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
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A strapless dress is a smoldering, make-'em-weak-in-the-knees choice for any glamorous occasion. But getting both a beautiful dress and one that fits you to a tee is rather difficult. So save your hard-earned cash and make a strapless dress yourself! Take a look at this DIY f ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to create your own tube top dress with lace and tulle. This will be useful if you need a unique dress for prom. You will need a sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape, thread, a half yard of gray knit, tulle, and a yard o ...more
This video teaches how to dress up your Barbie doll in the same dress like yours. This tutorial is for kids and all those who are Barbie or in that matter doll fans. Step 1: Take Same Cloth as Your Dress Take the same cloth as your dress. Take a circular cloth and fold it tw ...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
Making your child's clothing can be a great way to save money and stay up on the latest trends. This two part sewing tutorial gives you detailed instructions of how to begin construction of a versatile pinafore dress made in all manner of designs. This dress can be worn in all ...more
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
First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more
This spring dress will be a staple in your chic closet well through summertime. So devote a few minutes of your time now to check out this DIY fashion video by Gianny L to learn how to sew this very pretty floral strapless mini dress. A must have strapless dress that you can ...more
This is an incredibly easy dress to make. All you need is a yard or two of a stretchy fabric (knits work best). Sew a few seams, and then add a pretty flower or other sort of trim or applique! Video: .
Perfect for the holidays! Make a quick and easy red hoilday dress, with white fur trim! Dress it up with a Santa hat, and you have the perfect dress for holiday festivities! You don't need anything special, just a few notions and a sewing machine. Video: .
Chiffon is one of those naturally feminine fabrics. Soft, airy, and breathable, it ruffles easily and sashays with the breeze, giving potential suitors just a peek of your sexay curves. Chiffon dresses are available at most retailers, but why spend time and money searching fo ...more
Empire waists go all the way back to Napoleon and the Regency period, when women thought it becoming to wear classically inspired, almost Grecian goddess-like gowns. They'd pin their curly locks up into coy yet alluring buns to complete the look. Take inspiration from the roo ...more
This is a perfect dress to wear for summer--a sleeveless, two-tone strapless mini dress. You will need a bit of elastic to make sure your dress stays in place, and a sewing machien to put it all together. Video: .
This video sewing tutorial series shows how to make a flapper style dress in under an hour, from start to finish. Learn the basic steps to stitch together this simple and beautiful dress. Watch and follow along to make your own today! Part 1 of 6 - How to Sew a one hour flappe ...more
This shows you how to make a beautiful and simple halter dress. You will need at least one scarf (more if they are sheer), a few yards of your favorite fabric, scissors, a needle and thread, and a measuring tape. Part 1 of 2 - How to Sew a cute and romantic halter dress. Part ...more
It's Christmas season, and that means it's time for holiday parties! This tutorial shows you how you can make a fun and festive dress for your upcoming holiday celebrations. You will need approximately two and a half yards of fabric, in addition to a sewing machine and the reg ...more
You know those cute and flirty Santa's helper women's costumes you can find during the holiday season? Well, you can make them easily at home for a fraction of the cost. Thrill your Mr. Claus this Christmas by strutting your goods around in this sexy Santa's helper dress, com ...more
This shows you how to make a beautiful and simple halter dress. You will need at least one scarf (more if they are sheer), a few yards of your favorite fabric, scissors, a needle and thread, and a measuring tape.
A welted pocket (also called a jetted pocket or piped pocket) is a pocket where it appears just to be a thin slit in the fabric of the garment. Ideal for when you are making something you want to have pockets, but don't want to necessarily draw much attention to them - such as ...more
Fashion designer Manel Torres has teamed up with scientists at Imperial College London and designers at the Royal College of Art to invent spray-on clothing, an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric-in-a-can. The innovative product (called Fabrican) promises to be useful in th ...more
Kick up your look by adding dresses you make yourself to your wardrobe. It's simple to create a patter and sew a dress that will fit your exact measurements. You'll be amazed at the differene of having a drees you made yourself makes. You can sew clothing for your specific me ...more
Are you an aspiring fashion designer? Or how about just someone who loves to sew and make clothes? If you're in the market to make male dress suits, it is a must that one learns how to properly measure a man's chest girth for the proper suit jacket fit. Learn how to take this ...more
High waists and poofy balloon skirts are both two of the hottest fashion trends this season, seen on stars like Lauren Conrad and Jessica Simpson (yes, of the famous "Mom jean" snafu). Combine these two trends together and you get a high-waisted poofy skirt, which is more fla ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make your own summer dress. First, take a tank to and measure it out on your chest. Then, mark the shirt and cut it. Then, take another color tank top and cut off the opposite area that you just cut on the other tank. Take another piece of fab ...more
Whether you're a sinner or a saint, making a nun costume for Halloween requires no divine intervention. You Will Need * A long black dress or graduation gown * Rope * White poster board * Scissors * Black fabric * A hot glue gun * Glue * A crucifix or rosary beads * Tunic sewi ...more
Halloween is only a few short weeks away, and most people are scrambling to get their costumes together before the big night. The secret to a great getup is all in the details, and including your pet in the fun can be exactly what you need to take your costume to the next leve ...more
This week a special SewingTips 101 will show you how to shirr fabric and create a cool new summer dress. You'll need fabric, thread, and elastic thread. Follow along with this video fashion design tutorial and learn how to sew a simple shirred summer dress.
Convertible dresses are the best, especially when you like the color and general form of a dress but you'd like to give it new life by enhancing your waist rather than your bust line, for instance. Check out this fashion tutorial by Gianny L to learn how to sew an empire wais ...more
The sari is a beautiful dress, traditionally worn by East Indian women, involving a length of fabric draped over an under blouse. This tutorial shows you how to draft your own pattern for a sari blouse and then sew it together yourself. Always iron your fabric before you start ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a Codex avatar costume. First, find a long white lace dress for the base of the costume. After this, mark the length you want, then cut the seam and sew on the end to avoid any frays. After this, use remaining lace to make a piece of fa ...more
You barely even need a sewing machine to make this dress! All you need is a length of your favorite fabric. Wrap it around yourself, tie one shoulder and then sew up the side seam. Now all you need is to pick which shoes you're going to wear with it!
Looking for something unique to do for your wedding? Hate the idea of going from store to store, looking for the perfect bridal dress? What if you could make your own wedding dress... out of newspapers? This tutorial shows you how to make a bridal gown with a mermaid silhouett ...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 video is a demonstration of how to sew elastic into an All In One (AIO) cloth diaper. The same method can be used to sew fitted diapers. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to sew an elastic into an all in one or fitted cloth diaper. Start saving the environmen ...more
Channel Pullip teaches how to make a round doll dress. To accomplish this, you'll need fabric. In the example she used sailor color themed material. You'll need lace and trimming, an elastic band, and velcro for closure. To start, cut the fabric to 17cm x 3cm, fold in half and ...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 pencil dress with Amaka. First, take your measurements all around your body in the chest, waist, and hips. Next, take a really large shirt and measure it to your body parts. Then, trace your measurements with a piece of chalk. After thi ...more
A layered skirt can add either elegance or a bit of funkiness to your wardrobe, depending on your choice of fabric. This video shows you a quick and easy way to sew your own, perfectly fitted layered skirt out of whatever fabric you want.
In this tutorial, we learn how to revamp a junk shop dress. First, you will need to measure out how short you want the dress to be while still wearing it. After this, take the dress off and pin it where you want to sew it. Cut off excess fabric, then sew the hem of the dress w ...more
Not sure what to get your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Everybody loves food! Although they may wait to eat their present AFTER the date in order to stay fitted into their dress or pant, an edible gift might be the way to go this year! In this video presented by the "Original Na ...more
Watch this video to try out making a halter dress by yourself. Lay out the fabric you are going to use on a level surface. Afterwards sew it right side together with stitching pins. Once you finish doing so flip the fabric right side over. Sew up the ends of the fabric right s ...more
In this video we learn how to make a fun party dress with oversized bow. First, lay the fabric flat down on the ground and cut it in half. After this, measure your bust, waist, and hips and mark it on the fabric. After you have all of the pieces of fabric cut out that you need ...more
Summer time is the best time to have fun with fashion. And since you're probably going to be spending most of your time beachcombing, nomming on large ice cream sundaes, and attending hot late night parties, your clothing choices should be as comfortable as possible. Check ou ...more
You will need to measure your arms if you are being fitted for a suit or dress shirt. In this tutorial, learn how to take a fast and accurate measurement of your arm using measuring tape. If you find it difficult to measure your own arms, grab someone else to help you. This tu ...more
Lady Gaga's song "Dance in the Dark" is not one of her better known catchy tunes, but the costume she wears when performing the song is one that begs for imitation. Check out this fashion DIY video to learn how to sew her funky '80s inspired bright purple dress with supersize ...more
In this video we learn how to make a dress out of an old flannel & t-shirt. First, measure your body on the bust. Then, take an old shirt and mark the measurement on there. Then, cut where you marked the shirt leaving 1/2" extra. After this, attach the top of the dress to the ...more
Make your own version of Lady Gaga's meat dress (with no meat). This tutorial shows you how to use a red and white tie dyed fabric (that looks kind of like meat) and then sew it together in the same style as Lady Gaga's famous dress. Video: .
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a summer party dress with Threadbanger. First, take a tank top and mark right under your boobs with a pencil. Then, lay it down on the fabric you want to use and outline it, making sure there is extra seam allowance. Cut one that will be ...more
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
Trying to figure out what to do with the scrap fabric in your stash? This tutorial shows you how you can make a no sew apron by raiding your stash. Dress it up by adding your own appliques, patches or embellishments.
In this clip, learn how to drape the front and back bodice on a dress form for fashion design. In order to sew your designs properly, you will need to be versed in draping. This video will explain to you exactly how to do this relatively simple process and you will be on your ...more
Surprise your partner this holiday with an early Christmas gift! In this tutorial you will learn how to sew your own set of Christmas lingerie. Dress up as a naughty Mrs. Claus and give your hubby the gift of you! I'm sure this is one gift he will be delighted to unwrap!
This is a great DIY project you can do without having to sew. Find a knit garment you don't wear anymore, like a dress or a t-shirt, and then follow the steps in this video to quickly and easily make your own trendy fringed scarf.
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 DIY faux fur shawl. First, hem on end of each of the linings. The linings for them both must overlap, then sew around the edges. Pull this inside out and then hand sew the opening to the shawl. Once you finish, you can put the shawl on ...more
Cloth diapers are ecological and save from waste. They can also be sewn easily at home. This method of sewing elastic should only be used on fitted diapers that will be serged. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to sew an elastic into a cloth diaper by using the bl ...more
This is a great summer dress you can make for a young girl out of a pillowcase. Even better, you're shown how to sew French seams for finishing, which gives it a professional and high quality look when you're done.
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".
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