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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 Hermione Costume
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
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 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 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 Make a Cape
Learn how to make a cape with this complete photo tutorial with detailed instructions. See finished capes from DIY readers and get expert tips on your costume.
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 Clothing Fixes That Everyone Should Know
10 Clothing Fixes that Everyone Should Know. Learn how to mend and repair clothing instead of throwing damaged threads away.
How to Make a Gryffindor Robe
How-To Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
How-To Harry Potter Costume
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
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.
9 Types of Sewing Stiches
Types of Sewing Stitches. Learn how to hand sew with this visual guide to basic sewing stitches.
Easy DIY Project: How to Make a T-Shirt into a...
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 Hem Pants
How to hem pants. Learn how to hem pants with these easy steps and make your pants legs shorter.
Getting the Right Fit: How to Alter a Dress
How to Alter a Dress. Learn how to resize or fix your dress with these free how-to instructions.
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 Sew Pants
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
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 Gryffindor Scarf
How-To Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
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 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 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 Ron Weasley Costume
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
How-To Zombie Makeup
How-To Zombie Makeup. Learn how to apply zombie makeup in this step-by-step photo tutorial. Zombie Makeup is easy with these instructions.
Free Patterns for Sewing Pants
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
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.
Check Out All These Free Embroidery Designs
Free Embroidery Designs. Print these free embroidery designs from your computer for your next project.
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.
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 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.
5 Ways to Turn Jeans into a Skirt
Turn Jeans into a Skirt. Learn how to turn an old pair of jeans into a skirt with these step-by-step instructions. There are lots of methods to turn jeans into a skirt.
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 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.
DIY Painted Heels Tutorial, Starring R2D2
Learn how to paint heels with this Star Wars painted heels tutorial from Rain Blanken, admirer of R2 and DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
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 Paper Mache Mask
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
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.
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 Spectrespecs
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
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.
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 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.
What Is a Overcast Stitch? - Photo Instructions
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
How-to Severus Snape Costume
How-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
Free Sundress Patterns
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and instructions.
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
DIY Costumes: Become a Princess, Pirate, Wench,...
Make a Princess or Wench Costume. Learn to make a renaissance costume with this easy tutorial.
How to Dye Clothes with Coffee
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
How to Make a Soda Tab Bracelet
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 Make DIY Fabric Flowers
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
How to Crochet an Animal Hat
Knit or Crochet a cute animal ear hat with these inexpensive patterns from handmade crafters.
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 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.
Where to Find Free Shirt Patterns
Free Shirt Patterns. Make your own shirts with these free shirt patterns from all over the web. Shirts are cheap and easy to make with a free shirt pattern.
How to Cold Water Dye Clothes
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
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-To Ravenclaw Scarf
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Ravenclaw house scarf.
Make a Simple Drawstring Skirt
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
How to Make Old Clothes Look Like New
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.
DIY Iron-On Letter Shirt Tutorial
Get the latest look when you create this 'drop-out' shirt with Rain's iron-on letter shirt tutorial.
Make Paper Jewelry
Make Paper Jewelry. Learn how to make jewelry using simple origami and scrapbook paper techniques.
How-To Paper Beads - Make Paper Beads
How-To Paper Beads. This complete photo tutorial will show you how to make beads out of rolled paper.
Hogwarts Student Accessories
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers?
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers 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.
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.
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
How to Make a Vampire Costume
How-To Make a Vampire Costume. Learn how to make a variety of vampire costumes with this complete photo tutorial.
DIY Upcycled T-shirt: Turn a T-Shirt into a...
Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a tube top with this complete 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.
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 Star Trek Uniform
Make a Star Trek Uniform. Learn how to make a Star Trek Starfleet uniform with this easy tutorial.
Make a Rapunzel Costume
Make a Rapunzel costume for Halloween. I'll show you how to be this princess from head to toe (and all the hair in between) with this complete photo tutorial.
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 Lucius Malfoy Costume
How-To Lucius Malfoy Costume. Learn how to make a Lucius Malfoy costume with this photo tutorial. Page 6.
How to Make Your Jeans Look Worn
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
What is a Darning Needle?
What is a Darning Needle? Learn what a darning needle is with this complete explanation from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion expert.
How-To Slytherin Scarf
How-To Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
How-To Death Eater Costume
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
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 Make Gloves
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.
Jack Sparrow Costume How-To
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.
Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners
Easy sewing projects for beginners. Get free photo tutorials on how to make ten easy skirts, tops, accessories and more.
Turn Pants into Capri's
How to Turn Pants into Capri's. Simple step-by-step instructions how to turn pants into Capris.
Make a Sarong or Sari
Make your own lightweight sarong or sari, and discover the many ways to tie them.
Free Stencils for Spray Paint, Screen Print, or...
Free stencils to screen print, spray paint or applique your DIY fashions. These printable stencils are sized and ready to use.
70's Disco Costume
How-to Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
Make a Belt
Make a belt. Learn how to make a simple fabric belt with this complete photo tutorial.
How to Make Funky Upcycled Jewelry
Use what you already have to make jewelry that always carries a funky look. These beginner projects will get you started.
How to Dye Nylon
How to Dye Nylon. Learn how to dye nylon with these instructions.
How to Make a Button Bracelet
Learn how to make a button bracelet with these easy step-by-step instructions from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
Best of Handmade Craft Blogs
Handmade Blogs. DIY craft blogs from around the internet that explore sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery and more.
What is a Zigzag Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Zigzag stitch. Learn to sew a Zigzag stitch by hand.
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 Vinyl Record Bowl
How-to Vinyl Record Bowl. How to make your own vinyl record bowl.
Corpse Bride Costume
How to make a Corpse Bride costume. Learn how to make a dead bride costume with this photo tutorial. Page 13.
How to Make a Hemp Necklace
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
French Maid Costume
How to French Maid Costume. Learn how to make a french maid costume with these easy instructions.
100 Costume Ideas for Women
Halloween Costume Ideas for Women. Halloween costumes for women with photos and step-by-step instructions.
How to Make an Apron Top
How to Make an Apron Top. Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top.
How to Tie a Tie - 4 Different Ways to Tie a Tie
Learn how to tie a necktie in four different ways with these easy, complete tutorials and celebrity photo examples.
Indiana Jones Costume How-To
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.
How to Darn a Sweater
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
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.
What is a Straight Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.
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.
5 Ways to Turn a Placemat into a Purse
Learn a few ways to turn placemats into purses, beach bags, clutches and evening bags. These step-by-step photo tutorials will show you how.
Make a Wizard Robe
Stitch a set of robes fit for a semester at Hogwarts or an appointment at the Ministry of Magic.
Zombie Costume How-To
Make a Zombie Costume. Learn how to make a truly frightening zombie costume with this quick tutorial.
DIY Bleached Shorts Tutorial
In this DIY bleached shorts tutorial, Rain shows us how to get this PacSun look for less.
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.
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.
How to Make a Pair of Ruby Slippers
Make a pair of ruby slippers with this complete ruby slippers tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
Ten Lady Gaga Costumes to Make
Ten Lady Gaga Costumes to Make. Learn how to make Lady Gaga costumes, from the hair bow to the bubble dress.
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.
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.
How-To Drawstring Pants
How-To Drawstring Pants. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
DIY Penny Bracelet Tutorial
Learn how to make a pressed penny bracelet with this penny bracelet tutorial from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses
Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses. Free template to print your own wizard glasses.
Upcycled Empire Waist T-Shirt Tutorial
Turn a t-shirt into an upcycled empire waist babydoll shirt with this easy tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
How-to Make Pants
How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
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 is a Blanket Stitch?
Photo instructions for a blanket stitch. Learn to sew a blanket stitch by hand.
How to Make a Toothbrush Bracelet
Learn how to make a toothbrush bracelet with this complete photo tutorial from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
How to Dye Rayon
How to Dye Rayon. Learn how to dye plant-based cellulose fibers with these instructions.
5 Easy Steps to Turn a Pillowcase into a Skirt
How-to Pillowcase Skirt. Learn to make a pillowcase skirt with upcycled pillowcase skirt tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion expert.
Ways to Use Old Jeans
Ways to Use Old Jeans. There are many ways to recycle old jeans into new fashion. Here are some of the best ways to use old jeans in your projects.
How-To Bags
How-To Bags. Learn how to make purses and bags with these free photo tutorials.
How-To Duct Tape Dress: Create a Duct Tape Prom...
Create a pattern for a duct tape prom dress using this how-to duct tape dress tutorial, complete with photos and detailed instructions.
What are Cellulose Fibers?
What are Cellulose Fibers? A reader asks for a list of cellulose fibers and how to dye them.
How to Mend a Lining
Learn how to repair a torn lining with these simple step-by-step instructions.
Make a Gypsy Fortune Teller Costume
Make a Gypsy Fortune Teller Costume. Tell the Halloween future with this gypsy fortune telling costume, made with this easy photo tutorial.
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.
Costumes for Redheads
Costumes for redheads. Famous redhead characters make for cool costumes. Get ideas to dress up as a redhead this year.
10 DIY Upcycled T-Shirt Tutorials
10 Upcycled t-shirt tutorials to turn t-shirts into bags, dresses, tops and even quilts from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns. Browse vintage sewing patterns from the 50's, 60's and 70's in our vintage sewing pattern list.
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?
How to Make Paper Clip Earrings
How to Make Paper Clip Earrings. Learn how to make earrings using just a couple of paperclips and beads with this complete photo tutorial.
Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial: Summer Glam
Create this day-to-night summer eyeshadow look with this easy eyshadow tutorial from Rain Blanken.
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