Got a bunch of old, chunky sweaters accumulating in your closet? Of course you can donate them to Goodwill, but we're betting that you can get a lot more mileage out of those babies than you think. Simply take a look at this fashion design tutorial to learn how to turn a Mick ...more
You love your hooded sweatshirt but starting to feel like a weak person is strangling you all day long? With a quick snip with the scissors you can have a perfectly fitting sweatshirt and never have to worry about unnecessary discomfort again. If it feels like your hoodie is ...more
I'm one of very few Americans that suffer from TMS syndrome, i.e. Too Much Swag. While there are no current cures for the disease, I'm in no rush to rid myself of the problem. However, TMS ultimately leads to worse things, like depression, because of finicky clothes that inte ...more
Learn how to recycle a frumpy winter sweater into a sporty strapless dress! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is one old frumpy winter sweater, pins, scissors, and a sewing machine. Cut along the pattern that Gianny L has ...more
Christmas sweaters are one of those anomalies that everyone complains about, yet so many are sold every year that someone has to like them (kind of like fruitcake). Whether you're keeping tradition for tradition's sake, or secretly you actually enjoy ugly sweaters (we won't te ...more
This isn't necessarily a one-size-fits-all sweater, but more like a one-size-fits-"most" sweater, and it's the perfect creation for beginner knitters to try out as they learn the ropes knitting. And this cozy and creative knitted sweater is a great present for anyone! Try it o ...more
Learn how to fix stretched sweater cuffs with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Don't give up on that sweater with the loose, stretched-out cuffs?just follow these simple tricks to tighten the material, and you'll be ready to put that pullover back into rotation in ...more
Are you looking to dress your dog in style? Give your pooch the VIP treatment by making him his very own dog sweater! In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to crochet a special sweater to keep your special friend warm in the winter! Part 1 of 10 - How to Crochet a sweat ...more
A snag in your favorite sweater doesn't have to mean a trip to the tailor?or the donation pile. In just two quick steps you can fix any knit. Learn how to fix sweater snags with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. This video offers an easy solution to that snag in you ...more
Allyce King from DIY Style shows a simple way to recycle an old sweater into a cute purse in this how-to video. There's probably a lot of clothing going unworn in your closet, so why not fashion something that will get some mileage. Follow along with the simple steps in this v ...more
Master knitter Judy shows you how to knit a picot cast on in this knitting video. If you haven't figured out how to cast on yet, you should probably watch her video on that first. This is a sweet edging for the bottom of a baby sweater or blanket. There are many other instance ...more
If you're an avid knitter, then you're probably making dozens of different pojects at the same time: scarves, Afghan quilts, hats, and wee slippers for your dog. So you need a video that doesn't waste your time (so you can finish that last row on your striped rugby scarf) by g ...more
With two different and popular styles of belts, we'll show you how to create 4 flattering and fashionable looks. Created by Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr.
This week's CRAFT Video Podcast is the second in a two part series on how to make intarsia/stranded knitting pattern from an image in Photoshop. We'll go from the gridded pattern we made last week to a knitted back panel for the sweater using a mixture of intarsia and stranded ...more
Learn how to create a warm hat and leg warmers from an old sweater with Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. All you need is an old crappy sweater, some scissors, and some string. It's simple and easy to make these leg warmers a ...more
You don't need to be a Martha Stewart with the needle and thread to create cool, impressive clothing. In fact, you often don't need a needle and thread at all to upcycle your old, tired clothes. Next time, instead of throwing away your old sweater, why not make it edgier and ...more
Angora sweaters can look oh so stylish—or they can make you look like a crazy cat lady. Here’s how to stop them from shedding. You Will Need * An angora sweater * A ziplock freezer bag * A freezer Step 1: Put it in a bag Carefully fold the angora sweater and place it in a stu ...more
Everyone wants to keep their hands warm, but here we are shown how to keep them warm with style as we are shown how Anna Saccone accessorizes, matches, and makes the warm winter dressing fashionable and exciting. From style of top to the type of footwear, Anna keeps the winter ...more
Thread Heads teach you how to convert and old sweater into three new fashionable pieces.
It's really no wonder why Christmas is the most popular and widely celebrated holiday of the year. Your whole family gets a chance to spend some much needed quality time together—and not just gorging on food like at Thanksgiving. But in all seriousness, that's not the reason a ...more
These baby sweaters are small enough to fit onto a doll, which makes them all the more cute and cuddly when you throw them on your little baby. During the fall and winter the weather takes a significant dip, so make sure your little one covers up in style by making this croche ...more
Well this certainly isn't your grandma's woolen reindeer sweater. While all of us dread getting the handmade clothing item during the holidays, you certainly won't dread wearing this cheeky and ugly - though ugly in a good, cute way - Christmas sweater. Emblazon the sweater w ...more
Got some old sweaters your not using this winter? Well its time to make something cool with em. This week Rob and Corinne head over to the Safe Studios for a recon lesson from futuristic Brooklyn designer Rebecca Turbow. This is an intermediate lesson on making a dress out of ...more
Step 1: Identify an Old Sweater and Get Your Supplies Get an old sweater that you hardly wear or hit up the thrift shop. YOu will also need: Scissors, No Fray Glue, fusible fabric glue, measuring tape, sharpie, and ruler. Step 2: Watch This Video Video: .
You just bought a new loose-knit sweater, slipped it on, and your ring, earring, smartwatch, or even your fingernail snagged a piece of thread yanking an entire loop loose in the fabric. It's happened to me more times than I can remember, and if you cut that eyesore away you'r ...more
Thread Heads travel to an Austin craft fair and learn how to turn an old sweater into a new pair of homemade leggings.
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
In this how to video, the Beverly Hills Organizer, Linda Koopersmith demonstrates how to fold a pullover sweater for neat and compact storage. The storage of your shirts and sweaters makes a huge difference in the appearance and longevity of your garments. Watch this organizin ...more
Got an old fugly wool reindeer sweater that's collecting dust in your closet? Don't just toss the warm coat because it's not very stylish. Instead, check out this crafting tutorial to learn how to repurpose an old wool sweater into cute wool mittens. Join Kim and Kris as they ...more
With the weather getting colder and colder this winter season, you may need to update your winter clothing with some new, warm sweaters. If the weather is just a little too chilly for your taste, then layer yourself up with this fashion tip. See how to make a lux short-sleeved ...more
Holly Jolly How-To: Thread Heads teach you how to turn an old sweater into a shrug for the cold winter.
This week's CRAFT Video Podcast is the first in a two part series on how to make intarsia/stranded knitting pattern from an image in Photoshop. We'll go from an old skeleton illustration to a gridded knitting pattern for personalizing your own Skeleton Cardigan.
In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to embellish a sweater by adding a bejeweled collar. This will be a great Christmas gift idea. Take a short sleeve sweater and cut out its neckline on a piece of paper. Take a piece of woolen cloth of matching color, pin the p ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper sweater or jumper. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper jumper. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional ...more
Get a plain cardigan at a thrift store or vintage store and then use these few tips to jazz it up a bit! Switch out the buttons and add a few floral embellishemtns you can make out of felted wool.
Anything a baby wears is cute, but when your little babe slips on this adorable fuzzy bumblebee sweater. With a bright yellow yarn body and striped black arms, all you really need to add is bumblebee wings and your kid will be the most adorable thing on the block. Using the s ...more
Though this isn't quite fit for winter wear, you can surely wear this in the spring, summer, and fall, during those times when it's warm with a brisk breeze that might send small shivers down your spine (perhaps a few goosebumps). These are stylish capelets made from old felt ...more
This is a fun and funky project you can use to recover a boring pillow. All you need is a wool sweater (which you can find easily at a thrift store) and the pillow you want to cover. You'll also need to be able to felt the wool.
All you need is an oversize sock to whip up an adorable sweater for a tiny dog. You Will Need * A large clean sock * Scissors Step 1. Put on his hat Take the toe piece and put it on his head, pulling his ears through the slits. Step 2. Go for a walk Take him for a walk s ...more
Thread Head Rob takes the cuff, collar, and pocket of a normal button down shirt and attaches them to a sweater for a cool new homemade article of clothing.
Marty Schwartz leads you through the basic chords for Weezer's Sweater Song. If you are looking to learn how to play the electric guitar, he gives a simple, easy, effective lesson that anyone can follow. The tips are shown visually, making the lesson easy to comprehend. He goe ...more
Internet CeWEBrity Leslie Hall gives us a glimpse into her fabulous world of Gem Sweater magic. Plus, Corinne shows you how to make a gem sweater of your own. Jump on the gem sweater bandwagon. It's time to embrace the magic of gem sweaters (with a little help from the Gem god ...more
You know that old pile of sweaters you've been looking at for ages? Well, do NOT take them to the dump! You can turn those sweaters into mittens with this simple, step-by-step video which proves that recycling is the way to go. You'll need some old sweaters, some scissors and ...more
This week on Threadheads, the ladies of Compai are helpin' us out with a very special viewer request, plus we hang out and take a look into their popular DIY book series 99 ways. So sit back, relax, grab your sewing machine and get comfy.
Knitting can be a tricky hobby. This tutorial shows you how to create a long tail cast on, also known as a double cast on or continental cast on for knitting projects such as scarves and sweaters. Perfect to use in your winter holiday gifts. For more knitting advice, search fo ...more
Start with a wool sweater, which you can easily find in any thrift or vintage store. Then felt it by running it through the dryer a couple of times to shrink it. Now you're ready to turn it into an elegant capelet!
While visiting the Made by Google pop-up shop in New York City this morning, I had a chance to try out the new Daydream View virtual reality headset. First impressions are important, and Google's new mobile VR product makes a good one. The headset is made of a soft fabric that ...more
In order to convert a sweater into a sporty strapless dress you will need the following materials: a sweater, some white chalk (or something washable to make markings with), a scissors a table (or workspace of some sort), and a sewing machine. To start lay the shirt out flat o ...more
Make a cozy and protective sweater for your laptop. Start with a large sweater you don't want anymore, and assemble a yarn darner, all purpose thread, tailor's marking chalk and scissors. Then follow along and turn an old grandpa sweater into a cute laptop case!
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
Interested in performing an unplugged version of "Undone" by Weeezer? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, ...more
Dry cleaning is an easy and convenient way to care for delicate sweaters. Learn how these garments are cared for from a dry cleaning specialist in this free garment care video series. Part 1 of 12 - How to Wash a sweater. Wash a sweater - Part 2 of 12. Click through to watch t ...more
This video will teach you how you can hand wash a delicate sweater with shampoo.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a sweater for your laptop. First, grab an old large sweater and cut it out to the same size as your laptop. After this, set the rest of our sweater to the side and put the right sides of the sweater together. Then, pin and sew the three c ...more
In this video, Craftside blogger/author/craftster Stephanie Girard shows us how to make bird-like upcycled sweater bookmarks. Joining Stephanie Girard in this video is Jennie Hinchcliff, co-author of Good Mail Day. We're shown how to use a die cutting machine to die cut some s ...more
Hello summer clothes...Goodbye winter wardrobe!! Here's how to store your favorite sweaters for next season so they emerge wrinkle-free!
Dry cleaning can be a pain the butt, not to mention super expensive, especially if you're wearing a lot of wool sweaters during the cold winter season. Thankfully, with a little time and effort, you can wash most of your "dry clean" or "dry clean only" clothing at home. Cotto ...more
It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to powe ...more
Your freezer is no one-trick pony. While it does excel at keeping your food fresh for as long as possible, it has a few secret talents it doesn't want you to know about. Like making soda slushies and pyro-friendly smoke mix, as well as reviving dead hard drives. Even better—it ...more
Let’s be honest: you’ve thrown a few delicate, "hand wash only" clothes into the wash with your jeans. Maybe you’ve even ruined a sweater or two. There are so many things to look out for when doing laundry, and they’re easily ignored or forgotten, especially when it comes to d ...more