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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.
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 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 Make a Gryffindor Robe
How-To Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
How-To Hermione Costume
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
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.
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 Harry Potter Costume
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
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 Luna Lovegood Costume
How-to Luna Lovegood Costume. Learn how to make a Luna Lovegood costume with this complete tutorial. Page 10.
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 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.
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.
Four Unusal Disney Princess Costume Ideas
Create a Disney Princess costume that is easy and original with these four unusual and easy Disney Princes costume tutorials.
How to Take In a Dress
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
How to Hem Pants
How to hem pants. Learn how to hem pants with these easy steps and make your pants legs shorter.
How-to Severus Snape Costume
How-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
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 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.
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 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 Use Bleach to Customize Clothes
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
Corpse Bride Costume
How to make a Corpse Bride costume. Learn how to make a dead bride costume with this photo tutorial. Page 13.
100 Costume Ideas for Women
Halloween Costume Ideas for Women. Halloween costumes for women with photos and step-by-step instructions.
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 Gryffindor Scarf
How-To Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
Zombie Costume How-To
Make a Zombie Costume. Learn how to make a truly frightening zombie costume with this quick tutorial.
How-To Ron Weasley Costume
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
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.
How-to Paper Mache Mask
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
9 Types of Sewing Stiches
Types of Sewing Stitches. Learn how to hand sew with this visual guide to basic sewing stitches.
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 Sew Pants
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
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 Death Eater Costume
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
How-to Lucius Malfoy Costume
How-To Lucius Malfoy Costume. Learn how to make a Lucius Malfoy costume with this photo tutorial. Page 6.
Hogwarts Student Accessories
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
Little Red Riding Hood
How to Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
DIY Project: Make a Cassette Tape Wallet
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your 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.
Real and Horrifying Zombie Makeup Tricks
Create realistic gore effects with these zombie makeup tricks from makeup expert, Rain Blanken. Page 11.
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 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.
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 Spectrespecs
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood. Page 2.
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 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.
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.
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 Your Jeans Look Worn
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
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.
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
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.
Costumes for Redheads
Costumes for redheads. Famous redhead characters make for cool costumes. Get ideas to dress up as a redhead this year.
What Is a Overcast Stitch? - Photo Instructions
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
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 Dye Clothes with Coffee
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
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.
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.
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 Mend a Ripped Seam
How to mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
Cave Woman Costume
Cave Woman Costume Ideas. Learn how to make an adult cave woman costume out of household items. Page 25.
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.
Make a Star Trek Uniform
Make a Star Trek Uniform. Learn how to make a Star Trek Starfleet uniform with this easy tutorial.
Masquerade Mistress
How to Masquerade Costume. Learn how to make a masquerade costume with these easy instructions. Page 24.
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.
Make a Michael Jackson Costume
Michael Jackson Costume. Honor the King of Pop this Halloween with this Michael Jackson costume how-to.
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.
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Ravenclaw house scarf.
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 Crochet an Animal Hat
Knit or Crochet a cute animal ear hat with these inexpensive patterns from handmade crafters.
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. Page 8.
Man Costume
How to Make a Man Costume. Save some money and learn how to make these hot costumes at home. Page 5.
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 Ravenclaw Robe - Hogwarts Robe Tutorial
How-To Ravenclaw Robe. Learn how to make a Ravenclaw robe from Hogwarts with this complete photo tutorial.
Make a Simple Drawstring Skirt
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
French Maid Costume
How to French Maid Costume. Learn how to make a french maid costume with these easy instructions.
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.
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.
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!
Ballerina Costume
Ballerina Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 21.
How-To Pirate Costume
How to Make Costumes. Save some money and learn how to make these hot costumes at home. Page 15.
Make a Wizard Robe
Stitch a set of robes fit for a semester at Hogwarts or an appointment at the Ministry of Magic.
Angel Costume
Adult Angel Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 20.
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 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.
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 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.
Ariel or Mermaid Costume
How to Mermaid Costumes. Learn how to make an Ariel Mermaid costume at home. Page 27.
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.
Geisha Costume
How to make a geisha costume. Learn how to make a geisha costume at home. Page 19.
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.
Free Patterns for Sewing Pants
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
What is a Straight Stitch?
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.
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.
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 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 Slytherin Scarf
How-To Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
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 Cold Water Dye Clothes
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
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.
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.
Flapper Costume
Flapper Costume Ideas. Photos and how-to information on making a flapper costume. Page 18.
Princess or Queen
How to make a Princess Costume. Learn how to make a princess costume. Page 16.
Peacock Costume
Peacock Costume. DIY Fashion. Page 28.
Colorado Renaissance Festival Costumes
Colorado Renaissance Festival
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.
Make a Belt Pouch
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.
Check Out All These Free Embroidery Designs
Free Embroidery Designs. Print these free embroidery designs from your computer for your next project.
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.
Four Fashion Fouls to Avoid No Matter What
Avoid a fashion meltdown by staying far away from these four absolute fashion 'Don'ts' with these tips from Rain Blanken.
Handmade Giveaways
Handmade Giveaways. Enter to win the latest handmade giveaways from Etsy, Artfire and independent artists from around the world. Entering handmade giveaways is fun and easy!
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.
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.
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 Dye Synthetic Fibers?
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
How-to Rainbow Brite Costume
Rainbow Brite Costume. How-to Rainbow Brite costume with easy instructions. This photo tutorial will teach you how to put together the perfect Rainbow Brite costume.
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 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 - Free Patterns and Tutorials
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.
Punk Hair
Examples of punk clothing, punk jewelry and punk accessories in full-color photos. Page 5.
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.
Harley Quinn Costume
How to Make a Harley Quinn Costume. Learn how to make a Harley Quinn costume. Page 17.
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.
Poison Ivy Makeup
This Poison Ivy Makeup photo tutorial will show you how to get the Poison Ivy makeup look in just a few easy steps.
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.
Fairy Costume
Fairy Costume Ideas. Get how-to info and costume ideas. Page 10.
6 Things You Should Never Put in Your Washer
Learn how to keep your washing machine and clothes intact with this handy list of six things you should never put in your washer.
Playboy Bunny Costume
Playboy Bunny Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 12.
DIY Playing Card Bracelets
These DIY playing card bracelets can be easily made from just a few playing cards, or cards from popular board games.
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.
Free Sundress Patterns
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and instructions.
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