Fold Fabric

How To : Create your own gorgeous no-pattern shift dress

1: Chose a stretchy fabric & fold in half, so that the right side of the patterns are together. 2: Lay dress on top of fabric & trace the dress with dressmakers chalk, allowing for a 1.5 cm seam allowance (except for the bottom. allow 5 cm). 3: Take dress away,fold fabric in h ...more

How To : Make a Christmas tree skirt

Looking to make this Christmas a DIY Christmas? Why not make your own Christmas tree skirt, customized to fit your personality and home decor! Nothing says it’s Christmas like a beautiful Christmas tree. Now you can decorate the area below with a handmade Christmas tree skirt ...more

How To : Fold a Bird of Paradise with a Napkin

The bird of paradise looks really neat and is surprisingly simple to fold. It makes a great table decoration for that special dinner you have coming up. Just follow the video below: Material You can use all kinds of napkins. In the video, a really cheap paper napkin is used. ...more

How To : Sew a dart

Kate Hemmings & Vicki Taylor from Sew magazine show you how to properly sew a "dart" (a.k.a. taking in fabric to make it fit the contours of your body). Just follow these easy steps in the video: - Mark out your darts on your fabric, being sure to connect the marks. - Fold th ...more

How To : Sculpt fabric in 3D using Zbrush

Fabric is challenging to depict in art because of its many folds and the complex ways that light plays off of it. This video from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein will teach you how to sculpt fabric using the popular 3D sculpting program Zbrush. He outlines the forces ...more

How To : Tie dye the spider design on your t-shirt

This video shows the viewers how to create a wicked spider pattern on a tie dyed shirt. Our instructor starts by demonstrating on a square piece of fabric. Start by folding your shirt in half sleeve to sleeve. Next, choose the placement of your spider design by picking the twi ...more

How To : Make a pillar box hat with Threadbanger

Materials: Scrap fabric, elastic thread, cardboard, scissors, cellophane tape, and other bits and bobs ie feathers, buttons Draw around a cellophane tape three times. Cut out the three circles. For the rim: Take a circle. Place a notch on top of the circe. Place the circle at ...more

How To : Make a Support Halter Top

To make a support halter top shirt, you will need: Pattern for a basic bodice Draft paper or newspaper Yardstick Pen or pencil Scissors Cotton fabric 2 foam bra cups Matching thread Watch the following video for visual instructions, and make sure to reference the text below. ...more

How To : Fold a napkin into a beautiful fan for parties

Napkins can either be dull sheets of fabric or paper that you wipe your extraneous pot roast red sauce on or fantastical works of art that put the finishing touch on your table decor. Make your napkins the latter by folding them into beautiful fans that can be displayed on pl ...more

How To : Create fabrics in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top

In this video, we learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top. First, take a large shirt of your choice color and cut along the line on the shoulder, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Next, roll the hem and sew with a sewing machine. Next, cut a strap 4" wide ...more

How To : Do Detatched Buttonhole Filling

In detached buttonhole filling, you don't pass through the fabric as you work the buttonhole filling. In attached, you do. Attached buttonhole filling gives you more scope for varying the placement of stitches, so that you can create effective filling patterns. The detached bu ...more

How To : Make bleached skinny jeans from old ones

ThreadBanger demonstrates how to make recycled bleached skinny jeans. First, put on the jeans and if they are too big, pinch them at the back and mark them with tailor's chalk. Fold under the jeans at the bottom and mark the desired length with the chalk. Open up the seam of b ...more

How To : Create a hand bag using a plastic bag

Create a hand bag using a plastic bag with this video tutorial. We really have to do something with these plastic bags, it spoils nature so dramatically. So, first we have to cut the bottom of the bag. Try to leave the maximum of the bag intact. Second, cut off the handles, b ...more

How To : Iron pants with Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE

Pay attention to these ironing tips to iron your pants perfectly. Crisply ironed pants help create a pulled-together look. Follow these simple steps for a quick, flawless press?with creases or without. Learn how to iron pants with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Make your own big hair bow with fabric & thread

In order to make a large hair bow, you will need the following: a headband, fabric, thread, scissors, thread, and a needle. This can be sewn by hand or with a sewing machine. You will be using a straight stitch for this. Cut your fabric to the size that you would like at a 1 ...more

How To : Turn old clothes into wine gift bags

Not sure what bottle of wine to get your wine-loving friend for their birthday? Don't sweat it. Get them a wine bag, and save money by making it yourself from old clothes!! Why spend money on wine gift bags when you can craft your own from stuff you already have in your closet ...more

How To : Sew a throw pillow

You hunt and you hunt, but you can never find the right pillows to go with you couch. Even your reupholstered chair needs a little pillow love, but it seems impossible to find the right color and design to make a perfect match. That's when you know it's up to you save the day. ...more

How To : Turn a wire hanger into a cloth one

Are you bent out of shape over damage to your clothes caused by wire hangers? Don’t buy new ones – follow these easy steps to modify hangers you already have. Watch this video to learn how to turn a wire hanger into a cloth one. You Will Need * Wire hanger * Ruler * Tissue p ...more

How To : Sew a two-tier waist-high skirt

In this video, we learn how to sew a two-tier waist-high skirt. First, fold the fabric in half, then fold the right sides together and draw a half circle. Next, anchor your chalk with a spool of thread and swing around the half circle to create another. Now, cut out the circle ...more

How To : Make wool mittens

Olivia shows how to make ‘Woolen Mittens’ in this video, by recycling an old sweater! She begins by washing an old sweater in cold water. After washing, she puts the sweater in a dryer at high heat mode, to shrink it. The washed, dried and shrunk sweater is then placed on a ta ...more

How To : Make simple fabric flowers with Kara Janx

1. Draw a flower template on paper. 2. Cut out the template (it's like making a paper doll). 3. Lay on long the precut fabric, about 10 folds worth. 4. Accordion fold it so each fold is the same size as the template. 5. Pin the fabric and the template together all the way thro ...more

How To : Make a round doll dress

Channel Pullip teaches how to make a round doll dress. To accomplish this, you'll need fabric. In the example she used sailor color themed material. You'll need lace and trimming, an elastic band, and velcro for closure. To start, cut the fabric to 17cm x 3cm, fold in half and ...more

How To : Hem pants so they fit

You will need marking pencils or chalk, scissors, seam ripper, pins and good quality matching thread. Mark desired length on each pant leg. Option 1: Stand on pants and place a pin where fabric hits the floor. Option 2: Fold pants up to desired length & pin. Take pants off; tu ...more

How To : Make a stylish bat sleeve

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a stylish bat sleeve. First, take a large piece of fabric and measure it from your shoulder to the armpit on the other arm. Now, fold the fabric up and mark pins where you want the cuts to be. Now, sew the seams where you placed the pins. ...more

How To : Make a window valance

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a window valance. If you have a drop down shade, a valance will help cover up the hardware that is located underneath it. Start out with your choice of fabric, then add in 1 inch to the top, bottom and sides. Next, line the fabric and pla ...more

How To : Stitch a bland hem

This video demonstrates how to stitch a blind hem. A blind hem does not show stitching on the outer side of the garment, like a pair of pants or a shirt. If you turn the garment you do see the stitching. The reason you don't see the stitching on the outside of the garment is t ...more

How To : Make a hippie chiffon one shoulder top

This is a video tutorial in the Fine Art category where you are going to learn how to make a hippie chiffon one shoulder top. The materials you will need are chiffon, studs, elastic thread and elastic. Use a simple tank top pattern to cut out the chiffon. Elongate the center o ...more

How To : Make a silk bow

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a bow. First, take some fabric, it should be double the size that you want the bow. Now, fold this up in half horizontally, then fold it in half vertically. After this, sew the ends together on the bottom of the fabric. Turn this inside o ...more

How To : Sew & measure elastic

In this tutorial, we learn how to sew and measure elastic. First, place the elastic over your waist and think about what you are making. Decide if you want it to be comfortable or if you want it to be tighter if you are wearing it out during the day. Also take into account wha ...more

How To : Make a doll half-top & skirt

This is a video tutorial describing how to make a doll outfit that includes a half top and a skirt. The first step is to gather what you will need. You will need 2 pieces of fabric, some elastic band, and then something for closure such as a hook and eye, a button, or a snap. ...more

How To : Make a Pilgrim costume

Whether for a boy or a girl, a Pilgrim costume is one of the easiest costumes to make. You Will Need * A basic black outfit * Black shoes * Thick white knee socks * Several yards of white fabric or felt * Scissors * Needle and thread, or a glue gun * A white half-apron * Four ...more

How To : Add a flange accent to your quilt

A quick tip on adding a flange accent to piece your quilt. A flange is a one inch strip of fabric that you fold in half and fit into the border to add a delicate accent to your quilt. This layout provides the groundwork for sewing flanges into a quilt.

How To : Make a DIY halter style bra strap

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a DIY halter style bra strap. First, you will need to cut a long piece of fabric and you will also need some bra hooks. Now, you will take the fabric and fold it in half twice so it's the correct size for a bra strap. Then, you will sew i ...more

How To : Tie dye an oval style shape

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie dye an oval style shape. Start with a square piece of a shirt that is damp, then fold it in half. Then fold it in half again, then in half again. After this, fold the shirt accordion style, paying attention to where the main corner of the ...more

How To : Make a blind hem stitch using a sewing machine

In this sewing tutorial, you'll need a sewing machine to make a blind hem stitch. The sewing machine used is a Brother LX-1325 compact and lightweight model, but you can use a similar brand and model. To make a blind stitch, you'll need to fold the fabric the way you normally ...more

How To : Make a fringy scarf in two minutes

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fringy scarf. You will first need 1 yard of fabric, then fold it with the right sides facing each other. Next, measure 19" down, then start to cut. After this, measure 7" down, draw a line from across. Now, start to cut towards that lin ...more

How To : Create a high-waisted poofy skirt with Gianny L

High waists and poofy balloon skirts are both two of the hottest fashion trends this season, seen on stars like Lauren Conrad and Jessica Simpson (yes, of the famous "Mom jean" snafu). Combine these two trends together and you get a high-waisted poofy skirt, which is more fla ...more

How To : Make Bias Binding Strips When Quilting

Penny Halgren demonstrates how to use a handy little gadget known as a bias tape maker. First make the bias binding by cutting strips of fabric on the bias and stitching them together. Then press all the seams in the same direction. The fabric will go through easier if the str ...more

How To : Fold a fitted sheet

Learn to fold a fitted sheet with this video guide. 1. Place your fingers in the points of the seam, with the angle seams facing each other. 2.Take your right hand and flip the sheet inside out, place your right hand into the reversed side of the sheet. 3. Slip the reversed r ...more

How To : Store your winter clothes

Make sure your winter wardrobe survives the summer by putting it away properly. Learn how to store your winter clothes. You Will Need: * Acid-free tissue paper * Plastic trash bags, plastic boxes with mesh-type lids, or cardboard boxes * Hangers with clips * A soft cotton clo ...more

How To : Make Your Own Roman Sahdes

Making Your Own Roman Shades Are you an everyday Martha Stuart? You know, one of those do it yourself creative people who can make better household items than you can find at the store. It so, I found a great (quick to the point) video that will help you design and make your ...more

How To : Make an easy art journal

In this video, we learn how to make an easy art journal. You will need: card stock or thick paper (10 pcs), fabric, scissors, ruler, clips, string, and a button. First, fold your paper in half and push down the crease so the paper stays folded. Now, lay your fabric down onto a ...more

How To : Make a long drawstring skirt for under $5

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a long drawstring skirt. You will need: knit stretch fabric ( 1.5 yards), safety pin, scissors, marking tool, and measuring tape. First, measure your hips and decide if you want your skirt to be tight or loose. For a tight fit, you want 2 ...more

How To : Sew a cape

In this how-to video, you will learn how to sew a cape. The pattern is made of three pieces. The main part is made of a circle with a hole in the center. There is a cut made from the center to the edge of the circle. The diameter is about 145 centimeters. The hood is two half ...more

How To : Craft a duct tape tote bag

Anyone can go to the store and buy a bag, but how many people are going to have a handmade duct tape bag? Show your creativity and style by choosing a wacky color and show up with this whimsical tote bag. You’ll have plenty of room to carry all your essentials in this stylish ...more

How To : Make an easy circle skirt

If you want to know how to make a circle skirt easily, you should watch this video. To make an easy circle skirt: Lay out the square of fabric and use the measuring tape to make a circle as large as your hips. Trace another circle around the edge of the fabric. Trace the large ...more

How To : Sew a hem

Sure, you can always use iron-on hem tape to shorten those pants, but maybe it’s time to join the 35 million Americans who can sew—yes, with a needle and thread—a hem. You Will Need * A seam ripper * A floor-length mirror * Straight pins * An iron * A sewing needle * Thread S ...more

How To : Make a quillow without a pattern as a gift

A quillow is a blanket that, when folded, can serve double duty as a pillow. You will need fabric for the front and back as well as some batting and regualr sewing notions. This is a great Christmas or holiday gift even a beginner can make!

How To : Create Christmas tree napkins using a serger

You can make a lovely napkin shaped like a Christmas tree using just two fabric circles and a sewing serger. With a little folding, you can even make these napkins reversible! Great for a beginner to intermediate seamstress or sewer.

How To : Fold a beautiful origami Japanese brocade

When you hear the word "brocade," you're probably thinking more about richly woven fabric than folded paper. Well, this origami Japanese "brocade" is based on the brocade look - an embossed, studded cloth. Take a gander at the video to learn how to fold a multifaceted origami ...more

How To : Sew a dress shirt collar

By using sewing pattern Simplicity 4670, the author of this tutorial video takes you through the steps needed to produce a great shirt collar. First you should attach interfacing to one piece of the shirt collar. Here you will be using fusible interfacing and taking the facing ...more

How To : Make an origami lotus flower from a napkin

With this how-to on the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, you'll learn how to make a strikingly beautiful water lily from a paper napkin. For complete, step-by-step instructions on assembling your own paper lotus flower, watch this origami how-to and, if you like, read al ...more

How To : Use a fold over elastic

Watch this sewing tutorial to use the fold over elastic for sewing dance clothing or any garment with a stretchy component. Simply fold the elastic over the seam or edge of the fabric and sew it on with a zig zag stitch to create a stretchy hem.

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