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: Cut up your t-shirt and look unique and stylish

In this Beauty & Style video tutorial you will learn how to cut up your t-shirt and look unique and stylish. Take a loose baggy style shirt and make two marks with scissors just near the shoulder seam. Then cut down the center of the t-shirt about 2inches. Now cut from the shoulder marks up to the center point and on the back just cut straight along the shoulder cut marks. Then cut open the top part of the sleeves little short of the shoulder seams. After this cut off the bottom seam. Then st...

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: 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: 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: 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: Make a scarf necklace

MRTV demonstrates how to make a scarf necklace. Making a scarf necklace is very easy and doesn't require cutting, sewing or altering. If you know how to tie a knot and you have a scarf then you can make a scarf necklace. Fold a square scarf into a triangle. Take the tip of the triangle and fold it in. Roll the scarf up and knot it loosely in the middle. Make knots in the loose ends of the scarf, using your desired length to determine how many knots to make. Tie the ends of the scarf together ...

How To: Keep bra straps & tank top straps in place

Nothing ruins a cute outfit quicker than a visible bra strap or a slipping tank top. This quick video from CyberSeams offers tips on how to keep those annoying straps in place. You will need ribbon or twill tape, Fray Check, snaps, a sewing needle and thread. You are instructed how to create a holder, inside a specific top, which snaps your bra or tank top into place. For example, in this video, you create a holder inside a sweater so that you can wear a coordinating tank top but not have it ...

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 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: 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: 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: 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: Tie Vans shoes

Ever wonder what is the correct way to lace and tie your Vans shoes? There are probably a couple of different methods to do so and this video shows you one of those methods step by step. It's quick, easy, and will have you looking good in your shoes in no time. Enjoy!

How To: Wear a 'kanga' (sarong) in various African styles

Several Tanzanian girls demonstrate how to tie a kanga (an African sarong). The first method is to wrap the kanga around the waist and tuck the end in at the waist to secure. The second method is to wrap the kanga into a cylinder to use it as a base for carrying a parcel on the head. Another way to wear the kanga is to wrap it around the neck like a shawl or wrapped under an armpit and tied over the shoulder for a fancier look. To wear the kanga as a scarf, fold it into quarters the long way,...

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: Keep Your Fitted Caps Fresh

This tutorial is for all fitted fanatics like me out there. I’ve been wearing fitted caps and snapbacks since I was in elementary school, and it has become a part of who I am. However, I also know that fitted caps and snapbacks are expensive, especially those from brand name companies such as New Era. That is why it is important to me to make sure that my hats remain wearable and stylish as long as possible. The following are some steps I take to make sure that my hats don’t become too dirty,...

How To: Make a toga and laurel wreath

Two guys from the YES magazine project crew provide a simple and very cleanly humorous way to make a toga and laurel wreath out of simple and common art supplies and household items. Some of the materials required include: some laurel leaves, some green tissue paper, a bit of red ribbon, scissors, and some cloth (which should be purple if possible). As they explain this simple process, they never fail to display a few silly antics that can amuse the average viewer.

How To: Make DIY lace-up ribbon high heels

As kids, we had dreams of becoming a prima ballerina and dancing for the New York Ballet Company (while we loved dancing around our house in our skivies, we think it had more to do with the pretty tulle skirts and beribboned toe shoes). Dreams discarded, we are nevertheless still in love with any combination of ribbon and shoes.

How To: Remove ink stains from clothing

It can be very difficult when trying to remove ink stains from pieces of clothing. There are many different ways to help remove the stain, but each one works differently. So in this helpful tutorial, you'll find out one way to helping remove ink stain on your clothing. So check it out and good luck!

How To: Identify & spot fake Uggs

Real UGG boots or fake? You can tell if your Uggs are authentic by looking for the authentic sheepskin interior. It should have a creamy color and a full texture. Fake Uggs use an artificial fur interior that is grey in color and feels thin. Real Uggs say they are made in China on the label. Fakes claim to be made in Australia or New Zealand. Check for the registered trademark mark (R) on the sole. Real Uggs have it, fake ones don't. Finally, the uppers on real UGGS meet the sole smoothly, wi...

How To: Turn an oversized t-shirt into a sexy fitted halter

Not sure what to do with all those oversized "night shirts"? Well, think twice before you throw them out. In this tutorial, learn how to reconstruct your oversized tees into a sexy rocker fitted halter top that ties in the back, quickly and with ease. This is a great way to add a couple new rockin' pieces to your closet by recyling your old t-shirts and not spending a dime!

How To: Wear a beret in 10 different ways

In this tutorial, we learn ten different ways to wear a beret. The first way is to wear the hat with the long side on the forehead going down on the rest of the hair. The next way is to do this same look, except move the hat to the right. Next, place the hat in the middle of the hair with your bands on the side. Next look is in the middle to the left. You can also wear it in the middle with pigtails or to the left or right with pig tails. Wearing with a side pony tail is also another great op...

How To: Destroy jeans to look like Hollister's

In this video, we learn how to destroy jeans to look like Hollister's. First, you will need to take your jeans, a nail file, and scissors. After you have these, use your files to rub onto the jeans where you want your hole to be at. Go from side to side to create a lighter look than is on the rest of the jeans. After you start grating through the jeans, there should be a small hole forming. Pull at the strings as you see them, then stick your finger inside the hole to make it the size you wan...

How To: Make a Sid Wilson of SlipKnot mask

In this video, user mudvayne200 teaches you how to make a Sid Wilson from Slipknot mask. You will need a roll of toilet paper, a newspaper, water, a balloon and scissors. You will want to fill up the balloon and then cut strips of newspaper. Put water on the strips of paper and place them on top of the balloon. Do this a few times to have a few layers. Once it's dry, you can cut it in half and cut holes for the eyes and mouth. You can also add a layer of toilet paper and let it dry. Color it ...

How To: Lace a shoe for a high instep

Chris Peake from Zappos demonstrates how to lace a shoe for a high instep or a high arch. Lace the shoe so you have a little more freedom through the instep area. Start from the bottom and lace normally on the first and second set of eyelets. Then, lace the laces through the same side that they are on without crossing them over. Then, cross over and lace your shoe normally. You will now have a normal fit on top but will also have room for your instep to come through to accommodate pressure po...

How To: Clean nubuck and suded leather like a pro

This video tutorial is in the Beauty & Style category which will show you how to clean Nubuck and Suede leather like a pro. For this you will need the Nubuck leather home care kit with eco protector. You will also need a couple of white terry towels and a hair dryer. Put a little bit of cleaner on the sponge and squeeze it till you get the foam. It is the bubbles that do all the work. Apply the foam all over the leather. Now take a clean, white terry towel and dab it over the leather to remov...

How To: Make a SlipKnot mask

Will Wilks and Tom Couch demonstrate how to make a SlipKnot mask. You will need tights, newspaper, plaster of paris, paint and shaping tools such as knives. First, put the tights on your face. Then rip the newspaper into strips and have a friend apply it to your face with the plaster of paris. Wait for it to dry and then cut off the back of the tights to remove the mask from your face. Keep drying the mask overnight. Next, shape the mask to the desired form. You can use more plaster of paris....

How To: Repair zippers without tools

Do you have a fashion emergency? Are you out and about and your zipper just gave in? If you have a skirt that is falling apart as you wear it, or are camping and need to fix a sleeping bag at the last minute, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to repair zippers with no tools or supplies. This is also useful if you do not know how to sew but want to avoid spending money on a tailor. So, don't sacrifice your favorite garments to broken zippers anymore, with this video learn how ...

How To: Fold a tuxedo handkerchief

If you're familiar with Mad Men, then you've seen how much a hadnkerchief or pocket square can do to add dimensions to your suit jacket. With this video, learn how to fold a handkerchief for the pocket of your tuxedo jacket.

How To: Wear a sarong

Our fashion expert will demonstrate how to tie and wear a sarong or pareo. She will demonstrate several ways to incorporate sarongs into women's clothing, including using a sarong as a long skirt, a halter top and a jacket. Using step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to tie a sarong in a cascade method, a pleated skirt, a criss cross method, and even make a handbag with your sarong.

How To: Tie your Converse shoelaces in a very cutesy, girly way

Converse sneakers are like the LBDs of our shoe wardrobe. And that's why we don't feel too original strolling down our college campus with the same black and white Chucks that every other girl has also got on. But you shouldn't sacrifice your Chucks for far more uncomfortable - and pinching! - flats or kitten heels just so you can stand out.

Prev Page