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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Wear rompers and jumpsuits to perfectly fit your body

Rompers aren't just for babies anymore! Rompers and jumpsuits are totally in style these days, but not everyone can pull them off, but that's only because they don't really know how to wear them. There's a romper and jumpsuit out there for virtually everyone, no matter how big, small or curvy. One of the big worries with rompers is the dreaded cameltoe. If the romper you're trying on gives you a camel toe, then just go for a bigger size, and then you can tighten it up to your shape with acces...

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: Add fringe to a dress

In this tutorial, we learn how to add fringe to a dress. First, take the dress that you want to add fringe too and hang it up. After this, mark on the dress where you want to add the fringe to it. Once you have marked this up, you will need to grab your scissors and start to cut. Cut up from the bottom to the top of where you marked. Cut in very thin strips, not thick so they move with you when you wear it. After you are finished, wear this with your favorite accessories and you're finished w...

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: 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: 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: 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: Create a bigger butt and hips using foam

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?

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: 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 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: 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: 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: Tie your scarf in a bow

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie a scarf into a bow. Begin by finding a long rectangular scarf of your choice. Now slightly twist it up a bit. Then put it on the neck and wrap it around from the back once. Finish the procedure by tying the ends into a bow. To make a bow, create 2 loops and cross them over each other. This video is very simple, easy and fast to do. This video provides step-by-step instructions for viewers to easily understand and follow along. This video will b...

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: Wear an American Apparel Le Sac dress (Gathered Mini)

Turn your American Apparel Le Sac dress into a cute Gathered Mini. It's a fun look and really easy to accomplish. The Le Sac dress has at least TWELVE different configurations for you to enjoy, which means more closet space, and less laundry! It can be a totally new dress each day of the week. Follow along and get this easy, sexy style that's perfect for summertime.

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...

How To: Stretch your ear gauge using the tape method

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.

How To: Shred your t-shirt 70's style

In this Beauty & Style video tutorial you will learn how to shred your t-shirt 70's style. For this you need a pair of fabric scissors and a t-shirt. Hold the t-shirt over your body, measure it up to the hip on the right side and make a snip with the scissors. The fabric will shrink, so, keep little extra margin. Now cut it diagonally from the snip down to the seam on the other side of the t-shirt. Cut off the seams from both the sleeves and cut up the sleeves from the end right up to the sea...

How To: Get your sister to stop stealing your clothes

She thinks just because you're related that your closet is her closet; and if she ever gives your things back, they're never washed. If it's time to stop your sister from being a closet bandit, check out this video. This tutorial is full of tips for gettinf rid of that pesky sibling and keeping your clothes all to yourself.

How To: Tie a Shemagh scarf for fashion

In this video, we learn how to tie a Shemagh scarf for fashion. First, tie the scarf by folding it in half then throwing it over your neck. Place your hear over it and you're done! Now, fold the scarf in half again and wrap it over your back, then create two small knots on the front. Place your hair in front and you're ready to go out. The last way to do this is to roll it up and then roll it twice over your neck and create a small knot at the end. Place your hair over this, then you are fini...

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: Tie a basic bun headwrap style

This video demonstrates how to make a basic bun head wrap. You will need to use a jersey fabric. You will need to style your hair up, in a bun, ponytail, etc. First, you will need to find the point that you want to wear it on your head. Drape it over your ears, for now.

How To: Wear a bandana in 3 different ways

There are three ways to wear bandanas, and each way has its own charms and merits. Should you call yourself an "emo kid", the choice is easy. Position the bandana with the knot at the back of your neck and the rest of the bandana hanging down your chest. You will be looking great for the next trip to the mall. If the "prep" look is more your style, move the knot off to one shoulder, letting the rest of the bandana lie across your other shoulder. Your friends at the yacht club will be impresse...

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