Sewing Pattern Dress

HowTo : Make a Mini Mug-Perching Gingerbread House

If you're looking for a last minute holiday project, try Not Martha's widely popular mini mug-perching gingerbread houses. Super cute, the project came out last holiday season, and this year Howcast offers alternative instructions for those who prefer to learn by video. Video: ...more

How To : Convert a collared shirt into a hot mini dress

Do you have a bunch of Oxford shirts in the the back of your closet that you never wear? Or perhaps your boyfriend has some long dress shirts he doesn't need? Either way, you've got all the materials you need to make a sexy mini dress, no sewing required! This video will show ...more

How To : Make an inspired Japanese kimono dress

Japanese kimonos are a beautiful and whimsical clothing full of tradition and grace but are not really appropriate to wear in everyday life. Luckily you can make a cute and hip kimono inspired dress with the help of this video that is perfect to wear out anytime. You will need ...more

How To : Sew puppets

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

How To : Make a bomber hat

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

How To : Turn your old backpack into a new fanny pack

Thread Banger and their friends at Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty show us how to transform our old backpack into a now hip (yes, they're hip again) fanny pack in just under two hours. With a disposable backpack, pattern weights, marking chalk, a zipper, seam ripper, scissors, a buck ...more

How To : Make a stylish ruffled shirt with sexy Gianny L

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

How To : Make a duffel bag out of old umbrellas

ThreadBanger pays homage to the movie "Fame" by showing us how to make the perfect "80's-tastic" duffel bag out of old umbrellas. With this thrifty idea, you will need a few umbrellas (broken is fine), scissors, a square pattern, a sewing machine, a zipper, and anything handy ...more

How To : Make a dress out of an old flannel & tshirt

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

How To : Stitch pantographs with a longarm sewing machine

Watch this instructional quilting video to quilt a pantograph pattern with a longarm sewing machine. A pantograph is a mechanical linkage connected in a special manner so that the movement of one specified point is an amplified version of the movement of another point. If a a ...more

How To : Reduce the size of a t-shirt

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

How To : Quilt squares together to make your own design

Here's how to play with blocks to make interesting designs with your quilts. One of the most enjoyable parts of quilting is arranging individual blocks to make improvised designs. Try designing some smaller block patterns and sewing them together in an unexpected pattern.

How To : Make a ruffled and gathered Lolita skirt

Lolita, hime or Little Bo Beep - this skirt will serve all those costume functions! Sew an easy ruffled skirt and then use elastic to gather the waistband and create the outer ruffle. You don't need a pattern, just your measurements and a sewing machine!

How To : Make a cute jumper dress with Gianny L

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 : Quilt a rosebud pattern

Use your longarm or sewing machine to quilt pretty rosebuds. These detailed instructions show how you can draw rosebud patterns on quilting fabric. It helps to draw out the pattern several times with a pen before you begin quilting with a sewing machine.

How To : Make a princess costume for Halloween

Not sure what to be next Halloween? A princess is a classic choice. Whether you’re making a costume for your little girl, or want to feel like royalty yourself, a princess costume is always in style. You Will Need: • A party dress • Craft or fabric glue • Rhinestones and c ...more

How To : Make a pencil dress

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

How To : Crochet a left handed dainty angel

In this video, we learn how to crochet a left handed dainty angel. Use a size H 5mm crochet hook. Add a slipknot to the crochet hook, then chain three, join, and chain one. After this, work 6 single crochet through the center of the chain three. Next, join two single crochet f ...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

How To : Make a maxi dress with Gianny L

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

News : Laura Ashley 1950s style dress

I made this dress to attend a wedding, using a Laura Ashley pattern that is sadly now out of print (M5232, View C, http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5232-products-4726.php?page_id=522). It's supposed to be a modern style, but I used a stiff brocade as my fashion fabric. When I ...more

How To : Make Your Own Layered Tulle Dress with Gianny L.

This video shows how to make a layered tulle dress, step by step, from the initial cuts of fabric to sewing the final stitch. Have fun making this design your own after you've watched this video and learned how to make a layered tulle dress. Video: .

How To : Make a DIY chic tube dress with Gianny L

Nothing says chic like DIY. With spring and summer just around the corner, this breezy and elegant tube dress is all you need to stay cool. See how to make a DIY chic tube dress in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and the tube dress is a great ...more

How To : Make a one-shoulder bow strap dress with Gianny L

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 : Make your own summer dress

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

How To : Make and use a muslin

It’s called a "muslin" because a muslin material is commonly used to create this first sample of your pattern for tailoring. In this video, Sarah, a Maryland sewing instructor, fashion designer and author, demonstrates marking techniques and explains how to use a muslin to get ...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 : Turn old bedsheets into shopping totes

Paper or plastic is a thing of the past; both options are equally terrible for the environment. With this tutorial, learn how to turn your old bed sheets into funky grocery tote bags. You will be the envy of everyone at the store with these adorable, homemade bags. You Will Ne ...more

How To : Turn old clothes into wine gift bags

Not sure what bottle of wine to get your wine-loving friend for their birthday? Don't sweat it. Get them a wine bag, and save money by making it yourself from old clothes!! Why spend money on wine gift bags when you can craft your own from stuff you already have in your closet ...more

How To : Make a DIY dress from a man's dress shirt

In this tutorial, learn how to reconstruct a men's dress shirt and make it into a cute mini dress! Recycle his old t-shirts and put them to some good use with help from these step-by-step instructions. With a little sewing knowledge and a couple hours of your time, you'll have ...more

How To : Drape the front and back bodice on a dress

For beginners, sewing can be a confusing a difficult hobby that requires patience and the right tools. Whether you're adding a button on a shirt or creating a dress from scratch, being detailed and precise is important. In this next tutorial, you'll be finding out how to drap ...more

How To : Make a baby doll tube top dress

In this two-part tutorial, learn how to make a simple baby doll tube top dress! For this project you will need a meter of fabric (thin & loose), scissors, elastic, and of course... a sewing machine! This dress is perfect for going to throw on before headed to the beach or for ...more

How To : Make a sweater dress with Gianny L

With the winter coming, a sweater is your key to warmth. But you don't have to sacrifice your sexiness with a big, bulky sweater. Transform it into a slim and sexy dress. See how to make a sweater dress in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and ...more

How To : Make a Duchess inspired cloak with Threadbanger

Ever wanted to copy a garment? This video sewing lesson will show you a way to make a pattern from any piece of clothing. This episode of Threadbanger featuring Couture Designer Kenneth King specifically teaches us how to make a cloak inspired from the Oscar Nominated film "Th ...more

How To : Make a Toga & Greek Goddess Dress

You've probably seen your fair share of sloppy, sloppy togas for Halloween over the years. You know what I mean — hems either pooled around the ankles or ending awkwardly above the knee, one hand trapped akimbo because it's too loose around the waist, a wardrobe malfunction wa ...more

How To : Make a high-waisted pencil skirt with Gianny L

The high-waisted skirt is a fashion classic and should be the wardrobe staple of every stylish career woman. See how to make a high-waisted pencil skirt in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and the pencil skirt is a must-have for any business v ...more

How To : Make a pattern from a shirt

Save your favorite T-shirt by making a pattern; learn how to make a pattern from your favorite t-shirt in this free video on fashion design and sewing. Part 1 of 17 - How to Make a pattern from a shirt. Make a pattern from a shirt - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch this vi ...more

How To : Make a One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress with Gianny L.

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

How To : Sew your own corset tank top at home

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.

How To : Make a fun party dress with oversized bow

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

Halloween HowTo : Behead Yourself Marie Antoinette Style

Nothing like a a little blood and gore to get in the Halloween spirit. Nicole Magne of Craftzine demonstrates how to make a convincingly grisly headless Marie Antoinette costume. Brush up on your basic sewing and sculpting skills before you get started. You Will Need Sewing ...more

How To : Make a flapper coin purse

Need a new purse but no money in the budget to go out and by one? Missa from fashionclub.com will show you a do-it-yourself option. In this instructional video, you will learn how to make a flapper 1920's style purse. Step by step instructions take you through the materials yo ...more

How To : Sew a dirndl style Austrian or German skirt

The dirndl skirt is cut straight and gathered at the waist, and is a traditional style of German or Austrian skirts. Due to the cut and the flare, it's an ideal skirt for Lolita style costumes, and this tutorail shows you how to sew a dirndl without a pattern. If you liked th ...more

How To : Make a sewing tote bag

In this video series our expert Terry Turco will show you how to make a sewing tote bag. She will show you how to make the pattern for the tote bag, mark the location of the handles, insert the handles, sew the bottom and the sides, and do a bit of slip stitching. Part 1 of 15 ...more

How To : Rock a summer scarf

It doesn't have to be freezing out to wear a scarf. You can wear a lighter scarf even in the summer to achieve a fun and fashionable look. Scarves are a great and versatile accessory that will add interest to any outfit. Summer scarves are light and airy. The secret to rockin ...more

How To : Do a chain stitch

Getting started in the world of sewing & embroidery? The chain stitch is a popular stitch in which a series of looped stitches form a chain-like pattern. Get started doing the chain stitch with help from this great tutorial provided by Stampin Mama.

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