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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: 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: Make a ninja mask out of a t-shirt

In this video, we learn how to make a ninja mask out of a t-shirt. First, grab your t-shirt and then roll it up until you get to the head opening. Now, stick your head through the hole and take your sleeves out. Now, take the back of the shirt and roll it over the top of the head and bring the top of the shirt up to the top of your nose. Now, tie the sleeves behind your head and tuck the rest of the shirt underneath the top of the shirt you're wearing. When you are done, you will have a ninja...

How To: Fix a Snagged Thread in Your Favorite Sweater

You just bought a new loose-knit sweater, slipped it on, and your ring, earring, smartwatch, or even your fingernail snagged a piece of thread yanking an entire loop loose in the fabric. It's happened to me more times than I can remember, and if you cut that eyesore away you're asking for trouble. However, there is a quick way to fix it while maintaining the longevity of your sweater—without giving money to your dry cleaner. Begin by assessing the size of your sweater's damage; is the snagged...

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: Tie a tie, the sexy way

In this tutorial, let two sexy, scantily clad ladies show you exactly how to tie your necktie. The girls will walk you through all the steps so you look professional and prepared for whatever occasion you may be heading to. Just try to pay attention to the instructions and don't get distracted by your teachers!

How To: Deal with being a flat chested girl

With the average woman a 36C, it can suck being the flattest girl in the room. Here’s how to make the most of what you’ve got! You will need better posture, the right clothes, the right bra, exercise and eye shadow. Small breasts age better, so don't feel bad about your flatter chest. Use these tips to enhance your natural flat chest.

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: 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: 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: Measure your bicep length

In this Beauty and Style category video tutorial you will learn how to measure your bicep length. The video is presented by Alazzo Clothing. The process is very easy and simple as you will find out after watching this video. For doing this, the person must be standing in upright position. Take the measuring tape and put it under the arm pit. Then you measure the width of the bicep at the top of the arm pit leaving room for one finger. In the video this is demonstrated using a mannequin. So, t...

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: 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: 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: Properly tie a winter scarf

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly tie a winter scarf. First, take a long scarf and wrap it around the back of your neck. Next, take the short side of your scarf and place it in your left hand and place the long side of the scarf in your right hand. Now, cross the two and hold the bottom with your right hand. Next, wrap the long side around the back of your neck while holding the side with your right hand. Put the long side through the loop in the scarf and then pull down so the scarf...

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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: Paint a pair of high heel shoes

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a pair of high heels with Anne. You will need: paints, varnishes, paintbrushes, pencils, pen, designs, scissors, sticky tape, and carbon paper. First you will need to paint both of your heels with a solid color, doing two base coats. Next, pick out a design you like and cut it out with carbon paper and tape it to the heels with sticky tape. Make sure to place the carbon paper facing down. Next, use your pen to trace the pattern along the heel. Now use a...

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: Crossdress and look fabulous

Crossdressing can be complicated. How do you know the best way to apply your hair and makeup without looking too over the top? Well, in this two part tutorial, you will learn how to apply classy hair and makeup and choose just the right outfit to look like a fabulous lady and not a hot mess.

How To: Tie a necktie on someone else

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a necktie on someone else. First, pop the collar and drape the tie around the neck with the wide end on your right. Then, tug the wide end down, so it hangs 12 inches below the narrow end. After this, cross the wide end over the narrow end, and bring it up through the neck loop and down the front. Swing the wide end to the right, pass it under the narrow end, then cross it back over the right. After this, push it up through the neck hole. Now, tuck it thr...

How To: Put on a rented tuxedo

This video shows everything about how to put on a rented tuxedo. When you get your tux, the shoes will be hanging in a bag on the outside of the bag. Inside the bag will be the coat, shirt, vest or cummerbund, tie, pants and studs and links. Socks will be in the inside coat pocket, and the pocket square should be on the outside pocket of the coat. Remove the studs and links from the bag. Leave the collar button alone and start with the next button hole. Put the studs through the holea. Insert...

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...

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