Fabric Crafts

How To : Craft silk fabric mini rose hair pins

The best part about this silk fabric rose craft is that you can use the mini roses for anything, from adorning your cashmere sweater as a brooch to pinning one on a tote bag to attaching one to a hair pin. Check out this DIY video for the how-to.

How To : Craft a princess purse from spare fabric and a shoelace

Make a fashion purse for your little princess! You'll need four squares of fabric in two separate colors (one for the outside and one for the lining), beads for decoration, a shoelace to use as a strap, needle and thread (or a craft sewing machine) and a pair of scissors.

How To : Craft duct tape fabric

You probably already know that duct tape is handy in a bind and is very versatile but did you ever think to make duct tape fabric? Find some fun colors or stick with the traditional silver, make your fabric and then the sky is the limit to fashion possibilities. Waterproof, s ...more

How To : Craft an urban chic tote from waste fabric scraps

Chances are you have a pile of old, unused clothing lying somewhere in your house. You're sure as hell never going to wear any of it, but you also don't want to throw anything away just yet. So how do you eliminate the unsightly pile without completely tossing it into a trash ...more

How To : Craft an herbal eye pillow for sewing beginners

In this video you will learn the basics of starting a beginner sewing project. The project featured in this video is an eye pillow. Eye pillows are filled with flax seed and essential dried herbs like lavender, spearmint, chamomile, etc.They are easy and fun to make and they m ...more

How To : Make fabric favor bags and decor for your wedding

Due to the downturn of the economy, many smart shoppers have turned into smart crafters instead. Whether it's making crafts for your home or for friends, crafting saves money (we're talking a $2 craft versus a $50 present for a friend's birthday present). In this tutorial, Va ...more

How To : Turn T-shirts into cotton tube yarn

Yarn is certainly not the most expensive fabric-making material world, but why would you spend $5 for a roll when you can spin together yarn yourself? Learn how to craft expensive-looking cotton tube yarn by simply cutting it out of old, unused T-shirts. Watch this video to g ...more

How To : Make ear muffs out of coat hangers

Ear muffs are handy for snow days (or in L.A., cold-ish days) and for eskimo dress-up days at school. Learn how to craft your own ear blankie with this tutorial, which shows you a cheap way to make ear muffs out of a coat hanger frame. All you need is a coat hanger, some fuzz ...more

How To : Quilt as you go

This quilt as you go method is really becoming popular and this video shows how you can get in on the action. It's a simple method and you'll see your craft coming together quickly before your eyes. You'll need some backing, many pieces of fabric - widths can be different, but ...more

How To : Build your own Japanese katana out of foam

If you're looking to play a samurai or other Japanese inspired character at your next boffer larp, this tutorial is for you. You're shown how to build a foam katana using duct tape, a razor blade, measuring tape, cloth athletic tape, DAP contact cement, liquid craft latex, fab ...more

How To : Recycle old t-shirts into decorative bunting

Ah, bunting. In the crafting/Etsy world, bunting is one of the simplest pieces of decor to make as well as one of the cheapest, yet because of its minimalistic simplicity it's also one of the prettiest crafts ever. Bunting is basically garlands decorated with triangle-shaped ...more

How To : Craft a breezy bat sleeve blouse with Gianny L

No, you're not going to look like a cheesy impersonation of Batman when you don this "bat sleeve" blouse. Composed of wide sleeves that encourage free air flow (always good, especially for sisters with sweaty armpits. Yes, we went there) and a nipped in waist, this blouse is f ...more

How To : Create a dazzling mermaid Halloween makeup look

Unless you're an actual mermaid or a member of the Na'vi, this insane mermaid look probably won't get you any propositions on the street. Nevertheless, the mermaid look presented in this video is a unique and gorgeous Halloween dress-up that will stand out even amongst drag q ...more

How To : Create a sunprint cork board & jewelry tray

Grace Bonney from Design-Sponge shows how to create a corkboard and tray from sun print fabric (similar to the craft sun print paper, and available at bluesunprints.com). First iron the sun print fabric, far away from a light source. If printing leaves, first flatten them in a ...more

How To : Make hand-printed fleece scarves

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 easy no-sew, no-knit, hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. An ...more

How To : Make a swimmable mermaid tail

Here is a step by step tutorial for making a swimmable mermaid tail. Check out Video #2 for a demonstration of the tail in use! FAQ: Q: Where did you get your monofin and how much did it cost? A: I got my Finis Tempo monofin online for about $50. Try ebay or searching on goo ...more

How To : Find the Best Black Friday Weekend Sales Online

Yesterday was the biggest shopping event of the year— Black Friday— the day after Thanksgiving. Most waiting in huge lines, getting swallowed up by commercialism on its biggest profit-turning day, and there's still tons of shopping to be had on Saturday and Sunday, with many s ...more

How To : Make a princess costume for Halloween

Not sure what to be next Halloween? A princess is a classic choice. Whether you’re making a costume for your little girl, or want to feel like royalty yourself, a princess costume is always in style. You Will Need: • A party dress • Craft or fabric glue • Rhinestones and c ...more

How To : Craft apple stamps

Here's a great craft project you can do with kids or in a classroom. You can use an apple half to stamp apple shapes onto everything from lunch bags to tote bags. This is an easy and cute project to do for the fall. Cover a lunch sack or a fabric tote with these mouthwatering ...more

How To : Cut fabric

You’ve finally found the perfect fabric for that new dress – don’t let careless cutting ruin your project. You Will Need * Fabric * Laundry detergent * An iron * An ironing board * Sewing chalk * Pins * A pattern * Scissors * Padding for table (optional) * Foam (optional) * Fe ...more

How To : Make pretty fabric flowers

Fabric flowers make the perfect accent to any card or project. In this video, learn how to make pretty fabric flowers for your crafts. These flowers are fast and easy to make and can be made out of scrap fabric you have hanging around the house. These flowers are an inexpensiv ...more

How To : Make homemade fabric dye

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! Part 1 of 3 - How to Make homemade fabric dye. Part 2 of 3 - How to Make homemade fabric dye. Part 3 of 3 - How ...more

How To : Use freezer paper to create monogrammed pillows

Freezer paper to make stencils? We're aware that you're probably not used to using the food staple for crafting, but it's actually a super inexpensive way to create beautiful stencils - in this case, monograms - on fabric. Join Kim and Kris from as they show you an easy and i ...more

How To : Create a faux quilted pumpkin for a fall decoration

Add a little fall feeling to your home with this lovely craft - create faux quilted pumpkins. You will need a styrofoam ball, fat quarters of fabric in various fall colors, crafting glue, a paint brush and a small piece of wood to use as the stem.

How To : Make a recycled notes organizer with your kids

This project may be more for you than your kids, but that doesn't mean your children won't have fun constructing this awesome crafts project! You can teach your kids about recycling, and build something wonderful and useful. A notes organizer is also a great idea for getting o ...more

How To : Create a glow-in-the-dark raver makeup look

Glow-in-the-dark stars, paint, stickers, and even fabric are pretty commonplace, but glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow? Using glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow, xsparkage will show you how to craft a raver look that will truly stand out as you dance under black light. Super bright with ora ...more

How To : Make quick, no sew fabric flowers

Do you have extra scrap fabric hanging around your craft room? Why not make something fun with it instead of tossing it? In this tutorial, learn how to take that extra fabric and turn it into cute, no-sew flowers in no time! Use the flowers for appliques, hair decoration, clot ...more

How To : Make an easy fabric-covered hardbound journal

You share your innermost feelings with it on a daily basis. Why, then, settle for something drab, prefab and impersonal? With this handy how-to, you'll learn how make a custom fabric-covered hardbound journal. You'll need the following supplies: A craft knife A cutting mat S ...more

How To : Alter a pre-existing quilt

Try a quilting experiment to make a radical change to your hand crafted quilt. In this video, the original quilt was much larger, and has been cut down to groups of 9 blocks. See how a different swath of fabric is sewn right through the center of the quilt.

How To : Make needle-felted chicks

Viewer-crafter Jenn Docherty shares her technique for making adorable needle-felted chicks. Materials needed are foam mat, wool roving, felting needle, wood skewer, needle black upholstery thread, sheet of felt (to use for beak), 34-gauge wire, 20-gauge black-coated craft wire ...more

How To : Use the cross stitch 'n paint technique

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use the cross stitch 'n paint technique. It combines simple back stitching and water color painting. Most of the materials are found in your kitchen. You will need wax paper, paper towels, and a plate to use as your pa ...more

How To : Potato print homemade and simple designs on fabric

Crafting guru Lotta Jansdotter shows you how to create some artsy, hand-printed accessories in this step-by-step guide. There's no printing tools or skills required! Only some ink and… a potato! It's called potato printer. This professional textile designer demonstrates the p ...more

How To : Sew a blind hem

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to sew a blind hem. Use a blind hem stitch when sewing the bottom hem of your Roman shade. It is very easy to do. For this you will need a sewing machine that has blind hem stitch already programmed in to it and a blind h ...more

How To : Make an easy fabric panel quilt for Project Linus

Project Linus is an organization that provides security blankets for seriously ill or traumatized children. In this tutorial, learn how to make an easy fabric panel quilt to donate to a child in need. Project Linus is a great organization that provides warmth to every child, n ...more

How To : Make a handcrafted snowman ornament

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make your own hand-crafted snowman. You will need two Styrofoam balls, tooth picks, a white sock, plaid fabric, orange pipe cleaner, black fabric paint, pins, hot glue or tacky glue, twigs, buttons, red baby socks, and any other deco ...more

How To : Bast a quilt for free-motion quilting patterns

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to baste a quilt for free-motion quilting patterns. This video is presented by craftygemini. This method of loading your quilt onto your quilting frame is known as floating where the quilt top and the batting are floated. ...more

How To : 6 DIY Gift-Wrapping Ideas for the Holidays

The possibilities are infinite when it comes to DIY gift wrap. Instead of the usual Christmas-themed wrapping paper, make your packaging look funky with old maps, music sheets, calendars, and other material to encase your loved ones' presents. You can also make the wrapping a ...more

How To : Make your own super cute pincushion

Add a little flair and personalization to your sewing room! You can make this out of the scrap fabric in your stash. This tutorial shows you how to craft your own completely usable, tomato-style pincushion. You will also need some kind of stuffing. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make yo ...more

How To : Create a bigger butt and hips using foam

Seldom does a woman want to increase her butt and waist size, but for those who work in theater, a big butt may just be a requirement for a role. However, faux butts and hips will generally rob your wallet of quite a steep amount of money, so why not make them yourself? All y ...more

How To : Make decorations for Halloween

In this video you learn how to make fun, creative, and cheap decorations for Halloween. You learn how to make Halloween "Koozies" and how to make a Halloween tree. This video shows the materials you'll need to make each one. The materials you'll need for the "Koozies" are 1/4 ...more

How To : Make witch and mummy costumes for Halloween

You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a cool and scary costume for Halloween. This tutorial teaches you how to create a mummy and witch costume with old clothes and just a little bit of fabric. For the mummy costume you will need long johns, muslin, black, gloves, blac ...more

How To : Craft an original stencil

Stencils allow you make an image for easy duplication. The stencil can be used for tagging, fabric painting, t-shirts, or whatever else you want. Follow along with the steps in this video from Piece of Craft. You will need an X-acto knife or a wood burning tool (for advanced s ...more

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