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How to Repair a Broken Zipper
How to repair a broken zipper. Fix a broken or stuck zipper with these easy instructions.
6 Easy Steps to Tie-Dying, Well...Anything
Tie dye is one of the easiest ways to add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe. Learn how to tie dye with this photo tutorial and tie dye instructions.
How to Let Out a Dress
Let out a dress. If your dress is too small, you need to let out a dress. Easy instructions to let out a dress that fits too tight.
Easy Dress Tutorials for Beginners
Sewing a dress can seem difficult, but even beginners can tackle a dress project with the right free dress pattern. Here are some easy patterns to get you started.
How to Make a Cape
Learn how to make a cape with this complete photo tutorial with detailed instructions. See finished capes from DIY readers and get expert tips on your costume.
How to Take In a Dress
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
10 Clothing Fixes That Everyone Should Know
10 Clothing Fixes that Everyone Should Know. Learn how to mend and repair clothing instead of throwing damaged threads away.
How to Use Bleach to Customize Clothes
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
DIY Fix: Zipper Comes Apart When Zipped
Does your zipper come apart when zipped? Learn how to keep your zipper from popping open with this DIY fix from Rain Blanken.
How to Make a Gryffindor Robe
How-To Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
Easy DIY Project: How to Make a T-Shirt into a...
Use these easy instructions to learn how to make a t-shirt into a tank top. This no-sew tutorial has complete photo instructions.
9 Types of Sewing Stiches
Types of Sewing Stitches. Learn how to hand sew with this visual guide to basic sewing stitches.
How to Hem Pants
How to hem pants. Learn how to hem pants with these easy steps and make your pants legs shorter.
Getting the Right Fit: How to Alter a Dress
How to Alter a Dress. Learn how to resize or fix your dress with these free how-to instructions.
How-To Harry Potter Costume
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
How to Sew Pants
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
What Should I Wear to a Renaissance Festival?
What to wear to a renaissance festival. Learn what to wear to a renaissance festival or faire, as well as what not to wear.
How to Make Bellbottom Pants
Learn how to make bellbottom pants with this quick tutorial. Step-by-step illustrated instructions to turn pants into bell bottoms.
How-To Hermione Costume
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
How-To Luna Lovegood Costume
How-to Luna Lovegood Costume. Learn how to make a Luna Lovegood costume with this complete tutorial. Page 10.
The Best Resources for Vintage Dress Patterns
Find the best 50's dress patterns to make your own vintage dresses, along with some easy dress tutorials to teach you the basics.
How-To Gryffindor Scarf
How-To Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
Check Out All These Free Embroidery Designs
Free Embroidery Designs. Print these free embroidery designs from your computer for your next project.
How-to Mend a Ripped Seam
How to mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
5 Ways to Turn Jeans into a Skirt
Turn Jeans into a Skirt. Learn how to turn an old pair of jeans into a skirt with these step-by-step instructions. There are lots of methods to turn jeans into a skirt.
T-Shirt Surgery
T-Shirt Surgery at it's best. Step-by-step t-shirt surgery photo tutorials show you how to make your t-shirt fit better, turn it into a different kind of top, make it into a purse and more.
How-to Paper Mache Mask
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
A More Fashionable Fido: How to Make Dog...
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.
8 Easy Fake Blood Recipes
These fake blood recipes from costume expert Rain Blanken feature fake blood recipes designed to splatter, drip and gross-out.
Free Sundress Patterns
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and instructions.
How-To Zombie Makeup
How-To Zombie Makeup. Learn how to apply zombie makeup in this step-by-step photo tutorial. Zombie Makeup is easy with these instructions.
How to Put Side Slits in a Skirt
Spice up a drab wardrobe when you learn how to put side slits in a skirt with this beginner's tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
How to Screen Print T-Shirts at Home
In this photo tutorial, you'll learn how to screen print t-shirts at home using a tested blocking method that uses embroidery hoops or frames.
How-to Spectrespecs
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
Free Patterns for Sewing Pants
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
Free Sewing Patterns for DIY Fashionistas
Free sewing patterns are hard to beat, saving you time and money. Check out my list of free tutorials and sewing patterns available online.
DIY Painted Heels Tutorial, Starring R2D2
Learn how to paint heels with this Star Wars painted heels tutorial from Rain Blanken, admirer of R2 and DIY Fashion Expert.
How to Make a Catwoman Costume
Make a Catwoman Costume. Learn how to make a Catwoman costume with stuff you have at home. Make a Catwoman Costume for close to free.
How to Dye Clothes with Coffee
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
How to Make a Corset Top
Learn how to make a corset top with these step-by-step instructions to create a dramatic look in just a couple hours.
How to Customize Your T-Shirts with Spray Paint
Spray Paint a t-shirt. Easy instructions to make a t-shirt look like it was professionally screen printed.
How to Make DIY Fabric Flowers
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
How to Make a Soda Tab Bracelet
Learn how to make a pop tab bracelet with this quick pop tab bracelet tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken. Full photos and instructions.
Where to Find Free Shirt Patterns
Free Shirt Patterns. Make your own shirts with these free shirt patterns from all over the web. Shirts are cheap and easy to make with a free shirt pattern.
How to Replace a Zipper Pull
Make a Keychain Zipper Pull. Replace your missing zipper pull or just make a cool new one out of your favorite key chain.
How to Sew a Skirt
Learn to make a variety of skirts with these free how-to skirts. These skirt patterns and tutorials are designed with beginners in mind.
Turn a T-Shirt into a Halter Top
Turn a t-shirt into a halter top with this complete photo tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
What Is a Overcast Stitch? - Photo Instructions
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
How to Make a Poison Ivy Costume
How-to Poison Ivy Costume. Learn how to make a Poison Ivy costume with stuff you have at home. Make your own Poison Ivy Costume for close to free.
How to Cold Water Dye Clothes
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
How to Make Old Clothes Look Like New
Recycled DIY Fashion is a great way to reuse clothing that you would otherwise have to throw away. Learn how to recycle clothes into new fashion and save some cash with these easy tutorials.
How-To Draco Malfoy Costume
How-to Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
How to Make a Voldemort Costume
Learn how to make a Voldemort costume with this photo tutorial and complete instructions, including cape and makeup to match this classic Harry Potter villain. Page 8.
Make Paper Jewelry
Make Paper Jewelry. Learn how to make jewelry using simple origami and scrapbook paper techniques.
How to Shorten a Skirt
Learn how to make your skirt shorter, in pictures and with step-by-step instructions, along with a list of supplies needed.
How-To Make Harry Potter Costumes
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make Harry Potter costumes. Hey, even you can make a harry potter costume.
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Ravenclaw house scarf.
How to Crochet an Animal Hat
Knit or Crochet a cute animal ear hat with these inexpensive patterns from handmade crafters.
Sew a T-Shirt Quilt: Easy T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial
Learn how to make a quilt out of t-shirts with this complete step-by-step t-shirt quilt tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
How-to Severus Snape Costume
How-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
Dye Clothing
Dye Clothing. Learn how to dye clothing with these various methods and instructions. Yes, even you can dye clothing with these how-to's on tie-dye, batik, fabric painting and more.
How to Make Plarn - Plastic Yarn Tutorial
How to Make Plarn. Learn how to make plarn, a yarn made out of plastic grocery bags. Plarn is a great way to recycle plastic bags.
How-To Ron Weasley Costume
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
Jack Sparrow Costume How-To
How to make a Jack Sparrow Costume. Learn how to make a Captain Jack Sparrow costume. It's easy to make a Jack Sparrow costume out of household items.
Fix a Stuck Zipper
Learn how to fix a stuck zipper in a jiffy with this quick pencil trick from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion expert.
DIY Costumes: Become a Princess, Pirate, Wench,...
Make a Princess or Wench Costume. Learn to make a renaissance costume with this easy tutorial.
Best of Handmade Craft Blogs
Handmade Blogs. DIY craft blogs from around the internet that explore sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery and more.
How to Make a Yarn Wig
Learn how to make yarn wig with this step-by-step photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
What is a Darning Needle?
What is a Darning Needle? Learn what a darning needle is with this complete explanation from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion expert.
How to Make a Dress Out of a T-Shirt
Learn how to make a dress out of a t-shirt and a few minutes with this complete upcycled t-shirt tutorial designed by Rain Blanken.
Ten Lady Gaga Costumes to Make
Ten Lady Gaga Costumes to Make. Learn how to make Lady Gaga costumes, from the hair bow to the bubble dress.
How to Make a Mini Top Hat
How to Make a Mini Top Hat. Learn how to make a small mad hatter style hat with this step-by-step photo tutorial.
5 Steps to Make a Purse out of Jeans
How to make a purse out of jeans. Make a bag out of jeans with these easy instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
How to Make Gloves
Even you can make a pair of gloves with a few simple materials and some elbow grease. Make the perfect glove with these instructions and patterns.
How-To Ravenclaw Robe - Hogwarts Robe Tutorial
How-To Ravenclaw Robe. Learn how to make a Ravenclaw robe from Hogwarts with this complete photo tutorial.
Make a Sarong or Sari
Make your own lightweight sarong or sari, and discover the many ways to tie them.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers?
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
How to Darn a Sock
Learn how to darn a sock using the old darning technique to repair holes. Here is the step-by-step sock darning tutorial from Rain Blanken.
Zipper Repair: Zipper Won't Stay Up
If your zipper won't stay up, try this quick hack, and a more permanent fix to whip your zipper into shape. Back to work, zipper!
How-To Slytherin Scarf
How-To Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
DIY Upcycled T-shirt: Turn a T-Shirt into a...
Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a tube top with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
How-To Death Eater Costume
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
Punk Clothing
Here is a list of step-by-step photo tutorials to make your own punk styles from something old and upcycle it into something new that says more about you.
Make a Simple Drawstring Skirt
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
How to Make a Button Bracelet
Learn how to make a button bracelet with these easy step-by-step instructions from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
What is Fiber Reactive Dye?
What is Fiber Reactive Dye? A reader asks what fiber reactive dye is used for and where to find it.
How-to Lucius Malfoy Costume
How-To Lucius Malfoy Costume. Learn how to make a Lucius Malfoy costume with this photo tutorial. Page 6.
How to Make an Apron Top
How to Make an Apron Top. Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top.
How to Make a Vampire Costume
How-To Make a Vampire Costume. Learn how to make a variety of vampire costumes with this complete photo tutorial.
Hogwarts Student Accessories
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
Dress like Joan from Mad Men
A head-to-toe guide on how to dress like Joan Holloway on Mad Men. Use this step-by-step tutorial to help you with a Joan costume, or just to add some sexy curves to your everyday wardrobe.
Turn Pants into Capri's
How to Turn Pants into Capri's. Simple step-by-step instructions how to turn pants into Capris.
Make a Star Trek Uniform
Make a Star Trek Uniform. Learn how to make a Star Trek Starfleet uniform with this easy tutorial.
How to Make Your Jeans Look Worn
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
Make an Amy Winehouse Costume
Put together a tribute to this fallen artist with a DIY costume that shows Amy at her most glamorous...high hair, big belts and all.
How to Tie a Tie - 4 Different Ways to Tie a Tie
Learn how to tie a necktie in four different ways with these easy, complete tutorials and celebrity photo examples.
5 Ways to Turn a Placemat into a Purse
Learn a few ways to turn placemats into purses, beach bags, clutches and evening bags. These step-by-step photo tutorials will show you how.
How to Make Funky Upcycled Jewelry
Use what you already have to make jewelry that always carries a funky look. These beginner projects will get you started.
Free Stencils for Spray Paint, Screen Print, or...
Free stencils to screen print, spray paint or applique your DIY fashions. These printable stencils are sized and ready to use.
Make a Belt
Make a belt. Learn how to make a simple fabric belt with this complete photo tutorial.
What is a Straight Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.
Indiana Jones Costume How-To
How-To Indiana Jones Costume. Make an Indiana Jones Costume with these easy instructions. An adult Indiana Jones costume is easy to make with household items.
Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners
Easy sewing projects for beginners. Get free photo tutorials on how to make ten easy skirts, tops, accessories and more.
Free Printable Stencils for DIY Projects
Printable stencils for your screen printing, spray paint or patch projects. This stencils library includes holidays and popular icons.
French Maid Costume
How to French Maid Costume. Learn how to make a french maid costume with these easy instructions.
Make a Rapunzel Costume
Make a Rapunzel costume for Halloween. I'll show you how to be this princess from head to toe (and all the hair in between) with this complete photo tutorial.
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
What is a Zigzag Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Zigzag stitch. Learn to sew a Zigzag stitch by hand.
70's Disco Costume
How-to Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
DIY Penny Bracelet Tutorial
Learn how to make a pressed penny bracelet with this penny bracelet tutorial from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
How to Make a Hemp Necklace
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
Zombie Costume How-To
Make a Zombie Costume. Learn how to make a truly frightening zombie costume with this quick tutorial.
How-To Drawstring Pants
How-To Drawstring Pants. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
How-To Slytherin Robe - Hogwarts Robe Tutorial
How-To Slytherin Robe. Learn how to make a Slytherin robe from Hogwarts with this complete photo tutorial.
Corpse Bride Costume
How to make a Corpse Bride costume. Learn how to make a dead bride costume with this photo tutorial. Page 13.
Make a Fake Mustache
Make a Fake Mustache. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a mustache with a Barbie doll.
Ballerina Costume
Ballerina Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 21.
How to Dye Rayon
How to Dye Rayon. Learn how to dye plant-based cellulose fibers with these instructions.
Make a Wizard Robe
Stitch a set of robes fit for a semester at Hogwarts or an appointment at the Ministry of Magic.
Free Heart Stencils for DIY Projects
Heart Stencils. Print these free heart patch and stencil templates for your projects.
How to Dye Nylon
How to Dye Nylon. Learn how to dye nylon with these instructions.
How-To Paper Beads - Make Paper Beads
How-To Paper Beads. This complete photo tutorial will show you how to make beads out of rolled paper.
Punk Hair
Examples of punk clothing, punk jewelry and punk accessories in full-color photos. Page 5.
What is a Blanket Stitch?
Photo instructions for a blanket stitch. Learn to sew a blanket stitch by hand.
Make a Michael Jackson Costume
Michael Jackson Costume. Honor the King of Pop this Halloween with this Michael Jackson costume how-to.
Upcycled Racerback Tank Top Tutorial
Create this original upcycled racerback tank top design from Rain Blanken by recycling an old fitted t-shirt.
How-to Vinyl Record Bowl
How-to Vinyl Record Bowl. How to make your own vinyl record bowl.
Upcycled Empire Waist T-Shirt Tutorial
Turn a t-shirt into an upcycled empire waist babydoll shirt with this easy tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
How-To Hufflepuff Scarf
How-To Hufflepuff Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Hufflepuff house scarf.
Free Hat Patterns
Free Hat Patterns
How to Darn a Sweater
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
Ways to Use Old Jeans
Ways to Use Old Jeans. There are many ways to recycle old jeans into new fashion. Here are some of the best ways to use old jeans in your projects.
Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses
Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses. Free template to print your own wizard glasses.
Make a Gypsy Fortune Teller Costume
Make a Gypsy Fortune Teller Costume. Tell the Halloween future with this gypsy fortune telling costume, made with this easy photo tutorial.
Plarn: Plarn Creations and Plarn Instructions
Plarn - Plarn Creations and Plarn Instructions. See accessories and jewelry made of plarn and learn how to make your own plarn for knit and crochet projects.
How to Make a Placemat Purse
Make a Placemat Purse. Learn how to make a placemat purse with this easy step-by-step instructions.
Can You Dye Clothing with Kool Aid?
How do I Dye Clothes with Kool Aid? Can I Dye Clothing with Kool Aid? Information on dying clothing. What works and what doesn't.
How-To Duct Tape Dress: Create a Duct Tape Prom...
Create a pattern for a duct tape prom dress using this how-to duct tape dress tutorial, complete with photos and detailed instructions.
How to Make a Catwoman Mask
Catwoman mask pattern and how-to. Get a free pattern and step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make a Catwoman mask at home.
Best Sewing and Craft Scissors
Best Sewing Scissors. Learn which scissors are affordable and have the best performance for sewing and crafting.
Little Red Riding Hood
How to Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
How-To Bags
How-To Bags. Learn how to make purses and bags with these free photo tutorials.
How to Make a Pair of Ruby Slippers
Make a pair of ruby slippers with this complete ruby slippers tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
70s Sewing Patterns
70's Sewing Patterns. A collection of 70's sewing pattern resources so that you can find the 70's pattern you need for retro projects.
Finger Knitting - How to Finger Knit
Learn how to finger knit with this complete step-by-step finger knitting tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
What are Cellulose Fibers?
What are Cellulose Fibers? A reader asks for a list of cellulose fibers and how to dye them.
Print 4th of July Party Hats
Print a 4th of July Party Hat. Print out one of these free Independence Day hat templates, and learn how to decorate it with feathers, ribbon and more.
Easy DIY Project: How to Iron-On a Patch
Iron on a patch. Learn the best way to iron on a patch using these easy tips and instructions.
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