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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 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 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.
Mardi Gras Costume Ideas
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.
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 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.
How to Make a Gryffindor Robe
How-To Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
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 Take In a Dress
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
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.
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 Sew Pants
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
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 Mend a Ripped Seam
How to mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
How-To Hermione Costume
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
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 Use Bleach to Customize Clothes
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
How-to Mardi Gras Costume
Learn how to make a fabulous mardi gras costume with these costume ideas and some mask making magic.
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.
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.
DIY Printable Luna Lovegood Glasses
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
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 Severus Snape Costume
How-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
How-To Draco Malfoy Costume
How-to Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
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 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.
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.
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.
4 Ways to Make Jedi Robes: From Simple Robes to...
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 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.
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.
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 Mardi Gras Mask
How-to Mardi Gras Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit mardi gras mask with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
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 Ron Weasley Costume
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
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 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.
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 Gryffindor Scarf
How-To Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
Hogwarts Student Accessories
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How-to Lucius Malfoy Costume
How-To Lucius Malfoy Costume. Learn how to make a Lucius Malfoy costume with this photo tutorial. Page 6.
Make a Simple Drawstring Skirt
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
How to Dye Clothes with Coffee
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
How-To Death Eater Costume
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
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.
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 Sketch Fashion Designs
Learn 5 easy steps on how to sketch fashion designs from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
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 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.
70's Disco Costume
How-to Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
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 Cold Water Dye Clothes
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
Free Patterns for Sewing Pants
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
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.
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 Dye Synthetic Fibers?
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers 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.
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 Vinyl Record Bowl
How-to Vinyl Record Bowl. How to make your own vinyl record bowl.
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.
How to Mend a Lining
Learn how to repair a torn lining with these simple step-by-step instructions.
Turn a Sleeve into a Dog Shirt
Learn how to turn a sweater sleeve into a dog shirt with this photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Fix a Ripped Armpit in Minutes with this Quick...
Learn how to fix an armpit rip with illustrations and complete instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
How to Make a Hemp Necklace
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
Make a Wizard Robe
Stitch a set of robes fit for a semester at Hogwarts or an appointment at the Ministry of Magic.
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Ravenclaw house scarf.
How to Make Your Jeans Look Worn
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
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.
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 Make a Dress Form Out of Duct Tape
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.
Punk Fashion
Examples of punk clothing, punk jewelry and punk accessories in full-color photos.
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.
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.
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.
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 Pirate Costume
How to Make Costumes. Save some money and learn how to make these hot costumes at home. Page 15.
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.
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.
DIY Project: Make a Cassette Tape Wallet
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Make a Fake Beard
Make a Fake Beard. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a beard with a Barbie doll.
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 Drawstring Pants
How-To Drawstring Pants. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
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.
Make a Feathered Mask - Feathered Mask Tutorial
Make a feathered mask with this easy feathered mask tutorial from costume Expert, Rain Blanken.
Little Red Riding Hood
How to Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
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 DIY Indiana Jones Costume
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 Is a Overcast Stitch? - Photo Instructions
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
How to Distress a Sweater
Learn how to distress a sweater the right way with this complete distressed sweater tutorial, with photos of each and every step.
Vampire Costume Ideas that Don't Suck
How-To Make a Vampire Costume. Learn how to make a variety of vampire costumes with this complete photo tutorial.
What are Protein Fibers?
What are Protein Fibers? A reader asks for a list of protein fibers and how to dye them.
How to Fuse Plastic Bags - Plastic Bag Fusing...
How to Fuse Plastic Bags into a Purse. Learn how to make a purse using fused grocery bags.
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.
Geisha Costume
How to make a geisha costume. Learn how to make a geisha costume at home. Page 19.
How-To Slytherin Scarf
How-To Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
The Best Sources for 60's Sewing Patterns
Looking for 60's sewing patterns? We've found the best online shops that specialize in vintage patterns so you can find just the right style for your project.
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.
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 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.
Make a Belt
Make a belt. Learn how to make a simple belt 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.
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.
Masquerade Mistress
How to Masquerade Costume. Learn how to make a masquerade costume with these easy instructions. Page 24.
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.
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.
How to Put Side Panels in Pants
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.
How-To Hufflepuff Scarf
How-To Hufflepuff Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Hufflepuff house scarf.
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.
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.
What are Cellulose Fibers?
What are Cellulose Fibers? A reader asks for a list of cellulose fibers and how to dye them.
Corpse Bride Costume
How to make a Corpse Bride costume. Learn how to make a dead bride costume with this photo tutorial. Page 13.
15 Winter Fashion Ideas to Melt the Chill
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.
Zombie Makeup Tips and Ideas
Create realistic gore effects with these zombie makeup tricks from makeup expert, Rain Blanken.
Free Hat Patterns
Free Hat Patterns
How to Macrame - Make a Larks Head Knot
How to make hemp jewelry. Learn to macrame and how to tie a lark's head knot. Make hemp jewelry with these easy step-by-step instructions.
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.
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.
Zigzag Stitch Tutorial - Photos and Instructions
Create a zigzag stitch to help prevent the edges of fabric from unraveling with this zigzag stitch tutorial from Rain Blanken.
How to Macrame - Make a Square Knot
How to make hemp jewelry. Learn to macrame and how to tie a square knot. Make hemp jewelry with these easy step-by-step 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 Prom Clothes
DIY Prom Clothes. Make a prom dress and prom accessories and jewelry with these free and easy tutorials.
How to Make and Tie a Sarong
Make your own lightweight sarong, and discover the many ways to tie them.
Princess or Queen
How to make a Princess Costume. Learn how to make a princess costume. Page 16.
Angel Costume
Adult Angel Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 20.
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 Make a Death Eater Mask
Learn how to make a death eater mask with this easy tutorial form costume and DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.

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