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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.
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.
How to Hem Pants
How to hem pants. Learn how to hem pants with these easy steps and make your pants legs shorter.
Five Ways to Add Lace to a Denim Jacket
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.
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 Cape
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
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
10 Need-to-Know Clothing Fixes
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 Use Bleach to Customize Clothes
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
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 Mend a Ripped Seam
How to mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
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.
How to Alter a Dress: 8 Tutorials for the...
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 Sew Pants
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
How to Turn a T-Shirt into a Tank Top
Use these easy instructions to learn how to make a t-shirt into a tank top. This no-sew tutorial has complete photo instructions.
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.
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 Make a Gryffindor Robe
How-To Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
How-To Hermione Costume
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
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 Paper Mache Mask Tutorial
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
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.
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.
DIY Sewing Stitch Photo Tutorials
Learn how to create sewing stitches including zigzag stitch, overcast stitch, blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch, straight stitch, and running stitch.
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.
How to Make Your Jeans Look Worn
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
How-to Severus Snape Costume
How-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
How-To Harry Potter Costume
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
5 Ways to Turn Jeans Into a Skirt
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.
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.
Make a Simple Drawstring Skirt
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
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 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 Draco Malfoy Costume
How-to Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
How-To Luna Lovegood Costume
How-to Luna Lovegood Costume. Learn how to make a Luna Lovegood costume with this complete tutorial. Page 10.
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.
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 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 Sketch Fashion Designs
Learn 5 easy steps on how to sketch fashion designs from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers?
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
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.
How to Dye Clothes with Coffee
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
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.
5 Ways to Make Gloves - Free Patterns and...
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
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 Patterns for Sewing Pants
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
DIY Princess Leia Buns and Three More Leia...
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
How-To Lucius Malfoy Costume. Learn how to make a Lucius Malfoy costume with this photo tutorial. Page 6.
How to Cold Water Dye Clothes
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
Zombie Makeup for the Brainless
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
How to Make an Apron Top. Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top.
How-To Death Eater Costume
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
Turn Pants into Capri's
How to Turn Pants into Capri's. Simple step-by-step instructions how to turn pants into Capris.
10 Ways to Recycled Clothes into New Fashion
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
How-To Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
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.
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.
Hogwarts Student Accessories
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
Save Money with These DIY Fashion Upgrades
Instead of spending on more style, save money with these DIY Fashion upgrades from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion expert.
70's Disco Costume
How-to Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
DIY Printable Luna Lovegood Glasses
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
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.
Easy Duct Tape Dress Tutorial
Create a pattern for a duct tape prom dress using this how-to duct tape dress tutorial, complete with photos and detailed instructions.
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 Make DIY Fabric Flowers
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
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.
DIY Project: Make a Cassette Tape Wallet
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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 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.
Jack Sparrow Costume Tutorial
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
How to Make a Mini Top Hat. Learn how to make a small mad hatter style hat with this step-by-step photo tutorial.
How to Tie Necktie: Full Windsor Knot...
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.
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.
How Can I Fix Pants that are Too Long?
The legs on my pants are too long. How can I fix them so that they are shorter?
Free Sundress Patterns
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and instructions.
Easy One Bead Earrings
Follow these step-by-step instructions to make quick one bead earrings, from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
How to Place and Sew Girl Scout Badges
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.
Create these junk drawer jewelry projects with...
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
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?
What are Cellulose Fibers? A reader asks for a list of cellulose fibers and how to dye them.
What Is a Overcast Stitch? - Photo Instructions
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
How to Fix Holes in a Sweater
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
Punk Fashion
Examples of punk clothing, punk jewelry and punk accessories in full-color photos.
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.
Duct Tape Wallet
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?
What is Fiber Reactive Dye? A reader asks what fiber reactive dye is used for and where to find it.
How to Dye Rayon
How to Dye Rayon. Learn how to dye plant-based cellulose fibers with these instructions.
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.
Little Red Riding Hood
How to Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
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.
How to Make a Hemp Necklace
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
How-To Dresses
How-To Dresses. Learn how to make a variety of dresses with these free patterns and photo tutorials.
Upcycled Skirt from Jeans and a Shirt
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.
Geisha Costume
How to make a geisha costume. Learn how to make a geisha costume at home. Page 19.
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 Dye Nylon
How to Dye Nylon. Learn how to dye nylon with these instructions.
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.
How to Tie a Necktie: Half-Windsor Knot...
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.
Can I Dye Clothes With Food Coloring?
A reader asks whether or not clothing can be dyed with food coloring. Describes what type of dyes and fibers work together.
How-To Pirate Costume
How to Make Costumes. Save some money and learn how to make these hot costumes at home. Page 15.
DIY Costumes: Become a Princess, Pirate, Wench,...
Make a Princess or Wench Costume. Learn to make a renaissance costume with this easy tutorial.
What is a Straight Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.

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