When your washing machine is broken and the laundromat is too far away, the first thing that probably comes to mind is dumping all your dirty clothes in the tub and laboriously scrubbing with your hands. I'm too lazy to do that, but I'm not willing to go out in grimy clothes.
Let’s be honest: you’ve thrown a few delicate, "hand wash only" clothes into the wash with your jeans. Maybe you’ve even ruined a sweater or two. There are so many things to look out for when doing laundry, and they’re easily ignored or forgotten, especially when it comes to drying.
Frankly, I never cared about the care labels on my clothing. They supposedly held some secret key to keeping clothes clean and bright, but who wants to look at little icons and a bunch of fine print for every single garment they wash?
Whites are the hardest color to keep looking bright and new after just a few months' time. Your sweat and oils quickly become stains, and colors from other clothes will eventually bleed into the fabric, discoloring your bright whites into something merely whitish. But before you reach for the bleach, the ultimate chemical cleaner, try some a few of these safer, less-toxic DIY solutions out instead.
Isn't laundry day the worst? You have to pack all your dirty, stinky clothes into a laundry bin. Then, you have to lug the often-times heavy bin all the way to wherever it is you have to do clothes. If you have a big family, like I do, then you might even have more than one bin.
Imagine walking into a store with your own personal model to show you how any clothing item you want is going to work.
In this edition I will teach you how to mess with someone's clothes, don't worry no harm will be done. It's just funny! Check out the video tutorial to find out more!
Unless your work clothes require dry cleaning, you probably only go to the cleaner a few times a year. And for those few items in your closet for which you do, you have to then find the time and extra budget to make a trip all the way to the cleaners and back again. In the end, it can be quite the hassle.
This could happen when you trust a guy to hang out wet clothes. Ladies, beware, guys simplify housework simply because they don't care of it's a chore they just don't want. Watch and learn to be creative about the ways you spice your every day chores up. Most of all, laugh your head off.
How To: Throw on Regular Clothes for Halloween & Still Terrify Everyone as the Characters from 'Get Out' (Group Costume Guide)
Get Out absolutely tore up the record books this year. And the wildest thing about it? It did so with the most ordinary looking characters and props ever (hence the shoestring $4.5 million budget). Which makes it a godsend for the time- and cash-strapped come Halloween. With Get Out, Jordan Peele is the first (and only) African-American writer-director with a $100-million film debut under his belt. The film is also the _all-time highest domestic grossing debut based on an original screenplay ...
Ironing is a serious chore: hot, unpleasant, and frustrating all in one, but necessary if you don't want to look like you crawled out of bed just before work. While you might only turn to your flatiron when faced with wrinkled clothing, this little appliance packs the power to tackle even greater challenges—and here are our 10 favorites.
How To: Scan Laundry Care Symbols with Your iPhone to See How You're Actually Supposed to Wash Clothes
When it comes to washing clothes, the laundry symbols on your tags might as well be hieroglyphics. They're difficult to interpret, easy to forget, and even easier to ignore. But if you don't want to ruin expensive designer clothes, blankets, and other fiber-based materials, you need to figure out the meaning behind those tiny icons. Thankfully, your iPhone can help out.
Microbial cells can improve the functionality of clothes in creative and useful ways, including cooling us down during a workout or making clothing glow for better visibility.
A new app called Roadie now makes life a little easier by connecting users to people who can transport their stuff. The app allows users to transport anything from dogs to getting rid of your ex's things. Furthermore, anyone can register as a sender, or become a driver to make an extra buck. The app is very easy to use: simply download (the app is available on both iOS and Android) and register using an email address or with Facebook. Using the profile you've created, users then select whethe...
Clothing a 3D model properly is almost as hard as making the model in the first place. Fortunately, 3D Studio MAX and this video are here to help. Watching this you will learn how to create splines, simulate cloth animation, and use good smoothing techniques, among other things. Now your 3D models can be as stylish as you! If not more so.
Do you remember Maleficent? The evil witch who cursed Sleeping Beauty to sleep in the classic Disney film and Tchaikovsky ballet? She was pretty cool-looking in an evil way, and in this video you'll learn how to do the bright colored makeup to go with a homemade Maleficent costume for a sexy, evil Halloween look.
Babies are pretty adorable, but the many disgusting fluids they intake and excrete make cleaning up after them a nightmare. If you're a new parent, watch this video. It will show you how to use all sorts of cleaning products to clean up different kinds of baby stains, from drool to baby formula to "mystery stains".
This video series is a complete tutorial, showing you how to construct your own wooden clothes hamper. This is a stylish and elegant way to keep your clothes - or store anything else you need a little extra room for!
"Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on drawing clothes, with special emphasis on wrinkles. Learning how to draw clothes for manga characters is an important detail that should not be overlooked. Watch this video to learn how to draw anime and manga clothes with more detail.
Latex can be a sexy and cool material to make fabric out of, but a plain black latex shirt can still be a bit boring. You can create your own appliques that you can apply to latex clothing using sticky paper.
We all have a bag of old clothes somewhere, or old clothes lying randomly around the closet. You know, the t-shirt that's too ratty or that dress you got from Ann Taylor that looked perfectly in season a few years ago but now you can't bring yourself to wear anywhere.
Spring-loaded clothespins are used for more than just clothes. If you looked in anyone's home, you'll see these springy wooden clothespins used for things like chip clips, photo holders and even for attaching sports cards on bicycle spokes. They're even used in the film industry (called C47s or bullets) for clamping colored gels or diffusion to hot lights on set. So, there's a million uses for these wooden clamps, but that doesn't mean they have to look the same— drab and unoriginal.
In this video we learn how to draw manga/anime clothes and folds. Start out by drawing the collar of the clothing up and around the neck. As you draw down, make sure you add in a bump for the elbows in a long sleeve shirt. Then, draw in the cuffs for the shirt and add in lines on them. Draw down from the elbow bump, creating two bumps near the wrist to show a baggy sweater. Make sure to add in the small details like zippers and strings on the top. Finish off the sides, leaving a gap between t...
Make your own environmentally friendly dye at home, out of strawberries! You'll also need some vinegar, salt and old nylon stockings. Mash up your strawberries, strain them in the nylon and then boil your strawberry puree with salt, vinegar and your fabric.
Get started with the LilyPad Arduino! It's a sewable microcontroller that lets you embed lights, sounds, sensors, and much more into your wearables, perfect for clothing and accessories. In this Make Magazine video tutorial, you'll see how to attach the LilyPad and power supply to each other, and upload a basic program that blinks an LED.
The ability to see through clothing has been pursued by voyeurs for millenia, and today with the help of cheap video cameras we are closer than ever. This video will show you how to use a piece of blank developed film and IR to see through different types of shirts and other clothing. It also covers the effects of different colors and fabrics on the technique's effectiveness.
If you are pulling your clothes out of your high efficiency washer, and find they are soaking wet, you have a problem. There are a couple of easy ways to help fix this problem, before calling in a professional.
The wilderness can be a tough place to be found in. There are a plethora of problems that can arise, but being without clothing can be a problem. Especially when your clothing relies on buttons. Find out what it takes to make easy buttons to repair your clothing by using the wilderness. Enjoy!
This Zappos video shows how a girlfriend can wear her boyfriend's clothes. There are several different looks a girl can go for while wearing her boyfriend's clothes. One of the most popular is to have a "rocker" look. This involves wearing your boyfriends jeans but cutting the hem and pairing them with a pair of black booties, you can also wear this with one of his t-shirts tucked in on one side. Another look is to wear one of his plaid shirts with black skinny jeans and black booties with a ...
Watch this fashion design tutorial video to learn how to tie dye your clothes. This how-to video features very detailed instructions that make tie dyeing easy for even first timers. The tips in this how-to video will help you tie dye ilike a pro in no time. All you need is dye, soda ash, a bucket of water, a fork, rubber bands, gloves, saran wrap, and paper towels.
As scammy as this sounds, it's actually a cool site. If you design your own clothes or cloth like items, this site will let you sell them in your own store. That's pretty dang cool. Follow the directions, and learn why Etsy is neato. From Thread Heads.
Get your Halloween on zombie-style! Watch this ThreadBanger video tutorial to see how to apply zombie makeup and make zombie clothes. Becoming undead is perfect for Halloween parties, but you can't do it without a little help. Get a makeup tutorial from the creators of Zombie A GO GO plus a lesson on how to zombify your clothing. This will also be helpful for all of you amateur filmmakers out there looking to make the next horrific horror movie for the undead.
Make sure your winter wardrobe survives the summer by putting it away properly. Learn how to store your winter clothes.
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.
Minimalist accessories are quite in right now, with interest being added by textures, cuts, and sleek designs. But sometimes a girl just wants to have fun with her clothing and accessories! In this episode of "Whitney Sews," Whitney will teach you how she embelishes wallets and other goodies with tiny buttons.
Got your eye on that new Phllip Lim clutch on Net-A-Porter.com? Save up for an investment piece you'll use for the rest of your life by selling some of your old clothing to a consignment store or online.
One of the most common things about summer isn't only the sun, heat, and need to get into a pool, but stains. Grass stains, ketchup stains, and mustard stains can all ruin a perfectly good day. Sometimes they are difficult to wash out, but with this tutorial they won't be anymore. Check out the video from Good Housekeeping magazine to find out what you'll need to eliminate these stains. Enjoy!
The best tips and techniques for ironing clothing and taking care of your clothing. Learn about ironing clothes and other tips on laundry and clothing care in this free video.
Add jazz to clothing with rhinestones and jewels; learn to embellish t-shirts and clothing with rhinestones, plastic jewels and gems, in this free video.
Folding laundry is an important housekeeping task that will help prolong the use and storage of your clothes. Learn some tips for folding clothes from a house cleaner in this free video series.