bottle with bleach, and the rest of the bottle with bleach. If you use only bleach, you will ruin your clothing. Go outside to bleach jeans because it is dangerous to use it in the home. You must bleach items in a well ventilated areas. All you have to do is just spray the jeans. Wait for it to dry, and if you do not like...
David Page Coffin teaches you how to make a pattern from your favorite shirt, which you can then use to make a new shirt.
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...
Learn how to spraypaint an old school denim graffiti jacket. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint a graffiti jacket.
You can use this tutorial to make a holder for your x-acto knife or any other craft knives. This is a good holder to have, especially if you've lost a cap, because the sharp blade has a harder time cutting through the tape.
Your tanks and your tees aren't fitting just right, don't throw them away or toss them in a storage box just yet. Grab some scissors and cut that sucker up, then mold it in a better fitting, unique and cute shirt. The easiest part is simply slicing up the back up the shirt, but then comes the strings. Watch and see for yourself. This is a great way to transform a normal T-shirt or tank top into something more creative.
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.
ThreadBanger give us a great recipe to make a unisex bomber hat using just a flannel shirt, white faux fur, a measuring tape, the bomber hat pattern, a sewing machine, and two and a half hours of your creative time. Add pom-poms at the ears to give it extra flavor! Super cool look for both dudes and ladies.
This week's episode of "The Discount Trendsetter Show" will show you how to recycle an old handbag for under $5.00. This revamp works just as well with an old duffel bag. This cheap project will show you how to renovate something old into a trendy, but simple mail carrier style bag. Watch this fashion how-to video and learn how to recycle a handbag or a duffel bag.
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.
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.
Make patches yourself instead of making them! I use fabric paint markers.
The Thread Heads viewers come together to present a series of tutorials on DIY fashion. Learn how to sew and make other homemade clothing.