Hot Fashion Design How-Tos

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: 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: Add puff sleeves to your shirt

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 ...

How To: Make a duct tape checkbook holder

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.

How To: Print, Cut & Fold Your Own DIY Hermès Handbag

Yay, you can now own the iconic Hermès bag for next to nothing! There's one catch—it's made of paper. Hermès is currently offering several free downloadable templates for the "Kelly Paper Bag" on the company's Facebook page. Not exactly usable in the traditional sense, but it still comes directly from the official Hermès design studio, and who doesn't love papercraft?

How To: Make a DIY long vest out of a scarf

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 ...

How To: Turn a tank top or tee into a better fitting, cute, unique shirt

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.

How To: Tie dye a v pattern

Have you always admired tie dye shirts but didn't know how to make those fancy patterns? This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make the V pattern on a shirt. Start by soaking the shirt in soda ash to get it ready to accept the dye. Next you'll learn how to do special folds and ties to create the specific V pattern on the shirt. You'll also learn how to use a bottle dye application technique to get the rainbow colored pattern look. In then end, you'll have a colorful ...

How To: Spray dye fabric

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.

How To: Tie dye the spider design like a pro

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...

How To: Make flying shoes! Or at least, shoes with wings

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.

How To: Make a Kufi cap with Threadbanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Kufi cap with Threadbanger. First, grab a thick black jersey material and your added material of choice. Cut the fabric in a circle pattern to make the size of your head. Then, cut the band material for 3 inches longer then your head measurement. Fold the material and create the bands with thick cardboard. Once you do this iron the bands down and then fold the added material down as well. Adhere the piece pieces together while still folded, then sew th...

How To: Make a mini skirt from old jeans and a maxi skirt

Celebrity stylist Hannah Sandling shows us how to make a miniskirt from old jeans and a maxiskirt, courtesy of Tampax Tampons. This is a confidence building mini skirt creation for women. Watch all four parts of this fashion design video tutorial, and see how to convert an old pair of jeans into a miniskirt, convert a maxi skirt to a mini skirt, and then see how to customize them.

How To: Sew together a sexy heart-design thong with Gianny L

Learn how to sew together a sexy heart-design thong with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is some fabric and elastic ribbon, some scissors, and some string. Thong underwear makes any woman look sexy, and is a sexy fashion statement. Watch this video and learn how to make it!

How To: Make a Michael Jackson costume

This Is It... Your next Halloween costume: The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. What you'll need: A black suit and black tie, red collared button-down shirt, and a pair of white socks and black shoes. Accessorize with a black rimmed hat, a pair of aviator sunglasses, and a dust mask. Seem pretty easy? Well, with this tutorial, ThreadBanger sheds light on a few extra touches you can add to make your MJ costume more authentic than the rest.

How To: Sew a quick fitted t-shirt

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.

How To: Make a cat-ear fleece hat

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...

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