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...
Upgrading from velcro-only shoes to laced-up sneakers is an important step in life. Days are spent practicing the perfect bow-tying method, and people even argue as adults over tying with the bunny ear method versus the loop-and-wrap trick.
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.
In the wonderful world of fashion, Chucks (AKA Converse sneakers) are like the LBDs for our feet. Oh-so-comfortable and also exuding an effortless hipster cool, Chucks are our go-to footwear any time of day. But because they're so practic and chic we also see zillions of people wearing the same exact shoe on the streets.
Video: . Do you want to save space at home or in luggage? Then this type of folding is for you. It is called the roll fold. It is inspired by the Military or Army roll, but not as strict.
In this tutorial, learn how to make your own fabric that you can use to make bags, clothing and many more items! Etsy Labs technician, Anda Lewis shows you how to fuse plastic bags (from the grocery store or trash bags) in this quick clip. You can even use these bags to create your own reusable, Earth friendly shopping bag!
In this tutorial, Elizabeth shows you how to turn two old doilies and a cheap thrift store scarf into an adorable boho/hipster bib top. This top is cheap and easy to make and best of all.. it's no sew! No thread involved! You will love this style and this shirt will soon become your favorite. Have fun!
If you are going to a toga party or just want to be prepared in case you need to improvise some clothing you will want to know how to tie a toga around yourself. This video will instruct on two ways you can tie a toga for men or for women.
This video shows how to tie a scarf three different ways. The first way to tie a scarf involves a square silk or chiffon scarf. Fold it and wrap it around your neck, then tie it to one side. This is like an ascot tie. The second way to tie a scarf requires a long scarf. Tie it around your waist like a belt, with the ends dangling down your side. This creates a scarf belt. Finally, choose a shorter scarf. Tie it around your head with the tie in the back. You can tie it over your hair. Or you c...
Today we show you how to bar lace your shoes. This trend is a way to never tie your shoes again! It is So Easy a Guy Can Do It!
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!
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...
Stretching your ears out to fit in a gauge looks totally counter culture and cool, but if you get too excited to load one in and stretch your earlobes too quickly there could be huge (and nasty) consequences.
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!
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...
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!
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....
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?
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...
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to lace up and tie your shoes to relieve pressure on the foot. There are two techniques shown in this video. The first technique helps to relieve pressure on the top of the foot. If the top of the foot is under pressure, it can cause your toes to go numb. The second technique is the runner's knot. This technique will tighten the top of the shoe and prevent your heel from slipping. This video will benefit those viewers who have foot problems with ...
There's something so right about a sarong, especially on the beach. This video shows you how to tie a sarong into a simple wrap skirt.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an over-sized fashion bow fashion accessory. First, take your fabric and cut it to the desired size you want the bow to be. Cut this in a square shape at first, then sew the sides of the square. Then, fold this in half and pull in the middle of the square. Cut this in the middle to make a hole. Then, turn this inside out and push out the edges. Put an additional square of fabric around the square in the middle, then shape it out to be a cute bow to wear ...
Want to wear some awesome ear plugs and be the most unique person walk down the street? Then you're going to have to stretch out your ear holes - and we mean REALLY stretch them out. Since ear plugs come in sizes ranging from the super tiny to even 2 inches in diameter, you'll have to stretch your ear to whatever diameter you prefer.
Recently I've been interested in spicing up my choices in undergarments, but as some of you may know, designer underwear for men can be quite expensive. Prices usually range from about $20+ for one pair. With this helpful tip, you can turn any pair of cheap high rise briefs into a fashionable pair of low rise briefs.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie their shoes in a cool way. This technique is also more faster than the normal shoe tying method. Begin by tying your laces into a cross. With your right hand, the lace goes from the shoe goes to your thumb, over the index and into your hand. With your left had, the lace goes from the shoe to your index, over your thumb and into your hand. Not just cross them over each other and pull. This video will benefit those viewers who have trouble tying ...
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.
Despite almost all depictions of the Greek monster, Medusa was once a beautiful woman. But cursed by Athena, she was forced to spend the rest of eternity as an ugly snake woman with a long slitherine tail and writing snake crown. Oh, and any many that she looked at would turn to stone.
In this tutorial, we learn how to clean black suede shoes. First, remove all the dirty from the shoes. After this, spray on a lot of shampoo to the shoes, then brush with a suede shoe brush. After this, use black suede dye and spray it all over the entire shoe. Make sure you have plenty of color, so your shoes don't turn out different colors. To finish this up, use a rag to clean off the metal parts on the shoe, then you will be ready to wear them! This method only takes a few minutes and wil...
Lara Croft is a hot, butt kicking superhero and in this tutorial, you will learn how to style your hair like Angelina Jolie in the Tomb Raider films.
The simplest and most fun way of customizing your Converse sneakers to reflect your personality is to lace them all fancy-like. Whether you love pink laces or emo black ones, choose two of your favorite shoelace colors and check out this fashion DIY tutorial to learn how to tie your Converse shoe with two laces per shoe.
Track suits and Uggs are the way to go if you're feeling lazy, and just want to stay comfortable. But don't give up on looking cute at the same time, because it's totally possible. Watch these tips for feeling crummy and crappy, but looking cozy and cute. You don't even have to style you hair! With just a few changes, you'll go from grubby to cute and trendy.
The most gifted and inventive fashion designers and DIY artists see the potential in things other people would overlook or deem trash. DIY guru Gianny L, for instance, takes everything from men's underwear to oversized t-shirts and turns them into fashionable clothing for women.
The '90s bigger than ever, a day-to-party outfit is, once again, a tie-dye tee with a choker. If you want to make it modern, then just pair it with a Rainbow Loom band. But before you do, sit back, relax, because here's the first installment of Debrief DIY: how to make a tie-dye T-shirt.
We all have old tshirts lying around our house. Why spend the big bucks when you can reconstruct & recycle what you already have? In this DIY fashion tutorial, learn how to turn an old oversized t-shirt into a sexy cropped tank top! Perfect for summer!
Husky and broad-shouldered as they are, cowboys occasionally get chilly while working the herd outdoors or casually saving a damsel in distress on his way to pick up a swankier cowboy hat in town.
Wearing a strapless dress can be a real challenge if you have to constantly bother about your bra slipping down. Here is an easy tip to keep your strapless bra in place.
Necklace chains can easily get tangled and can take what seems like forever to put right. Don't waste any more time untangling your necklaces and simply grab a straw.
This video is a demonstration of how to make Sailor Moon style hair clips. Start with two alligator clips, six half pearls, craft foam, glue, a pencil and scissors. Draw an outline of a feather shape on the craft foam and cut it out. Trace around the cut-out to make several more and cut them out. Spread some glue on the top of an alligator clip and stick the feathers shapes on in an overlapping design. Put some glue on the back of each half pearl and stick it to the clip at the base of each f...
Bad at tying shoe laces? Very slow at tying shoe laces? Here's a way to do it really fast!!!!
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...