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DIY Fashion 101

Learn the basics of creating your own DIY fashion.
  1. Sewing Techniques
  2. No-Sew Clothing
  3. Styles for Holidays and Celebrations (117)
  4. Celebrity Style to Make (37)
  5. Beginner Projects (113)
  6. Hippie Fashion (25)
  7. Punk Fashion (25)
  8. Resources for Crafting Fashion (155)
  9. Free Patches and Applique (14)
  10. Sewing and Craft Dictionary (16)

4 Ways to Tie a Necktie
Hot date? Job interview? Learn how to tie a necktie with this complete photo tutorial.

Jewelry Making
You don't have to have expensive gems to make priceless jewelry. Try these handmade tricks and you'll be sparkling in no time.

Buy Handmade Clothing
Before You Buy Handmade Clothing. Learn what to look for when buying handmade clothes.

Duct Tape Dummy Photos
Have you made a duct tape dummy? Upload a photo of your glorious new duct tape dummy and tell us a bit about what it took to make it.

Decoupage Project Photos
Do you have a decoupage project to show off? What were some of the challenges along the way? Upload a photo and tell us all about it.

100 Handmade Gift Ideas
Everyone could use a little extra money this holiday season, so why not make your own gifts that are high quality and thoughtful -but easy on the wallet. Here are some expert how-to's for handmade gifts with that personal touch.

Reuse Plastic Bags
Let's face it. Right now there's nothing more fashionable than recycling. You can work the green trend into your wardrobe while saving the planet with these clever ways to reuse plastic bags.

Plarn: Plastic Bag Yarn Creations
Did you know that it takes a grocery bag more than 1000 years to decompose in a landfill? Instead of trashing those bags, you can make 'plarn' to turn them into reusable totes and futuristic jewelry.

Check out these styles from plarn stitchers and learn how to make your own plarn at home.

Sewing Without Patterns
Sewing Without Patterns. Tell us why you sew without a pattern, or if you need one to work with.

Why Do you Buy from Etsy?
Tell us why you love to buy handmade goods on Etsy.

DIY Prom Clothes
Prom can really take a bite out of your budget. But do you have to spend wads of cash to look hot? I don't think so. Here are plenty of free ways to look sweet this prom season.

How-To Duct Tape Clothes
How-To Duct Tape Clothes. Learn how to make an entire wardrobe of duct tape clothing with these free tutorials.

How-to Fall Fashion 2009
During Fashion Week, we're getting the big preview of the hottest Fall styles for 2009. Maybe you're no Marc Jacobs, but I bet you can pull off these styles without massive sewing skills or a massive budget.

Fashion Design Photos
To really create something unique, inspiration from all different kinds of fashion should be at your fingertips. Take a little something from each of these types of design to create something truly unique.

DIY Clothes
DIY Clothes. Learn how to make these DIY Clothes at home. This list of DIY Projects is sure to keep you busy!

Gothic Fashion
A gallery of gothic clothing sytles and DIY gothic fashion projects.

Ten Clothing Fixes that Everyone Should Know
If you own any clothing, it wouldn't hurt to know how to fix them. Here are the top ten basic ways to fix your wardrobe against any tears, stains, or just a bad fit.

How to Make Dog Clothes with Easy Patterns
Save money on hot poochie style as you learn how to make dog clothes at home. Our easy patterns and tutorials will show you how.

What You Need to Know Before You Buy Handmade Clothing
What should you avoid when you buy handmade clothes? Learn what to watch out for.

What to Avoid When You Buy Handmade Clothes
There are a few things to keep in mind when you are buying handmade, concerning the price tag and the quality of what you're buying.

DIY Fashion Toolbox Essentials
You will need these basic tools to make fabulous DIY fashions.

How to Hand Sew
A library of stitches, tips on threading needles and getting started in hand sewing from your Guide to Sewing.

Basic Ways to Fix Your Clothes
Clothing can be expensive, and thrift store finds can be hard to replace. If you are a beginner to DIY fashion, try these easy alterations to fix your clothes. These are all basic projects that require few tools and preparation.

Learn to Knit
If you're new to knitting or could use a refresher on the basic skills, this page collects some of the best articles, tips and tutorials from the site to help you learn to knit quickly and easily.

Learn How To Crochet
If you are someone who has never crocheted before, you can learn the very basics with the resources on this page.

Learn to Felt
Learn how to felt your wool projects, and learn more about what felting is.

Top 10 Needle Threading Tips
Threading a sewing needle shouldn't take up your valuable time and it shouldn't be frustrating! Following a few simple tips and tricks can make the job a breeze!

Before You Buy A New Sewing Machine
Buying a sewing machine can seem like an over whelming experience. Before you buy, learn the things you should know. Find how to choose your dealer and machine here.

Free Clothes: Get this Relaxed Look
Learn how to make a purse out of jeans, turn a t-shirt into a tank and add beaded fringe to your pants. Get this hot look without spending a penny.

Hippie Patchwork Clothing
Information on the origins of hippie patchwork clothing and how to make it.

Steampunk Fashion
Steampunk Fashion. Photo galleries and how-to's for the steampunk style. Transport to the Edwardian and Vitorian era via clockwork pendants and feathered hats.

What are Applique Patches?
What are Applique Patches? A DIY fashion gallery of applique designs.

Handmade Christmas Gifts
Handmade Christmas Gifts. Learn how to make these DIY clothing, jewelry and accessories for friends and family.

101 DIY Gift Ideas
Need something a little more unique than that basket of bath gels at the local Walmart? Here are some top picks for totally original gifts that are easy to make. Handmade gifts have a personal touch that means so much more than commercial items.

Show off Your DIY Fashion Creations
Photos of DIY Fashion creations. Show off your jewelry, accessory and clothing projects and tells us a bit about how you made it.

How-To Clothing Videos
Making and altering your clothing can produce original styles and save you money. In these videos, you will learn how to create your on clothing.

How to Make Your Jeans Look Worn
Use this easy method to cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably worn.

Sew an MP3 Pocket on Your Jeans
Sew an iPod pocket onto your jeans or a dress with this fast tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.

Girl Scout Project Ideas
These fun projects are perfect for earning various Girl Scout badges and learning valuable skills along the way.

2013 Nominations: Best Craft Store
During the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards Nominations, hundreds of thousands of readers will vote for the best handmade designers, craft suppliers and craft magazines. Nominate the Best Craft Store here.

2013 Nominations: Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer
During the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards Nominations, hundreds of thousands of readers will vote for the best handmade designers, craft suppliers and craft magazines. Nominate the Favorite Handmade Clothing Designer here.

2013 Nominations: Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer
During the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards Nominations, hundreds of thousands of readers will vote for the best handmade designers, craft suppliers and craft magazines. Nominate the Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer here.

2013 Nominations: Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer
During the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards Nominations, hundreds of thousands of readers will vote for the best handmade designers, craft suppliers and craft magazines. Nominate the Best Craft Magazine here.

2013 Nominations: Best Online Handmade Marketplace
During the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards Nominations, hundreds of thousands of readers will vote for the best handmade designers, craft suppliers and craft magazines. Nominate the Best Fashion Blog here.

2013 Nominations: Best Online Handmade Marketplace
During the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards Nominations, hundreds of thousands of readers will vote for the best handmade designers, craft suppliers and craft magazines. Nominate the Best Online Handmade Marketplace here.

Readers' Choice Awards 2013 -- Nominate Your Favorites
Nominate Your Favorites

Readers' Choice Awards 2013 -- Nominate Your Favorites
Nominate Your Favorites

Readers Choice Awards: Thank You!
Readers Choice Awards: Thank You!

Painting on Glass - How to Paint on Glass
How to Paint on Glass

Rain's Crafty Fashion Encyclopedia
Rain's Crafty Fashion Encyclopedia

Spring Fashion
How-To Spring Fashion. Get the hottest style for 2010 without paying the price. These free tutorials will show you how.

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