DIY Fashion: Most Popular Articles
How to repair a broken zipper. Fix a broken or stuck zipper with these easy 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.
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.
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.
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. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
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.
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 Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
Use these easy instructions to learn how to make a t-shirt into a tank top. This no-sew tutorial has complete photo instructions.
Types of Sewing Stitches. Learn how to hand sew with this visual guide to basic sewing stitches.
How to hem pants. Learn how to hem pants with these easy steps and make your pants legs shorter.
How to Alter a Dress. Learn how to resize or fix your dress with these free how-to instructions.
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
What to wear to a renaissance festival. Learn what to wear to a renaissance festival or faire, as well as what not to wear.
Learn how to make bellbottom pants with this quick tutorial. Step-by-step illustrated instructions to turn pants into bell bottoms.
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
How-to Luna Lovegood Costume. Learn how to make a Luna Lovegood costume with this complete tutorial. Page 10.
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. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
Free Embroidery Designs. Print these free embroidery designs from your computer for your next project.
How to mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step 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.
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.
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
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.
These fake blood recipes from costume expert Rain Blanken feature fake blood recipes designed to splatter, drip and gross-out.
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and instructions.
How-To Zombie Makeup. Learn how to apply zombie makeup in this step-by-step photo tutorial. Zombie Makeup is easy with these instructions.
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.
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 Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
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 paint heels with this Star Wars painted heels tutorial from Rain Blanken, admirer of R2 and DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Top Ten Hippie Clothes
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
Learn how to make a corset top with these step-by-step instructions to create a dramatic look in just a couple hours.
Spray Paint a t-shirt. Easy instructions to make a t-shirt look like it was professionally screen printed.
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
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.
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.
Make a Keychain Zipper Pull. Replace your missing zipper pull or just make a cool new one out of your favorite key chain.
Learn to make a variety of skirts with these free how-to skirts. These skirt patterns and tutorials are designed with beginners in mind.
Turn a t-shirt into a halter top with this complete photo tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
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 dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
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 Draco Malfoy Costume. How-to make a Draco Malfoy costume at home. Page 5.
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.
Make Paper Jewelry. Learn how to make jewelry using simple origami and scrapbook paper techniques.
Learn how to make your skirt shorter, in pictures and with step-by-step instructions, along with a list of supplies needed.
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make Harry Potter costumes. Hey, even you can make a harry potter costume.
How-To Ravenclaw Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Ravenclaw house scarf.
Knit or Crochet a cute animal ear hat with these inexpensive patterns from handmade crafters.
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-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
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 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 Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
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.
Learn how to fix a stuck zipper in a jiffy with this quick pencil trick from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion expert.
Make a Princess or Wench Costume. Learn to make a renaissance costume with this easy tutorial.
Handmade Blogs. DIY craft blogs from around the internet that explore sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery and more.
Learn how to make yarn wig with this step-by-step photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
What is a Darning Needle? Learn what a darning needle is with this complete explanation from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion expert.
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.
Ten Lady Gaga Costumes to Make. Learn how to make Lady Gaga costumes, from the hair bow to the bubble dress.
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 make a purse out of jeans. Make a bag out of jeans with these easy instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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 Ravenclaw Robe. Learn how to make a Ravenclaw robe from Hogwarts with this complete photo tutorial.
Make your own lightweight sarong or sari, and discover the many ways to tie them.
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
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.
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 Slytherin Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Slytherin house scarf.
Learn how to turn a t-shirt into a tube top with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
How-to Death Eater Costumes. Learn how to make a complete Death Eater costume at home. Page 7.
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.
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
Learn how to make a button bracelet with these easy step-by-step instructions from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
What is Fiber Reactive Dye? A reader asks what fiber reactive dye is used for and where to find it.
How-To Lucius Malfoy Costume. Learn how to make a Lucius Malfoy costume with this photo tutorial. Page 6.
How to Make an Apron Top. Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top.
How-To Make a Vampire Costume. Learn how to make a variety of vampire costumes with this complete photo tutorial.
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
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 Turn Pants into Capri's. Simple step-by-step instructions how to turn pants into Capris.
Make a Star Trek Uniform. Learn how to make a Star Trek Starfleet uniform with this easy tutorial.
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
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.
Learn how to tie a necktie in four different ways with these easy, complete tutorials and celebrity photo examples.
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.
Use what you already have to make jewelry that always carries a funky look. These beginner projects will get you started.
Free stencils to screen print, spray paint or applique your DIY fashions. These printable stencils are sized and ready to use.
Make a belt. Learn how to make a simple fabric belt with this complete photo tutorial.
Photo instructions for a Straight stitch. Learn to sew a Straight stitch by hand.
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.
Easy sewing projects for beginners. Get free photo tutorials on how to make ten easy skirts, tops, accessories and more.
Printable stencils for your screen printing, spray paint or patch projects. This stencils library includes holidays and popular icons.
How to French Maid Costume. Learn how to make a french maid costume with these easy instructions.
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.
Renaissance and Medieval Costume
Photo instructions for a Zigzag stitch. Learn to sew a Zigzag stitch by hand.
How-to Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
Learn how to make a pressed penny bracelet with this penny bracelet tutorial from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
Make a Zombie Costume. Learn how to make a truly frightening zombie costume with this quick tutorial.
How-To Drawstring Pants. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
How-To Slytherin Robe. Learn how to make a Slytherin robe from Hogwarts with this complete photo tutorial.
How to make a Corpse Bride costume. Learn how to make a dead bride costume with this photo tutorial. Page 13.
Make a Fake Mustache. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a mustache with a Barbie doll.
Ballerina Costume Ideas. DIY Fashion. Page 21.
How to Dye Rayon. Learn how to dye plant-based cellulose fibers with these instructions.
Stitch a set of robes fit for a semester at Hogwarts or an appointment at the Ministry of Magic.
Heart Stencils. Print these free heart patch and stencil templates for your projects.
How to Dye Nylon. Learn how to dye nylon with these instructions.
How-To Paper Beads. This complete photo tutorial will show you how to make beads out of rolled paper.
Examples of punk clothing, punk jewelry and punk accessories in full-color photos. Page 5.
Photo instructions for a blanket stitch. Learn to sew a blanket stitch by hand.
Michael Jackson Costume. Honor the King of Pop this Halloween with this Michael Jackson costume how-to.
Create this original upcycled racerback tank top design from Rain Blanken by recycling an old fitted t-shirt.
How-to Vinyl Record Bowl. How to make your own vinyl record bowl.
Turn a t-shirt into an upcycled empire waist babydoll shirt with this easy tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
How-To Hufflepuff Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit or felt a Hufflepuff house scarf.
Free Hat Patterns
How to Darn a Sweater. Learn how to darn a hole in a sweater using this quick darning tutorial.
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.
Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses. Free template to print your own wizard glasses.
Make a Gypsy Fortune Teller Costume. Tell the Halloween future with this gypsy fortune telling costume, made with this easy photo tutorial.
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.
Make a Placemat Purse. Learn how to make a placemat purse with this easy step-by-step instructions.
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.
Create a pattern for a duct tape prom dress using this how-to duct tape dress tutorial, complete with photos and detailed instructions.
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.
Best Sewing Scissors. Learn which scissors are affordable and have the best performance for sewing and crafting.
How to Red Riding Hood. Learn how to make a Red Riding Hood costume at home. Page 4.
How-To Bags. Learn how to make purses and bags with these free photo tutorials.
Make a pair of ruby slippers with this complete ruby slippers tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Learn how to finger knit with this complete step-by-step finger knitting tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
What are Cellulose Fibers? A reader asks for a list of cellulose fibers and how to dye them.
Print a 4th of July Party Hat. Print out one of these free Independence Day hat templates, and learn how to decorate it with feathers, ribbon and more.
Iron on a patch. Learn the best way to iron on a patch using these easy tips and instructions.