How To: Knot a Hermès Scarf in 21 Different Ways

Hermès is all about giving out the free goodies—this week I posted a tutorial for making your own papercraft "Kelly bag" and for years now they've created "knotting cards", a set of DIY illustrations presenting different ways to wear their iconic scarves.

How To: Properly clean a pair of Vans sneakers

This is a video by CrazyGamer about how to clean a pair of Vans. You'll need three things, you will need a old toothbrush you aren't going to use any more, a cup filled with water as hot as the sink will get it and some liquid soap. Put some soap in the cup and stir with the toothbrush, be careful not to add too much. The first thing you want to do he says is to take out the laces and set them aside. Dip the toothbrush in the soapy water, make sure to tap it against the side of the cup to kno...

How To: Make ripped, distressed, and destroyed jeans

To begin, you will need a pair of jeans, a cheese grater, a book, and sandpaper. Vigorously rub the sandpaper across the jeans where you want to rip them. Slide the book down the pant leg until it's between the fabrics of where you're working. Continue to sand like crazy. Then take your cheese grater and do the same thing that you did with the sandpaper. You will notice a lot of fading and a small hole will begin to emerge. Use your fingers to tear at the hole until it is the desired size. Th...

How To: Make a halter dress

Watch this video to try out making a halter dress by yourself. Lay out the fabric you are going to use on a level surface. Afterwards sew it right side together with stitching pins. Once you finish doing so flip the fabric right side over. Sew up the ends of the fabric right sides together. This will create the hole in the dress where you will wear it as a halter. Flip the dress over and cut out some elastic to sew it on the bottom part of the dress. This will create a nice effect in the skir...

How To: Fold a bandana around your mouth and nose

In this video, we learn how to fold a bandanna. First, place your bandanna flat, then fold it diagonally. Once you've done this, you will have an upside down triangle. Now, fold the top of the triangle down as many times as you desire, it can be as wide or as thin as you want. Now, you should have a rectangle with a triangle hanging out from under it. You can now tie the bandanna around your head, butting the triangle part around your mouth. Tie a knot behind your head tight enough to where i...

How To: Fix a zipper and bring new life to your backpack

There are many instances where a zipper on a bag, purse, coat, etc. will fail to function or jam. It may be that the zipper needs replacement, but oftentimes it can be fixed using a simple technique. YouTube user MediaMason shows how many zipper problems result from a simple change in the slider's structure, as well as how to fix this. He identifies the zipper (the "teeth") and the slider (the pulley). Normally, when the slider is pulled through the zipper, it closes the zipper together. Some...

How To: Make a sexy looking toga out of a sheet for women

Watch this video to learn how to make a sexy toga for women! First, take a sheet and wrap it around from back to front, twisting it in the middle of your chest. (Wear a strapless bra.) Pin it there with safety pins. Take the bottom ends, tie them once in front and pin the tails to the sides. Take a rope and tie it tight under your breasts in a bow. Now you are ready for an epic toga party!

How To: Shred your t-shirt 70's style

In this Beauty & Style video tutorial you will learn how to shred your t-shirt 70's style. For this you need a pair of fabric scissors and a t-shirt. Hold the t-shirt over your body, measure it up to the hip on the right side and make a snip with the scissors. The fabric will shrink, so, keep little extra margin. Now cut it diagonally from the snip down to the seam on the other side of the t-shirt. Cut off the seams from both the sleeves and cut up the sleeves from the end right up to the sea...

How To: Make a Japanese obi belt

In this DIY clothes making tutorial, learn how to make a Japanese Obi belt, perfect to add to any little black dress. Traditionally, Obi refers to various Japanese belts and sashes used for attire such as formal kimonos and martial arts uniforms. Obi’s are often worn with kimonos to secure the robe in place as well for the purpose of decoration. In this tutorial, learn step-by-step how to make an Obi belt in the comfort of your own home.

How To: Fit an underwire bra correctly

You may have been wearing a bra for ages now, but this how-to video from Macy's covers all the mistakes you may be making. Underwire bras provide lift and seperation for all breast sizes, but are especially important for fuller bustlines. Ladies please, check out this video tutorial on supporting your two best friends and learn how to correctly fit an underwire bra. Fit an underwire bra correctly.

How To: Make a toga out of a sheet fast and easy

Need a girl toga fast and easy for that crazy party coming up? This tutorial will show you how to make a toga quickly using common materials. Taking a bed sheet, you will need to open it and hold it lengthwise, folding it in two. Then, taking two pins, measure out the distance between two shoulders and secure the pins at two locations on the bed sheet which more or less will match up with the location of your shoulders. Then simply slip the toga over your head for a quick and simple outfit to...

How To: Fold a bandana for your back pocket

Fyeo shows a cool way to fold a bandanna. Naturally you start with a bandanna. Lay it out flat and fold it so you get a nice big triangle. Then, fold it one more time so you get a smaller triangle. You then fold it again. Not so the corners meet, but so that just a little is hanging off. Then you take the corner and fold it in and under. Take about five inches up and fold it under so that a tail is hanging out of your back pocket. Once you've completed this, place the bandanna in your pocket....

How To: Traditionally fold a bandana

In this tutorial, we learn the proper way to fold a bandana. This is a traditional way, not a rapper or gangster style. First, lay the bandana flat and make sure there are no creases in it. Next, fold the bandana into one big triangle. After you've done this, fold the top point down and keep folding down until you've made a large and thin rectangle. Now, flip it over and you can tie the bandana around your head. Tie it in the back of your head and place it across your forehead, now you've got...

How To: Reduce the size of a t-shirt

If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your sewing machine. 1. Turn both shirts inside out, and lay the fitted shirt on top. 2. Fold the sleeves back and pin the shirts together. 3. Trace around the fitted shirt with a fabric marking pen. Add 1/2 inch for your seam...

How to Tie your shoes: 15 different shoelace styles

Looking to get super creative with your shoelaces? In this video, fifteen different shoelace styles are gone over with diagram as to how they were done. Such styles include the checkerboard, the double back, loop back, sawtooth, riding bow, twistie, lattice style, footbag, ladder, bushwalk, bi-color, display, hidden knot, and the zipper style. Use two different colored laces when doing these styles to jazz things up!

How To: Put on a rented tuxedo

This video shows everything about how to put on a rented tuxedo. When you get your tux, the shoes will be hanging in a bag on the outside of the bag. Inside the bag will be the coat, shirt, vest or cummerbund, tie, pants and studs and links. Socks will be in the inside coat pocket, and the pocket square should be on the outside pocket of the coat. Remove the studs and links from the bag. Leave the collar button alone and start with the next button hole. Put the studs through the holea. Insert...

How To: Tie a necktie on someone else

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a necktie on someone else. First, pop the collar and drape the tie around the neck with the wide end on your right. Then, tug the wide end down, so it hangs 12 inches below the narrow end. After this, cross the wide end over the narrow end, and bring it up through the neck loop and down the front. Swing the wide end to the right, pass it under the narrow end, then cross it back over the right. After this, push it up through the neck hole. Now, tuck it thr...

How To: Tie a basic bun headwrap style

This video demonstrates how to make a basic bun head wrap. You will need to use a jersey fabric. You will need to style your hair up, in a bun, ponytail, etc. First, you will need to find the point that you want to wear it on your head. Drape it over your ears, for now.

How To: Distress and cut up jeans to destroy them

In this tutorial, we learn how to distress and cut up jeans to destroy them. First, you will grab an old pair of pants that you want to have a distressed look on. First, you will need to take some sand paper and rub it on the front of the jeans in the thigh area. After you do this to your liking, you will take your scissors and cut a small hole going down the legs. Use your hands to make the holes larger, then leave the frays at the end for a more distressed look. When finished, wash them off...

How To: Make a DIY dress from a man's dress shirt

In this tutorial, learn how to reconstruct a men's dress shirt and make it into a cute mini dress! Recycle his old t-shirts and put them to some good use with help from these step-by-step instructions. With a little sewing knowledge and a couple hours of your time, you'll have a brand new dress to show off by the weekend!

How To: Make a garbage bag dress inspired by Ke$ha

Wow! It's a dress! It's a trash bag! It's a trash bag dress! This dress is similar to the one Ke$ha wore this year to the MVA show, turning the fashion world on its head and showing everyone that you don't have to spend a million dollars to turn heads. In fact, you can create something cool for less than $2 in you check out this video. You probably already have all the supplies needed. For this project you'll need a trash bag, some scissors, some tape and a stapler. For your own flair, grab s...

How To: Hide thick legs

Let's face it, not everybody's perfect. But that doesn't mean that everybody is special or beautiful. But for those of you without the thin, lengthy legs, there's hope for beating your insecureness. Lengthen the look of your legs with your attire and show off your bashful thick legs.

How To: Make a mini shoulder bag (murse) for your man with Gianny L

We ladies have had to primp and scrutinize ourselves for thousands of years, painstakingly plucking, waxing, painting, and slathering in order to conform to societal ideals of the perfect woman. And until recently men haven't felt the need to conform physically to much of anything until recently. According to British publication "The Guardian," there's a new revolution in male grooming and accessorizing/dressing where men actually want to look model thin, well dressed, and well groomed.

How To: Tie scarves over a dozen different ways

In this video, we learn how to tie scarves. The first way is to wear a scarf with tassels that is wrapped once around the neck with it's sides hanging down in front of you. With a skinny scarf, you can tie it around your head to make a headband or fold it in half and wrap it around a pony tail. If you have a rectangular scarf, you can tie it in a loop around your neck, or make a loose knot on your chest in front of you. If you want a polished look, tie a bow in front with the scarf. A square ...

How To: Cut up your t-shirt like a rock star

This video is a demonstration of how to cut up a T-shirt, inspired by 80's rock band fashions. Use a regular white T-shirt and start by cutting a deep scoop neck out of it, starting about an inch outside the neckband. Turn the shirt over and fold it in half Snip horizontal lines down half of the shirt all the way down. Then stretch out the thin strips. Cut the other side of the shirt the same way. Cut the sleeves off completely so it's more like a tank top. Wear the shirt over another tank to...

How To: Make a pirate bandana like Jack Sparrow

Arrr matey, it's getting a little drafty in here! Time to tie up a pirate bandanna to keep yer head warm! This simple how to show's you how to make a pirate banana just like the one Jack Sparrow wore in Pirates of the Caribbean. This is simple to do, costs almost nothing and is essential for creating your own pirate costume. You'll need a 2ft by 2ft square of light cloth. Walk to plank and watch the video! Arrr!

How To: Create a bigger butt and hips using foam

Seldom does a woman want to increase her butt and waist size, but for those who work in theater, a big butt may just be a requirement for a role. However, faux butts and hips will generally rob your wallet of quite a steep amount of money, so why not make them yourself?

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