Learn how to recycle an old jeans into a sexy mini skirt! Crafter and recycler Gianny L shows how to take old jeans or pants, cut off the legs, and sew up a new mini skirt.
This week's CRAFT Video Podcast comes courtesy of the fine folks at Skates.com where Luanne Teoh and Richard Humphrey show us how to build a pair of roller skates as featured in our current issue of CRAFT: 07!
Dress up like Uma Thurman for Halloween! This tutorial shows you how to make a Poison Ivy costume, starting completely from scratch. Make a tube top first, then add on the accessories and details as shown step by step in the video. Rawr!
In order to make a homemade tie dyed T-shirt, you will need the following: a 100% cotton T-shirt, large freezer bags, trash bags, and Tulip fashion dye.
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...
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...
Watch this step by step guide to folding and dying a spider style design for a tie-dyed t-shirt. This is a dark dye example, not a brightly colored shirt.
Thread Heads teach you how to convert and old sweater into three new fashionable pieces.
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 video shows how to make a layered tulle dress, step by step, from the initial cuts of fabric to sewing the final stitch. Have fun making this design your own after you've watched this video and learned how to make a layered tulle dress.
This Halloween, don't pass up the chance to dress up like the diva everyone is talking about— Lady Gaga. But you don't have to spend tons of money to get Lady Gaga's extravagant (in a weird context) look. You can recycle your way there with this recycled Lady Gaga Halloween outfit from GiannyL.
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.
Is your little guy or girl going as a big green dino for Halloween this year? Make your kids a warm and adorable costume by using an old sweatshirt and some fabric. This video will show you how to stitch on easy spikes so that your costume will look nice and ferocious. The process is super easy, so have fun!
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.
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.
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...
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.
Looking for a unique t-shirt? Well, make one yourself! Learn how to sew patches, paint, and design a custom t-shirt in this free video series.
That's right! Take some coffee grounds from the trash, and make a dye for your favorite jeans. This DIY strategy ends with you having less caffeine in your life, and more neat looking pants. Awesome.
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....
This video will show you how to make a very useful bracelet with 550 paracord. Once you watch this video, you'll have no excuse not to have any paracord on you. You'll always be prepared; after all, you never know what you could use this for! Just follow these steps:
In this tutorial, learn how to make a basic keyblade for use in cosplay. There are many different types of keyblades you can make for different characters and this tutorial will give you pretty universal advice. This video is three parts, so make sure you watch all the way through. See you at the conventions!
In this clip, learn how to make a giant hammer like Amy Rose carries in Sonic the Hedgehog. This hammer can be made with simple items that you may already have from other projects, or can be easily found at a craft store or Walmart. This hammer is super cool and realistic looking, so follow along and get ready for you summer conventions with this fun cosplay style.
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!
Consider a normal and ideal height for a girl in 5feet 8inches in height. The book of Andrew Loomis is a good guide for drawing realistic human figures. It explains the body proportions, techniques, drawing the parts, human movements, and poses of the body.
Don't trash your unfashionable old skirt, but turn it into something new, something unique, something fashionable. See how to create a designer tote from a skirt in this video from GiannyL.
In a rush to the airport with no luggage tags and have a roll of duct tape lying around? DuctTapeStuff saves the day with this tutorial on how to create luggage tags from duct tape. The second half of this tutorial features a fun, creative way to make your own bookmark for your current read.
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice.
This week Rob and Corinne are hangin with our favorite DIY'ers, Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty, and they're showing us how to make a super rad space helmet hoodie to keep you warm this winter. Threadbanger shows you how to make your very own space helmet hoodie.
Learn how to recycle an old jeans into a earth friendly sandals with Gianny L! In order to make sandals out of a pair of blue jeans, you will need the following: scissors, cardboard, needle, thread, a sewing machine, a pair of jeans, a pair of flip-flops, chalk, and foam.
designs can make a top or dress, from low swoops or off the shoulder simplicity, to keyhole designs or camisole straps. Learn to draw over a dozen necklines for fashion illustration in this free fashion design video series.
This step by step fashion design video shows how to take a basic pair of cotton ballerina flats and acrylic flats and transform them into a personalized creation. Learn how to customize a pair of plain ballerina flats into a unique pair of shoes
Learn how to use very simple and basic stitching techniques to make a pixie hat.
This video shows you how to make fabric dye using ingredients you can find in your kitchen. Perfect for an arts and crafts project or a handmade fashion statement!
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.
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.
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 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.
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 ...
Do you have an old pair of jeans hanging around? Maybe they don't fit anymore, or perhaps they are out of style? With a few stitches, you can turn that ugly old pair of pants into a stylish corset top.