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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 with detailed instructions. See finished capes from DIY readers and get expert tips on your costume.
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.
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 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 Sew Pants
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
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 Take In a Dress
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
How to Use Bleach to Customize Clothes
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
How to Hem Pants
How to hem pants. Learn how to hem pants with these easy steps and make your pants legs shorter.
9 Types of Sewing Stiches
Types of Sewing Stitches. Learn how to hand sew with this visual guide to basic sewing stitches.
How-To Gryffindor Scarf
How-To Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
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.
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 Make a Gryffindor Robe
How-To Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
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 Harry Potter Costume
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
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.
How-To Hermione Costume
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
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 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 Tie a Bow Tie
Learn how to tie a bow tie with this quick illustrated diagram and easy step-by-step bowtie instructions.
Make a Pair of Boot Toppers
Make a Pair of Boot Toppers with these boot topper tutorials and patterns 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.
How-to Paper Mache Mask
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
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.
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.
Angel Costume
Adult Angel Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 20.
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.
What Is a Overcast Stitch? - Photo Instructions
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
How-to Mend a Ripped Seam
How to mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
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 Luna Lovegood Costume
How-to Luna Lovegood Costume. Learn how to make a Luna Lovegood costume with this complete tutorial. Page 10.
How-To Draco Malfoy Costume
How-to Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
Ballerina Costume
Ballerina Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 21.
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.
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 Ron Weasley Costume
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
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 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 Dye Clothes with Coffee
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
How to Tie Tie: 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 Sweater
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
How to Crochet an Animal Hat
Knit or Crochet a cute animal ear hat with these inexpensive patterns from handmade crafters.
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.
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.
6 Cozy Christmas Outfit Ideas
Create your own holiday style with these Christmas outfit ideas from Rain Blanken, your holiday DIY Fashion Expert.
How-to Severus Snape Costume
How-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
Masquerade Mistress
How to Masquerade Costume. Learn how to make a masquerade costume with these easy instructions. Page 24.
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 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.
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 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 Your Jeans Look Worn
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Ravenclaw house scarf.
DIY Project: Make a Cassette Tape Wallet
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
Little Red Riding Hood
How to Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
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 Straight Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers?
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
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.
Punk Fashion
Examples of punk clothing, punk jewelry and punk accessories in full-color photos.
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.
Cave Woman Costume
Cave Woman Costume Ideas. Learn how to make an adult cave woman costume out of household items. Page 25.
Free Stencils for Spray Paint, Screen Print, or...
Christmas Tree Stencils. Free stencils to screen print, spray paint or applique your DIY fashions.
How-to Spectrespecs
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood. Page 2.
How-To Pirate Costume
How to Make Costumes. Save some money and learn how to make these hot costumes at home. Page 15.
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 Tie Tie: 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.
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!
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 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. Page 2.
How-To Slytherin Scarf
How-To Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
How to Tie Tie: Pratt or Shelby Knot
The Pratt necktie knot, also known as a Shelby or shell knot, is a small, symmetrical knot that looks great with narrow collars, and fits well on tall profiles. Learn how to tie the Pratt with this simple diagram and celebrity examples.
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.
Finger Knitting - How to Finger Knit
Learn how to finger knit with this complete step-by-step finger knitting tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
101 DIY Gift Ideas: Handmade Gifts You Can Make
Learn how to make your own handmade stocking stuffers with these complete tutorials. Rain Blanken offers instructions for 101 gift ideas.
How to Make DIY Fabric Flowers
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
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.
How to Cold Water Dye Clothes
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
Christmas Earrings to Make
Better get crackin'. You've got Christmas earrings to make for easy, impressive gifts. Learn how to make Christmas earrings with these easy earring tutorials.
What is a Blanket Stitch?
Photo instructions for a blanket stitch. Learn to sew a blanket stitch by hand.
Hogwarts Student Accessories
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
The Best Way to Put a Hole in a Pressed Coin
james and the giant peach, little specks, nail work, little holes, hammer and nail, human flesh, front porch, tiny metal, slivers, corkscrews, dear readers, smasher, dynamic duo, tourist destinations, spirals, mitts, pennies, tetanus, alligator, glitter
How-To Death Eater Costume
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
Man Costume
How to Make a Man Costume. Save some money and learn how to make these hot costumes at home. Page 22.
How to Mend a Lining
Learn how to repair a torn lining with these simple step-by-step 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.
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.
How-To Hufflepuff Scarf
How-To Hufflepuff Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Hufflepuff house scarf.
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.
Before You Buy Handmade Clothing
Before You Buy Handmade Clothing. Learn what to look for when buying handmade clothes.
How to Sketch Fashion Designs
Learn 5 easy steps on how to sketch fashion designs from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
What is a Zigzag Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Zigzag stitch. Learn to sew a Zigzag stitch by hand.
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.
Free Hat Patterns
Free Hat Patterns
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.
Ariel or Mermaid Costume
How to Mermaid Costumes. Learn how to make an Ariel Mermaid costume at home. Page 27.
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.
What are Cellulose Fibers?
What are Cellulose Fibers? A reader asks for a list of cellulose fibers and how to dye them.
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.
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.
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.
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 Nylon
How to Dye Nylon. Learn how to dye nylon with these instructions.
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?
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 Drawstring Pants
How-To Drawstring Pants. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
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.
Fairy Costume
Fairy Costume Ideas. Get how-to info and costume ideas. Page 10.
How Do I Tie a Bowtie?
Answer the question How Do I Tie a Bowtie? with these simple instructions and celebrity examples.
Geisha Costume
How to make a geisha costume. Learn how to make a geisha costume at home. Page 19.
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.
Princess or Queen
How to make a Princess Costume. Learn how to make a princess costume. Page 16.
French Maid Costume
How to French Maid Costume. Learn how to make a french maid costume with these easy 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 Tie Tie: Four-in-Hand Knot
A four-in-hand knot is one of the easiest ways to tie a necktie. This knot is small and asymmetrical. Learn how to tie four-in-hand, and see photos of celebrities wearing this knot.
Make a Wizard Robe
Stitch a set of robes fit for a semester at Hogwarts or an appointment at the Ministry of Magic.
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