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How to repair a broken zipper. Fix a broken or stuck zipper with these easy instructions.
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.
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.
Does your zipper come apart when zipped? Learn how to keep your zipper from popping open with this DIY fix 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.
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
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 Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
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 mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
These fake blood recipes from costume expert Rain Blanken feature fake blood recipes designed to splatter, drip and gross-out.
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 Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
Use these easy instructions to learn how to make a t-shirt into a tank top. This no-sew tutorial has complete photo instructions.
Learn how to make bellbottom pants with this quick tutorial. Step-by-step illustrated instructions to turn pants into bell bottoms.
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 Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
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 Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
Learn how to make yarn wig with this step-by-step photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
Spray Paint a t-shirt. Easy instructions to make a t-shirt look like it was professionally screen printed.
Learn how to create sewing stitches including zigzag stitch, overcast stitch, blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch, straight stitch, and running stitch.
Learn how to fix a stuck zipper in a jiffy with this quick pencil trick from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion expert.
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
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.
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.
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 make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
Find the best 50's dress patterns to make your own vintage dresses, along with some easy dress tutorials to teach you the basics.
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 Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
How-to Luna Lovegood Costume. Learn how to make a Luna Lovegood costume with this complete tutorial. Page 10.
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.
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!
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 5 easy steps on how to sketch fashion designs from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Top Ten Hippie Clothes
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
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.
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
Turn a t-shirt into a halter top with this complete photo tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
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.
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.
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo 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.
How-To Lucius Malfoy Costume. Learn how to make a Lucius Malfoy costume with this photo tutorial. Page 6.
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 an Apron Top. Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top.
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
How to Turn Pants into Capri's. Simple step-by-step instructions how to turn pants into Capris.
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 Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
Free sewing patterns are hard to beat, saving you time and money. Check out my list of free tutorials and sewing patterns available online.
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.
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
Instead of spending on more style, save money with these DIY Fashion upgrades from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion expert.
How-to Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
How to make a purse out of jeans. Make a bag out of jeans with these easy instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Create a pattern for a duct tape prom dress using this how-to duct tape dress tutorial, complete with photos and detailed instructions.
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.
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
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.
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
Learn how to make your skirt shorter, in pictures and with step-by-step instructions, along with a list of supplies needed.
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 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.
How to Make a Mini Top Hat. Learn how to make a small mad hatter style hat with this step-by-step photo tutorial.
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.
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.
The legs on my pants are too long. How can I fix them so that they are shorter?
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and instructions.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to make quick one bead earrings, from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Use what you already have to upcycle jewelry that always carries a funky look. These beginner projects will get you started.
Make a Fake Mustache. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a mustache with a Barbie doll.
What are Cellulose Fibers? A reader asks for a list of cellulose fibers and how to dye them.
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
Examples of punk clothing, punk jewelry and punk accessories in full-color photos.
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.
Duct Tape Wallet. Learn how to make a duct tape wallet with this complete duct tape wallet photo tutorial. A duct tape wallet is easy to make.
What is Fiber Reactive Dye? A reader asks what fiber reactive dye is used for and where to find it.
How to Dye Rayon. Learn how to dye plant-based cellulose fibers with these instructions.
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 Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
Printable stencils for your screen printing, spray paint or patch projects. This stencils library includes holidays and popular icons.
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
How-To Dresses. Learn how to make a variety of dresses with these free patterns and photo tutorials.
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.
How to make a geisha costume. Learn how to make a geisha costume at home. Page 19.
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make Harry Potter costumes. Hey, even you can make a harry potter costume.
How to Dye Nylon. Learn how to dye nylon with these instructions.
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.
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.
A reader asks whether or not clothing can be dyed with food coloring. Describes what type of dyes and fibers work together.
How to Make Costumes. Save some money and learn how to make these hot costumes at home. Page 15.
Make a Princess or Wench Costume. Learn to make a renaissance costume with this easy tutorial.
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.