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: 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: 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 Greecian toga costume

All hail Caesar, it's costume time! OK, if you're a woman, or a girl and you're looking to make a cool toga costume, look no further as this video will show you what you need. Basically you'll want some white fabric, either cotton or satin or whatever you have in your sewing box. You'll need some rope, twine or ribbon to make the belt. Follow the steps to wrap the fabric and tuck it into a tube top to hold it, then use your belt to complete the girl toga costume. Toga! Toga! Toga!

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: Take care of your purse

Purses are an important part of any outfit but it can be difficult and expensive to keep replacing them. Take good care of your purse now and you won’t have to be shifting through the purse racks next department store sale.

How To: Care for and store purses and accessories properly for longevity

If you have tons of purses and accessories, you want to make sure they'll last, otherwise you'll hate to part with them and you'll keep getting more, until you have no room for any of them. If you simply take care of your purses and accessories from the very start, they'll have a longer life, and you'll have a bigger wallet. Chantilliscious loves her Jessica Simpson purses, but this applies to any brand.

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: Make a toga and Greek goddess dress

Measure the fabric to create a toga. You will need two rectangles of white fabric that are 50 percent wider than you are and as long as you are tall. For example, if you are 5-foot-6 and 38 inches around at your widest point, your fabric needs to be at 5-foot-6-inches long and 27-inches wide. Calculate the width by taking your widest measurement, dividing it by two and adding half of that number back. If you want to add purple fabric, choose a thin fabric that is 3 to 4 yards long.

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: Attach a giant slider to zipper chain

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to attach a giant slider to a zipper chain. This task is very simple and fast to do. This zipper is for large materials that can not be enclosed with the regular sized zipper. The slider is removable and able to reattach to the zipper chain. It is very convenient and makes the zipper look more neat. Just set the slider on the top of the connected teeth track and pull it up. Then twist each side and pull down. This video will benefit those viewers who ...

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: 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: Turn your old t-shirt into a sexy racerback tank

Want to add a few new pieces to your closet for summer but don't have the cash? Look no further than your "clothes junk drawer". Recycle your old oversized tshirt and reconstruct it into a sexy racerback tank top with help from this DIY fashion tutorial. Get the look you want for zero!

How To: Tie your Converse shoes with two laces for each shoe

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.

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: Get rid of ink stains on leather purses cheaply

If you've ever owned a leather purse, you know that ink or pen stains are a pain in the ass. If you've ever owned a designer leather purse, then you've probably even cried over an accidental stain (oh no! My $3,000 purse is ruined!). Removing ink stains from leather is thought to be extremely difficult, but there is a way to do it quickly and easily.

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: Identify authentic designer brands from fake knockoffs

Many shoppers out there are getting duped, over and over again. They're under the assumption that they're buying authentic designer brand name for cheap deals, but really they're just buying cheap knockoffs that look and feel like the genuine product, but aren't. How do you tell the difference? It's really hard to separate the real from the fake, but here are some great tips to help you narrow down your worries.

How To: Wear a bandana homegirl style

In this tutorial, we learn how to wear a bandanna "homegirl" style. First, lay your bandanna out flat then fold a triangle in the bandanna so it has a slight border around it. Now, do your hair how you want to style it. Fold the bandanna over a few different times, making sure it is thick. Now, place it over the back of your neck and tie at the top with two knots. You can do this a different way by flipping it over and just placing that on your head, folding the corners into your hair and mak...

How To: Make Sailor Moon feather & pearl cosplay hair clips

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...

How To: Make a zipper purse or mini fanny pack for your belt

In this video we learn how to make a zipper purse or mini fanny pack for your belt. First, fold a bandanna in half and cut out a rectangle. Then, cut a rectangle out for the belt loop too. Next, take one of the bigger rectangles and cut it about 1.5 inches from the top. Then, sew these two pieces together using a needle and thread with white thread. After this, pin down the zipper to the back and sew up the sides. Then take the other piece and stitch it to the front side of your other rectang...

How To: Tie a shemag head scarf

This video tutorial shows how you can tie a shemag or shemagh with this funny tutorial. A shemag is a desert style head scarf worn to keep the face safe from the wind, sun and sand. With this how to video you can be tying a shemag head scarf in no time. While these traditional scarves have recently become a trendy accessory, this instructional video shows the traditional way to tie it.

How To: Enhance your breasts

In this video from TheCurrentCustom she teaches how to enhance your breasts. First she says you need to measure your breasts to figure out the right kind of bra for you. Take the measuring tape below your bust, and wrap around back, and then measure right above your bust. Round down to the nearest even number if you get an odd number. Then measure your bust size by wrapping the tape measure around the largest part of your bust, typically where your nipples are. Then subtract the bust size fro...

How To: Remove a Bra with One Hand

In this video from moneymakingfocus we learn how to unhook a bra with one hand. First you need to figure out if it is a front closure or a back closure on the bra. Use the thumb to hold one end of the hook gently applying pressure. Now place index finger near the hook. With your thumb and middle finger now squeeze the hook so that it unclasps. Now the bra should easily come off using this technique. You can use this technique on both a front and back closure bra. Also either hand will work wh...

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.

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