How to Design Clothing

How To : Design your own clothes & mix dye your clothes

Eddie teaches the secrets of designing your own clothes & mix dying your clothes. First mix together 1 tablespoon golden yellow, 1/2 teaspoon sunshine orange, 1/2 cup salt and 4 cups of hot water. Dip a piece of cloth to check the color, add more dye to make it darker or some ...more

How To : Design your own clothes with ombré dying

In this video, we learn how to design your own clothes with ombre dying. Start off by mixing up a dark color and a light color in 2 gallons of water each. Now, take your piece of fabric and place it into warm water until it's covered. Now, place this on a hanger, then dip the ...more

How To : Draft a Basic Bodice Pattern

Unlock the secret to clothing design. If you can draft and sew a basic bodice you can design virtually any kind of t-shirt, blouse or other top! Attach a skirt and you now have a dress! Take your measurements by using the guide in the " How to Take Your Measurements" section a ...more

How To : Embed lights into fabric and clothes with LilyPad

Get started with the LilyPad Arduino! It's a sewable microcontroller that lets you embed lights, sounds, sensors, and much more into your wearables, perfect for clothing and accessories. In this Make Magazine video tutorial, you'll see how to attach the LilyPad and power suppl ...more

How To : Add pizazz to your flip flops with Gianny L

God knows there are a lot of shabby sandals around today. The only solution to the perfect pair of flip-flops is to mod them yourself. Add a little glamour to your sandals and see how to glam up your flip-flops in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and ea ...more

How To : Make a cheap Tinkerbell costume from a T-shirt

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Create a cheap "Alice in Wonderland" costume

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Embed lights into a colorful brooch with LilyPad

Get started with the LilyPad Arduino! It's a sewable microcontroller that lets you embed lights, sounds, sensors, and much more into your wearables, perfect for clothing and accessories. In this Make Magazine intermediate, soft circuit, video tutorial, you'll see how to sew up ...more

How To : Make a tattered heart V-Day T-shirt with Gianny L

St. Valentine's Day is coming up soon in February, but do you have a special outfit planned for that special someone? Well, even if you don't have a valentine, this tattered heart black shirt will show the world you care. See how to make a tattered heart Valentine's Day T-shir ...more

How To : Make cheap and cute pajama pants with Gianny L

Sleep is one of the most important things in a person's life. So why not make it one of the most comfortable things, too? Having the right sleeping attire is great for comfort, especially when you make them custom yourself. See how to make pajama pants in this video from Giann ...more

How To : Draw an anime style angel

In this how to video, you will learn how to draw an angel. First, start out with the basic sketch of the drawing. Remember, eyes go in the middle of the head. Drawing the head first will help proportion the rest of the body. Use long strokes with the wrist to draw the hair. Tr ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Design a Quick T-Shirt

A bodice pattern is very helpful for anyone who wants to design a T-shirt, blouse or other clothing top. This entails learning to draft up a basic bodice pattern. For a quick beginners t-shirt however, you can merely take a rough impression straight from your body. Demystify p ...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 and use a stencil

In order to make and use a stencil, you will need the following: pencil, blue painter's tape, Dura Lar film, Self-healing mat, spray adhesive, old canvas board, airbrush, compressed air, airbrush paint, utility knife, paper, eraser, and an idea for a stencil. First, you will ...more

How To : Create patterns and draw flats using two programs

With technology nowadays, it easier than ever to create designs that can be used for clothing. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are two programs that help with the process in making whatever you want. As you'll see in this tutorial, you'll find out how to use Photoshop to crea ...more

How To : Sew a button onto any garment

Need to replace a button on a shirt? How about sewing something new with buttons? Learning to sew is a great way to get creative and to customize clothes you love by either tailoring them to fit your body better or embellishing designs by adding extra buttons or fabric. In thi ...more

How To : Tie dye shirts

This tutorial is an awesome tie dye how to video by Cowboy Hippy from Happyhippie.com. Cowboy Hippy shows you step by step of the tie dye process, how to create cool designs, all while providing insightful commentary. Learn how to make your own dye, and how to process your shi ...more

How To : Use color theory to analyze color

Check out this video on color theory: analyzing color. It is important to understand color relationships and harmonies when designing everything from brand advertising, websites, video games, fine art, clothing and interior decoration. Tutorial video from Sessions Online Schoo ...more

How To : Warp text for interesting effects in Illustrator

In this video you will learn how to Warp your text into any shape or design you want. This is a really handy effect for applying logos or designs to images of clothing. Using this effect you can warp your text to the wrinkles in your fabric and make it really look like it was ...more

How To : Combine sewing pattern pieces for beginners

Sewing patterns are a godsend if you're a beginner at sewing who's trying to get into making clothes and accessories like scarves and bags. A pre-drawn pattern helps you learn proportions, measurements, and drafting techniques you'll need later on when you design your own clot ...more

How To : Take Your Measurements

These measurments should be taken and recorded before drawing up you clothing design pattern. Wear the bra and panties you will be wearing with the final garment. Another option, especially if you are going to be selling a series of the garments, is to follow a size chart. Whi ...more

News : Recycle from Clothing

If you have old clothing that is going to be thrown away, check it thoroughly to see what you can recycle. Save the buttons. They work well for eyes or decorations on your crochet projects. Pockets and zippers may come in handy as an embellishment. Some clothing may have uni ...more

How To : Make industrial Steampunk style bobby pins

Steampunk style, which is a funky hybrid of Victorian anachronisms (propellers, vintage watch parts) and industrial design, is sure interesting and cool when it comes to gadget design, but pulling off the whole googles-and-gears look clothing-wise is not quite...becoming. So ...more

How To : Make a Long-Sleeved Draped Cardigan with Gianny L

A cardigan is greet for the winter months, but not very stylish, unless… you make one that's draped. Stay warm while looking trendy with this DIY draped cardigan idea from GiannyL. There's minimal sewing skills required for this awesome, chic and practical long sleeve draped ...more

How To : Make six different types of flower rosettes

You probably already have a plethora of white t-shirts and plain blue jeans, and while having outfits you can lean on no matter the time of day or occasion, going with the same neutral tones and combinations gets a bit boring (not to mention visually dull) after a while. Spic ...more

How To : Use Adobe Illustrator to make a croqui template

If you are looking for an easy way to make croquis, but don't have the skills to draw it by hand, then try the next best thing: the computer. Using the software program, Adobe Illustrator, you can make a great looking croqui template that can be used over and over again with n ...more

How To : Make a DIY chic tube dress with Gianny L

Nothing says chic like DIY. With spring and summer just around the corner, this breezy and elegant tube dress is all you need to stay cool. See how to make a DIY chic tube dress in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and the tube dress is a great ...more

How To : Make fashionable leggings with minimal sewing

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Decorate a credit card holder with duct tape

Most of the duct-tape aficionados out there who are watching this video are probably familiar with duct tapes incredible versatility as a material for making backpacks, tuxedos, and other accessories and clothing items. What many don't realize, however, is the extent of the de ...more

How To : Make a high-waisted pencil skirt with Gianny L

The high-waisted skirt is a fashion classic and should be the wardrobe staple of every stylish career woman. See how to make a high-waisted pencil skirt in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and the pencil skirt is a must-have for any business v ...more

How To : Make a sweater dress with Gianny L

With the winter coming, a sweater is your key to warmth. But you don't have to sacrifice your sexiness with a big, bulky sweater. Transform it into a slim and sexy dress. See how to make a sweater dress in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and ...more

How To : Make a Batgirl costume with Gianny L

Batgirl. Who wouldn't want to be Batgirl for Halloween? Batgirl is the female counterpart to the all-too-famous Batman from DC Comics. See how to make a Batgirl costume in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and the Batgirl costume is great for a ...more

How To : Make gathered leggings with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Make a one-shoulder bow strap dress with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Make a corset with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Make a stylish skirt with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Make a maxi dress with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Make a mini skirt and matching top with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Make a swimsuit cover-up with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Make a cute jumper dress with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Make a purse out of a recycled sweater

Allyce King from DIY Style shows a simple way to recycle an old sweater into a cute purse in this how-to video. There's probably a lot of clothing going unworn in your closet, so why not fashion something that will get some mileage. Follow along with the simple steps in this v ...more

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