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How to repair a broken zipper. Fix a broken or stuck zipper with these easy instructions.
These Thanksgiving nail art ideas range from turkey legs to glittering autumn tones. Get more Thanksgiving nailpolish ideas from Rain Blanken.
Learn how to make a cape with this complete photo tutorial and instructions. See finished capes from DIY readers and get expert tips from Rain Blanken.
These glittery, glamorous, and simply magical Christmas nail art ideas are easy to execute and spread holiday cheer.
With these five ways to add lace to a denim jacket, create a soft, romantic look in place of harsh denim. From Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion expert.
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.
How to hem pants. Learn how to hem pants with these easy steps and make your pants legs shorter.
Learn how to tie a scarf in a simple loop with this step-by-step photo tutorial.
These fake blood recipes from costume expert Rain Blanken feature fake blood recipes designed to splatter, drip and gross-out.
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
Learn how to mend and repair clothing instead of throwing damaged threads away with these clothing fixes and alteration instructions from Rain Blanken.
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
Create your own holiday style with these Christmas outfit ideas from Rain Blanken, your holiday DIY Fashion Expert.
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 Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
How to mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
Create these four famous Princess Leia hairstyles from the original Star Wars trilogy, including the famous Princess Leia buns, Hoth braids, Cloud City style, and Slave Leia hair.
Learn how to make yarn wig with this step-by-step photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
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.
Use what you already have to upcycle jewelry that always carries a funky look. These beginner projects will get you started.
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 Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
Learn how to make bellbottom pants with this quick tutorial. Step-by-step illustrated instructions to turn pants into bell bottoms.
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.
Learn how to create sewing stitches including zigzag stitch, overcast stitch, blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch, straight stitch, and running stitch.
With these 4 ways to make Jedi robes, you can learn how to make either movie-accurate or simple Jedi robes for kids.
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
Learn how to turn a sweater sleeve into a dog shirt with this photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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 Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
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 Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
How-to Luna Lovegood Costume. Learn how to make a Luna Lovegood costume with this complete tutorial. Page 10.
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
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.
Learn how to turn an old pair of jeans into a skirt with these five simple tutorials brought to you by Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Use these easy instructions to learn how to make a t-shirt into a tank top. This no-sew tutorial has complete photo instructions.
These 15 winter fashion ideas will inspire your cozy winter wardrobe. Get tips on pairing sweaters with jeans and more with this winter style ideas.
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.
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.
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 Alter a Dress. Learn how to resize or fix your dress with these free how-to instructions for letting out seams, tightening waists, and repairing skirts.
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
How-to Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
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.
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.
Learn how to fix an armpit rip with illustrations and complete instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Learn 5 easy steps on how to sketch fashion designs from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
Duct Tape Dress Form. Learn how to make a duct tape dress form with these easy step-by-step instructions. With the photo tutorial, it's easy to tape a duct tape dress form.
Make a Fake Mustache. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a mustache with a Barbie doll.
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
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 make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Ravenclaw house scarf.
How to Make a Mini Top Hat. Learn how to make a small mad hatter style hat with this step-by-step photo tutorial.
Spray Paint a t-shirt. Easy instructions to make a t-shirt look like it was professionally screen printed.
Learn how to repair a torn lining with these simple step-by-step instructions.
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
How-to Vinyl Record Bowl. How to make your own vinyl record bowl.
Learn how to fix a stuck zipper in a jiffy with this quick pencil trick from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion expert.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
Learn how to finger knit with this complete step-by-step finger knitting tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
How-To Lucius Malfoy Costume. Learn how to make a Lucius Malfoy costume with this photo tutorial. Page 6.
Make a Pair of Boot Toppers with these boot topper tutorials and patterns from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
There are many ways to make a skirt from discarded clothing. Here, we will create an upcycled skirt from a tank top and a pair of jeans.
Learn how to sew on a girl scout badge by hand or machine, and the proper placement of patches on a Daisy, Junior and Brownie uniform.
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make Harry Potter costumes. Hey, even you can make a harry potter costume.
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
Find the best 50's dress patterns to make your own vintage dresses, along with some easy dress tutorials to teach you the basics.
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!
What to wear to a renaissance festival. Learn what to wear to a renaissance festival or faire, as well as what not to wear.
Learn how to distress a sweater the right way with this complete distressed sweater tutorial, with photos of each and every step.
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
Get inspiration for your Mardi Gras costume with these Mardi Gras costume ideas. This gallery of Fat Tuesday masks, costumes and craziness is sure to get the party started.
How-To Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
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.
A reader asks whether or not clothing can be dyed with food coloring. Describes what type of dyes and fibers work together.
How-to Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
Learn how to make a corset top with these step-by-step instructions to create a dramatic look in just a couple hours.
A full Windsor knot is one of the oldest ways to tie a necktie. This knot is wide and symmetrical. Learn how to tie the full Windsor, and see photos of celebrities wearing this knot.
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.
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
Adult Angel Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 20.
Make a Fake Beard. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a beard with a Barbie doll.
Learn how to make fingerless gloves out of any fabric with this photo tutorial by Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Ballerina Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 21.
How-To Drawstring Pants. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
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.
Learn how to make your skirt shorter, in pictures and with step-by-step instructions, along with a list of supplies needed.
Iron on a patch. Learn the best way to iron on a patch using these easy tips and instructions.
What is a Darning Needle? Learn what a darning needle is with this complete explanation from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion expert.
Top Ten Hippie Clothes
Free Embroidery Designs. Print these free embroidery designs from your computer for your next project.
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
The legs on my pants are too long. How can I fix them so that they are shorter?
Learn to make a variety of skirts with these free how-to skirts. These skirt patterns and tutorials are designed with beginners in mind.
How-To Hufflepuff Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Hufflepuff house scarf.
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.
What are Cellulose Fibers? A reader asks for a list of cellulose fibers and how to dye them.
Learn how to tie a necktie in four different ways with these easy, complete tutorials and celebrity photo examples.
How to make a purse out of jeans. Make a bag out of jeans with these easy instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
Create a pattern for a duct tape prom dress using this how-to duct tape dress tutorial, complete with photos and detailed instructions.
The Best Way to Put a Hole in a Pressed Coin Why you should hammer instead of drill your coins. In my
How to put side panels in pants. Learn how to put side panels in a pair of pants with this step-by-step photo tutorial.
Knit or Crochet a cute animal ear hat with these inexpensive patterns from handmade crafters.
A half-windsor knot is one of the most popular ways to tie a necktie. This knot is wide and asymmetrical. Learn how to tie half-windsor, and see photos of celebrities wearing this knot.