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
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Worried you'll find yourself topless in the middle of a crowd? With the help of Knit Knit and her knit bikini top tutorial everyone's worst nightmare will have no chance of surfacing this summer. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashion DIY video creators. Searc ...more
Tie loose ends together - in the literal and original sense sense of the phrase - by sewing together the ends and/or hems of your knitting projects like a pro. Whether you're fusing together two pieces of wool-knitted cloth to form the back of a beautiful winter sweater or jus ...more
Use the Martelli Stitch in the Ditch Binding Foot for top stitching and with a double needle to get a professional finish to your quilting and sewing projects. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to top stitch with a double need on a sewing machine.
Watch this knitting instructional video on spacing and marking buttonholes for knitting projects. This knitting demonstration uses the swatch of a right sweater front to show an easy way to mark the placement of buttonholes on your knitted material. Lily Chin attributes the me ...more
Some time, when you are making a hat and after you have done your decreases for the crown, you will get to the end of your hat pattern and it will simply say "end the hat". Here's what to do. End Your Hat You will probably have 6 to 10 stitches left on the needle. Push all ...more
Winter. Below zero temperatures. You go out to run some errands, in and out of warm stores all the time. Doesn’t it bother you that you continually have to take you cap off and put it on again before going outside? Well, now it won’t anymore. This scarf and cap is an original ...more
To us, old T-shirts are just space clutterers, with too much history for my of us to throw away but taking up too much space in our closets to want to keep. But for crafters they're the Holy Grail of crafting supplies. Just ask Whitney from "Whitney Sews," who uses a plain bl ...more
It's always a dilemma when you're organizing your closet and deciding whether you want to keep or throw out a meaningful old t-shirt that you don't wear anymore. Many of our t-shirts have been with us through thick and thin, so preserve their memory (and stop creating more was ...more
In this nine-part knitting tutorial, learn how to make an amazing pair of warm, high top, cocoon slippers! The knitted booties made in this video are size 7-8 ladies. This video was made for beginners, and for those who despise reading patterns! Crochet cozy high top cocoon sl ...more
Watch this video demonstration of the knitting technique short row shaping. In traditional knitting shoulder shaping, stitches are bound off across the top edge of the shoulder on sequential rows, creating a stair-step line. It can be difficult to make a neat job of seaming th ...more
In this Threadbanger video, Secret Life of a Bionerd gives you tips on making a custom tank top pattern. She'll teach you how to measure yourself, along with making a simple pattern from those measurements. Making this tank pattern sure makes life easier when sewing. This is t ...more
Before you can mend or create garments with your sewing machine, you'll need to thread it. This video guide will walk you through each of the necessary steps, from winding a bobbin to threading the top of the machine itself. For more information, and to get started threading y ...more
Binding off on a circular needle is as easy as binding off on a straight needle. Follow the steps below to learn how to bind off on a circular needle: Knit the first 2 stitches on the needle. Insert left needle into the front of the stitch you knitted first, and pull it over ...more
Stay tuned for this knitting demonstration video. This three needle bind off technique produces a very neat, flexible shoulder seam – and, no sewing is required. Begin by moving the shoulder stitches from their stitch holders to appropriately sized needles. I like to use doub ...more
The first part of this tutorial shows you the various parts of your sewing machine, which will be the same regardless of the model. Then, you're shown how to thread both the top and bobbin of the machine, and start stitching.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an Android doll at home. First, print out the Android logo from the internet, making it large enough to make a doll. Now, cut out the print out with scissors cutting out the different sections individually. Next, place the cut outs onto a ...more
One of the most important things in a person's life is sleep (some of us don't get enough of it, and some of us get too much). 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 y ...more
This video shows how to thread your bobbin on a side threading sewing machine. We start off by making sure that the needle is in the most upright position. The upper thread guide when moved to the most top of its travel, the needle is in the most upright position.Then you take ...more
In this video, we learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top. First, take a large shirt of your choice color and cut along the line on the shoulder, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Next, roll the hem and sew with a sewing machine. Next, cut a strap 4" wide ...more
All hail Caesar, it's costume time! OK, if you're a woman, or a girl and you're looking to make a cool toga costume, look no further as this video will show you what you need. Basically you'll want some white fabric, either cotton or satin or whatever you have in your sewing b ...more
This is not a tutorial on how to sew a real corset, rather, how to sew a corset style top. You will need some fashion fabric, eyelets, an eyelet attachment tool, ribbon, scissors, pins, measuring tape, tailor's chalk and of course, a sewing machine.
Due to current fashion trends but more so due to the evolutionary fascination that men have with bared necklines and shoulder blades, one-shoulder tops are some of the sexiest and most alluring clothing pieces you can slip on. Become man bait by watching this fashion tutorial ...more
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.
This is a great project to make a fun and feminine shirt. All you need is one piece of fabric cut in a circle, a few basic notions and a sewing machine. No pattern required, just make sure you have your measurements at hand!
This quick video tutorial demonstrates how to braid using three strands. Braided chains make great embellishment or decoration on sewing or knitting projects. Learn how to braid thread or yarn by watching this instructional video.
With information, diligence, and determination, hair pulling is a habit that can be broken. You Will Need * A journal * Determination * Ankle weights * A mental health professional * Internet access * Vitamins (optional) * Herbal supplements (optional) * Optimism (optional) S ...more
Stressed, sad, or just feeling blah? There are lots of ways to improve your mental health. Watch this video to learn how to get out of a slump, and improve your mental health. You Will Need * A fitness routine * Meditation * A journal * A hobby * A volunteer job * Modest goal ...more
In this video, we learn how to thread a school sewing machine. First, apply the top thread to the bevin on the top of the sewing machine. You will thread this from the spool onto the side hook, then around the top and through the needle at the bottom. Next, thread the thread i ...more
Learn all there is to learn about gardening from Naztazia... watch this video tutorial to learn how to start a basic container garden. This how-to covers growing fruits and vegetables in containers and planters instead of a traditional in-ground garden. Also known as containe ...more
Learn all there is to learn about yarn from Naztazia... watch this video tutorial to learn how to crochet spiral scrubbies with a pattern. The pattern for crocheting a spiral scrubbie comes from Judith Prindle. These crocheted items are great for beginners and advanced users ...more
Learn all there is to learn about yarn from Naztazia... watch this video tutorial to learn how to crochet a Tunisian stitch or Afghan stitch. To complete the Tunisian or Afghan stitch, you will be using a special crochet hook called an afghan hook. The stitch creates a look t ...more
Learn all there is to learn about yarn from Naztazia... watch this video tutorial to learn how to substitute fiber, texture, and weight in yarn patterns. It shows the basics of yarn, including fiber content, textures, sizes, standards, weights and substituting yarn in knittin ...more
The Art of Crochet by Teresa explains how to sew together crochet ribbing. Thread a tapestry needle and align the edges of the crocheting project. Sew the first stitch together and secure with a knot. Sewing through the top of the stitch on the edge will help prevent distortio ...more
This video demonstrates how to pick up stitches, also called picking up stitches and knitting. This method allows you to pick up stitches and continue knitting on a project without sewing a seam. Pick up stitches. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com
Are you going to the prom and nothing hanging in your retail stores is making the grade? Why not make your own prom ball gown at home? With some sewing skills, you might just top the best dressed list! In this two-part sewing tutorial, learn how to sew a ball gown using a dres ...more
Learn how to make tab top curtains with expert sewing tips about all you need to know in this free home decorating video series on making tab top curtains. Part 1 of 18 - How to Make tab top curtains. Make tab top curtains - Part 2 of 18. Click through to watch this video on e ...more
For all you whos resolution it was to start making your own clothes and DIY'in, this week were taking a look inside the mysteries of the sewing machine plus a look at our 2008 top DIY web picks.
Knowing how to knit a picot hem is a good technique to learn. Usually, at the bottom of a garment you will have a ribbed edge. A picot hem, as pictured below, is a nice alternative. It's quite easy and here's how to do it. Start by casting on the number of stitches you need f ...more
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
Upcycle your old T-shirts into a classy and fashionable corset top! All you need are some basic sewing notions, in addition to eyelets and eyelet pliers. Embellish your corset top with ribbon, appliques, rhinestones or any other accessory you fancy.
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
If you have a shirt you no longer wear because it is too baggy, make sure to watch this video to learn how to readjust it so that you can start wearing it again. Place the top on a level surface so that its back is facing you, as you will start working on the back part of the ...more
Learn how to turn a plain boy's T-shirt into a girl's tank top using just scissors. No sewing necessary just tying fabric.
We know that the Christmas rush has just past and you're probably still reeling from the eggnog and jet lag. But now that it's January, it's time to start thinking about the next holiday our our list: Valentine's Day. Check out this craft video to learn how to make a sweet ri ...more
Miss Angelina and crew give us a glimpse into the world of the HiLiterz and show us how-to make a simple tube top! You will need a material that's mostly spandex so the tube top will stay up. You'll also need a ruler, scissors, pins, and a sewing machine (with a zig zag seam). ...more
Get rid of all your preppy shirts by morphing them into something spectacular. This is chic simplicity. A smart and casual princess cut button-up shirt that will never go out of style. See how to turn a preppy shirt into a cute princess top in this video from GiannyL. This DI ...more
Have a tee shirt that has lost all of its spunk? Instead of letting it linger in the closet for the rest of its life, bring it back to life with a makeover. A T-shirt doesn't just have to be a T-shirt! See how to turn a tee shirt into a sleeveless top in this video from Gianny ...more
Get tips from this how-to video from wonderhowto.com for sewing a granny square together. This is one of the many knitting and crocheting videos from wonderhowto.com.
In this video, we learn how to set up your sewing machine. First, place the thread onto the top pin and pull it down. Then, wrap the thread around the bobbin pin and then push the pin onto the top next to the pin. Now, run the foot petal and keep threading until the spool is f ...more
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
In this tutorial, we learn how to thread a horizontal sewing machine. Start off by setting the spool on the top of the machine and placing a cap on the top to hold it on. Next, thread the string through the thread guide and then through the number one. After this, it will go d ...more
Old t-shirts can be given new life when you take a gander at this upcycling tutorial. Using nothing but a raggedy old t-shirt, you'll learn how to make a cut here and put a stitch there in order to magically transform the shirt into a wonderous tank top. The tank is body cont ...more
In this video, we learn how to make a "purt" or a "shirse". To start, grab an old shirt with buttons and measure out an area from the top to cut down. After this, cut the area out cutting the top and the back of the shirt. Then, take a sewing machine and sew the sides together ...more
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
Learn how to recycle an old jeans into a earth friendly sandals with Gianny L! In order to make sandals out of a pair of blue jeans, you will need the following: scissors, cardboard, needle, thread, a sewing machine, a pair of jeans, a pair of flip-flops, chalk, and foam. Tr ...more
Nothing ruins a cute outfit quicker than a visible bra strap or a slipping tank top. This quick video from CyberSeams offers tips on how to keep those annoying straps in place. You will need ribbon or twill tape, Fray Check, snaps, a sewing needle and thread. You are instructe ...more
A great and simple way to add a little to your Renaissance Faire costume or costume closet - sew a peasant style top. All you need are a few yards of loose white fabric, your measurements and some basic sewing tools.
T-shirts are practical and unfailingly comfortable, but not particularly known for looking either sexy or fashionable (they're more, shall we say, frumpy, than anything else). But did you know that within the ugly duckling that is your blank gray T-shirt is a beautiful swan of ...more
Watch this ThreadBanger fashion tutorial video to learn how to recon or revamp an old t-shirt to make it look new again. You'll need scissor, a safety pin, a t-shirt, elastic, and a sewing machine. This helpful DIY how-to video will help you turn an old t-shirt into a new-look ...more