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: Measure your crotch

Alazzo Men's Custom Clothing demonstrates how to measure the crotch area of your pants. To measure the crotch area of your pants first, measure your waist by following the top of your pants down to your inseam. Make adjustments to fit your desired snugness. Place the tape measure at the top of the pants, approximately where the belt buckle would sit, and then follow the crotch seam to the top back of your pants. Utilizing this measurement technique will give you both an accurate and comfortab...

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: 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: 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: Repair a broken zipper slide

DOn't you hate it when your zipper breaks? A broken zipper can really ruin your favorite jacket, skirt, top or pair of trousers. If you are having this problem, check out this straight forward tutorial. In it, you will learn how to replace your zipper and the zipper slide to salvage your clothing. Don't sacrifice another article of clothing to a broken zipper, and don't spend any unnecessary money on a tailor.. by viewing this video you should be able to do it yourself in no time.

How To: Make an oversized bow fashion accessory

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 ...

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: Cut a sports jersey or sweats into trendy summer tops

In this video from kandeejohnson we learn how to cut a sports jersey or sweats into trendy summer tops. On a football jersey, she cut the shoulders off, right above the seam. And where there was too much fabric, she folded it and pinned it so it wouldn't hang too low. With a sweatshirt on, look in the mirror and see where you want to cut it. Make snips which will be your mark so you know where to cut. Make a rough cut of it while you are still wearing it. Now take it off and straighten all th...

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: Lace up and tie your shoes to relieve pressure on foot

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 ...

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: 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: Make a custom dress form

Kick up your look by adding dresses you make yourself to your wardrobe. It's simple to create a patter and sew a dress that will fit your exact measurements. You'll be amazed at the differene of having a drees you made yourself makes.

How To: Tie a scarf like a Parisian

Parisians often wear beautiful scarves. They look chic, and keep you warm. The first way to wear it is the European loop. Double the scarf in half and loop then loose end though the loops. Second, you can loop the scarf around your neck then loop the end though the wrap. Third idea is to wrap the scarf around the neck twice then pull the loose end through the loop. This creates a very warm bundle around the neck. With a large square scarf you can fold it into a triangle and tie it around the ...

How To: Make a Hooded Cape

Hey, cosplayers, costume lovers, theater actors! Been trying to find a awesome hooded cape that wont break your pocketbook? Why buy when you can make one? It's so easy to do! Adjust the color or length to go with your look and embellish it with extras to get the look you are going for! Total time 20-40 minutes. Total cost $10-$15.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Make a Joey Jordison of SlipKnot mask

The materials that you need are a white mask, black sharpie, a printed copy picture of the mask, and a pencil. It is recommended that you sketch the picture using the pencil first. So, your first step is to sketch the picture using pencil on to the white mask. After you have finished sketching on the white mask. If you like, you can add extra details to make the mask looks better. You begin to go over it with the black sharpie. When you are done, the result will look like a Jordison mask from...

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