Hot Fashion Design How-Tos

How To: Tie a toga for men

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.

How To: Make a pencil dress

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...

How To: Make a masquerade mask

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.

How To: Braid fabric without it fraying

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.

How To: Tie a toga out of a sheet for men and women

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!

How To: Make a steampunk style deep sea diving helmet

Start with an old school globe, then dismantle it and remove the printed paper map. Then build up the shoulder and neck area with Chavant clay and cover up the seam. Cut a few holes in the globe and attach a few extra accessories. Then add a coat of paint and you have your own deep sea diving helment for your next steampunk adventure!

How To: Tie dye an oval style shape

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...

How To: Make a dainty victorian hat from a lampshade

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...

How To: Make a duct tape wallet with credit card holders

Check out this video for advice on how to build a brand new wallet out of duct tape. These aren't just ordinary wallets, either, they have slots for credit cards and everything! These are complete billfolds and can be made into plenty of different style depending on your preference. So, follow along and once you get the hang of it, why not experiment and create your own design?

How To: Make a skirt out of shirt sleeves with ThreadBanger

This Thread Banger video demonstrates making a skirt from men’s button down shirt sleeves. Brooksie from Haute Sew presents the technique. Two men’s button down shirts are needed. Cut the sleeves off the shirt at the seams and then split them open at the shirt sleeve seams, leaving the buttons in the middle. Pin the sleeves together along the raw edge with wrong sides together and sew them. The panels can be made to alternate colors or in color blocks depending on the style of shirts used...

How To: Make your own duct tape dress form

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to make your own duct tape dress form. This video is from www.thunderlily.com. The materials you will need for this project are an old t-shirt, duct tape, strips of fabric to put around your neck and arms and a pair of gloves. Wear the old t-shirt and stand upright. Tape around the chest and waist to keep your shape as shown in the video. Add extra fabric around the neck. Then tape all over the t-shirt and cover the entire t-shirt. Then remov...

How To: Make a bomber hat

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.

How To: Turn your old backpack into a new fanny pack

Thread Banger and their friends at Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty show us how to transform our old backpack into a now hip (yes, they're hip again) fanny pack in just under two hours. With a disposable backpack, pattern weights, marking chalk, a zipper, seam ripper, scissors, a buckle, some pins, a sewing machine, and a downloadable pattern courtesy of RHLS, you can make your own custom-made fanny pack in time to show off at school the next day! A definite must-try.

How To: Make Sweeney Todd Victorian trash costumes

This week, in celebration of Tim Burtons new movie Sweeney Todd, Thread Heads hangs out with the Oscar award winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood, in this instructional video. Plus we turn some neighborhood thrift store finds into some Sweeney Todd inspired Victorian trash outfits. This is one how-to video you won't want to miss.

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