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How to repair a broken zipper. Fix a broken or stuck zipper with these easy instructions.
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.
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. Learn how to mend and repair clothing instead of throwing damaged threads away.
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
How to Alter a Dress. Learn how to resize or fix your dress with these free how-to instructions.
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.
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. Learn how to hem pants with these easy steps and make your pants legs shorter.
Types of Sewing Stitches. Learn how to hand sew with this visual guide to basic sewing stitches.
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.
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
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 to wear to a renaissance festival. Learn what to wear to a renaissance festival or faire, as well as what not to wear.
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.
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, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
Free sewing patterns are hard to beat, saving you time and money. Check out my list of free tutorials and sewing patterns available online.
Learn how to make bellbottom pants with this quick tutorial. Step-by-step illustrated instructions to turn pants into bell bottoms.
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and instructions.
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.
These fake blood recipes from costume expert Rain Blanken feature fake blood recipes designed to splatter, drip and gross-out.
How-To Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
Learn to make a variety of skirts with these free how-to skirts. These skirt patterns and tutorials are designed with beginners in mind.
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.
Spray Paint a t-shirt. Easy instructions to make a t-shirt look like it was professionally screen printed.
Top Ten Hippie Clothes
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
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. Learn how to apply zombie makeup in this step-by-step photo tutorial. Zombie Makeup is easy with these instructions.
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. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
Make a Corset Top. Learn how to make a corset top with these step-by-step instructions.
How-to Luna Lovegood Costume. Learn how to make a Luna Lovegood costume with this complete tutorial. Page 10.
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. 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 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. 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 skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring 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.
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
Learn how to tie a necktie in four different ways with these easy, complete tutorials and celebrity photo examples.
Learn how to make your skirt shorter, in pictures and with step-by-step instructions, along with a list of supplies needed.
How to Turn Pants into Capri's. Simple step-by-step instructions how to turn pants into Capris.
Knit or Crochet a cute animal ear hat with these inexpensive patterns from handmade crafters.
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 Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
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 to screen print, spray paint or applique your DIY fashions. These printable stencils are sized and ready to use.
How to Make Gloves. Learn how to make gloves with these free patterns and tutorials.
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. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
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. Learn how to dye nylon with these instructions.
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? A reader asks what fiber reactive dye is used for and where to find it.
Make a Princess or Wench Costume. Learn to make a renaissance costume with this easy tutorial.
Make Paper Jewelry. Learn how to make jewelry using simple origami and scrapbook paper techniques.
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.
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.
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 jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed. Page 2.
Make a belt. Learn how to make a simple belt with this complete photo tutorial. Page 2.
Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a tube top with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Learn how to make yarn wig with this step-by-step photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Printable stencils for your screen printing, spray paint or patch projects. This stencils library includes holidays and popular icons.
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. Learn the best way to iron on a patch using these easy tips and instructions.
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 with this complete photo tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
Free Embroidery Designs. Print these free embroidery designs from your computer for your next project.
Learn how to make a button bracelet with these easy step-by-step instructions from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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. Get free photo tutorials on how to make ten easy skirts, tops, accessories and more.
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. Learn how to make Lady Gaga costumes, from the hair bow to the bubble dress.
How-to Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
Make a Fake Mustache. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a mustache with a Barbie doll.
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.
The legs on my pants are too long. How can I fix them so that they are shorter?
How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
Make your own lightweight sarong or sari, and discover the many ways to tie them.
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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 you can make. Use these step-by-step photo tutorials to make your own punk styles.
How to Make an Apron Top. Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top.
Make a Star Trek Uniform. Learn how to make a Star Trek Starfleet uniform with this easy tutorial.
Photo instructions for a Zigzag stitch. Learn to sew a Zigzag stitch by hand.
How-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
How to French Maid Costume. Learn how to make a french maid costume with these easy instructions.
Learn how to repair a torn lining with these simple step-by-step instructions.
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 Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
What is a Darning Needle?, darn needle, chibi darning needle
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
Make a Zombie Costume. Learn how to make a truly frightening zombie costume with this quick tutorial.
How to Fuse Plastic Bags into a Purse. Learn how to make a purse using fused grocery bags.
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.
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. See accessories and jewelry made of plarn and learn how to make your own plarn for knit and crochet projects.
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.
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
Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses. Free template to print your own wizard glasses.
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. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
How-To Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
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.
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.
Create this original upcycled racerback tank top design from Rain Blanken by recycling an old fitted t-shirt.
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
Turn a t-shirt into an upcycled empire waist babydoll shirt with this easy tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
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 Scissors. Learn which scissors are affordable and have the best performance for sewing and crafting.
What is Acid Dye? A reader asks what acid dye is used for and where to find it.
Contact Lens Review: Bausch & Lomb Soflens Natural Colors. Get the skinny on how these contact lenses performed with this complete review.
Vintage Sewing Patterns. Browse vintage sewing patterns from the 50's, 60's and 70's in our vintage sewing pattern list.
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.
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.
Heart Stencils. Print these free heart patch and stencil templates for your projects.
What are Cellulose Fibers? A reader asks for a list of cellulose fibers and how to dye them.
Photo instructions for a blanket stitch. Learn to sew a blanket stitch by hand.
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. Make a prom dress and prom accessories and jewelry with these free and easy tutorials.
How to Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
Make Paper Bead Earrings. Learn how to make rolled paper bead earrings with this complete photo tutorial.
How to Dye Rayon. Learn how to dye plant-based cellulose fibers with these instructions.
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
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 Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
How-To Bags. Learn how to make purses and bags with these free photo tutorials.
Learn how to layer camisoles, sweater and scarves with this step-by-step tutorial. Your winter wardrobe will thank you.
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. This complete photo tutorial will show you how to make beads out of rolled paper.
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.
Learn how to turn a sweater sleeve into a dog shirt with this photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Learn how to make a pressed penny bracelet with this penny bracelet tutorial from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
Michael Jackson Costume. Honor the King of Pop this Halloween with this Michael Jackson costume how-to.
How-To Ravenclaw Robe. Learn how to make a Ravenclaw robe from Hogwarts with this complete photo tutorial.