How to Sew One Shoulder Dresses

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 One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress with Gianny L.

You can wear the dress you've always wanted to by making it yourself at home, with nothing more than a sewing machine, a shirt, and a few yards of fabric. Follow the instructions in this video to learn how to make clothes that fit your body, and sense of style, perfectly. Vide ...more

How To : Make a peasant (or gypsy) blouse

This video shows how to make a peasant blouse, using a T-shirt pattern from a previous video. Take the front of the T-shirt pattern and cut it out of your fabric. You will need two pieces the same, one for the front and one for the back of the blouse. Save the extra fabric fro ...more

How To : Sew a one hour flapper style dress

This video sewing tutorial series shows how to make a flapper style dress in under an hour, from start to finish. Learn the basic steps to stitch together this simple and beautiful dress. Watch and follow along to make your own today! Part 1 of 6 - How to Sew a one hour flappe ...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 : Make a Toga & Greek Goddess Dress

You've probably seen your fair share of sloppy, sloppy togas for Halloween over the years. You know what I mean — hems either pooled around the ankles or ending awkwardly above the knee, one hand trapped akimbo because it's too loose around the waist, a wardrobe malfunction wa ...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 : 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 : Properly tie a toga for a party

Whether you're heading to a frat party, out for Halloween or just looking for a cool way to tie your towel at the beach - this video is here to help! Learn how to tie a toga, the ancient Greek way of dressing, and be ready for whatever costume situation may arise with a quick ...more

How To : Create a rocker Tina Glee makeup look from "Glee"

Out of all the funky characters on "Glee," Tina still manages to be the funkiest. Whether it's her midnight black hair, sometimes highlighted with blue and other bright colors, or her eye makeup, which is unfailingly some electric neon hue, Tina loves taking risks when it come ...more

How to Knit a Scarf & Cap : All in One

Winter. Below zero temperatures. You go out to run some errands, in and out of warm stores all the time. Doesn’t it bother you that you continually have to take you cap off and put it on again before going outside? Well, now it won’t anymore. This scarf and cap is an original ...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 : Wear a pashmina in different ways

Pashmina are warm soft clothes to be worn in cold and comes out well with your dress during evening or night parties. Wear it around the neck. Accentuating the back with loosely holding it with both hands with ends towards the front is another way of wrapping it. It can be a c ...more

How To : Make a t-shirt dress with Threadbanger

Take a look at the first place winner's tutorial on making a dress out of old tees for the Generation-t tee recon contest! Follow along with the steps in this fashion design video and make your very own quick and easy dress. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashi ...more

How To : Make a halter dress out of old t-shirts

Of two old t shirts, one is taken and marked from the collar to under the armpit on all four sides of the t shirt. The marked lines are cut along. The shirt is tried on and pinched and pinned under armpit until the right fit and marked with chalk. Both sides of the shirt is cu ...more

How To : Do a three-needle bind off for knitting

Stay tuned for this knitting demonstration video. This three needle bind off technique produces a very neat, flexible shoulder seam – and, no sewing is required. Begin by moving the shoulder stitches from their stitch holders to appropriately sized needles. I like to use doub ...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 : Make a tee a stylish one shoulder tank

In this video, we learn how to make a tee a stylish one shoulder tank. First, lay your shirt down on a flat surface. After this, cut the shoulder off one side, then cut a diagonal line down the other side, removing the other shoulder completely. Next, take a round brass ring a ...more

How To : Wear a sarong in a variety of ways

Fashion designer Cate Adair demonstrates dressing with a sarong for Modern Mom. She also discusses how to buy or extend a sarong when the one you find isn’t long enough. One important consideration for beginners is finding a sarong that can wrap around the body twice for sec ...more

How To : Turn an old t-shirt into a sexy top

Learn how to turn an old t-shirt into a sexy top. If you can sew a hem, you can transform one of your old tees into a cute strapless blouse. Step 1. Choose a T-shirt Select a T-shirt, bearing in mind that if you use a shirt with writing or a design, it will end up upside-dow ...more

How To : Sew a feminine ruffled chiffon dress

Chiffon is one of those naturally feminine fabrics. Soft, airy, and breathable, it ruffles easily and sashays with the breeze, giving potential suitors just a peek of your sexay curves. Chiffon dresses are available at most retailers, but why spend time and money searching fo ...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 : 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 i ...more

How To : Draw Betty Boop

Drawing Now presents this simple video tutorial on how to draw Betty Boop. Begin by drawing an apple shape for her head. In the center of her head draw her part and extend the curved line down to her cheek finishing off with an upturned curl. Next draw the other half of her pa ...more

How To : Create a Mad Hatter Costume Inspired by Tim Burton

The Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland not only makes a great costume but a great project. The hour-glass shaped hat, the striped pants, the fingerless gloves, and the Hatter's signature scarf are the most important components in this costume. If you're fairly sk ...more

How To : Make a toga using four different methods

If you are going to a toga party or just want to be prepared in case you need to improvise some clothing you will want to know how to tie a toga around yourself. This video will instruct on two ways you can tie a toga for men or for women. Step1 First, you will want to go to ...more

How To : Make a dress from multiple Bath Poufs

One of ThreadBanger's forum members, EmilyPeace reveals a great way to recycle your Bath Poufs into a cute dress! What's a bath pouf, you ask? You know those poofy thingys that act as your wash cloth or sponge in the bathtub or shower? Those things. You'll need some spare fabr ...more

How To : Dress if you're a tall woman

Make the most of your height with these wardrobe tips. You Will Need * Belts * Waist-length jackets * Kitten heels * Short or flared skirts * A-line dresses * High-waisted trousers * Skinny jeans * Big prints * Bright colors * Nipped-in jackets (optional) * Knee-high boots (op ...more

How To : Knit a Little Purse

You'll be so glad to know how to KNIT THIS LITTLE PURSE. You'll want to make one for everyone you know. You can start and finish it in a little over an hour. You can knit it all one color and embellish it with buttons (see photo below) or you can make stripes (as on the video ...more

News : Sewing Pouches - Favorite styles and patterns

So I totally blanked on taking pictures of my last project so I could share it, mea culpa. Instead, I figured I'd write a post on all the different ways you can sew a pouch. One of my favorite pouch patterns is Butterick B5371, which is actually a collection of patterns, some ...more

How To : Make a Gaara Gourd from Naruto

Are you into Gaara? If so, why not make one of his gourds? Materials you will need: Big balloons PVA Scissors Needle & yarn, or string & a pencil Bucket Newspaper (lots) Red ribbon or cotton fabric Yellow & brown paint Black paint Kitchen roll Sponge Metal eyelets (possibly) ...more

How To : Dress if you're a short woman

Get a leg up on the competition with these wardrobe tips. You Will Need * Petite and vintage clothes * Visually interesting tops * Small prints * Wide-leg pants * Empire or V-neck wrap dresses * Backless shoes and high heels Step 1: Head to the petite department Head to the p ...more

How To : Pick the right clothes if you're top-heavy

Congratulations! You have the potential for a killer hourglass figure, if you know how to work it. You Will Need * A well-fitting bra * Dark, plain, fitted tops * Flared skirts * Collarless, belted jackets * Clothing containing Lycra * Medium-size purses * Good posture Step 1 ...more

How To : Sew a cute and romantic halter dress

This shows you how to make a beautiful and simple halter dress. You will need at least one scarf (more if they are sheer), a few yards of your favorite fabric, scissors, a needle and thread, and a measuring tape. Part 1 of 2 - How to Sew a cute and romantic halter dress. Part ...more

How To : Make Christmas lingerie

Surprise your partner this holiday with an early Christmas gift! In this tutorial you will learn how to sew your own set of Christmas lingerie. Dress up as a naughty Mrs. Claus and give your hubby the gift of you! I'm sure this is one gift he will be delighted to unwrap!

How To : Measure male chest girth for suits

Are you an aspiring fashion designer? Or how about just someone who loves to sew and make clothes? If you're in the market to make male dress suits, it is a must that one learns how to properly measure a man's chest girth for the proper suit jacket fit. Learn how to take this ...more

How To : Make sewing patterns

Design your own clothes by making sewing patterns, but pay attention to the details. You Will Need * Pattern paper * A broad table * An L-square * Measuring tape * A paper pad * A pen * A French curve * A helper (optional) Step 1 Lay a large piece of pattern paper on a broad ...more

News : Don't Kill the Messenger, or the Makeup Artist!

I’m terrified of you. Yes, you- Director of Photography (DP). Your framing is beautiful, but your lighting could kill me, and my career. I am the Makeup Artist, and I don’t believe we’ve met. In most Film schools they’re still teaching using film in this digital age.  Same is ...more

News : 15 ways to repurpose your Mom's gown

Ah, your mom’s wedding gown. You know – that 1980’s polyester monstrosity with poofy shoulders so large they’d darned near swallow your whole face that’s lurking in your folks’ basement? Yeah, that one. Well, kiddo, she kept that for you to wear on your big day. That’s right. ...more

How To : Make a summer party dress with Threadbanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a summer party dress with Threadbanger. First, take a tank top and mark right under your boobs with a pencil. Then, lay it down on the fabric you want to use and outline it, making sure there is extra seam allowance. Cut one that will be ...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 : Sew a cute fleece beret for winter

Berets are as much of a staple as thick wool trenchcoats during the winter: they're soft, cozy, and look great no matter what you wear with them. And throwing one on your noggin' instantly injects you with a bit of French flavor. Add chicness to your holiday dressing by learn ...more

How To : Iron a men's dress shirt

In this Beauty and Style video tutorial you will learn how to iron a men’s dress shirt. Make sure the shirt you are going to iron is a clean one. Place it on the iron board with the shoulder towards the narrow end of the board. Switch on and allow the iron to heat up. Then tak ...more

How To : Make an organization xiii coat for Cosplay

Check out this tutorial video sequence to learn how to make a Kingdom Heart's 2 Organization 13 Coat for Cosplay! In part 1, you will learn how to make the front part of the coat. Then, when you start sewing, you have to make sure that the outside of the coat is on the inside ...more

News : Dress Your Windows Up with Drapery!

Choosing Draperies for Your Home is as Easy as 1-2-3 Determine the Color Scheme and Pattern Color and Patterns are usually the first concern when choosing draperies for the home. Consider colors that are complementary to the home and reflect the look you are going for. Then ...more

News : Sew No More! Spray on Dress (Better Not Melt...)

Fashion designer Manel Torres has teamed up with scientists at Imperial College London and designers at the Royal College of Art to invent spray-on clothing, an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric-in-a-can. The innovative product (called Fabrican) promises to be useful in th ...more

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