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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Make a super easy Fred and Wilma Flintstone costume for Halloween! This easy to follow tutorial shows you how to make your own costumes, without needing a pattern, and for significantly less money than you'd spend on a pre made costume.
Need something to carry all those loose pencils and pens floating around at the bottom of your book bag? DuctTapeStuff shows us how to build a nifty pencil and pen case out of duct tape in just a few minutes.
Watch this instructional fashion design videos to customize a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers. Make sure to clean the shoe with nail polish remover, or acetone to remove the finish. Tape off the areas of the shoe you want to protect. Here is one example of how to paint your Air Force Ones and give them a customized look.
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!
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?
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 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!
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...
Watch this fashion design lesson to see who took third place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with a how-to for making a no-sew fringe halter top!
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 week, the thread heads show us how to turn an old Jimi Hendrix t-shirt into an even cooler button-down shirt. Sweetness!
If you're the youngest child and have many older brothers and sisters, it's almost certain you'll be getting hand me downs. If so, this video may be waht you are looking for. Using old worn clothing and making it into something new to wear will not only save you money, but show your other siblings that they shouldn't have given this up so easily. You'll find out how to make a simple vest out of a scarf. Enjoy!
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...
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.
This dress can be wrapped, draped, or tied any way that suits you, depending on where you're going. Choose a lightweight fabric, like silk or satin, when you're sewing this dress. All you need is a few yards of fabric and your usual sewing notions.
Of course you can make anything out of duct tape - even shoes! This tutorial shows you how to take your foot measurements and then use that to make your own pair of flip flops or thong sandals out of duct tape.
This is all about how to make a corset. First you're shown how to trace the pattern onto your chosen material, and then you're shown each step along the way to make a sexy and well fitting corset or waist cincher.
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...
Another mini tutorial on duct tape! If you're making a duct tape wallet, you're going to want to construct a pocket to keep your spare change. This tutorial shows you how to make an add on coin purse to add to any kind of wallet!
Turn yourself into an Aphrodite or Artemis this Halloween! You don't even need a pattern to make yourself a sexy Greek goddess costume! All you need are a few yards of your favorite fabric, some chantilly lace for a wrap, and a laurel leaf crown to top it all off!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Do you love the 1960s flair that tie-dye gives your clothes, but hate tracking pre-dyed stuff down at hippie stores? This two-part video teaches you how to make your old plain-colored clothing tie-dyed using the knot technique. Revitalize your closet using this technique without ever having to set foot in a specialty store!
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, Joey shows us how to man do it yourself boyfriend jeans. All you need is chalk, razor blade, sand paper, bleach, scissors and over sized jeans. First, put the jeans on and mark them with chalk where you want to fray them. Then, let them sit in bleach for 20-30 minutes depending on how faded you want them to be. You can now grab your sandpaper and wear out the area you want to look faded. Also, make cuts in the areas where you want them to be. Let the jeans sit in the bleach ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melissa Watson from DIY Style shows a way to restructure and re-style something that you already have plenty of, a t-shirt, in this how-to video. Add ruffles and rouching to transform a plain tee into something a little more eye-catching. You will need thread, a ruler, elastic, shears, a marking tool, a tissue-knit fabric, straight pins, and a t-shirt. Watch this video design tutorial and learn how to fashion an old t-shirt into something more stylish.
Just because you're going to the beach doesn't mean you can't go in style. This video fashion design tutorial shows how to make a quick and easy bikini cover-up out of an old t-shirt with the help of Gianny L. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. This bikini cover-up is an easy to put together, affordable summer fashion statement.
Watch closet and fashion guru Barbra Horowits, author of Closet Control, demonstrate how to take an oversized t-shirt and sew a fitted, hip, and sexy shirt. It's so easy, anyone can do it. You can use left over scraps to create a sexy open weave along the sides of the shirt that also holds it together. No needle and thread necessary!
Everyone has extra t-shirts sitting around that don't get used anymore. Give one a new life, by sewing together a new outfit. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Just find a t-shirt, a needle, thread, pins, and a ribbon. Watch this video fashion design tutorial and learn how to turn a t-shirt into a top and skirt outfit with Gianny L.