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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.
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 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.
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 Bleach Clothes at Home
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
How to Take In a Dress
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
How to Alter a Dress
How to Alter a Dress. Learn how to resize or fix your dress with these free how-to instructions.
9 Steps to Making Your Very Own 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 Make Dog Clothes with Easy Patterns
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 Hem Pants
How to hem pants. Learn how to hem pants with these easy steps and make your pants legs shorter.
Types of Sewing Stitches
Types of Sewing Stitches. Learn how to hand sew with this visual guide to basic sewing stitches.
How-To Tie Dye Instructions
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 DIY Fabric Flowers
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and 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.
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.
Home Screen Printing: How to Screen Print...
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.
50's 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.
Free Pants Patterns
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
Freestyle: Free Sewing Patterns and Tutorials
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 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 Sundresses
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and instructions.
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.
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 Gryffindor Robe
How-To Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
How-to Pants
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants 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.
How-to Skirts
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 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 Mend a Ripped Seam
How to mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
Spray Painted T-shirt
Spray Paint a t-shirt. Easy instructions to make a t-shirt look like it was professionally screen printed.
Top Ten Hippie Clothes
Top Ten Hippie Clothes
How-to Paper Mache Mask
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
How to Dye Clothes with Coffee
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers?
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
How to Recycle 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 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 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 Hermione Costume
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
Make a Corset Top
Make a Corset Top. Learn how to make a corset top with these step-by-step instructions.
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 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.
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 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.
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 Simple Drawstring Skirt
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
How to Put Side Slits in a Skirt
Sex 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 for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
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.
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.
Turn Pants into Capri's
How to Turn Pants into Capri's. Simple step-by-step instructions how to turn pants into Capris.
Animal Hat Patterns
Knit or Crochet a cute animal ear hat with these inexpensive patterns from handmade crafters.
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.
70's Disco Costume
How-to Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
How to Cold Water Dye Clothes
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
How-to 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.
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.
How to Make Gloves
How to Make Gloves. Learn how to make gloves with these free patterns and tutorials.
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 Spectrespecs
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
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.
How to Dye Nylon
How to Dye Nylon. Learn how to dye nylon with these instructions.
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.
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.
Turn into a Princess, Pirate, Wench or Maiden
Make a Princess or Wench Costume. Learn to make a renaissance costume with this easy tutorial.
Make Paper Jewelry
Make Paper Jewelry. Learn how to make jewelry using simple origami and scrapbook paper techniques.
60's Sewing Patterns
60's Sewing Patterns. Great resource for sewing patterns from the 60's. I've reviewed the sites so you can find the 60's sewing pattern you need.
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 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 Make Your Jeans Look Worn
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed. Page 2.
Make a Belt
Make a belt. Learn how to make a simple belt with this complete photo tutorial. Page 2.
Turn a T-Shirt into a Tube Top
Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a tube top with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Painted Heels Tutorial
Paint a beautiful sunrise on your heels with this easy painted heels tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert. See her Star Wars inspired heels and learn to make your own.
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.
Make a Ninja Mask Out of a T-Shirt
Learn how to make a ninja mask out of a t-shirt with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert. Page 5.
Library of Printable Stencils
Printable stencils for your screen printing, spray paint or patch projects. This stencils library includes holidays and popular icons.
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.
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 Gryffindor Scarf
How-To Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
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.
Free Embroidery Designs
Free Embroidery Designs. Print these free embroidery designs from your computer for your next project.
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.
Junk Drawer Jewelry
Use what you already have to make jewelry that always carries a funky look. These beginner projects will get you started.
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.
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.
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.
How-To Draco Malfoy Costume
How-to Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
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 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 Make a T-Shirt Quilt
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 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 Pants
How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
Make a Sarong or Sari
Make your own lightweight sarong or sari, and discover the many ways to tie them.
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Punk Clothing
Punk clothing you can make. Use these step-by-step photo tutorials to make your own punk styles.
How to Make an Apron Top
How to Make an Apron Top. Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top.
Make a Star Trek Uniform
Make a Star Trek Uniform. Learn how to make a Star Trek Starfleet uniform with this easy tutorial.
What is a Zigzag Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Zigzag stitch. Learn to sew a Zigzag 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.
French Maid Costume
How to French Maid Costume. Learn how to make a french maid costume with these easy instructions.
How to Mend a Lining
Learn how to repair a torn lining with these simple step-by-step instructions.
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 Ron Weasley Costume
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
What is a Darning Needle?
What is a Darning Needle?, darn needle, chibi darning needle
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.
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
Zombie Costume How-To
Make a Zombie Costume. Learn how to make a truly frightening zombie costume with this quick tutorial.
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.
What is a Straight Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.
Duct Tape Dummy - Duct Tape Dummy Tutorial
Duct Tape Dummy. Learn how to make a duct tape dummy with these easy instructions. You can make a duct tape dummy for custom sewing.
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.
Upcycled T-Shirt Fabric Flower Tutorial
Create fabric flowers from t-shirt scraps with this easy step-by-step upcycled t-shirt fabric flower tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
70s Sewing Patterns
70's Sewing Patterns. A collection of 70's sewing pattern resources so that you can find the 70's pattern you need for retro projects.
Free Hat Patterns
Free Hat Patterns
Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses
Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses. Free template to print your own wizard glasses.
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 Drawstring Pants
How-To Drawstring Pants. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
How-To Slytherin Scarf
How-To Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
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.
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.
Upcycled Racerback Tank Top Tutorial
Create this original upcycled racerback tank top design from Rain Blanken by recycling an old fitted t-shirt.
How to Darn a Sweater
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
Upcycled Empire Waist Babydoll 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 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.
Best Sewing and Craft Scissors
Best Sewing Scissors. Learn which scissors are affordable and have the best performance for sewing and crafting.
What is Acid Dye?
What is Acid Dye? A reader asks what acid dye is used for and where to find it.
Contact Lens Review: Bausch & Lomb Soflens...
Contact Lens Review: Bausch & Lomb Soflens Natural Colors. Get the skinny on how these contact lenses performed with this complete review.
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.
Can You Dye Clothing with Kool Aid?
How do I Dye Clothes with Kool Aid? Can I Dye Clothing with Kool Aid? Information on dying clothing. What works and what doesn't.
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.
Free Heart Stencils
Heart Stencils. Print these free heart patch and stencil templates for your projects.
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 Blanket Stitch?
Photo instructions for a blanket stitch. Learn to sew a blanket stitch by hand.
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.
DIY Prom Clothes
DIY Prom Clothes. Make a prom dress and prom accessories and jewelry with these free and easy tutorials.
Little Red Riding Hood
How to Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
Paper Bead Earrings
Make Paper Bead Earrings. Learn how to make rolled paper bead earrings with this complete photo tutorial.
How to Dye Rayon
How to Dye Rayon. Learn how to dye plant-based cellulose fibers with these instructions.
Hogwarts Student Accessories
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
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 Death Eater Costume
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
How-To Bags
How-To Bags. Learn how to make purses and bags with these free photo tutorials.
How to Layer Clothing
Learn how to layer camisoles, sweater and scarves with this step-by-step tutorial. Your winter wardrobe will thank you.
Decorate a Mini Top Hat
How-to Mad Hatter Hat. Learn how to make a mini Victorian top hat and decorate it like the Mad Hatter. Page 2.
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.
Fused Plastic Bag Projects and Instructions
Fused Plastic Grocery Bag Projects and Instructions. See fused grocery bag creations and learn how to make your own fused plastic. Fused plastic is a great way to recycle and add some futuristic style to your wardrobe.
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.
Make a Pressed Penny Bracelet - Penny Bracelet...
Learn how to make a pressed penny bracelet with this penny bracelet tutorial from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
Make a Michael Jackson Costume
Michael Jackson Costume. Honor the King of Pop this Halloween with this Michael Jackson costume how-to.
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.

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