Howto Sew Elastic

How To : Sew elastic (polybraid & Lastin)

This video is a tutorial on sewing both polybraid elastic and lastin elastic. Polybraid is a very sturdy fabric elastic, while lastin is a thin, clear, very stretchy elastic, good for use in diapers. It is important to buy name brand lastin elastic to ensure good quality. When ...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 : Sew fold over elastic onto a cloth diaper cover

Cloth diapers are ecological and can be reused, without the endless waste of the disposable kind. Learn how to sew FOE (fold over elastic) onto a diaper cover. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to make cloth diapers at home. Part 1 of 2 - How to Sew fold over elas ...more

How To : Sew an all in one elastic into a cloth diaper

This video is a demonstration of how to sew elastic into an All In One (AIO) cloth diaper. The same method can be used to sew fitted diapers. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to sew an elastic into an all in one or fitted cloth diaper. Start saving the environmen ...more

How To : Sew a Baby Changing Mat

This all-in-one baby changing mat is cute and convenient! It has two pockets to hold diapers and wipes, and it folds up into a tidy clutch. It features a laminated vinyl surface, so messes are easy to wipe off. It has an elastic closure so you don't have to make a button hole. ...more

How To : Sew Your Own Mini Strapless Summer Dress

This is a perfect dress to wear for summer--a sleeveless, two-tone strapless mini dress. You will need a bit of elastic to make sure your dress stays in place, and a sewing machien to put it all together. Video: .

How To : Make a shirred fabric summer dress

This week a special SewingTips 101 will show you how to shirr fabric and create a cool new summer dress. You'll need fabric, thread, and elastic thread. Follow along with this video fashion design tutorial and learn how to sew a simple shirred summer dress.

How To : Sew basket liners without a pattern

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. A basket without a basket liner looks kinda naked, but sewing them can be a bit tricky, especially when you factor in those ...more

How To : Make a Where the Wild Things Are Halloween costume

Release your inner wild thing with a costume based on the classic children's book. You Will Need * 1½ yards of 72" wide white fleece * Marking chalk * Scissors * Straight pins * A sewing needle and a sewing machine * 1½-inch white polyester thread * ½ yard white Velcro * A tap ...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 : Edge finish with lingerie elastic

In this tutorial, we learn how to edge finish with lingerie elastic. First, grab your elastic and place it onto your fabric. Line up the elastic so it matches in perfectly with the fabric. Use a sewing machine to sew the elastic onto the fabric. Go slowly while you are doing 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 : 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.

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 ballet shoes

Every new pair of ballet shoes needs their elastics sewn on to fit the individual personally. In this video, learn a few tips on sewing in the elastic and satin ribbons with help from a ballet expert: Lynda DeChane-Audette is the founding artistic director of the South Florida ...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 : Make a curved fox tail for a fursuit using darts

This video will teach you how to make a curvy fox tail for a fursuit! From the Creator: What you'll need: 1/2 yard of rust colored fur that is at least 20x60 inches 1/4 yard of white colored fur (or whatever color you want to be the tip cut out the fox tail in REVERSE of each ...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 : 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 : Tie ballet slippers

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie ballet slippers. First, flatted the back heel of the shoe. Next, sew the sew from the inside so the elastic isn't sticking out. Then, take the drawstring and pull the shoes on so they fit snugly. Be careful not to pull it to tight. Then, t ...more

How To : Make a ruffled and gathered Lolita skirt

Lolita, hime or Little Bo Beep - this skirt will serve all those costume functions! Sew an easy ruffled skirt and then use elastic to gather the waistband and create the outer ruffle. You don't need a pattern, just your measurements and a sewing machine!

How To : Sew a pair of frilly pyjama knickers

Make your own pyjama knickers! This is a great tutorial that a beginning sewer can use to hone their skills. You don't need very much fabric - just some elastic and a few basic sewing notions as well as your sewing machine.

How To : Make your own pair of cyber flufflies at home

Keep warm and stay cute this winter! Make your own pair of trendy cyber fluffies! All you need is some faux fur in a color and style you like, thick elastic, plus a few basic sewing supplies (like a measuring tape and sewing machines).

How To : Make a non-sew tutu

Making a tutu can be hard, but making a non-sew tutu is nothing but easy. Watch this video tutorial to learn the ins and outs of the non-sew tutu for young children. You can change it up all you want once you get the basics down, but for starting off, use the following supplie ...more

How To : Sew a felt hair scrunchie

The hair scrunchie in this how-to video is so easy to make, even a cat can sew it. You will need a felt sheet of 8" x 8", an elastic string, a cutting punch, a hammer, marking pins, scissors, two big beads, and a cutting mat. Follow along with the step by step instructions in ...more

How To : Sew a spiral shaped hair scrunchie

The hair scrunchie in this how-to video is so easy to make, even a cat can do it. You will need a felt fabric square of 20 by 20 cm, an elastic string of 30cm, a cutting punch, a hammer, marking pins, scissors, two big beads, and a cutting mat. Watch this video sewing tutorial ...more

How To : Sew a ruffle

This instructional sewing video demonstrates how to sew a ruffle. Choose any type of fabric and some stretchy material. Sew the stretchy material onto the fabric while the elastic is stretched out. When you let it relax the fabric will retain a natural ruffle. Try it out at ho ...more

How To : Make a halter dress

Watch this video to try out making a halter dress by yourself. Lay out the fabric you are going to use on a level surface. Afterwards sew it right side together with stitching pins. Once you finish doing so flip the fabric right side over. Sew up the ends of the fabric right s ...more

How To : Take an old t-shirt and make it look new

Watch this ThreadBanger fashion tutorial video to learn how to recon or revamp an old t-shirt to make it look new again. You'll need scissor, a safety pin, a t-shirt, elastic, and a sewing machine. This helpful DIY how-to video will help you turn an old t-shirt into a new-look ...more

How To : Sew leggings using the M6173 Pattern by McCalls

Leggings have the unique ability of covering you up (as long as we're not talking sub zero temperatures here) and keeping you warm and fashionable at the same time. They allow you to continue wearing certain fall dresses into fall. and look great in a pair of boots. But nice, ...more

How To : Sew ruffles three different ways

In this tutorial, we learn three different ways to sew ruffles. The first way, you will put your sewing machine setting on the highest, then take your fabric and place it underneath the needle. Let the fabric go through the machine and ruffles will start to create when it's ra ...more

How To : Sew pointe shoes

In every ballerina's life there comes a day where they are awarded the permission to buy their first pair of pointe shoes by their instructor. The ribbons and elastic must be sewn onto pointe shoes after they are purchased, and finding the proper placement for each can be tric ...more

How To : Sew a Victorian skirt

This video demonstrates how to sew a Victorian skirt. First take a cotton cloth and cut a rectangle piece twice the size of your waist. The length would be depending on your choice of height you require. Hem the top and the bottom of the cloth. Then use elastic thread to creat ...more

How To : Create boxer briefs using an old pair as a pattern

In this 3-part video, Chris White shows you how you can take an old pair of boxer briefs, make a pattern for new boxer briefs, and then create an entirely new one. You'll need some tools, and materials, including elastic, sewing machine with zigzag, serger, stretch fabric, pat ...more

How To : Attach elastic to ballet shoes

You just got a new pair of ballet shoes but you're not sure how to sew on the elastics or where to place them? Depending on whether the shoes are canvas or leather, there are different ways to attach elastic to your ballet shoes. Learn how to attach the ballet elastics properl ...more

How To : Make a baby doll tube top dress

In this two-part tutorial, learn how to make a simple baby doll tube top dress! For this project you will need a meter of fabric (thin & loose), scissors, elastic, and of course... a sewing machine! This dress is perfect for going to throw on before headed to the beach or for ...more

How To : Make a mini survival kit in an Altoid's tin

WeaponCollector teaches viewers how to make a mini survival kit using an Altoid's tin. You can get an S.A.S. guide for exact instructions and further information on what you will need in an survival kit. First, you should make sure you have rubber bands around your tin to hold ...more

How To : Make a bubble tube top out of your bf's underwear

Ladies, it seems to be the trend to wear boyfriend cuts in clothes so here’s a video that will show you how to create a creative super cute and girly top using a guys shirt and tighty-whities. You can wear guy clothing and still look very feminine. You need: + Thread + Need ...more

How To : Make a Superman costume with Gianny L

Superman is one of the greatest and most known superheroes out there. Developed by DC Comics, Superman has seen the world… as in comics, television, newspaper strips, video games, movies, radio serials, etc. See how to make a Superman costume in this video from GiannyL. This ...more

How To : Turn High Rise Briefs to Low Rise Briefs for Men

Recently I've been interested in spicing up my choices in undergarments, but as some of you may know, designer underwear for men can be quite expensive. Prices usually range from about $20+ for one pair. With this helpful tip, you can turn any pair of cheap high rise briefs in ...more

How To : Follow a sewing pattern

You don't need to be an expert designer to make your own clothes, only the patience to work step by step. This video will show you how to follow a sewing pattern. You Will Need * A flexible tape measure * A sewing pattern * Scissors * Straight pins * Patience Step 1. Take y ...more

Last-Minute Halloween Quickie : 100+ Free Printable Masks

If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more

How To : Make your own ballet style tutu

Tutus are not just for ballerinas anymore! Anyone who feels like twirling, dancing or just running around with a little extra poof can wear one! Follow this tutorial and make a tutu for yourself, your daughter or anyone else looking for a little fluff! You Will Need • Measuri ...more

How To : Fashion a 'Star Wars' Rey Costume for Halloween

"I'm Rey." That's what a lot of people will be saying again this Halloween, as Rey costumes are sure to be another favorite of trick-or-treaters and cosplayers. Yes, on Oct. 31 we all have a chance to be the scavenger of Jakku who just so happens to be the "new hope" for a Jed ...more

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