Tired of carrying that purse around while you are trying to have a conversation or dance the night away? How about a cute little handbag to swing around while you maintain your social life.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a DIY halter style bra strap. First, you will need to cut a long piece of fabric and you will also need some bra hooks. Now, you will take the fabric and fold it in half twice so it's the correct size for a bra strap. Then, you will sew it on all of the sides to create a secure strap. From here, you will place the bra hook onto the strap at the base where you sewed the end. Now, sew this onto the strap and then attach to your bra to wear as a halter!
In this Education video tutorial you will learn how to make smoke or fog rings with a rubbish bin. This is really very easy and simple to do and takes practically no time. For this you will need a smoke machine like the ones used in night clubs, a rubbish bin, piece of oil cloth and a strap. Cut out the bottom of the bin and cover the top of the bin with the oil cloth and strap it up. When you push on the oil cloth, air will go out of the hole at the bottom. Now fill the bin with smoke from t...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make cloth flowers. Start out by grabbing several different strips of fabric and folding it into a shape that makes a flower. After you do this, place a needle into the fabric so it doesn't come unraveled. After this, start to twist the fabric and then thread the needle through the strip. Now, pull the fabric up and it will scrunch up into a flower shape. Now, wrap this around a stick with a piece of fabric on it, that will become the middle of the flower. Wh...
In this tutorial, learn how to trick people in a bar or at a party. This trick requires only a small piece of cloth like a napkin or bandana. You ask an opponent to try and tie the cloth in a knot without crossing their arms or letting go of the ends of the fabric. This may sound impossible but with a simple slight of hand you'll be able to tie it and win your bet!
To make a support halter top shirt, you will need: Pattern for a basic bodice
Make a fashion purse for your little princess! You'll need four squares of fabric in two separate colors (one for the outside and one for the lining), beads for decoration, a shoelace to use as a strap, needle and thread (or a craft sewing machine) and a pair of scissors.
In order to install a BedRug pickup truck bedliner, you will need the following: a BedRug, Rubbing alcohol, and cloth rags.
This video shows the viewer how to start a fire using char cloth and a fire steel. Char cloth is a fabric which burns/smolders very slowly. This makes it very useful for starting fires. The video suggests gathering dried grass. The smoldering chard cloth should then be placed in the middle of the grass. Blowing gently on the char cloth will increase the oxygen reaching the flame so will increase the chances of success. Waving the bundle of straw should also help. Remember to always wear glove...
This video begins with examples of different finished welt techniques being shown. A piece of finished cloth is then folded over twice and then held in place before stitching. The first knit is started on the left side of the cloth and continued until reaching the opposite side of the fabric. A wooden needle is then used to weave from right to left until the wooden needle is pushed all the way across the fabric for support. This step is repeated three times until the welt is visible and stabl...
Start with a basic wicker round, and then use scraps of recycled fabric to make holiday rosettes. This tutorial uses red and white fabric, but you can make your wreath using any festive, colorful cloth or trim in your scrap basket.
Transform any fabric in minutes by using paint sticks to transfer a surface texture to the cloth. Watch as Laura Murray shows you how to use surface rubbings over a textured surface to create original and creative fashions.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to wear and make a toga on your own. You must need a fabric, clips, and a friend to help you make the toga. You can go to any place that sells fabric for the cloth. It must be 1x3 yards. Have your friend wrap the cloth around you twice, clip it at the side, and throw it over a shoulder and clip it in the back. Upon viewing this video, you will learn the easiest and most effective way to make and wear a toga, making it no problem if you ever need one ri...
Wash your window blinds with a minimum of mess. Howcast presents you with tips on how to effectively clean your window blinds. Blinds can be tricky to clean, so pay attention.
Bohemian jewelry is all the rage in Hollywood. Stars pay literally hundreds of dollars to get their bohemian jewelry fix, but you don't need to spend more than a few bucks - if any - to tote around a beautiful piece.
You've probably seen your fair share of sloppy, sloppy togas for Halloween over the years. You know what I mean — hems either pooled around the ankles or ending awkwardly above the knee, one hand trapped akimbo because it's too loose around the waist, a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. But the toga is still so tempting ... because it's so damn easy for procrastinators.
Your ironing skills are rusty, and so is your iron. Now you’ve got rust stains on your blouse. What to do?
In this free video series, an expert fashion designer will show you everything you need to know about fabric and cloth from a designer perspective. Learn about vintage fabrics, linen, plaid, wool, tweed and much more.
This tutorial works best with soft fabrics, like jersey or terry cloth. You can even cut up old flannel to make the stuffing! This is a simple project that won't take longer than an hour or two to put together.
If soap is so good for you, why does it leave behind that icky, gooey scum? Get rid of the gunk! Learn how to remove soap scum from your shower or bathtub.
When you hear the word "brocade," you're probably thinking more about richly woven fabric than folded paper. Well, this origami Japanese "brocade" is based on the brocade look - an embossed, studded cloth.
You can create some lovely and cute cloth pumpkins to decorate your house for Thanksgiving! All you need is some scrap material in fall or pumpkin colors, and a few rolls of toilet paper. Wrap the fabric around the toilet paper, tuck and secure!
Recycle any cloth, or use up scraps of a fabric you like by making a hair scrunchie like the one shown in this how-to video. No need for a pattern, the design is made from simple rectangles with size measurements provided in the video. Follow along with the steps and learn how to make a hair scrunchie by watching this video sewing tutorial.
This lesson provides a quick introduction to using cloth in Maya.
Learn the basics of crumpling and tearing in Houdini 10. This cool crumple and tear effects can make destruction look more realistic in any 3D scene.
First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. Cut off two rectangles those measures from the top of your bust to the bottom of your bust. The length should be enough to go all the way around your upper half. Place these two rectangle pieces together. Now separate y...
Are you bent out of shape over damage to your clothes caused by wire hangers? Don’t buy new ones – follow these easy steps to modify hangers you already have. Watch this video to learn how to turn a wire hanger into a cloth one.
In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to embellish a sweater by adding a bejeweled collar. This will be a great Christmas gift idea. Take a short sleeve sweater and cut out its neckline on a piece of paper. Take a piece of woolen cloth of matching color, pin the paper cut out to it and cut off the woolen piece. Place the woolen cut out on the neck of the sweater and arrange some jewels on it. Then with a hard glue gun apply hard glue to the back of each jewel and stick it. You ca...
It’s easy to make those telltale sweat spots disappear if you know what to use on them. Don't throw away those white shirts, learn how to get rid of sweat stains instead.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a toga in less than five minutes. First, you will need 6 yards of fabric and about 4 safety pins. Once you have these, you will be able to make your toga. Wrap the fabric around your body tightly, then take a safety pin and pin it to your shirt that you're wearing so you know where to sew it at. After this, bring the last portion of the cloth up and around your shoulder. Once you have done this, you will have a cute toga! You can take this off and sew it...
Johnathan E. Stewart shows us how to remove blood stains from fabric in this tutorial. Your first step right after blood gets on your clothes is to rinse it with warm water and pat a wash cloth with soap and water on it. If the stain is more set in, grab hydrogen peroxide, soap, and water, then mix together and pat onto the stain. If all else fails, you can use ammonia with water on the stain. When you're finished cleaning the stain, throw it into the washer immediately, with stain remover mi...
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt block. Start with a simple 9 patch. You can use dark and light fabrics. Put the darker fabrics in place so you make an x shape. Sew these patches together. Now, fold it in half and then line up the ruler. Cut the fabric in half, and then cut the halves in half. Re-arrange the cloth in any way you want and sew them back together. You will have an interesting design once this is done. Viewing this video will show you ...
Watch this video to learn how to sew by hand! You need scissors, thread (or floss), a needle, and fabric. First, stick your threaded needle through the cloth and pull the thread through. To make a running stitch, push it back through to the opposite side. Your stitches should look like a dashed line. For a whip stitch, keep pushing the needle through the fabric from the same side each time, near the edge. It will wrap around the edge. To tie it off, push the needle back through the loop of a ...
Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish silverware using Cape Cod polishing cloths. In this polishing tip we polish silverware using Cap Cod Metal Polishing Cloths. The cloths are individually packaged in an attractive tin that includes a pair of reusable gloves and a buffing cloth.
T-straps are a cute, vintage style that looks great on everyone. In this video, create a pair of detachable t-straps so you can save money and turn any pair of shoes into cute t-straps. These straps can be moved from shoe to shoe so you can customize your style anytime. This very cool idea, hosted by Elizabeth Gleeson is easy to do and very worth the effort.
Nothing worse than the dreaded red wine stain. No need to panic if someone spills red wine on your crisp white shirt, tablecloth, or other washable fabric. In a few easy steps, the fabric can look as good as new. Learn how to remove a red wine stain with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Removing stains has never been this easy.
Cloth is an essential part of almost any 3D modeling project involving people. This video will show you how to properly use the cloth modifier in 3D Studio MAX to create the waving, tarnished American flag shown in the thumbnail. This tutorial does NOT feature Reactor, the in-program physics engine included with 3DS MAX, only the actual 3D Studio MAX cloth modifier.
Make sure your winter wardrobe survives the summer by putting it away properly. Learn how to store your winter clothes.
In this video, we learn how to reconstruct a t-shirt into an off the shoulder top. First, take a large shirt of your choice color and cut along the line on the shoulder, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Next, roll the hem and sew with a sewing machine. Next, cut a strap 4" wide and fold in half, then sew along the edge. After this, use a safety pin to pin one side to the shirt and then to the other side of the shirt. After these are secure, draw marks along the neck line of the shirt. Cut out t...
Cloth diapers are a little bit more work than the disposable kind. No need to worry, with some regular laundry detergent and vinegar your baby will be happy as a clam in his clean and irritant free diapers.