Making a Shirt Pattern

How To : Measure your neck size

If you're making a bespoke shirt or suit, use this video to learn how to accurately take your neck measurement. You can go to a professional and have them measure it, but why waste time and possibly money when you can easily do it yourself. All you really need is a measuring t ...more

How To : Tie a double windsor knot, ascot, and more

Have you ever wondered how to tie a bow tie or an ascot? Well, everydayascots has a video for you detailing it step by step. In the video he shows you different styles of wearing an ascot for different neck sizes and comfort levels. Then he shows you a quick demonstration of t ...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 : Design a Quick T-Shirt

A bodice pattern is very helpful for anyone who wants to design a T-shirt, blouse or other clothing top. This entails learning to draft up a basic bodice pattern. For a quick beginners t-shirt however, you can merely take a rough impression straight from your body. Demystify p ...more

How To : Make a box chain for chain mail style jewelry

This jewelry-making video demonstrates step-by-step the very easy pattern that is perfect for beginners at making chain mail jewelry. Learn how to weave a box chain chain mail patter by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To : Sew a quilt pattern

Lessons for making a quilt pattern. Learn how to sew a basic quilting pattern in this free quilting lesson from an expert quilter and sewing class instructor. Part 1 of 16 - How to Sew a quilt pattern. Sew a quilt pattern - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on ex ...more

How To : Make hash by drying and filtering the leaves

Hash takes a little bit of preparation, but can be made at home. Fine trimmings from previous crops have been dried and frozen so that the THC will form hard crystals. Sift the resin out by using a silk screen, like the kind used for making a t-shirt. Then a tea strainer filte ...more

How To : Make a "no sew" bag out of an old t-shirts

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

How To : Make a homemade tie dye shirt

In order to make a homemade tie dyed T-shirt, you will need the following: a 100% cotton T-shirt, large freezer bags, trash bags, and Tulip fashion dye. You will need a clean working area. Make sure that you are wearing clothes that you won't mind staining. Cover a surface wi ...more

How To : Sew puppets

Learn how to make puppets with moving mouths in this free video series, including tips on making a puppet pattern, sewing and adding features like arms, legs and eyes. Part 1 of 15 - How to Sew puppets. Sew puppets - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvil ...more

How To : Make a balloon sorcerer hat

In order to make a sorcerer hat out of balloons, you will need the following: six (6) balloons, which will need to be partially filled with air and two (2) uninflated balloons, which will be used as the straps, holding the hat onto your head. You will need to begin your hat b ...more

How To : Tailor your chain mail armor for the best fit

Tailoring isn't just for fabric! To have the best chainmail shirt, that doesn't pull or hang too losely, you'll want to tailor it. Tailor your shirt around curves by slightly altering the pattern of your weave, and this video demonstrates how.

How To : Make a stylish ruffled shirt with sexy Gianny L

Learn how to make a stylish ruffled shirt with the sexy Gianny L. No pattern necessary for this sewing project, just gather together some fabric, needle and thread, scissors, and fabric chalk. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Watch t ...more

How To : Make a skirt out of shirt sleeves with ThreadBanger

This Thread Banger video demonstrates making a skirt from men’s button down shirt sleeves. Brooksie from Haute Sew presents the technique. Two men’s button down shirts are needed. Cut the sleeves off the shirt at the seams and then split them open at the shirt sleeve seams ...more

How To : Reduce the size of a t-shirt

If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your s ...more

How To : Make a two drop peyote bracelet

Make a two drop peyote bracelet, just like in the latest beading magazines, and learn how to read a peyote pattern, all by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial. Learn how to read a color wheel as well, and how to use it to improve beading technique. For this project you ...more

News : Fractal Pecan Pie

Following the pattern of fractal goodies, I found this great article on making a giant fractal pecan pie. Seems like you'll need some dedicated pecan pie enthusiasts (shouldn't be hard to find) to help you out!

How To : Sew a pretty embroidered design to your T-shirt

Plain tees are indispensable because you can match them with anything, from the plain to the outrageous. But sometimes you get tired of wearing the same old gray tee shirt time after time and want to spice things up a little. Watch this fashion tutorial to learn how to repurp ...more

How To : Make a scarf out of an old t-shirt

If you have a stack of old t-shirts that sit in your dresser, unworn, why not get some use out of one of them by transforming it into a scarf? Save some money... You'll have scarves for days with this technique! You Will Need: • An old T-shirt • A yard stick • Chalk • Sew ...more

How To : Choose crochet projects

Crocheting is a great hobby. It could even be a great business if you're good enough. But how do you go about figuring out what to crochet? What projects peak your interest, or others' interest? If you know some basic crochet stitches, it may be time to move on to a challengin ...more

How To : Make Sierpinski Carpet Cookies

Since it is now the holiday season, I thought we could spend this weekend making some baked goods that have mathematical patterns on them. In this post, we'll look at making cookies that have a fractal pattern based off of a modification of the pixel cookie technique. The peo ...more

How To : Make a bomber hat

ThreadBanger give us a great recipe to make a unisex bomber hat using just a flannel shirt, white faux fur, a measuring tape, the bomber hat pattern, a sewing machine, and two and a half hours of your creative time. Add pom-poms at the ears to give it extra flavor! Super cool ...more

How To : Make a stencil with a manila folder

This video gives instructions on how to make a stencil from a manila folder and a number of additional supplies. Supplies required aside from the manila folder include an X-acto knife, a pencil, an eraser, and a cutting board, the cutting board and manila folder are recommende ...more

How To : Make a One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress with Gianny L.

You can wear the dress you've always wanted to by making it yourself at home, with nothing more than a sewing machine, a shirt, and a few yards of fabric. Follow the instructions in this video to learn how to make clothes that fit your body, and sense of style, perfectly. Vide ...more

How To : Chainmail a 4 in 1 European pattern

It's as easy as 2,3,4,5,6,7...what happened to step 1? This is Chthonic chainmail at its finest. This instructional metalsmithing video will help you in making your very own chain mail vest using a four in one European chainmail pattern. After going through the basic process o ...more

How To : Knit eyelets with a knitting machine

Watch this instructional knitting video to knit eyelets on a knitting machine. You will need a three prong tool as well as a single prong tool. By making a few twists with the pronged tools, you can knit a neat eyelet pattern in a matter of seconds.

How To : Make a gift box from a template

Any old box can provide the template for making a gift box. Trace the pattern out onto the desired material, and then cut it out. Watch this video paper design tutorial and learn how to hand make a fancy gift box.

How To : Make a grocery bag out of bandanas

Check out this tutorial that teaches you how to make a cotton reusable grocery bag out of bandanna. All you need is 2 bandanas, sewing thread, a sewing machine, scissors, and marking pens. This is a great, fashionable way to go shopping and cut down on plastic bags. Watch this ...more

How To : Make scarves from old T-shirts

Making three different scarves out of an old T-shirt is fast and simple. For the first one, lay the t-shirt out flat and cut horizontally from one underarm to the other. Next, cut one layer of the tube. Now cut straight lines every 1/2" inch all the way up to the last inch of ...more

How To : Put text on a curve in Corel Draw X3

This Corel Draw vector graphics drawing software tutorial shows you how to type text along a curve. Specifically you will learn how to draw a curve, and get text to follow the curve as part of making scroll saw patterns. If you are a pattern maker or not, you can learn how eas ...more

How To : Sew a dress shirt collar

By using sewing pattern Simplicity 4670, the author of this tutorial video takes you through the steps needed to produce a great shirt collar. First you should attach interfacing to one piece of the shirt collar. Here you will be using fusible interfacing and taking the facing ...more

How To : Flute the edge of a pie crust

Angie shows us how to flute a pie crust which can be very helpful when baking pies. After dough is placed into a pie pan, the outer edges should be folded under the lip of the pan. The edge of the crust can be given a pattern. This can be accomplished by taking the prongs of a ...more

How To : Carve Polyhedral Pumpkins

Halloween is coming up, so many of you may have a need or desire to carve a pumpkin and turn it into a Jack O' Lantern. This week we are going to explore carving our pumpkins into interesting geometric shapes. In this post, we will carve the pumpkins into spherical versions of ...more

How To : Make a Basic Skirt Pattern

Written instructions on how to draft a basic skirt pattern with accompanying video. Take your correct measurements before you begin. Video: . Step 1: Measure Carefully measure your waist, hips and hip drop. Step 2: Draw a Rectangle The horizontal lines (1 to 2 and 3 to 4 in ...more

How To : Sew your own corset tank top at home

This is a great and attractive shirt - a corset tank top. You don't need a pattern to make this, just some fabric, lining and ribbon. You'll also need some basic sewing notions and access to a sewing machine to sew this very basic item.

How To : Combine sewing pattern pieces for beginners

Sewing patterns are a godsend if you're a beginner at sewing who's trying to get into making clothes and accessories like scarves and bags. A pre-drawn pattern helps you learn proportions, measurements, and drafting techniques you'll need later on when you design your own clot ...more

How To : Iron a button up shirt

Ironing a button up shirt is an important way to make sure you are always looking in top shape. When ironing a man's shirt, you should always start with the collar first and then move to the shoulders and back. Make sure the shirt is stretched out properly over the ironing boa ...more

How To : Make a homemade hoodie out of an old t-shirt

This video tutorial in Arts & Crafts category will show you how to make a homemade hoodie out of an old t-shirt. Katia is presenting this video. First you cut out a T-shirt shape out of an old newspaper. You can do it freehand also. For the front piece, take the neckline down ...more

How To : Make a fried onion blossom

The fried onion blossom is a classic American appetizer – and it's as fun to make as it is to eat! You Will Need * 2 large sweet onions * 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning * 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour * 1 c. 2 percent milk * Oil for frying * Dipping sauce * A medium-size kitchen knife * ...more

How To : Make an origami shirt out of a dollar bill

Is your love of money surpassed only by your love of miniature dress shirts? Boy, are you in luck. This video tutorial presents complete, step-by-step instructions on how to make a shirt from a folded dollar bill. For more information, and to get started making your own money ...more

How To : Knit the twin rib stitch pattern

This how-to video demonstrates the twin rib stitch knitting pattern. The twin rib stitch has a lot of stretch and looks the same on both sides, making it useful for knitting projects that will have both side visibility. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do th ...more

How To : Making European chainmail

Watch this instructional metalsmithing video to weave a European chainmail pattern. You can expand this pattern to make a costume for your local Renaissance festival. This is also known as the four in one chainmail pattern.

How To : Even Count Flat Peyote - Beadwork

Even count flay peyote is the easiest off loom beading stitch to learn. This video beading tutorial shows how to weave the even count peyote pattern. All you need is beads, a needle, and thread, and start making peyote patterned woven bead jewelry in no time.

How To : Crochet a Bernat dog coat for your pet

Keep your favorite pet cozy this winter season by making them a dog coat! This tutorial shows you how to follow a crochet pattern for a Bernat dog coat that will fit a medium sized dog (like a terrier or beagle).

How To : Make an origami shirt out of a folded dollar bill

When does a brand-new shirt cost a dollar? When you make it yourself. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a shirt from a folded dollar bill using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the f ...more

How To : Draw realistic looking clothing

After you start drawing people, you will undoubtedly want to dress them. Drawing clothing is all about knowing how clothes fall, fold and wrinkle. Check out this tutorial, and you will be drawing realistic folks in no time. You Will Need * A person wearing a T-shirt * A graphi ...more

How To : Make a hair scrunchie

Recycle any cloth, or use up scraps of a fabric you like by making a hair scrunchie like the one shown in this how-to video. No need for a pattern, the design is made from simple rectangles with size measurements provided in the video. Follow along with the steps and learn how ...more

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