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When you make your own clothing and accessories, your style is truly like no other. DIY fashion is often quite easy to accomplish, and the satisfaction of saying 'I made it!' is priceless. Start with some easy projects and advice from our expert, Rain Blanken.
  1. DIY Shirts and Tops
  2. DIY Bags and Purses
  3. DIY Skirt Tutorials
  4. DIY Dress Tutorials
  5. DIY Pants and Shorts
  6. DIY Hair Accessories
  7. Belts
  1. DIY Hat Tutorials
  2. Gloves, Wristbands and Warmers
  3. Wraps and Scarves
  4. DIY Shoes, Sandals, Heels
  5. Alter Your Clothes to Fit
  6. Fix Torn and Ripped Clothing
  7. Techniques to Learn

DIY Shirts and Tops

Upcycled T-Shirt Tank Top

You can DIY shirts and tops with little to no sewing experience when you follow these step-by-step photo tutorials from Rain Blanken.

DIY Bags and Purses

DIY Bags and Purses

Carry something that makes a statement or simply holds all that stuff.

DIY Skirt Tutorials

DIY Skirt Tutorials

Tailor your prom dress or just make a skirt shorter. With these free skirt projects, you can put together skirts from scratch or liven up the one you've got.

DIY Dress Tutorials

DIY Dress Tutorials

You can create simple dresses or alter your dress to the perfect fit.

DIY Pants and Shorts

DIY Pants and Shorts

DIY Pants. Make, dye, adjust and customize your own pants.

DIY Hair Accessories

Flower hair barrette

From headbands to hair sticks, you can make all sorts of hair accessories at home.


Dita Von Teese at Cannes 2009

Make your belt do more than hold up your pants. These easy projects are sure to help.

DIY Hat Tutorials

Cap your lid with a toasty winter hat or a breezy sun-blocker. There are many methods to making hats, but even a beginner can tackle the basics of haberdashery.

Gloves, Wristbands and Warmers

How to Make Gloves

Warm your chilly hands with these gloves, wristbands and arm warmers.

Wraps and Scarves

Finger Knitting - How to Finger Knit

Add a wrap or a scarf, be it for warmth or style. Here are some quick and stylish ways to wrap it up.

DIY Shoes, Sandals, Heels

Make Glitter Shoes

You can use these simple methods to spice up your shoes and sandals.

Alter Your Clothes to Fit

Alter Clothing

If you know how to adjust your clothing to fit you, then your possibilities for fashion success are endless. Fitting a piece of clothing often means adjusting a seam or hem. Once you learn to re-sew these basic elements of your outfit, tailoring will be a snap.

Fix Torn and Ripped Clothing

Fix Clothing

With the power of DIY knowledge, you may never have to throw away damaged clothing again. You have it in you to save money and look great.

Techniques to Learn


Even the best of tools are useless if you don't know what you're doing. Even if you have tried out a few of the following crafts in the past, it is always good to have a refresher on how to do them. Here you will find the basic knowledge needed to make your designs come to life. If you are practicing the correct technique, your project will be a success.

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