Hot Fashion How-Tos

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: 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 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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 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 a Shemagh (Afghan scarf) in a traditional way

In this video, we learn how to tie a shemagh in a traditional way. First, you will place it behind your head and then wrap it between your mouth and your nose. Now, wrap the other side of the scarf around the forehead and to the back of the head. Wrap the scarf on the side in a couple of knots. Then, adjust the scarf according to how hot or cold it is outside and if you want to attract attention from other people. Wear sunglasses to complete this look, then you are done. This will become easi...

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 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: 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: Tie a long, rectangular headscarf easily

This how to video is for people looking to learn how to tie a scarf attractively. Get a long scarf for your head and place the middle of it on the top of your head. Gather each end in the hand closest to it in the middle. Turn it around by pulling it behind your head and tie the ends over each other. Next step tuck the scarf behind your ears if you like it that way. Then twist the left end around your head. Create a bun with your hair and the scarf in the back using the final side to tie it up.

How To: Wear Converse sneakers with skinny jeans

In this video from carahamelie03 we learn how to wear your Converse with skinny jeans. First make sure your Converse are laced the right way. The laces should go up and through the holes downward toward the shoe. Unlace the first two holes on both shoes. Wear socks that go decently far up so the Converse won't push your socks down. Put your foot in the shoe and fold the bill down towards your toes and tie the laces under the bill. tuck the bow into the side of your shoe. If it's too tight, ma...

How To: Transform your school uniform & express individuality

Transforming your school uniform to express your individuality can be done very easily with a creative mind. One thing you can do to dress up a pair of pants and a plain tee is to wear different scarfs and belts. Feel free to mix and match. You can even try them with a cute vest or a jacket. Another way that you can mix things up is to change your shoes; you can get a variety of interesting colors or patterns. Also, changing your totes to something cute and different can make you stand out.

How To: Stretch your shoes at home using water, ziplock bags and a freezer

Are your shoes a little too tight? Don't toss them away, there's hope for them yet, and it involves one of the most basic elements on Earth— water. By packing your high-heeled shoes with plastic ziplock bags filled with water, then storing your shoes in the freezer, you'll have newly revived footwear that will accommodate your large feet— just kidding. Sometimes you just can't pass up a good shoe sale, and if they don't have your size, this is your fix.

How To: Clean vulcanized shoes

In this video, Jeff shows how to frugally clean your vulcanized shoes. You need a water bottle with a tablespoon of non-bleach detergent, a pencil with a clean eraser, an old toothbrush, a cloth and some paper towels. First, wipe the shoes clean by pouring the detergent solution onto a wash cloth and then scrubbing down the shoes. Soak up any excess water with a paper towel right away. Then, use the eraser of the pencil to help clean the dirt off of the soles of the shoes. If your shoe has te...

How To: Create a style for tall and petite women

For all you women out there who do not fall into the normal categories, Anna Saccone offers some styling tips for both tall and petite women. For petite women, Anna suggests that you should wear just one color in order to elongate your body and fool people into thinking that you are taller. If it is not possible to wear simply one color, it is suggested that you have a 2 to 1 ratio of color in your outfit and that the colors do not clash too much, as this will seem to cut your body in half, e...

How To: Wear a beret securely

In this video, we learn how to wear a beret securely. This is used to keep the beret on your head so it doesn't fly away. To do this, you will need the beret and bobby pins. First, place the beret onto your head and style your hair around it so it looks how you prefer. Next, grab your pins and place then inside the beret holes onto your hair. Use a couple of the pins to make sure the hat and hair are connected and secured tightly. When finished, move the hat slightly to make sure it is secure...

How To: Measure your petticoat size for a sari

In this tutorial, we learn how to measure your petticoat size for a sari. First, measure around the waist with a measuring tape. This will be a simple measurement of your natural waistline. Next, you will need to measure the length of the petticoat. Measure from the waist down to the ankle. After this, measure out the hip area. The hip is roughly 9" lower than your waist is. After this, you will have all the measurements you need to make the petticoat the right size for your sari. Use your fa...

How To: Identify Fake Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

How can you tell if the pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses that you are about to buy online are not a fake? Follow these 9 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.

How To: Cut perfect rips to destroy your jeans

MakeoverGirl1 shows how to create perfect rips in your pairs of denim blue jeans. Paul Dillinger describes the right way to cut and rip your jeans to make perfect holes. He also describes how adding yarn when you are making your holes will keep the jeans together and make the holes appear better for when you're wearing them outdoors. Following the steps and advice in this video will help you create the right rips in your jeans to create the fashion statement you desire.

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