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
No Sew T-shirt Quilt
In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make a beautiful quilt out of recycled t-shirts! Include t-shirts with sentimental value to your family or friends, and create a keepsake that will last a lifetime and touch the hearts of your loved ones. Get step-by-step instructi ...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.
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
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
Stephany is going to take you through the process of sewing a mens shirt. She is going to use a pattern and talk to you first about choosing a pattern and knowing what the package means before you start. This is a very long video series, but sewing a shirt has many components ...more
The t-shirt is arguably the most basic part of modern Western fashion. Billions of people around the world wear them every day for ease and comfort. This two-part video will teach all you sewing fans out there how to sew your own t-shirts at home. You can then use these techni ...more
Watch this quilting demonstration of how to sew the Ghostwalk quilt block which includes curved patches. The Ghostwalk quilt block is a spooky pattern that you can download and print out for your own reference. Once you learn how to sew this curved patterns, you can add regula ...more
See exactly how to chain sew half square triangles to make a quilt block. When you have a large number of quilting block you may find that they don't line up exactly. Watch this instructional quilting video to several quilting patches together at once, in a chain formation.
This is a great project if you want to make something one-of-a-kind! It's a great gift idea as well. The principles behind assembling the "crazy quilt" fabric is that it can be used to make anything. This how to video tutorial demonstrates how to make a Christmas stocking, but ...more
This video quilting tutorial shows how to lay out and sew a log cabin quilt square. The log cabin square is a classic quilting pattern, easy enough for beginning quilters but has enough built-in variation that makes it popular with advanced quilters as well. Learn how to set u ...more
Missing a button and in a hurry? Instead of waiting a couple days when dropping off your dress shirts at a seamstress, why not fix the problem yourself within an hour? In this video, learn how to hand sew a button on a shirt with "How To Sew with Jenny T".
Watch this quilting demonstration to sew a cat's paw quilt block. This pattern is also known as bear's paw and beggar's block. This video shows a 27 inch cat's paw quilting block.
Watch this quilting demonstration of how to sew the Snail's Trail quilt block. The Snail's Trail is an intricate quilting design that will teach you how to manage fabric piecing. Watch this instructional quilting video to properly sew the Snail's Trail quilting block with a mi ...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
Get started with stitching in the ditch by attaching the "Zip Bind Tool" and mitering the 1st corner with the "Minute Miter." This instructional quilting video demonstrates how to sew a neat binding onto your quilt using a few innovative tools.
Here's how to turn an old, incredibly large t-shirt into fitted shirt that is comfortable yet flattering. Find a large shirt that you would like to work with and one of your favorite fitted t-shirts. Simply trace around the fitted t-shirt onto the large shirt you wish to alter ...more
Watch this quilting demonstration of how to sew the Light and Shadows quilt block. You can download and print out the Light and Shadows quilt block to reference as you sew this pattern. Light and Shadows is a fairly easy quilt pattern made up of squares and rectangles.
Watch this instructional quilting video to sew curves on this spooky patchwork quilt using simple estimation. See how to sew a curve for a Ghostwalk patch or a Drunkards Path patch. You will have a smooth curve and won't be pulling out your hair!
Few of Lady Gaga's costumes are wearable on the everyday unless you're a drag queen or doing theater. Lobster headpieces and orbital solar system gowns are, after all, slightly on the theatrical side. But this Lady Gaga lightning bolt t-shirt is one way to flaunt Gaga style w ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt block. Start with a simple 9 patch. You can use dark and light fabrics. Put the darker fabrics in place so you make an x shape. Sew these patches together. Now, fold it in half and then line up the r ...more
Watch this instructional quilting video to sew three dimensional faux cathedral window quilting blocks. These easy to make blocks add great accents to any quilt. The cathedral window quilting block is actually made up of four smaller patches with another square sewn inside. Th ...more
Now that winter has taken temperatures down below freezing, you're probably shivering in your pantaloons as you read this. Keep yourself warm by wiggling your fingers to craft this quilt, and then snuggle with it to keep yourself nice and toasty. Check out this sewing video t ...more
Raw edge applique is difficult to attach to a quilt; either the thread is ripping or the needle is making large holes. This instructional video offers tips for how to sew on a raw edge applique with as professional a finish as possible. Learn how to sew raw edge applique onto ...more
Cardigans are pieces you can throw on with just about any outfit, from a cute miniskirt and tank top to long skinny jeans paired with a bohemian-style top. And with this episode of "Whitney Sews," you'll learn how to create a brand new hot pink cardigan...from an old t-shirt! ...more
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 sew a lot, your probably have a massive quantity of old fabric scraps lying around. This four-part video will teach you how to recycle those strips into all sorts of fun textile projects. These include a quilt, tie-dye strips, and notebook covers for your children's (or ...more
Got a bunch of T-shirts you need to get rid of? Depending on how nostalgic you are for your high school choir club shirt or rock concert tee from your college days, you can cut up your former threads into a dishrag or gym headband. Or, just memorialize those tees forever as f ...more
Make flowers that don't fade and also expresses your love of books! What You'll Need Pages from a book that you don't mind cutting up Button Needle and thread Glue gun Pencil Optional: Tissue or colored paper Safety pin Wooden skewer or chopstick Make Flower Outlines Fin ...more
One of the most fun pieces of clothing to turn into cool new styles is the plain old Hanes white tee. These shirts are super cheap to buy and can be found in any drug or department store. In this video, Elizabeth Gleeson will show you how to cut, dye and sew your t-shirt into ...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
In this video, we learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top. First, take a large shirt of your choice color and cut along the line on the shoulder, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Next, roll the hem and sew with a sewing machine. Next, cut a strap 4" wide ...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
In this tutorial, Elizabeth shows you how to turn two old doilies and a cheap thrift store scarf into an adorable boho/hipster bib top. This top is cheap and easy to make and best of all.. it's no sew! No thread involved! You will love this style and this shirt will soon becom ...more
In this video, we learn how to make a Tyler Oakley inspired rag doll. You will need: an old t-shirt, a needle, felt, googly eyes, pen/pencil, paper, yarn, thread, and scissors. Start out by drawing the body of the doll out on the piece of paper, then cut it out. Now, trace the ...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.
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
Are you completely done with your first quilt except for the raw hems on the sides? You could just sew the hems shut with a whipstitch, but if you want to add a little more ornateness and decadence to your quilt then you should watch this video to see how to add binding. In t ...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
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
Watch closet and fashion guru Barbra Horowits, author of Closet Control, demonstrate how to take an oversized t-shirt and sew a fitted, hip, and sexy shirt. It's so easy, anyone can do it. You can use left over scraps to create a sexy open weave along the sides of the shirt th ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a t-shirt. First, measure around your waist and your bust, as well as around the hips. Now, take your old boxy t-shirt and flip it inside out. Now, place your measuring tape on the shirt and pin it where your measurements are. Draw out yo ...more
When measuring for borders on your quilt, begin by spreading your quilt out on your work surface making sure that it is laying flat but not pulled tight. With a tape measure, measure from one edge to the opposite edge across the length of the quilt. You should measure along tw ...more
Learn how to make a personality placemat for your table including how to sew, quilt, and add vinyl to your artwork with expert crafting tips in this free home décor and crafting video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Make a placemat. Make a placemat - Part 2 of 17. Click through ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to change a t-shirt into a sexy one piece. First, lay the shirt flat on the ground and then use chalk to trace where you want the new one piece to be. Next, cut on the outside of where you made the marks. After this, use pins to keep the sides to ...more
Got an old T-shirt lying around that's too small to wear but too cute to throw away? Oh what a dilemma. Rather than let your pretty T-shirt sit in your closet or attic and collect dust over the years as you decide what to do with it, give it new life by repurposing it into a h ...more
T-shirts are practical and unfailingly comfortable, but not particularly known for looking either sexy or fashionable (they're more, shall we say, frumpy, than anything else). But did you know that within the ugly duckling that is your blank gray T-shirt is a beautiful swan of ...more
In this video, we learn how to make a tee a stylish one shoulder tank. First, lay your shirt down on a flat surface. After this, cut the shoulder off one side, then cut a diagonal line down the other side, removing the other shoulder completely. Next, take a round brass ring a ...more
Sure, buying a quilt is fun, but making your own is much cooler! Learn how to design and sew your own quilt by watching this informative video. With simple sewing skills and a little imagination you can design a quilt that is both beautiful and functional. Step 1: Choose a s ...more
This video shows a demonstration of how to machine sew the binding of the quilt, especially the tricky corners. She starts with the binding already sewn onto the front of the quilt and points out how she made the corner like a little pocket. As she sews along the side and appr ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a hip dress or tunic. First, take an oversized shirt and fold it in half. Next, you will cut the sleeves off and the collar around the neck. From here, you will take the excess pieces of fabric and use those as a guide to cutting out the ...more
You can easily "square up" your quilt by adding borders that have been measured for perfection. The trick is to leave extra space where the fabric will stretch the most. Watch this instructional quilting video to account for small changes that occur in the sewing process to se ...more
Shiho Masuda demonstrates how to make a T-shirt pochette using recycled materials in this video. You will need an old T-shirt, gardening twine (or leather strap), needle and thread, a ruler, a scissors and a pencil. First, sketch the dimension of your pochette on the T-shirt, ...more
In this episode of the Crafty Gemini Show you'll learn some quilting basics and make a small project out of what you learn. You'll be run through some quilting terminology, including what a pieced quilt is, what quilt blocks are, and how to make half-square triangle block unit ...more
Watch an experienced quilter show a quick and easy way to miter the corner on the binding of a quilt. Quilting is a precise craft, but a mitered corner works best with a some accurate estimation. Follow this two step process to sew a neat and sturdy corner on quilt binding.
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
Whether for a boy or a girl, a Pilgrim costume is one of the easiest costumes to make. You Will Need * A basic black outfit * Black shoes * Thick white knee socks * Several yards of white fabric or felt * Scissors * Needle and thread, or a glue gun * A white half-apron * Four ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a toga in less than five minutes. First, you will need 6 yards of fabric and about 4 safety pins. Once you have these, you will be able to make your toga. Wrap the fabric around your body tightly, then take a safety pin and pin it to your ...more
In this video, we learn how to make a feminine, long fitted sweater. First, lay out your fabric and use a pen to trace the lines for the sweater, measure it out so it's a good fit. Make sure to cut around the edges so you have room to sew. Now, sew along the edges and then tur ...more
Elegant fashion is easier to come by than many assume. This tutorial shows you how to sew your own simple V-neck women's tunic with added flutter sleeves. You don't even need a pattern, just a few torso measurements for your wearer! The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY ...more