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
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
Add an elegant touch to your next crafting project! You can turn scraps of lace fabric, cut into circles, into beautiful little flowers. Fold your circles into small wedges, sew them together at the base and then attach them to a string necklace or your favorite piece of cloth ...more
For all you cosplay-loving goths out there, here is a makeup tutorial hosted by Internet-cosplay sensation Adora BatBrat... showing you once more, how to apply a gothic makeup look! In this tutorial, Adora shows how to apply a gothic lace look by using a real piece of lace as ...more
Here at the nesting labs, we take on all kinds of esthetic experiments. This week we morph a old lamp into a brand new lace lamp shade. Using vintage and recycled materials we create a lovely, new accessory for the home. Then we take a trip on over to the New York nest of the ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a diagonal lace stitch pattern. Begin by knitting the first and second stitch. Then, make a yarn over and then slip slip knit, which will create a left slanting decrease. Now, you take your left needle and slip it through these two stitch ...more
Cards are so meaningless these days, unless of course, you make make your own, giving it that personal and meaningful touch. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a glitter and lace card, with help by Barbara Trombley from Art Glitter. Barbara designed this technique ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Lace Cardigan with the Sewing Studio. First, you will need to gather all of your tools and the material. Now, cut out a piece of fabric into a large rectangle. Now, draw and cut out the pattern from the diagram you see in the video. Aft ...more
This is a great craft project to dress up your plain Christmas tree ornaments! Take a basic round holiday ornament, measure it, and then use some sturdy white thread to crochet a lace cover with beaded flowers around it. A beautiful addition to any tree!
Teach your child how to tie shoelaces, and have fun at the same time! You can make a pair of paper shoes with laces by using recycled cardboard, foam leaves, a glue gun, a hole punch, scissors and, of course, a pair of shoelaces!
Your mother puts up with your crap the entire other 364 days a year and constantly toils away making the most scrumptious meals and treats for you, so can you really even justify not making something for her in return on Mother's Day? Luckily, you don't have to be Martha Stewa ...more
In an upcoming play in which you have to make your own costumes? Going as Betty White for Halloween this year? Whatever the reason, you're looking for how to make a wig and you're looking in the right place. In this video, learn how a "wig master" makes a professional lace wig ...more
Girls love bling, and little girls love it even more. Make your little lady as fashionable as can be by making these no-sew embellished headbands. Adorned with such decor as bows, lace, and flowers, they're glitzy and pretty and can be made simply with glue and whatever adorn ...more
Marion teaches us how to use a technique involving lace and glitter mist to make the lace look vintage. The lace can be placed in a bucket to spray the glitter mist from Tattered Angels onto the lace. Doing this in the spray bucket allows you to avoid spraying anything else in ...more
Chef Dominic Palazzolo teaches you how to make a complex lace mold for confections. He gives a great breakdown of the mold process and how best to implement the mold to your ingredients. Part 1 of 4 - How to Make a lace mold. Part 2 of 4 - How to Make a lace mold. Part 3 of ...more
This video tutorial from Threadbanger will teach you how to use a cool technique and create graffiti lace. From this technique, you can make a tablecloth, dress, scarf and more. This is so great for creating unique patterns that nobody else will have, and use that old lace at ...more
Hey all this video is to show you how to achieve a perfect natural looking "scalp" with you lace front wigs! Video: .
In this cardmaking tutorial I use a Anna Griffin rubber stamp to make a repeat pattern in a very easy way, so if you have trouble repeat pattern stamping this could be for you. I make a lace edged card with 2 pretty flowers and a stamped sentiment. Step 1: Items Used 8x8 card ...more
Locking your keys inside of your car is frustrating, to say the least, especially if you're in a hurry to get somewhere. You can always call AAA roadside assistance or a locksmith, but you'll probably have to fork over some money, as well as wait for them to get to you. You mi ...more
In the wonderful world of fashion, Chucks (AKA Converse sneakers) are like the LBDs for our feet. Oh-so-comfortable and also exuding an effortless hipster cool, Chucks are our go-to footwear any time of day. But because they're so practic and chic we also see zillions of peopl ...more
Have you locked yourself out of your car? Well, as long as you have a shoelace, you may be able to get back in. Don't Miss: 15 Ways to Open a Locked House/Car Door Without a Key Don't Miss: 6 Easy DIY Ways to Open Your Car Door Without a Key Video: . Pull your shoelace out of ...more
Thrift stores! As a Steampunk, they can be your best friend, but it's easy to make a tragic mistake. This hands-on guide will help you navigate the murky waters of successful thrifting in order to find the hidden gems that will make your Steampunk outfit complete! Thrift Stor ...more
Before I really get into this article, it's important to note that you do not need a Steampunk persona (or "steamsona") in order to be a Steampunk, or wear Steampunk clothes. Some people like to pretend to be a different person when dressed up in Steampunk clothing, but that i ...more
Today we show you how to bar lace your shoes. This trend is a way to never tie your shoes again! It is So Easy a Guy Can Do It! Video: .
For those of you not familiar with fascinator hats, they are vintage-style caps with feathers, small veils, and other little knick knacks attached on the sides that were often worn by fashionable women in the '40s and '50s. In this episode of "Whitney Sews," Whitney will guid ...more
When it comes to making pancakes in the morning, most of us probably follow the instructions on the box. Mix all the ingredients together, pour onto a hot greased pan, and form perfect circular flapjacks one by one. But pancakes are so much more than that. You can turn them i ...more
Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let ...more
Ever wonder what is the correct way to lace and tie your Vans shoes? There are probably a couple of different methods to do so and this video shows you one of those methods step by step. It's quick, easy, and will have you looking good in your shoes in no time. Enjoy!
In this DIY fashion video, learn how to take an old fitted tshirt and add some flare! Add a sexy front-laced up section to your shirt to create a faux boddess. Spice up your closet for cheap with help from this clothing reconstruction video.
Let’s be honest: you’ve thrown a few delicate, "hand wash only" clothes into the wash with your jeans. Maybe you’ve even ruined a sweater or two. There are so many things to look out for when doing laundry, and they’re easily ignored or forgotten, especially when it comes to d ...more
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
Dan Perceval, founder of the sport of Xtreme Ice Skating explains us in the video of how to properly lace ice hockey skates. It starts with the wax laces. There are different forms but he suggests heavy wax since it lasts long. These wax laces are used to grip the boots. We no ...more
This video demonstrates how to make a catapult out of popsicle sticks. For this project, you will need the following: 7” rubber bands, a box of popsicle sticks, a hot glue gun, a Dixie cup, and tape. Start with the base. Lay out popsicle sticks in the shape of chicken feet. Ma ...more
Upgrading from velcro-only shoes to laced-up sneakers is an important step in life. Days are spent practicing the perfect bow-tying method, and people even argue as adults over tying with the bunny ear method versus the loop-and-wrap trick. Despite the years of shoe tying exp ...more
Watch this instructional video series to begin making several variations of finger loop braids. Finger loop braids are braids woven using loops of string on your fingers. Finger loop braiding reached a high point in Medieval Europe and England between 1200 and 1600 CE. Finger ...more
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet broomstick lace. This crochet method creates an intricate snowflake pattern. Use any type of yarn, a crochet needle and a size 19 knitting needle to complete this project. You can even use a knitting needle made out of a PVC pi ...more
Let's face It ... Pennywise is going to be the Halloween costume to beat this year. It's terrifying, simple enough to pull off, and with the movie's already-gargantuan box office gross, everyone and their pet dog will get your costume. Considering Pennywise is so popular, tho ...more
In order to tie a Miller's Knot, which is also known as the bag or sack knot, you should begin by wrapping the rope around the object you wish to bind: the Miller's knot is a binding knot. It is used to bind things. Next, wrap one of the free ends around it. You are, basically ...more
Fondant frills are magical cake trims that resemble frilly lace and pretty ruffles. On cakes and cupcakes, they can be used to adorn borders for an uber feminine touch, and are especially beautiful on wedding cakes. If you have a special event coming up that necessitates some ...more
Adina Klein from Tahki Stacy Charles joins Interweave Videos to demonstrate the reversible mobius pattern. The moebius (a rectangle that has been twisted to construct a continuous loop) is a easy design using a "faggot lace" technique. You can download a free moebius pattern a ...more
This tutorial lace wig video will teach you how to apply your lace wig. This is an easy process, and once you master it, you'll be able to take your lace wig on and off with ease. Part 1 of 3 - How to Apply a lace wig. Part 2 of 3 - How to Apply a lace wig. Part 3 of 3 - How ...more
Turn yourself into an Aphrodite or Artemis this Halloween! You don't even need a pattern to make yourself a sexy Greek goddess costume! All you need are a few yards of your favorite fabric, some chantilly lace for a wrap, and a laurel leaf crown to top it all off!
In this how-to video, you will learn how to create your own tube top dress with lace and tulle. This will be useful if you need a unique dress for prom. You will need a sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape, thread, a half yard of gray knit, tulle, and a yard o ...more
This is a fun and easy stitch you can use to stitch scarves, shawls and other accessories you want to have a lace-like look. This knitting stitch leaves large gaps in the pattern, which look quite pretty and gives it a lace like look. There's two different variations of the li ...more
When kicking a soccer ball to achieve the best kick you do not want to kick with your toes, you want to kick where your shoe laces are. To kick the ball you don't want your non kicking foot to far behind the ball because this leads to a toe kick. In fact, you want your non kic ...more
Without a doubt, sushi is one of my favorite foods—dainty and delectable, while also fun to make. So let's get started with maki rolls, aka makizushi, probably the most iconic form of sushi. You know, the one filled with rice and your standard sushi ingredients, rolled up in a ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a vampire look for Halloween with your hair. First, curl your entire head of hair, then put half your hair in a high pony tail. Now, add in more curls on the pony tail and pin your bangs off to the side, using gel to give it a sleek loo ...more
Bad at tying shoe laces? Very slow at tying shoe laces? Here's a way to do it really fast!!!!
With only a day left until Halloween, a full and detailed costume is too much to throw together for most people. But you still have to dress up as something, right? No one will give you candy or let you into a Halloween party if you don't even put in some effort. A mask is ab ...more
Show off your creative side, by stearing away from the same old criss crossed shoe lace tying style... Do the "zipper" lacing style! In this lace tying tutorial, learn how to complete the "zipper" shoelace style in no time at all.
Do you have an old pair of jeans hanging around? Maybe they don't fit anymore, or perhaps they are out of style? With a few stitches, you can turn that ugly old pair of pants into a stylish corset top. All you need is the pants and a sewing machine, with a couple buttons or st ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to lace up and tie your shoes to relieve pressure on the foot. There are two techniques shown in this video. The first technique helps to relieve pressure on the top of the foot. If the top of the foot is under pressure, it can ca ...more
The simplest and most fun way of customizing your Converse sneakers to reflect your personality is to lace them all fancy-like. Whether you love pink laces or emo black ones, choose two of your favorite shoelace colors and check out this fashion DIY tutorial to learn how to ti ...more
In this video from Prolite we learn the right way to tie your ice skates and keep the laces tight. First you need a lace hook. It's a metal piece that helps you lace the skates. With the skate on and the laces loose, pull tight on the laces just enough so it's a little tight. ...more
Want to curl a pair of Sperry Top-Sider laces? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about 3 minutes. For all of the details, and to get started yourself, take a look!
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
The Like Lace Stitch This is a beautiful stitch that can be done on any size needle and with any size yarn. When you use a small size needle and thin yarn it will come out looking very delicate. When you use a larger needle and bulky yarn it will come out thick and cozy. It's ...more
Tie your shoelaces without hands? Sounds impossible, but that's what everyone will think when you complete this Japanese shoe tying trick. Check out the video for a step by step run through on how to magically tie your shoelaces without hands. This is an amazing magic trick ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie their shoes in a cool way. This technique is also more faster than the normal shoe tying method. Begin by tying your laces into a cross. With your right hand, the lace goes from the shoe goes to your thumb, over the index and in ...more
Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a spider stitch. A spider stitch is a stitch used in lace making to fill in open spaces with threads resembling a cobweb. The knitter's version of this stitch makes an elegant, open weave pattern.The Continental method i ...more