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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.
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 fake blood recipes from costume expert Rain Blanken feature fake blood recipes designed to splatter, drip and gross-out.
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 take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
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 Vinyl Record Bowl. How to make your own vinyl record bowl.
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
Does your zipper come apart when zipped? Learn how to keep your zipper from popping open with this DIY fix from Rain Blanken.
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 mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
Learn how to make bellbottom pants with this quick tutorial. Step-by-step illustrated instructions to turn pants into bell bottoms.
Spray Paint a t-shirt. Easy instructions to make a t-shirt look like it was professionally screen printed.
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.
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 Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
How-to Luna Lovegood Costume. Learn how to make a Luna Lovegood costume with this complete tutorial. Page 10.
How-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
Learn how to make yarn wig with this step-by-step photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your 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.
How-to Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
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.
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.
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 dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring 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 make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
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.
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
How-To Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
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 Lucius Malfoy Costume. Learn how to make a Lucius Malfoy costume with this photo tutorial. Page 6.
Learn 5 easy steps on how to sketch fashion designs from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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 Keychain Zipper Pull. Replace your missing zipper pull or just make a cool new one out of your favorite key chain.
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
Find the best 50's dress patterns to make your own vintage dresses, along with some easy dress tutorials to teach you the basics.
Turn a t-shirt into a halter top with this complete photo tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
How to Make an Apron Top. Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top.
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
How to Turn Pants into Capri's. Simple step-by-step instructions how to turn pants into Capris.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Make a Mini Top Hat. Learn how to make a small mad hatter style hat with this step-by-step photo tutorial.
Learn how to make your skirt shorter, in pictures and with step-by-step instructions, along with a list of supplies needed.
Learn how to fix a stuck zipper in a jiffy with this quick pencil trick from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion expert.
Top Ten Hippie Clothes
How to make a purse out of jeans. Make a bag out of jeans with these easy instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
A reader asks whether or not clothing can be dyed with food coloring. Describes what type of dyes and fibers work together.
Use what you already have to upcycle jewelry that always carries a funky look. These beginner projects will get you started.
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make Harry Potter costumes. Hey, even you can make a harry potter 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.
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
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 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.
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
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 Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a tube top with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
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.
Iron on a patch. Learn the best way to iron on a patch using these easy tips and instructions.
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Ravenclaw house scarf.
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.
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 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 Indiana Jones Costume. Make an Indiana Jones Costume with these easy instructions. An adult Indiana Jones costume is easy to make with household items.
Stitch a set of robes fit for a semester at Hogwarts or an appointment at the Ministry of Magic.
Make a Princess or Wench Costume. Learn to make a renaissance costume with this easy tutorial.
Create realistic gore effects with these zombie makeup tricks from makeup expert, Rain Blanken.
How-To Ravenclaw Robe. Learn how to make a Ravenclaw robe from Hogwarts with this complete photo tutorial.
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.
How to Dye Rayon. Learn how to dye plant-based cellulose fibers with these instructions.
The legs on my pants are too long. How can I fix them so that they are shorter?
Free sewing patterns are hard to beat, saving you time and money. Check out my list of free tutorials and sewing patterns available online.
How to Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
Learn to make a variety of skirts with these free how-to skirts. These skirt patterns and tutorials are designed with beginners in mind.
Create this original upcycled racerback tank top design from Rain Blanken by recycling an old fitted t-shirt.
How-To Slytherin Robe. Learn how to make a Slytherin robe from Hogwarts with this complete photo tutorial.
These glittery, glamorous, and simply magical Christmas nail art ideas are easy to execute and spread holiday cheer.
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 your own lightweight sarong, and discover the many ways to tie them.
Make a Fake Mustache. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a mustache with a Barbie doll.
What is Fiber Reactive Dye? A reader asks what fiber reactive dye is used for and where to find it.
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.
Instead of spending on more style, save money with these DIY Fashion upgrades from Rain Blanken, your 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.
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.
Make a belt. Learn how to make a simple belt with this complete 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.
How-to make a belt pouch. Learn how to make a pouch that will slide onto your belt. These photos and instructions will show you how to make a belt pouch in minutes.
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
Learn how to repair a torn lining with these simple step-by-step instructions.
Learn how to turn a sweater sleeve into a dog shirt with this photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Learn how to fix an armpit rip with illustrations and complete instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Learn how to make a corset top with these step-by-step instructions to create a dramatic look in just a couple hours.
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.
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.
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 Drawstring Pants. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
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.
Learn a basic marbled fabric technique with this tie dye crumple tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Learn how to make a button bracelet with these easy step-by-step instructions from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and instructions.
How to make a Corpse Bride costume. Learn how to make a dead bride costume with this photo tutorial. Page 13.
How-To Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
Free Embroidery Designs. Print these free embroidery designs from your computer for your next project.