We all have a bag of old clothes somewhere, or old clothes lying randomly around the closet. You know, the t-shirt that's too ratty or that dress you got from Ann Taylor that looked perfectly in season a few years ago but now you can't bring yourself to wear anywhere. While y ...more
Make Bag Out of Old Clothes
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
Old t-shirts really don't get the loving they deserve. Most of us would either toss or donate our old clothes, thinking there's really no use for them other than the obvious clothing purpose. But old t-shirts possess a great ability to transform into something new. In this ep ...more
Got a pile of old clothes collecting dust in the corner of your closet? Before you get the incentive to finally donate that lump to the Salvation Army, consider reusing some of those seemingly "useles" clothing. For instance, did you know you can craft a sturdy and reusable s ...more
Do you remember Maleficent? The evil witch who cursed Sleeping Beauty to sleep in the classic Disney film and Tchaikovsky ballet? She was pretty cool-looking in an evil way, and in this video you'll learn how to do the bright colored makeup to go with a homemade Maleficent cos ...more
Thread Heads Quickie: take some old clothes and using a basic pattern from the internet, construct a new reversible handbag for yourself.
This tutorial works best with soft fabrics, like jersey or terry cloth. You can even cut up old flannel to make the stuffing! This is a simple project that won't take longer than an hour or two to put together.
Got your eye on that new Phllip Lim clutch on Net-A-Porter.com? Save up for an investment piece you'll use for the rest of your life by selling some of your old clothing to a consignment store or online. Consignment stores will usually pay you 50-60% of the retail value for y ...more
This is a great DIY project you can do without having to sew. Find a knit garment you don't wear anymore, like a dress or a t-shirt, and then follow the steps in this video to quickly and easily make your own trendy fringed scarf.
The Thread Heads viewers come together to present a series of tutorials on DIY fashion. Learn how to sew and make other homemade clothing.
In this video series, learn how to recycle old clothing into new fashions. Our expert, Julia Barbee, shows you how to take old parts of clothes and transform them into works of art. Part 1 of 15 - How to Recycle old clothes into new fashions. Recycle old clothes into new fashi ...more
Need some fresh clothes perspective? Shop in your closet and don't bother going out to the mall! Take your signature look, here in this case stripes, and put some new looks together without spending a dime. In this video, we show you three fresh looks for our model, all from h ...more
Congratulations! Your baby has arrived... but now what do you do with all your old maternity clothes? If you're still planning on more children, keep them! But if you're done with children, here are a few ideas on what to do with your maternity clothes.
Check out this video from Gianny L to learn another way to recycle your old jeans. This video will show you how to take your old jeans and create a customized cool bag for your laptop. Who needs an expensive notebook or laptop bag when you have old jeans?!? The sexy GiannyL de ...more
These days, everything is about efficiency. We're always looking for the fastest way to do things, from producing faster cars to faster internet. This need to get things done fast also extends to home organization, where we basically have a "keep" and "toss" pile. But if you ...more
Sifting through your closet, you've found a bunch of clothes that are still wearable but hopelessly out of date. Instead of waiting for the fashions to cycle around again, here are a few tips on how you can update old clothes.
ThreadBanger pays homage to the movie "Fame" by showing us how to make the perfect "80's-tastic" duffel bag out of old umbrellas. With this thrifty idea, you will need a few umbrellas (broken is fine), scissors, a square pattern, a sewing machine, a zipper, and anything handy ...more
There are many ways to reform your old t-shirts, but this is an easy way to use yours. By taking your unused t-shirts and adding a few stiches here and there, you can create a reusable bag that can be carried along with you during shopping trips to the grocery store or booksto ...more
This video demonstrates how to make a tote bag out of an old T-shirt. For this project, you will need the following: scissors, a T-shirt, duct tape, a sewing machine, thread, and a leather sewing needle. First, cut off sleeves and the neck of the shirt. It will look like a tan ...more
This video shows the viewer how to turn an old t-shirt into a tough bag that can then be reused many times. This is done by first cutting the sleeves off. This creates a top that resembles a tank top. The t-shirt should then be turned inside out and then covered completely in ...more
This makes a great gift for anyone who is into recycled crafts. Start with a lightweight scarf you don't use anymore (square or rectangular) and some cording or ribbon, and then follow this quick sewing tutorial to transform it into an eco-friendly produce bag.
Whitney shows a quick way to make a bag out of t-shirt sleeves. This bag has so many household uses and is easy to make. You'll need a sleeve, safety pins, scissors, scrap fabric, pins, thread, an iron, and a ruler. Start by cutting a 1 inch wide strip of fabric and any design ...more
Isn't it weird that only 30 years ago hoodies were not very popular? Since then the hoodless sweatshirt has all but disappeared, and most people have more hoodies than they know what to do with. Watch this video to learn how to turn one into a cute laptop bag with no sewing or ...more
In this video, learn how to take things you find in thrift stores and repurpose them as cool, new items. In this clip, you will learn how to cut up a frumpy old skirt and turn it into an adorable, stylish oversized tote. This is a fun project that costs just a couple of bucks ...more
Do you have children, but not want that fact to define your style and what other people think of you? This video has help. It will give you a variety of tips for mothers who don't want to dress like mothers, but still want clothing that will accommodate their active lifestyle.
Got a few old t-shirts lying around your closet? Unclutter your space while reusing and reducing waste by watching this tutorial, where you'll find out how to breathe new life into an old t-shirt by transforming it into a mini messenger bag. This quick tutorial leverages an u ...more
Repurpose a pair of denim shorts into a fun and cute messenger bag! You'll need a pair of denim shorts (or jeans), scissors, needle and thread, straight pins, pliers, chains, your favorite vintage brooches or buttons, and a length of Velcro.
Recently gained some weight (or lost a few pounds after getting yourself hooked on an intense exercise routine)? We've all been there, and know that your clothes probably aren't fitting the way they used to. But don't just throw your outdated threads into a plastic bag and tos ...more
In Japan, kanzashi are hair ornaments, often in a floral or jeweled style, which adorn traditional female Japanese hairstyles. These are gorgeous long pins with a special adornment attached at the end. Kanzashi are what inspire this tutorial's messenger bag, which is similarl ...more
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
Halloween is coming up pretty damn soon. As a person that has a life, I don't really have time to go all out and dress up as a Rubik's Cube or an iPhone. Also, a lot of people (like me) don't like to spend an abundant amount of money on a Halloween costume that they'll only we ...more
Elderly woman shows how to remove chewing gum from clothing. Using a freezer, ice, freezer bag, knife and an old toothbrush, the woman in the video acts quickly to harden the gum and scrape it off. Watch video for best results. Remove chewing gum from clothing. Click through t ...more
Renewable fashion is a part of living a green and eco-friendly lifestyle. Instead of getting rid of old clothes and going out to buy something new, recycle things you don't like anymore into something you can use. This fashion how-to video shows a way of revamping a t-shirt in ...more
This instructional housekeeping video shows you how to take those old shrunken clothes you have and make them wearable again. You will need white vinegar, a sponge and a zip lock bag. Coat the entire t-shirt in the vinegar and load the shrunken shirt and wash it in a hot wash, ...more
If even the bats are intimidated by the clutter in your attic, it’s time to tackle the mess. Watch this video to learn how to clean out your attic. Step 1. Review Empty the contents of every box and bag in your attic. Put aside anything you can’t imagine you’ll ever again us ...more
There’s a good chance that you’ll be alone in life one day, and no... I’m not talking about a couch-bound, dateless loser with a pocket pussy and a bag of potato chips. I’m talking about alone. In the wilderness. Hungry. Cold. Lost. You can’t stay in one place too long, so it ...more
When your washing machine is broken and the laundromat is too far away, the first thing that probably comes to mind is dumping all your dirty clothes in the tub and laboriously scrubbing with your hands. I'm too lazy to do that, but I'm not willing to go out in grimy clothes. ...more
Can't quite figure out to do with your old clothes? Upcycle your old tees into a cozy beanbag pillow chair with this crafter's guide from the folks at MAKE. For more information on turning your own t-shirts into pillow cases, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watc ...more
Make a life-size stunt dummy for your films using old clothes, newspaper, and a roll of duct tape. Indy Mogul shows you how to create a stunt dummy in the likeness of your actors for your films.
Yep Kitty Litter, but DON'T FREAK OUT! Read or watch the video before you make any assumptions. This mask is perfect for oily, dirty, large pores skin! If you need to detoxify your skin, this is the best mask to use, and you can make it right at home! Use this once every 2 wee ...more
Nachos are a great snack food but did you ever think you could eat them for dinner? Well, in this tutorial, Betty shows us how to make her chili cheese nacho casserole, and it is so tasty you may never eat 'normal' nachos again! This is a great way to get rid of that stale old ...more
This survival cache is made for adventurers who, if lost, may stumble upon this handy little tube and immediately get some food and knowledge of their geographic location. Filled with Nutrigrain bars, Cocoa mix, a BB gun with pellets, and other fun little essentials, this sur ...more
All of us know how hard it is to remove gum stuck on our clothes. Luckily, you do not have to throw that garment away just yet. Watch this video on how to remove gum from clothes using some ice, a knife and a small plastic bag.
Want to add a few new pieces to your closet for summer but don't have the cash? Look no further than your "clothes junk drawer". Recycle your old oversized tshirt and reconstruct it into a sexy racerback tank top with help from this DIY fashion tutorial. Get the look you want ...more
There is hope for your old work out shirts after all. Here is how to save your sweat-stained white T- shirts from becoming a cleaning rag.
Don't know what to do with old broken keyboards? Here is an amazing solution how to use them! Easy to do, nice to have! Hack together this cool project.
This video shows you the proper way to change a baby's diaper. First you will want to gather all of the supplies you will need before you begin. You will need a diaper, some baby wipes and some ointment. Next remove the babies clothes, raise their legs and place the clean diap ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to plant a tree in poor soil. Steps: 1 Select spot for tree away from house and overhead wires. 2 Measure diameter of the plastic tree pot. 3 Dig a hole four times wider than pot and as deep as the pot. 4 Add compost to topsoi ...more
Ken shows viewers how to make popcorn the old fashioned way! First, you should put some oil in a pot on the stove on about high. Get a bag of popcorn kernels and pour them into the oil in the pan. Shake this mixture up together, making sure all off them mix well. Now, you shou ...more
Make your own environmentally friendly dye at home, out of strawberries! You'll also need some vinegar, salt and old nylon stockings. Mash up your strawberries, strain them in the nylon and then boil your strawberry puree with salt, vinegar and your fabric.
Julie Auclair introduces authors of a book called "Celebrate Green." This book shows you how to throw a baby shower the "green" way. Guests do not realize that some of the gifts they give can be harmful, toxic, or not recyclable. You start with the three "R's", reduce, reuse a ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to remove crabgrass. Steps: 1 Adjust cutting depth of lawnmower to lowest setting and mow lawn; use bag to collect and discard all clippings. 2 Scrape the soil of all vegetation using a straight-edge shovel. 3 Use power rake t ...more
If you have kids, chances are you also have a pile of t-shirts that said rapidly-growing little ones have outgrown. Rather than throw them out or donate them, make them into something new! This video from Threadbanger will teach you how to sew two old t-shirts into a fun new t ...more
In this DIY video, we show you how we built our camera crane. This was all done with a table saw, drill and hack saw. Parts for the crane: Lazy susan Boards Nuts & bolts Screws Old clothes hanger Old tripod Aluminum strips Equipment used: Sony HDR-HC3 Camcorder Sony Playstation
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to color your hair at home. You'll save a bundle using a coloring kit instead of heading to the salon every six weeks. Plus, dyeing your tresses at home has never been simpler. You Will Need * A hair coloring kit that includes: * Colora ...more
Are your duds looking a little worse for wear? Here are some extra-effective ways to keep your clothes looking as good as the day you bought them. You won't want to buy new clothes as much if you can keep your old clothes looking brand spanking new. You Will Need * A washing ...more
This week's episode of "The Discount Trendsetter Show" will show you how to recycle an old handbag for under $5.00. This revamp works just as well with an old duffel bag. This cheap project will show you how to renovate something old into a trendy, but simple mail carrier styl ...more
Collect all your old and worn jeans, then cut off the hems, cuffs and seams. Sew them all together onto a piece of backing fabric, and you have your own floor mat or rag rug. A great way to recycle old clothes.
Can you believe that you can turn your ugly long-sleeve T-shirt (a gift from your dear aunt Sherry) into a sexy ruffled one-shoulder top that looks store bought? Watch this fashion tutorial by Gianny L to learn how to repurpose any old shirt into a ruffled top. This is an exc ...more
Dressing as an elf for Christmas is a great way for thin people to get into the holiday spirit. Watch this video to learn how you can make a DIY elf costume out of some old clothes, felt, and a little sewing skill.