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How To: Sew a perfect jet pocket on a jacket or dress

A welted pocket (also called a jetted pocket or piped pocket) is a pocket where it appears just to be a thin slit in the fabric of the garment. Ideal for when you are making something you want to have pockets, but don't want to necessarily draw much attention to them - such as tailored suit jackets or streamlined dresses. All you need to learn this technique are some basic sewing notions (scissors, pins, etc) and either bias tape or the ability to cut your own bias tape from your fashion fabric.

How To: Get a girl to like you

In this video, we learn how to get a girl to like you. The ideal man for a woman is confident and makes the girl feel like she has earned you. You should come from a mindset of high value. You should never let the woman be the challenge for you, you should be the challenge for you. If you have a lot of women friends and date a lot of women, this will make her realize that you are in high demand. Don't let the woman think that she has control of you, so make sure you don't stick with one girl ...

How To: Make a tie dye t-shirt dress with ELLEgirl

Joyyan King, Fashion editor and Marsha Welcher shows you how to create a tie dye t-shirt for yourself. A white cotton t-shirt dress is chosen and taken to the work table. Cotton holds the dye well hence it is ideal to go for a cotton dress for tie and dye. Lay out the dress over a table covered with news paper then pinch the center of the dress and twist it to screw it around, the tighter it is twisted the more better the designs would be. After twisting tight it would look like a flower, the...

How To: Make classy new fillings for your potato skins

This video brings you fresh ideas on frozen processed Idaho potato skins that are ideal for appetizers or your bar menu. It is suggested in this video many creative ways to serve Idaho potato skins. The classic way presented is Nacho Style. The chef suggests using mango, papaya or roasted pineapple salsa instead of the traditional salsa on your potato skins. Caviar and crème fraiche is another suggestion. Other interesting suggestions are caramelized onions and bleu cheese, herb goat cheese, ...

How To: Tie a trucker's hitch

The trucker's hitch is a good, strong knot with many uses. It's ideal for securing a load in a vehicle, and was used that way dating back to the days of wagons hauled by horses. In this video the folks at ITS Tactical teach you how to tie a trucker's hitch, quick and easy.

How To: Rind graft an apple or pear tree

Grafting, also known as "top working," is simple-but-essential technique that enables you to change the variety of fruit a tree bears. In this tutorial, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Apples Heritage demonstrates the rind grafting technique, a useful method for grafting over a sound-but-unwanted apple or pear tree.

How To: Make a container topiary

Topiaries are no longer just speciality plants. They have become very popular and are showing up in garden centers and nurseries across the country. Topiaries have been used for thousands of years, in places like Babylon and England. Today we take the mystery out of topiaries and discuss pruning trees and shrubs to look like geometric forms. As well we talk about designing topiaries, selecting the trees and shrubs and maintaining them to look their best and show you how to create small topiar...

How To: Prune hybrid-T roses

John White and Rosemary Maddox Master Gardner will teach us how to prune our hybrid t-roses. To begin, you’ll need a set of bypass pruners, long handles loppers for branches or canes, which are bigger than your thumb. You may also need a pruning saw, 10% bleach solution which is 10 parts water + 1 part bleach., an old dog bowl for the bleach, gloves, and a low stool. Begin with the bypass pruners clipping all branches that may be crossing or too close to the main branches that you will keep. ...

How To: Identify pinon needle scale

Identify pinion needle scaleWe are going to look at this insect because eggs are being laid. Two year old needles are being cast off. This is a sign of infestation. There is also sparse, open foliage. This tends to be a chronic infestation. The insect is the pinion needle scale. You can see tiny, bean shaped bumps on the 2 year old needles. The insects move to last years new growth and feast on the sap of the needle all summer. You can see egg masses and web on the trunk of the tree. The inse...

How To: Use ActionScript 2.0 and Flash 8 Professional

Shown here is another video tutorial made possible through TutVid. In this video, you are learning the basics of Action Scripting in Flash. This lesson is titled "Action Scripting:101." Action scripting is one of the coolest thing about flash. The thing that makes flash special is the ability to make simple actions interactive. Flash possibilities are endless!

How To: Make parfait sea salts & soap

An ideal favor for parties or showers. Layers of colorful sea salt in a plastic champagne glass topped off with a layer of soap. A few sprinkles of colored salt and a bath oil bead add the final finishing touches. An ideal favor for baby or wedding showers. An easy soap making craft for kids.

How To: Find your happy weight

Losing weight can be a battle, but why not be realistic about your goals rather than kill yourself striving for a size 0? A happier alternative to the cycle of weight loss and gain is to achieve a weight you and your doctor can both live with. In this tutorial, learn how to calculate your BMI and ways to figure what your "happy weight" is.

How To: Smooth out shaky video footage in After Effects CS5

Want to fix shaky video after the fact? With After Effects CS5, it's easy. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with CS5's new features, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started stabilizing sub-ideal clips in your own After Effects CS5 projects, watch this free video guide.

How To: Tie a centauri knot for fishing

The Centauri Knot works well with a wide range of line diameters and should regain around 90 percent of the lines breaking strength. The centauri knot is also fairly easy to tie and is therefor a popular choice by many anglers. The knot is ideal for small hooks, rings and swivels. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie a centauri not for fishing.

How To: Make a makeup brush easel

It's crafts time! Here's a video on how to make your very own Brush Easel. Great idea to give to friends as gifts, or for yourself to organize your brushes. Ideal for makeup artists to have this Prom season for your teenage clients! Be Creative! Enjoy!

How To: Use a parang knife (Malayan machete) in the tropical wild

If you're ever stuck in the jungles of Southeast Asia, then your only hope for survival is the parang knife, which is a Malayan type machete. This is the ideal tool for the jungle, especially in Malaysia, where the typical vegetation is more woody, and needs something thicker for stronger chopping action. A parang has three different edges: the front is very sharp and used for skinning, the middle is wider and used for chopping, and the back end (near the handle) is very fine and used for car...

How To: Make sugar cookie dough with a good consistency

When we're baking sugar cookies, we all tend to do the same thing: Rush through the boring mixing and baking part, and then spend three times as long on putting on the icing and forming pretty motifs. But to create truly spectacular sugar cookies, there is more to crafting dough then simply throwing in the ingredients and blending.

How To: Build a gravity retaining wall

This video shows us how to build a gravity wall with Allen Blocks. In order to do this, place blocks on top of the base course. You want to make sure that the bottom notch is tight against the front lip of the blocks underneath. Sliding them into place removes any present debris. Running bond is ideal; however, if that is not possible, offset them by a quarter of a block. After making sure the blocks are straight, fill the hollow blocks (and 12 inches behind them) with wall rock. Then smooth ...

How To: Determine which grater is best for the job

Gourmet editor, Ruth, tells us all about the different graters and why choosing the best grater for each job is very important. The classical grater is called a knuckle bleeder. This is because when you're at the end of the item you're grating, you have to get your hand really close to it and you might scrape your knuckles. The hand grater is easier to use and provides smaller pieces which makes it ideal for most grating jobs. A zester grater is also easy to use and provides more volume than ...

How To: Change views & navigate documents in MS Word 2007

In this video the instructor shows how to change views in Microsoft word 2007 and navigate around the documents. In Microsoft word 2007 in the ribbon there is a view tab to the extreme right. Open the tab. Now in that bar the default layout selected is the Print Layout which is 'What you see is what you get' layout. Next to it the full screen reading option and clicking on it, the documents opens up as a two page book with all the other tool bars hidden. The next is web layout which is ideal ...

How To: Tie a pitzen knot

The pitzen knot has various uses, but it's ideal for securing a hook to a fishing line. It's relatively easy to learn and quick to do once you know how. In this video the folks at ITS Tactical teach you how to tie a pitzen knot.

How To: Tie a snake knot

The snake knot is mostly decorative, not ideal for situations requiring a really strong knot. You can use it to make keychains and do all sorts of other things. In this video the folks at ITS Tactical teach you how to tie a snake knot quickly and easily.

How To: Do upper back stretches

Limber up your back with exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: to find an ideal position use a pole or handle, hold for 15 to 30 seconds while holding the pole lower to target lower back, and change grips. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran track and cross-country. Tom has worked as a personal trainer for two years. He also has a ...

How To: Stake tall plants

We next try some staking, because this garden has tall plants. Tall plants add verticality to the garden, but they only stay tall until a thunderstorm hits. They need staking if for no other reason to keep them out of the mud. Dahlias definitely need staking because their flowers are enormous and bend easily. Plan for this ahead of time. For staking there are lots of possibilities. You can use bamboo and string or you could use multi-purpose stakes. This metal stake is ideal for a single stem...

How To: Learn the basics of a pressure washer

Pressure washers are a great way to clean a brick patio - if you do it right! The pressure washer can harm the surface you are cleaning or even yourself. The basic operation of the pressure washer is to take the low pressure from you garden hose and increase the pressure with a special pump. The pump uses either a gas powered engine or an electric motor to boost the pressure.

How To: Fly a RC helicopter using cyclic and rudder controls

Mikey shows you how to use the cyclic controls on a 6-channel helicopter radio controller. Cyclic controls move a helicopter forwards and back, as well as side-to-side. If you're comfortable with using the rudder controls, you're ready to move on to the cyclic control, usually found opposite of the rudder controls on the radio controller. The control is easiest to use while the helicopter is in the regular orientation, with the tail pointed towards you. Mikey also demonstrates how to use the ...