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How To : Sew cosplay costume pants for Hakama from Bleach

Bleach is one of the most popular manga and anime series of recent years, and the cast of teenage characters make great cosplay fodder. Watch this video to learn how to sew DIY Hakama pants for your next cosplay convention. Part 1 of 3 - How to Sew cosplay costume pants for Ha ...more

How To : Sew on a zipper to a pair of pants

This how to video is a good general reference for anyone making their own pants, trousers, or jeans; basically any article of clothing with a fly front. The example uses a Suitability pants pattern, and can also be used to substitute a button fly. Watch and learn how to sew on ...more

How To : Sew a button onto your pants

Often times, when you buy ready to wear clothes, you'll get a garment where the buttons are sewn on very loosely. To keep the buttons from popping off, here is how you can reinforce the buttons on your pants or other garments.

How To : Sew a makeshift pants button out of a soda can tab

In a pinch for a button? A soda or beer can tab will work just as well, and you're bound to have one of those in an easy to find place. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to make an emergency aluminum can pull tab button for your pants.

How To : Make cheap and cute pajama pants with Gianny L

Sleep is one of the most important things in a person's life. So why not make it one of the most comfortable things, too? Having the right sleeping attire is great for comfort, especially when you make them custom yourself. See how to make pajama pants in this video from Giann ...more

How To : Repurpose last season's skirt into a cute tote bag

Vintage is in right now, but that doesn't mean everything you can dig up in your mother's closet is fashionable (we're thinking her neon '80s balloon pants here). If you happen to find a skirt in her collection that's dyed a nice color but cut entirely wrong to look good on an ...more

How To : Hem pants & avoid the tailor

This video shows you how to hem pants to your desired length. First, try on pants and roll up cuff of legs to height you desire. Remove pants and use a pen to mark what will become the new cuff line. Then use tailor chalk to draw a line to be cut with scissors. Cut line with s ...more

How To : Make bleached skinny jeans from old ones

ThreadBanger demonstrates how to make recycled bleached skinny jeans. First, put on the jeans and if they are too big, pinch them at the back and mark them with tailor's chalk. Fold under the jeans at the bottom and mark the desired length with the chalk. Open up the seam of b ...more

How To : Make a corset out of an old pair of pants

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

How To : Hem pants easily

Pants too long or too short? Skip the cost of a tailor – hemming your own pants is "sew" easy. You Will Need * A pair of pants * Scissors or a seam ripper * Shoes * A friend * Pins * An ironing board * Measuring tape * An iron * Thread * A needle * A dry or damp cloth (optiona ...more

How To : Make a basic pant

In this three-part sewing tutorial, learn how to make a pair of pants that fit like a glove! In the first video, you will learn to take measurements and calculate measurements to plan out your pattern. In the second video, learn how to draw the pant pattern based on your measu ...more

How To : Hem a pair of suit pants

Hemming a pair of dress pants is no longer a mystery. Karen Schmidt demonstrates step-by-step what is needed to get professional looking results. Measure the length that you would like to trim and pin the new hemline in place. Use an iron to mark the new pant length with a cre ...more

How To : Sew a hem

Sure, you can always use iron-on hem tape to shorten those pants, but maybe it’s time to join the 35 million Americans who can sew—yes, with a needle and thread—a hem. You Will Need * A seam ripper * A floor-length mirror * Straight pins * An iron * A sewing needle * Thread S ...more

How To : Sew you own pair of easy, Victorian style bloomers

The perfect undergarment for your Victorian costume re-creation. You don't need any pattern, just take your measurements and get a yard or so of thin, lightweight fabric. Then cut, pin, sew and finish. Your own pair of Victorian inspired bloomer pants!

How To : Sew a simple flouncy high-waisted skirt

High waisted skirts may seem rather unflattering - after all, the last high-waisted trend we've heard about was high-waisted pants, and after Jessica Simpson's mom jeans controversy that trend has swiftly burned out and died. But because high-waisted skirts fall at your waist, ...more

How To : Make a belt out of one of your dad's old ties

In this video, Elizabeth Gleeson shows you how to take one of your husband/dad/brother's old ties and turn it into a stylish belt in less than ten minutes. You can make this for free with a beat up old tie, two old bracelets and your sewing machine! Have fun and soon you will ...more

How To : Hem a pair of skinny jeans

Are your new skinny jeans dragging on the ground? That's no good. Keep those bottom seams clean by hemming up your pants! In this sewing tutorial, learn how to hem a pair of skinny jeans and make them look as if they were taken straight to a professional seamstress.

How To : Put together a cooking kit & canteen on a budget

In this tutorial, we learn how to put together a cooking kit and canteen on a budget. To make a cheap pouch, you can take a pair of pants and cut the leg off. Then, sew one end completely and sew the other as a drawstring. To pack your kit, make sure you have an absorbent towe ...more

How To : Make fashionable leggings with minimal sewing

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Turn leggings into a bikini with sexy Gianny L

Leggings are comfortable and casual with tunic tops in cooler days, but with warm weather around the corner, you can give them a rest until the fall or turn them into a bikini! Learn how to turn a legging into a bikini with Gianny L. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY clos ...more

How To : Hem your favorite jeans

In this tutorial, we learn how to hem your favorite jeans with Laura. First, place your jeans on your body, then cuff them where you want to hem them. Next, take your jeans off and pin the cuffs where you wan to hem them to keep them in place. Next, measure out the length of t ...more

How To : Recycle an old t-shirt into baby pants

While some parents like to spoil their little babies with the highest quality (and most expensive) items from Dior, most of us know that babies and toddlers grow out of their clothes faster than weeds overgrow a garden. While their clothes should be appropriately cute, there's ...more

How To : Create a Mad Hatter Costume Inspired by Tim Burton

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

How To : Recycle old jeans into a mini skirt with Gianny L

Learn how to recycle an old jeans into a sexy mini skirt! Crafter and recycler Gianny L shows how to take old jeans or pants, cut off the legs, and sew up a new mini skirt. Don't throw away old pants that just sit in the closet, transform them into something new. You'll be we ...more

How To : Sew a waistband casing

In this series of how to videos you’ll learn how to sew waistband casings into a pair of pants, shorts, a dress and a skirt. Part 1 of 15 - How to Sew a waistband casing. Sew a waistband casing - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sew a waistb ...more

News : Costume Update

The costume I mentioned in my last post is taking longer than I thought it would be, but it's almost done! I'm hoping to finish it either this evening or tomorrow. All the little mods I've added have taken up more time than I thought... but isn't that always the way it goes? I ...more

How To : Hem pants

How to hem pants; get professional tips and advice on methods and techniques on sewing and altering clothing in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Hem pants. Hem pants - Part 2 of 13. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Hem pants - P ...more

How To : Make a Pilgrim costume

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

How To : Hem pants so they fit

You will need marking pencils or chalk, scissors, seam ripper, pins and good quality matching thread. Mark desired length on each pant leg. Option 1: Stand on pants and place a pin where fabric hits the floor. Option 2: Fold pants up to desired length & pin. Take pants off; tu ...more

How To : Mend and hem clothes

In this video series, watch as expert seamstress Karen Weisman teaches how to mend, patch, and hem clothes. Learn how to replace a button, how to thread a needle, how to use a sewing machine to fix buttons, how to remove old buttons from clothing, how to use a hand sewn blind ...more

How To : Fashion a 'Star Wars' Rey Costume for Halloween

"I'm Rey." That's what a lot of people will be saying again this Halloween, as Rey costumes are sure to be another favorite of trick-or-treaters and cosplayers. Yes, on Oct. 31 we all have a chance to be the scavenger of Jakku who just so happens to be the "new hope" for a Jed ...more

How To : 11 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

Do you have a bunch of old jeans that no longer fit you or are too outdated to wear in public? If you are handy with a sewing machine, the possibilities for upcycling your jeans into something crafty are endless. You can update your old denims into a jean tote bag, yoga mat ba ...more

News : The 15 Most Viral Costumes for Halloween 2015

If you don't want to dress up as a vampire, witch, werewolf, or zombie again this Halloween, step things up a notch and go viral. There have been a ton of funny memes and absurd news since last October, so the only hard part is settling on the right one for inspiration for you ...more

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