Sew a Pair of Panties

How To : Sew a pair of panties

This video sewing tutorial series shows how to make a pair of panties. While you could just go buy your own, hand-ensures an exact fit and custom colors. Besides, it's fun! Learn how to sew a pair of underwear by watching this instructional video. Part 1 of 18 - How to Sew a p ...more

How To : Sew a pair of fox ears for a costume

Costume fox ears are simple to make. Just draft a pattern, cut them out of the fabric, and sew it all together. Watch this video wardrobe and costume-making tutorial and learn how to build a pair of fox ears. Come Halloween, you'll have a costume ready and waiting to go. Part ...more

How To : Sew a pair of frilly pyjama knickers

Make your own pyjama knickers! This is a great tutorial that a beginning sewer can use to hone their skills. You don't need very much fabric - just some elastic and a few basic sewing notions as well as your sewing machine.

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 : Fold a pair of tap panties

In this how to video, the Beverly Hills Organizer, Linda Koopersmith demonstrates how to fold a pair of tap panties for neat and compact storage. The way you store your clothes and underwear makes a huge difference in the appearance and longevity of your garments. Watch this o ...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

News : Whaddya Know? An Old Tie Makes the Perfect Thong

There's something undeniably naughty about upcycling your boyfriend's old tie into a thong. Japanese site Panty Hanty offers a library of free sewing patterns in the art of underwear-making. The underwear thong: Plenty more patterns for plenty of panties: Not to worry, guys ...more

How To : Sew ribbons onto ballet pointe shoes

When a girl gets her pointe shoes, it signifies a graduation - A step up in the ballet world. The only problem with picking up your first pair of pointe shoes from a store, is that they don't come with the ribbons sewn on! Learn how to sew your own ribbons on your pointe shoes ...more

How To : Sew pointe shoes

In every ballerina's life there comes a day where they are awarded the permission to buy their first pair of pointe shoes by their instructor. The ribbons and elastic must be sewn onto pointe shoes after they are purchased, and finding the proper placement for each can be tric ...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

How To : Attach elastic to ballet shoes

You just got a new pair of ballet shoes but you're not sure how to sew on the elastics or where to place them? Depending on whether the shoes are canvas or leather, there are different ways to attach elastic to your ballet shoes. Learn how to attach the ballet elastics properl ...more

How To : Sew ballet shoes

Every new pair of ballet shoes needs their elastics sewn on to fit the individual personally. In this video, learn a few tips on sewing in the elastic and satin ribbons with help from a ballet expert: Lynda DeChane-Audette is the founding artistic director of the South Florida ...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 : 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 : Revamp a junk shop dress

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

How To : Knit a bikini bottom

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a bikini bottom. First, measure the widest part of your bottom area, then write this number down. Next, place your fabric where the measurement device just was, then mark where you want your underwear to fit. Mark this spot, then measure ...more

How To : Create a high-waisted poofy skirt with Gianny L

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

How To : Make a felt holiday applique

This video crafting tutorial shows how to sew a seasonal felt application, ideal for Christmas present or to keep for yourself. It just takes felt, cardboard, a pencil, and a pair of scissors. The completed applique can then be added onto clothing and accessories, or converted ...more

How To : Wash bras and panties

The most used and most washed articles of clothing are undergarments. Underwear, specifically bras and panties, are in desperate need of attention after each and every use. They're not like a pair of jeans, wearing them twice in a row is not a good idea, nor clean. Shabby’s no ...more

How To : Make no-sew simple star cutout leggings

If pop superstar Ke$ha ever saw these star cutout leggings, she'd totally be rocking them in a heartbeat. This crafting project requires absolutely no sewing skills, just a pair of leggings (with stars or some other pattern on them) and scissors. Cut out star shapes to reveal ...more

How To : Make Homemade Microwaveable Foot Warmers

Well, Ol' Man Winter is upon us yet again, blasting us with his icy breath. When I was a kid, I loved wintertime because it meant the prospect of sledding, snowball fights & missed school days in which to enjoy both. Now that I'm 45, however, my attitude toward the season has ...more

News : Strapped for Cash? Sell Used Undies Online

If you've essentially got no shame, and you're pretty strapped for cash, Brokelyn may have just the solution for you. HowTo sell your underwear online - a quick and dirty way to make a buck. The Japanese started it, with their soiled schoolgirl panty vending machines. Hard to ...more

How To : Sew leggings using the M6173 Pattern by McCalls

Leggings have the unique ability of covering you up (as long as we're not talking sub zero temperatures here) and keeping you warm and fashionable at the same time. They allow you to continue wearing certain fall dresses into fall. and look great in a pair of boots. But nice, ...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 : Make an Easy No-Sew Pet Bed for Your Cat or Dog

Want to treat your furry best friend to a new pet bed? All you need are two identical pieces of fleece, batting, and a pair of fabric scissors. The best part is that there is zero sewing involved. Simply measure out two identical rectangular pieces of fleece (the size depends ...more

How To : Sew a sleeveless cardigan from an old t-shirt

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

How To : Crochet a cute pair of ruffled wrist warmers

This is perfect for someone who wants to keep their hands warm but still work with their hands (such as typing, sewing or crafting). Start with medium weight worsted yarn and a size I crochet hook to make these fun wrist warmers.

How To : Make a Babka doll out of old socks

In this episode of Oliart, Olivia uses an old pair of socks and fabric to make a Babka (Grandma) doll. Although Olivia uses a sewing machine to make her doll, you can use a non-fray fabric and hand stitching if you don't have access to a sewing machine. Part 1 of 2 - How to Ma ...more

How To : Crochet a butterfly

Are you interested in doing a crochet project? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to crochet a butterfly using the six-sided motif. You will need some yarn, a crochet needle, pipe cleaner, a sewing needle and a pair of scissors.

How To : Use thread snip scissors

Thread banger, Kenneth King shows you how to save your good fabric scissors by using thread snips, a simple but important tool you must always have in your sewing workshop. Thread snips are small pairs of scissors that are specifically used for trimming off any excess thread i ...more

How To : Sew an urban chic pattern lined hoodie

Plain hoodies are among the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. But while they're comfortable and chic, plain hoodies can also look a little dull, especially if all you're wearing is sweats or blue jeans with them. Spice up your hoodie and your overall look at the ...more

How To : Add pizazz to your flip flops with Gianny L

God knows there are a lot of shabby sandals around today. The only solution to the perfect pair of flip-flops is to mod them yourself. Add a little glamour to your sandals and see how to glam up your flip-flops in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and ea ...more

How To : Make a denim skirt from jeans

Vicky Taylor from The Crafts Channel teaches us how to transform an old pair of jeans to a trendy denim mini skirt. Get a pair of denim jeans and cut the front side from the end of the zipper downwards to the crotch. Do the same at the back making sure that it is at the same l ...more

How To : Make a Mermaid Tail Costume

Make your underwater dreams come true by turning yourself into a bona fide swimming mermaid. If mermaids did exist, you would be the perfect candidate to transform into the mythical creature. So check out this video tutorial form Little Orca to learn how to make your own merma ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Turn High Rise Briefs to Low Rise Briefs for Men

Recently I've been interested in spicing up my choices in undergarments, but as some of you may know, designer underwear for men can be quite expensive. Prices usually range from about $20+ for one pair. With this helpful tip, you can turn any pair of cheap high rise briefs in ...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 : Make your own pair of cyber flufflies at home

Keep warm and stay cute this winter! Make your own pair of trendy cyber fluffies! All you need is some faux fur in a color and style you like, thick elastic, plus a few basic sewing supplies (like a measuring tape and sewing machines).

How To : Make shorts from an old shirt with Threadbanger

Special Guest Threadbanger Ryan Moore shows us how to make a pair of summer shorts from an old pair of jeans and fellow threadbangers share their ideas and projects. This video sewing lesson is a quick and handy renewable fashion tip. Follow along with the steps and beat the h ...more

How To : Make Bunny Ears for the holidays with ThreadBanger

This video sewing lesson will help your prep a pair of festive rabbit ears. Spring time is upon us so this week Rob and Corinne answer a viewer request and show us how-to make a fricken adorable pair of bunny ears! Find the pattern at http://www.threadbanger.com/post/1205... ...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 : 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 : Recycle & reconstruct your denim jeans

Learn how to recycle and reconstruct your denim jeans: Craft side Look, Learn and Create with Stefanie Girard and Jean Therapy with Scathe G. Allison demonstrate how to recycle and reconstruct your denim jeans. You can make a bag out of your jeans by using the leg as the strap ...more

How To : Craft a princess purse from spare fabric and a shoelace

Make a fashion purse for your little princess! You'll need four squares of fabric in two separate colors (one for the outside and one for the lining), beads for decoration, a shoelace to use as a strap, needle and thread (or a craft sewing machine) and a pair of scissors.

How To : Make furry gloves for a fursuit

If you want to go furry, don't want to spend the money on a professionally-made fursuit, and have some sewing skills, you've come to the right place. This video will help you get your costume started by showing you how to make a pair of fursuit gloves yourself. They are durabl ...more

How To : Sew a frilly hair scrunchie

While scrunchies might not be that common a hair accessory anymore, you can make one of your own by following the steps in this how-to video. You will need two satin fabric pieces of 50cm, a sewing machine, sewing thread, a pair of scissors, marking pins, as well as brown and ...more

How To : Create boxer briefs using an old pair as a pattern

In this 3-part video, Chris White shows you how you can take an old pair of boxer briefs, make a pattern for new boxer briefs, and then create an entirely new one. You'll need some tools, and materials, including elastic, sewing machine with zigzag, serger, stretch fabric, pat ...more

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