Save your favorite T-shirt by making a pattern; learn how to make a pattern from your favorite t-shirt in this free video on fashion design and sewing. Part 1 of 17 - How to Make a pattern from a shirt. Make a pattern from a shirt - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch this vi ...more
Making a Shirt Pattern
David Page Coffin teaches you how to make a pattern from your favorite shirt, which you can then use to make a new shirt.
Ever wondered how to make a tee shirt? With a little cloth, some thread, a sewing machine and some direction, it's as easy as baking a cake. If you want to start designing your own cool T-shirts with your favorite fabrics, watch and learn! In this eight-part video tutorial, y ...more
If you want to learn patterns drafting/making in different sizes (EXTRA SMALL, SMALL, MEDIUM, MEDIUM-LARGE, LARGE, EXTRA LARGE), now it becomes easy with these great videos that make patterns drafting easier and clearer. Step 1: How to Take Body Measurements Video: . Step 2: ...more
Always wondered how those store bought patterns are used? If so, then this is the how to video for you. In this instructional video learn to sew a shirt from a Vogue pattern. Watch as they demonstrate how to cut out the pieces and then sew them to make a beautiful shirt.
Drafting your own patterns isn't difficult - and it's a great way to get not only a free pattern, but to make sure that your pattern is custom fit to your own measurements. This video shows you how to draft a basic shirt pattern from scratch.
In order to pattern a wool blanket shirt, you'll need a blanket, scissors, a needle, and thread. Lay your blanket out on the floor. Fold it over at 2/3 of the way. Lay down on the blanket, in order to decide how long you would like your shirt to be. Then, make adjustment to i ...more
Darts add shape and a more fitted line to garments that use them. While many patterns come with the darts pre-printed, how do you add darts when you're sewing without a pattern? This tutorial shows you how to add your own darts by hand.
There's something undeniably naughty about upcycling your boyfriend's old tie into a thong. Japanese site Panty Hanty offers a library of free sewing patterns in the art of underwear-making. The underwear thong: Plenty more patterns for plenty of panties: Not to worry, guys ...more
What's the most efficient way to become a fashion designer? By challenging yourself to creating your own clothes from the ground up. And while you probably already know this means cuting, sewing, and embroidering your fabrics, it also means making your own patterns. But don't ...more
Do you have a t-shirt lying around the house with the most gorgeous sailor stripe pattern but is simply too small to fit you now? Don't despair; in this episode of "Whitney Sews," you'll learn a method for creating a shrug out of an old t-shirt. Because the shurg is made out ...more
Have you always admired tie dye shirts but didn't know how to make those fancy patterns? This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make the V pattern on a shirt. Start by soaking the shirt in soda ash to get it ready to accept the dye. Next you'll learn h ...more
In this video Rich explains how to maintain a grout and tile floor. He uses a chemical cleaner which he describes as a "grout-smart type product." For regular maintenance of the floor Rich recommends using only 1oz of the product per gallon of warm water but for really badly s ...more
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
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
This is silk screen production, the cheap and easy DIY way! In order to make this easy silkscreen for making cool T-shirt logos and designs, you'll need some acrylic paint, paintbrushes, cheap net curtain (patterned or plain), vinyl sign sheets, blackboard (or cork board), and ...more
You've probably seen old t-shirts being turned into dresses, miniskirts, and if you're a fan of Gianny L, even two-piece bikinis, but you've probably never even thought about it transforming them into underwear. It may seem a bit odd at first, but making these intimate pieces ...more
This Halloween, Belle costumes will be out in full force as devoted Beauty and the Beast fans represent the tale as old as time. Not only was the live-action version of the animated classic the top-grossing film of 2017 (so far), it's also likely to be a contender during award ...more
Kids get all the fun on Halloween. They get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect free candy, but with none of the responsibility that comes along with buying or making a costume. If you buy premade costumes for your children, it can be pretty expensive, and th ...more
Many of us in the Steampunk community have pets that we love and cherish, myself included, and we want those pets to share our joy of Steampunk. In reality, they couldn't care less, but for some reason we still love to dress them up. Their reactions usually range from bemused ...more
This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more
In this Threadbanger video, Secret Life of a Bionerd gives you tips on making a custom tank top pattern. She'll teach you how to measure yourself, along with making a simple pattern from those measurements. Making this tank pattern sure makes life easier when sewing. This is t ...more
This is a video which shows how to create a suede finish on walls using paint. To do this the right tools are necessary. Use a special suede finish paint and a nine inch specialty roller. Arrow wood merant is used for the color. Tape the ceiling and base boards. Paint the corn ...more
The flat felled seam is a versatile seam, especially good for making a reversible shirt. This tutorial shows you two separate techniques - the first is one commonly used by home sewers, and the second is the one used by professional tailors.
Sure, we all know how to fold t-shirts by now with all of those t-shirt folding videos on the internet. But do you know how to fold a dress shirt? If you want your closet to be as neat as a store display, watch this video to learn how to fold a dress shirt with the folks from ...more
Importing custom brushes and patterns into Photoshop is not too complicated, you can probably handle that already. But what if you want to create your own? This video will teach you how to create your own custom brushes and patterns within Photoshop, which you can then use you ...more
It's always a dilemma when you're organizing your closet and deciding whether you want to keep or throw out a meaningful old t-shirt that you don't wear anymore. Many of our t-shirts have been with us through thick and thin, so preserve their memory (and stop creating more was ...more
Fringes are definitely trendy this season, and you can jump on the trend bus without breaking the bank! You can turn an old T-shirt into a fashionable fringed scarf just by making a few cuts. Pick a shirt as colorful as you want!
Ever wonder how to get that perfectly cooked duck breast? Now you can get that restaurant style duck breast with a cripsy skin on the outside while still keeping the inside moist and pink. You start by making a grid like pattern on the fat using a sharp knife. Doing this will ...more
Making a Mickey Mouse tie-dye shirt is as easy as can be. First trace a Mickey mouse outline onto a plain white shirt with a pencil. Using plain dental floss and a needle, sew around the tracing you've just created. For optimal results soak the shirt in soda ash (this step is ...more
This video shows the viewers how to create a wicked spider pattern on a tie dyed shirt. Our instructor starts by demonstrating on a square piece of fabric. Start by folding your shirt in half sleeve to sleeve. Next, choose the placement of your spider design by picking the twi ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to knit cables. You will need to place stitch markers where you are going to begin your pattern for the cable and end it. Now, take a double pointed needle and make sure it's not bigger than the needle you are knitting with. Work your pattern thr ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn different brick patterns. Steps: 1 A running-bond pattern is easy to install and requires cutting bricks only at beginning of walkway and at end; the seams are staggered by half of a brick. 2 The bricks in a cross-bond pattern run ...more
In this video, we learn how to make baby rattle cupcakes for a baby shower. To decorate these, take some pre-made cupcakes and place a coat of icing on the top of it. Now, you can pipe some decoration onto the cupcake using a plastic bag or pastry bag. Making different lines a ...more
The left handed version of the double lattice stitch looks exactly like it sounds--lattice stitching sets up a feminine, lacy motif with lots of space between stitches. Because the crochet pattern for the double lattice stitch is so open, it is great for making light garments ...more
Snowflakes make great cookie shapes because each one is different and individualistic. This means that bakers, from seasoned pastry chefs to the miniature little elves whose tiny fingers help you out in the kitchen during Christmas, can have fun creating snowflake cookies of a ...more
Dark, punky glamour has never been more in on the runways. From YSL's blood red lipstick to the harsh stud and leather detailing on the clothes at Philip Lim, it seems that rock stars are the newest fashion role models. While you can get a rock star-esque shirt at a trendy Me ...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
Tie dying a spider design on a t-shirt starts by folding the t-shirt in half vertically. Between one quarter and one half of the way down the shirt grab a piece of the shirt and spin around the table to create a coil of the shirt. Tie a string around the outside of the coil to ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an Android doll at home. First, print out the Android logo from the internet, making it large enough to make a doll. Now, cut out the print out with scissors cutting out the different sections individually. Next, place the cut outs onto a ...more
Unlike being a square, being a square knot means you're multifaceted, fun, and unique. Of course, we're talking about square knots in friendship bracelet/jewelry making, in which you utilize two different colors of string to create a tight zig zag knot pattern followed by loop ...more
Make the most of those left-over paper scraps by creating textured greeting cards. Q & C designer, Corinne Bradd, shows how to add bright shades, a modern design and a clever pattern without too much hard work. This handy technique is perfect for making crafty, textured cards.
Don't get burned playing with fire——know how to play with it right, just like those crazy magicians do when it comes to magical fireballs that you can hold in your hand. You can juggle them, too, but you need to know the secret to making them safely. For these magical handhel ...more
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
Why T-Shirts T-shirts are a great way for people to express themselves, and like other art forms, unique t-shirt designs are becoming more and more popular. Websites that specialize in just t-shirts are popping up all over the internet with tons of opportunities for designers ...more
Are you a big fan of anime and cosplay? Getting dressed up for anime conventions is super fun, but you can add to the excitement and save money by making your own costume. In this tutorial, you'll be shown how to upcycle a plain large t-shirt into a romper. This particular vi ...more
During winter, a person's body loses most of its heat through its head. Protect your baby from bitter, cold winds with a knitted santa hat or elf hat. This tutorial shows you how to use yarn for making warm hats of all varieties for your baby. You'll need a loom, eyelash yarn ...more
Add a bit of sparkle and pizzaz to your wardrobe! This short tutorial demonstrates how you can add small crystals in whatever pattern you want using the Kandi Kane hotfix wand to add color, sparkle and your own unique touch.
If you've ever sewn or worked with fabric, you know what no matter how great that shirt turns out it must be hemmed (raw edges sealed with a stitch) in order for your work to last. The same principle goes for delicate duct tape art. If you've created a pattern you'd like to k ...more
Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish and restore a brass lamp font with Simichrome Polish. In this demonstration tutorial we use Simichrome to polish a piece of brass. The tutorial includes a detailed work instructions and best practices. Applica ...more
Get ready to cook up a winning costume this Halloween. Turn this tasty treat into an awesome outfit with the help of Lisa Bleyaert in this how-to video. You will need a black long sleeve shirt, black leggings, black shoes, a utility knife, red foam board, a piece of paper, a m ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a realistic looking cut using cinema makeup. This is a great look for a new year or holiday look that you want to make yourself look more unique and stand out! First, take a brow pencil and redefine your brows so they are darker and mor ...more
It's called a Quick Response code, but most know it simply as QR code, a matrix barcode dedicated to the world of smartphones. The information contained within the square black modules could be text, a URL, vCard, or some other kind of data. And even though mobile tagging has ...more
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
In this scroll saw woodworking pattern making tutorial you will learn how to get the clip art you find off the computer, into the computer and into Corel Draw X3 so you can use it for your scroll saw patterns. Watch and see how easy it is to scan clip art into Corel Draw X3 an ...more
In this scroll saw pattern making tutorial you will learn how to use the drawing software Corel Draw X3 to turn clip art into patterns. Learn how to trace the clip art in Corel Draw X3 and turn it into scroll saw patterns.
Dave demonstrates how to create an offset stroke around your subject by defining a pattern, making a quick selection, and using the minimum filter to expand the area around the subject. Create an offset stroke around a subject in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to recycle an old t-shirt into a no-sew head scarf. First, lay your shirt out flat on a table and download the paper pattern from the video. From here, measure sixteen inches from side to side on the t-shirt that you are using. After this, follow ...more
1) First mark your intended cut lines - in this case follow a circular/spiral pattern. All cutting should be done with something like a pumpkin carver. 2) Make a floral pattern cutting out small circles resembling the center of a flower and its separate petals. 3) Cut larger " ...more
If you're halfway through making a chainmail shirt, and confused on how you can join the front and back pieces together (or any two large pieces of chainmail), this tutorial gives you a few hints on how you can seamlessly bring two pieces together.