Make a Pair of Shoes

How To : Become a Great Thrift Store Shopper

Shopping at a thrift store can be a fun adventure, a daunting task, a way to save money, or a combination of any or all of those. There's no question that buying secondhand is almost always cheaper and buying at a thrift store undoubtedly so. But it can also be a lot of work. ...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 : 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 : 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 : Customize a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers

Watch this instructional fashion design videos to customize a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers. Make sure to clean the shoe with nail polish remover, or acetone to remove the finish. Tape off the areas of the shoe you want to protect. Here is one example of how to paint you ...more

How To : Style funky, chunky hair

Funky is for the free spirited, passionate and confident person. Looking funky is not something that just anyone can pull off. Learn to express yourself through your grooming and clothing choices by pairing the unexpected with bold and colorful. Exude confidence as you master ...more

How To : Insulate your feet from the cold

Going hiking in the rough cold? You might want to watch this video first. Your toes are the most vulnerable part of your body when it comes to the cold. Keep them – and the rest of your feet – toasty with these steps. You Will Need: • Two pairs of cotton socks • Waterproof ...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 : Play "She's Everything" by Brad Paisley on guitar

Learn how to play "She's Everything" by Brad Paisley, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, lyrics here: "She's Everything" She's a yellow pair of running shoes A holey pair of jeans She looks great in cheap sunglasses She looks great in anything ...more

How To : Count cards

If you think that card counting is only a thing in the movies then think again. You too can try a couple of methods to help you count cards. Like anything, the more you work on it the better you will be. If that friendly game of cards has left your wallet a little light, this ...more

How To : Check for fake Uggs

In this video, Yourpick09 shows viewers how to distinguish real from fake Ugg brand shoes. The characteristics of a real pair of Ugg shoes include real Ugg fur, which is fluffy and has thick fur. Real Ugg shoes are made in China and has tags stating so. Another indication of a ...more

How To : Make a pair of duct tape flip flops

Flip flops are the ultimate summer shoe, they can take you from the beach to the bar without a problem! Everyone has a pair, so why not make yours unique? In this tutorial, learn how to make the coolest pair of flippers on the boardwalk, completely out of duct tape. You Will N ...more

How To : Walk in high heels with some tips

Fashion Demonstrator offers a short tutorial on how to prepare your self for a night out in high heels. First you start by wearing a pair of heels all day around the house, higher then ones you intend to wear later. This is to get your feet used to the feel and your self used ...more

How To : Make a pair of galoshes out of duct tape

No one likes getting their feet stuck in the mud. With this video, learn how to make your own pair of rain boots out of things you already have around the house. You will be dry while looking stylish and unique! You Will Need • Scissors • Cardboard • Insoles • Socks • New ...more

How To : Measure an inseam

Jeans are tricky, especially if you're not entirely sure what your inseam is? To get the proper fit jeans, you need to break out the measuring tape and finally figure out what size you should be. The first step to finding pants and jeans that fit perfectly is measuring your in ...more

How To : Properly clean a pair of Vans sneakers

This is a video by CrazyGamer about how to clean a pair of Vans. You'll need three things, you will need a old toothbrush you aren't going to use any more, a cup filled with water as hot as the sink will get it and some liquid soap. Put some soap in the cup and stir with the t ...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 : Hem pants easily

Pants too long or too short? Skip the cost of a tailor – hemming your own pants is "sew" easy. You Will Need * A pair of pants * Scissors or a seam ripper * Shoes * A friend * Pins * An ironing board * Measuring tape * An iron * Thread * A needle * A dry or damp cloth (optiona ...more

How To : Wear wide leg pants for petite frames

Think only tall thin women can wear wide leg trousers? Think again. This how to video shows you petite women how you can pull off flared or wide legged pants. This streamlined silhouette is perfect for the office—especially when paired with sleek platform shoes, and a chic men ...more

How To : Prevent athlete’s foot

There’s fungus among us, and it’s not just around athletes. Here’s how to prevent one of the most common skin problems. You will need rubber sandals, a towel, foot drying powder, breathable socks, leather or cotton canvas shoes, and an extra pair of sneakers (optional). Did yo ...more

News : Learn Tagalog Today Episode 12, Shopping !

Learn Tagalog Today Episode 12, Shopping In today's lesson we will cover words that have to do with shopping. In our last lesson we talked about words that dealt with money. Now, when you have money, it generally leads to shopping. I recently went shopping for some shoes.Th ...more

How To : Make flying shoes! Or at least, shoes with wings

Have you seen the Addidas JS Wings kicks? They are sick, done in gold sheen with removable wings attached to make you look a little more like Mercury. If you don't have $175 dollars to drop on these kicks, this video from Threadbangers will teach you how to make your own pair ...more

News : LED Embedded Cop Heels

Hubba, hubba, Mrs. Officer! Insanely ghetto fabulous pair of cop heels that belong in a Lil' Wayne video. These babies blink like a siren, and are laden with teeny, tiny law-enforcement detailing, such as headlights, turn signals and strobe lights. Designed by Tim Cooper. Pr ...more

How To : Make a shoe lace key ring

Always losing your keys? A big bulky key chain might feel annoying in your pocket, but it's not likely to get lost in your purse or in all that trash you carry around. This video tutorial shows a real simple key chain ring you can make and keep those keys easy to find. All you ...more

How To : Make traditional boots

Watch this video to learn how to make traditional boots. Ray Mears is measured up for his very own pair of buck skin moccassins and explains why they are the best accompaniment for the traditional snow shoe.

How To : Fit pointe shoes for ballet

Have you ever wondered why some girls look like their shoes were made for them? It is all in knowing what to look for when you fit your shoes. Follow this to get a great pair next time!

How To : Break in pointe shoes for ballet

I am often asked how to break in pointe shoes. Many girls are a little scared to do it as they are afraid of breaking the shoe and then having to go out and buy a new pair! This video will show you that there is really nothing to be worried about. It will help you to break in ...more

How To : Make a shadow box to display baby shoes

Got precious items you want to keep safe, but are too beautiful to keep wrapped in storage? Then a shadow box is the perfect way to both preserve your item and show it off. Shadow boxes are boxes are enclosed cases used in dioramas that are designed to let light pass in only t ...more

HowTo : Auto-Lace Your Kicks

Kitschy kicks your thing? Try these self-lacing sneakers on for size. Inspired by the iconic Nike Air 2015s worn by Michael J. Fox's character in Back to the Future Part II, these shoes utilize an Arduino-powered force sensor and somewhat bulky pair of rear-mounted servo motor ...more

How To : Treat the skin on your bodhrán drum

Michelle Stewart of BodhranExpert.com demonstrates to viewers how to treat the skin on a Bodhran drum. The skin on this particular drum is made of goat skin and, much like your own skin, must be treated with a skin-conditioning treatment in order to maintain proper moisture. ...more

How To : Make DIY lace-up ribbon high heels

As kids, we had dreams of becoming a prima ballerina and dancing for the New York Ballet Company (while we loved dancing around our house in our skivies, we think it had more to do with the pretty tulle skirts and beribboned toe shoes). Dreams discarded, we are nevertheless st ...more

How To : Wear bold printed skirts 3 different ways

In this video, you will learn how to wear a bold flower print skirt in three different ways for going to school, a job interview or going out to a club. For the schoolgirl look, choose a dark top to draw attention to the bright colors in the skirt without overpowering it. Use ...more

How To : Clean ballet slippers

Got a pair of dirty ballet slippers? Learn the best & most effective way to clean your shoes up to make them look new. When cleaning ballet slippers, you need to take into consideration what type of ballet slipper it is. Determine the best way to clean your ballet slippers wit ...more

How To : Make a Michael Jackson costume

This Is It... Your next Halloween costume: The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. What you'll need: A black suit and black tie, red collared button-down shirt, and a pair of white socks and black shoes. Accessorize with a black rimmed hat, a pair of aviator sunglasses, and a dust m ...more

How To : Pick the best jeans for your body type

No matter what your shape is, follow this advice to make sure you strut your stuff with style. You Will Need: * A tape measure * Knowledge of your body type * Time to try on several pairs of jeans * Alterations Step 1: Take your measurements Measure around the largest part of ...more

Master the Power : How to Shock People with Your Fingertips

In this article, I'll be showing you how to make a simple yet effective static electricity generator. Basically, this device allows you to carry a constant static charge on your body and discharge it on anything grounded or of opposite polarity. The electricity generated is ar ...more

How To : Levitate in the air

Learn two different methods of meditation, as used by David Blaine and Chris Angel. In the first method, you will push up on your toes of one foot, while lifting the other in the air. Keep your audience behind you at a 45 degree angle for optimum levitation illusion. In the se ...more

How To : Wear a boyfriend-style cardigan

Anna Saccone, from The Style Diet, teaches you how to wear a boyfriend cardigan. Since the boyfriend cardigan is loose and big, you should wear them in a casual or slouchy style. You can also pair a boyfriend cardigan with boyfriend jeans that fit loose too for the full effect ...more

How To : Crochet a baby booty

Mike shows you how to recreate a pair of baby booties in a design style he has created himself. He uses different yarns to create different sized booties. Thicker yarn will create larger booties than thin yarn does. He adds a row of eyelash yarn on row eight to beautify the de ...more

How To : Choose the right skirt length

Not sure what skirt length is most flattering on your body? Hemlines rise and fall like the stock market, but you’ll always look great if you heed these tips. You Will Need: • The right shoes • Coordinating top • An above-the-knee skirt (optional) Step 1: Dress for your h ...more

How To : How To Improve Your Running Time

Shave precious seconds off your running time and you just might win your next 5K. You Will Need * Running shoes * Interval training * Strength training * Cross-training * Time trials * A caffeinated beverage WARNING: Always consult a physician before attempting to do any exer ...more

How To : Prevent and treat ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails happen when the nails on your toes grow in the wrong direction and dig into the surrounding skin. Follow a few easy steps to treat this painful condition, and prevent it from happening again. You Will Need * Well-fitting shoes * A nail trimmer * A nail file * ...more

How To : Lace up your sneakers for a long run

Prevent soreness and bruising after running by using this parallel lacing technique. You Will Need: * A pair of sneakers * Two laces Step 1 Thread each end of a lace through the two bottom eyelets on the big toe side of your shoe, lacing from the inside-out. Step 2 Bring one ...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 : Drop in on a quarter-pipe

Learn how to drop in on a quarter-pipe. Dropping in on a quarter-pipe or other vertical ramp is something to try after you have been skateboarding for at least a few months. You Will Need * A skateboard * A helmet and protective pads * A pair of skateboard or athletic shoes ...more

News : Satan Surprise!

Synopsis: Tell one guy that a girl that one of the other guys knows just had some sketchy demonic encounter/satanic experience at some Wicca gathering she went to last night while she was trying to get answers from the past. Then say she’s incredibly creeped out right now and ...more

How To : Origami a stiletto

View this instructional origami video to fold a single paper stiletto shoe. With these instructions, the art of paper folding becomes fairly simple. One can repeat these instructions to complete the pair of origami paper stilettos.

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