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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 and instructions. See finished capes from DIY readers and get expert tips from Rain Blanken.
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 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.
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.
10 Need-to-Know Clothing Fixes
Learn how to mend and repair clothing instead of throwing damaged threads away with these clothing fixes and alteration instructions from Rain Blanken.
How to Turn 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 Sew Pants
How-to Pants. Make a basic pair of drawstring or elastic waist pants with this complete photo tutorial.
How-to Paper Mache Mask Tutorial
How-to Paper Mache Mask. Learn how to make a custom-fit paper mache mask at home.
How to Take In a Dress
How to take in a dress. Learn how to tailor a dress that is too big.
How to Make a Gryffindor Robe
How-To Gryffindor Robe. Learn how to make a Gryffindor robe with this complete photo tutorial.
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 Mend a Ripped Seam
How to mend a seam. Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.
How to Alter a Dress: 8 Tutorials for the...
How to Alter a Dress. Learn how to resize or fix your dress with these free how-to instructions for letting out seams, tightening waists, and repairing skirts.
DIY Sewing Stitch Photo Tutorials
Learn how to create sewing stitches including zigzag stitch, overcast stitch, blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch, straight stitch, and running stitch.
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.
DIY Project: Make a Cassette Tape Wallet
Make a Cassette Tape Wallet with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
5 Ways to Turn Jeans Into a Skirt
Learn how to turn an old pair of jeans into a skirt with these five simple tutorials brought to you by Rain Blanken, 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.
Five Ways to Add Lace to a Denim Jacket
With these five ways to add lace to a denim jacket, create a soft, romantic look in place of harsh denim. From Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion expert.
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 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 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 Simple Drawstring Skirt
How to make a skirt. Learn how to make a drawstring skirt.
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.
How to Dye Clothes with Coffee
How to dye clothes with coffee. Learn how to use coffee to dye clothing.
How to Use Bleach to Customize Clothes
How to Bleach Clothing White. Learn how to use bleach to make colored clothing white.
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 Make an Apron Top
How to Make an Apron Top. Follow these instructions to make a basic apron top.
10 Ways to Recycled 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.
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 Make Your Jeans Look Worn
How to make jeans look worn. Cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably distressed.
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.
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.
Turn Pants into Capri's
How to Turn Pants into Capri's. Simple step-by-step instructions how to turn pants into Capris.
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.
Jack Sparrow Costume Tutorial
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.
Upcycled Racerback Tank Top Tutorial
Create this original upcycled racerback tank top design from Rain Blanken by recycling an old fitted t-shirt.
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 Make a Hemp Necklace
How to Make a Hemp Necklace. Learn how to make a hemp necklace with this complete photo tutorial.
DIY Printable Luna Lovegood Glasses
How-to Spectrespecs. Print and make your own spectrespecs just like Luna Lovegood.
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 Cold Water Dye Clothes
How to dye clothing. Learn how to cold water dye clothing.
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 Put Side Panels in Pants
How to put side panels in pants. Learn how to put side panels in a pair of pants with this step-by-step photo tutorial.
Create these junk drawer jewelry projects with...
Use what you already have to upcycle jewelry that always carries a funky look. These beginner projects will get you started.
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.
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 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 Hermione Costume
How-to Hermione Costume. Learn how to make a complete Hermione Granger costume at home. Page 4.
Upcycled Empire Waist T-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 Make a Dress Form Out of Duct Tape
Duct Tape Dress Form. Learn how to make a duct tape dress form with these easy step-by-step instructions. With the photo tutorial, it's easy to tape a duct tape dress form.
Zigzag Stitch Tutorial - Photos and Instructions
Create a zigzag stitch to help prevent the edges of fabric from unraveling with this zigzag stitch tutorial from Rain Blanken.
Fix a Ripped Armpit in Minutes with this Quick...
Learn how to fix an armpit rip with illustrations and complete instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
How-To Harry Potter Costume
How-to Harry Potter Costumes. Learn how to make all of the characters from Harry Potter. Page 2.
Upcycled Skirt from Jeans and a Shirt
There are many ways to make a skirt from discarded clothing. Here, we will create an upcycled skirt from a tank top and a pair of jeans.
Make a Belt
Make a belt. Learn how to make a simple belt with this complete photo tutorial.
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 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 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 Severus Snape Costume
How-to Snape Costume. Learn how to make a Professor Snape costume with this photo tutorial. Page 9.
Mardi Gras Costume Ideas
Get inspiration for your Mardi Gras costume with these Mardi Gras costume ideas. This gallery of Fat Tuesday masks, costumes and craziness is sure to get the party started.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
6 Christmas Nail Art Ideas
These glittery, glamorous, and simply magical Christmas nail art ideas are easy to execute and spread holiday cheer.
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 Belt out of Neck Ties
Learn how to make a belt out of a necktie with this no-sew tutorial.
Duct Tape Wallet
Duct Tape Wallet. Learn how to make a duct tape wallet with this complete duct tape wallet photo tutorial. A duct tape wallet is easy to make.
DIY Beaded Flip Flop Tutorial
How to make beaded flip-flops. Learn how to add beads to sandals.
How to Sketch Fashion Designs
Learn 5 easy steps on how to sketch fashion designs 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.
Easy Duct Tape Dress Tutorial
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 Ravenclaw Robe - Hogwarts Robe Tutorial
How-To Ravenclaw Robe. Learn how to make a Ravenclaw robe from Hogwarts with this complete photo tutorial.
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.
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 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.
How to: Tie Dye Crumple Tutorial
Learn a basic marbled fabric technique with this tie dye crumple tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
How-to Vinyl Record Bowl
How-to Vinyl Record Bowl. How to make your own vinyl record bowl.
How-To Ron Weasley Costume
How-to Ron Weasley Costumes. Learn how to make a Ron Weasley costume at home. Page 3.
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.
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.
Easy One Bead Earrings
Follow these step-by-step instructions to make quick one bead earrings, from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
How to Distress a Sweater
Learn how to distress a sweater the right way with this complete distressed sweater tutorial, with photos of each and every step.
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 Dye Synthetic Fibers?
How to Dye Synthetic Fibers. Learn how to dye synthetic fibers with these instructions.
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.
Make Beautiful Fabric Roses from an Old T-Shirt
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.
How-to Fabric Flip Flops
Learn how to wrap your flip-flop thongs in fabric for a new style and comfortable fit.
10 DIY Upcycled T-Shirt Tutorials
10 Upcycled t-shirt tutorials to turn t-shirts into bags, dresses, tops and even quilts from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
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.
Hogwarts Student Accessories
Hogwarts Student Accessories. DIY Fashion. Page 11.
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.
How to Turn a T-Shirt into a Skirt
This complete step-by-step t-shirt skirt tutorial will teach you how to turn a t-shirt into a skirt, from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
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.
Free Patterns for Sewing Pants
Free Pants Patterns, How-to Pants. Learn how to give your pants new style with these complete photo instructions.
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.
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!
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.
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.
How-To Gryffindor Scarf
How-To Gryffindor Scarf. Free pattern and instructions to crochet, knit and felt a Gryffindor house scarf.
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 Denim Cut-off Shorts - Cutoff Shorts...
Learn how to make denim cut-off shorts that look good with this step-by-step cutoff shorts tutorial from Rain Blanken.
How to Make Fingerless Gloves
Learn how to make fingerless gloves out of any fabric with this photo tutorial by Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Straight Stitch Tutorial - Photos and...
Learn how to create perfectly even straight stitching with these straight stitching by hand tips and photo instructions from Rain Blanken.
How to Macrame - Make a Larks Head Knot
How to make hemp jewelry. Learn to macrame and how to tie a lark's head knot. Make hemp jewelry with these easy step-by-step instructions.
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 Mend a Lining
Learn how to repair a torn lining with these simple step-by-step instructions.
Decorate a Mini Top Hat
Decorate a Mini Top Hat. Learn how to make a small mad hatter style hat with this step-by-step photo tutorial.
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.
Turn a Shirt into a Wrap
How to make a shrug wrap form a shirt. Learn to make a shrug wrap using a t-shirt or flannel.
Make a T-Shirt Sleeve Headband
Make a no-sew t-shirt sleeve headband with this complete photo tutorial from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.
How to Macrame - Make a Square Knot
How to make hemp jewelry. Learn to macrame and how to tie a square knot. Make hemp jewelry with these easy step-by-step instructions.
Make a Fake Beard
Make a Fake Beard. This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how to make a beard with a Barbie doll.
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.
DIY Paper Bead Earrings
Make Paper Bead Earrings. Learn how to make rolled paper bead earrings with this complete photo tutorial.
Save Money with These DIY Fashion Upgrades
Instead of spending on more style, save money with these DIY Fashion upgrades from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion expert.
How to Tie a Necktie: 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.
Real and Horrifying Zombie Makeup Tricks
Create realistic gore effects with these zombie makeup tricks from makeup expert, Rain Blanken.
15 Winter Fashion Ideas to Melt the Chill
These 15 winter fashion ideas will inspire your cozy winter wardrobe. Get tips on pairing sweaters with jeans and more with this winter style ideas.
Overcast Stitch Tutorial - Photos and...
Learn how to create decorative edging with this hand-sewn overcast stitch tutorial, including photos and instructions from Rain Blanken.
How to Tie Necktie: 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.
5 Easy Steps to Turn a Pillowcase into a Skirt
How-to Pillowcase Skirt. Learn to make a pillowcase skirt with upcycled pillowcase skirt tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion expert.
What Is a Overcast Stitch? - Photo Instructions
Photo instructions for a Overcast stitch. Learn to sew a Overcast stitch by hand.
How to Make DIY Fabric Flowers
Make Fabric Flowers. Learn how to make fabric flowers with these complete photo tutorials and instructions.
How to Turn a Bra into a Purse
Learn how to make a purse out of a bra with this complete photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your Expert in DIY Fashion.
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.
How to Make a Placemat Purse
Make a Placemat Purse. Learn how to make a placemat purse with this easy step-by-step instructions.
How to Make and Tie a Sarong
Make your own lightweight sarong, and discover the many ways to tie them.
Make a Sock Wristband
Make a punky wristband using only a sock. These easy step-by-step instructions will show you how.
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.
How to Dye Rayon
How to Dye Rayon. Learn how to dye plant-based cellulose fibers with these instructions.
Free Sundress Patterns
How-to Sundresses. Learn how to make a sundress with these free patterns and 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.
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.
70's Disco Costume
How-to Disco Costume. Learn how to make a 70's disco costume out of household items. Page 14.
Turn a Placemat into a Round Beach Bag
Learn how to make a large beach bag out of two round placemats with this quick step-by-step tutorial.
Make a Wizard Robe
Stitch a set of robes fit for a semester at Hogwarts or an appointment at the Ministry of Magic.
Make Flour Beads: Easy Flour Bead Recipe
Make flour beads with this easy flour Bead recipe and photo tutorial from Rain Blanken, your DIY Fashion Expert.
How to Make a DIY Indiana Jones Costume
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 Origami Bracelet Tutorial
Turn paper into fashion with this easy origami bracelet tutorial from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.
Check Out All These Free Embroidery Designs
Free Embroidery Designs. Print these free embroidery designs from your computer for your next project.
How-To Drawstring Pants
How-To Drawstring Pants. Learn how to make a pair of drawstring pants with this photo tutorial.
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