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
Making a Shirt Pattern
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
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
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
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.
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
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
In this woodworking video workshop you will learn how to create a scroll saw pattern for a mini basket in Corel Draw X3 software. If you work on a scroll saw and are at all interested in making baskets, watch and learn how to draw this pattern in Corel Draw X3 and get started ...more
Thread Heads bring you this cool tutorial from Andrew Hanson on making an awesome punk rock t-shirt out of an old shirt using spray paint and stencils.
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
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
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
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
Proclaim your love for hash tag #Bestof2010 by literally wearing it on your chest! Show off your Twitter addiction in the most fashionable way possible by making this awesome hash tag design t-shirt. Watch the vid to learn how to use freezer paper to stencil any design you wa ...more
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.
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
This Thread Banger video demonstrates making a skirt from men‚Äôs button down shirt sleeves. Brooksie from Haute Sew presents the technique. Two men‚Äôs 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
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
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
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!
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
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
Statement pieces are all the rage this fall, with big, chunky necklaces and vibrant floral neck wraps taking center stage as clothes take a backseat. If you want to get in on this trend without looking a bit too haute couture (AKA too like a clown) for school or work, check ou ...more
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
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
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
Miss 80 Million provides viewers with a step by step tutorial on how to create a ballet slipper look for your nails. Use black sparkle nail polish. Create a French tip with a very deep smile line that goes all the way to the corner. Use the same polish to draw a line straight ...more
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
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
One activity (perfect for Father's Day) to do with your children is making cards. The card in this video is a "shirt and tie" greeting card that's perfect to make with you children. To make this paper kids crafts shirt and tie card, you'll need to have a few materials: colored ...more
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
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.
While making a large-scale glass mosaic project, it might be necessary to follow a pattern, cutting out the individual pieces of the desired finished project. This video glass-work tutorial demonstrates the process of cutting out a piece of stained glass for a mosaic picture. ...more
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.
Friendship bracelets are the most personal testaments to a good friend that you can make. Celebrate your friendship while creating a work of art that will last a very long time by weaving together this friendship bracelet with an "S" spiral. Please know that this bracelet tut ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This is a great project to make a fun and feminine shirt. All you need is one piece of fabric cut in a circle, a few basic notions and a sewing machine. No pattern required, just make sure you have your measurements at hand!
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.
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
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
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
Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a sexy one piece swimsuit. This swimwear project is cheap and easy. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is a t-shirt, pins and a sewing machine. Cut along the pattern Gianny L has demonstrate ...more
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
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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
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
Gathered sleeves can add a bit of interest to a blouse or shirt which incorporates them. This tutorial shows you how to start with a basic straight sleeve and use pattern drafting software to adjust so you can end with a gathered sleeve.
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
Inspired by Susan Hilferty's Elphaba costume, Corinne and Rob from Threadbanger show you how to make a fantastic wicked witch ensemble in this how-to video. You'll need two spools of thread, an old black button-up shirt, interfacing, an old black dress, scrap velvet, and a sew ...more
In this bead-weaving video tutorial, there's a quick way to create a beaded rope with different size seed beads, and this video will show you the simple pattern needed to create this wonderful stitch. Learn how to do the spiral weave stitch for jewelry-making by watching this ...more