Hot Fashion Design How-Tos

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: Tie a toga for young men

This video is a must-see for all those freshman pledges headed to toga parties down on fraternity row. Or better yet, the girlfriends that are dressing those guys! She begins by wrapping the sheet around the back of the male model. One end is at the chest while the other end is wrapped over the opposing shoulder after making the entire loop around his body. She pins one corner at the left shoulder blade, pulling the loose excess to the back. She pulls the other corner underneath his arm and t...

How to Tie-Dye: The Easy Way

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.

How To: Make realistic cosplay chakrams for Axel for under $30

In this clip, learn how to make incredibly awesome chakrams for Axel on a budget. These props can be made for under 30 bucks and look perfectly realistic. In part one of this tutorial, you will learn all about how to put your chakram together and in part two you will get to see the final product. Follow along and learn how to put this piece together and add the finishing touches to your cosplay costume.

How To: Make a complete duct tape wallet with an ID holder

You know those little clear pockets in your wallet that perfectly fit your driving license or school ID card? Didn't think you could get them in a homemade duct tape wallet, did you? Well, think again! In this clip, you will learn how to make a complex wallet out of tape including credit card slots and a see through ID holder. Follow along and get started.

How To: Make a punctured paper lamp shade with ThreadBanger

This is a video tutorial showing its audience how to make a New York City Skyline punctured paper lamp shade with ThreadBanger. The first step is to gather your supplies. You will need paper, puncturing tools, two wire rings, ribbon, tape, bull nose clips, tape, foam, and scissors. Then you will take your graphic paper and lay it on top of your plain sheet of paper and on top of your foam. Next with your puncturing tools punch holes all around each graphic so that you get your design. Then ma...

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: Make an iron on transfer for a t-shirt

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an iron on transfer for a t-shirt. The materials you will need are: a printer, an iron, hard surface, transfer paper, and t-shirt! To start, find the art that you want to put on your picture and then you will need to transfer it onto the paper for your shirt. Once this is fully transferred with the scanner, load it to your computer. Then, print it out on transfer paper. After this, you will place the paper down on the shirt and iron it for a few minutes....

How To: Make old t-shirts into tote bags

If you have kids, chances are you also have a pile of t-shirts that said rapidly-growing little ones have outgrown. Rather than throw them out or donate them, make them into something new! This video from Threadbanger will teach you how to sew two old t-shirts into a fun new tote bag. It will be soft, durable, stylish, and free!

How To: Cut a t-shirt into a halter top

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.

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: 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 fancy, beaded, princess tiara

In an hour, make your own fancy beaded princess tiara with some help from ThreadBanger. You'll need a skinny stiff headband, 24-gage floral wire, a wire cutter, plastic beads and a creative sense of spirit! With a few twists, ties, and beads, you'll have a new piece of head decor to crown yourself princess for the day.

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 ...