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Making a Jean Embellished Sweatshirt
Use the waist, zipper, seams, and pockets from a pair of jeans to create a unique embellished sweatshirt. The directions are found on this page.
DIY Off-Shoulder Top
This page contains instructions and photos to help you make an off-shoulder top from a typical sweatshirt. Making your own DIY off-should top saves money and allows you to choose the color and fabric of your choice.
Tie-dyeing a Wedding Dress
I am needing to know if it is possible to tie-dye my wedding dress for my hippie, gypsy, bohemian wedding theme?
This is a simple way to turn any tee into a chic corset tie-up shirt. All you need is a shirt, scissors, and some sturdy ribbon.
Flames of Love Tie Dye T-Shirt
Our economy in South Africa has been hit by a rough patch. I love clothes that are unique, but most clothing items have just become too expensive. Here is a great way to add a modern touch to a cheap white T-shirt, without breaking the bank in the process.
Make Arm and Leg Warmers from Sweaters
Old sweaters, especially wool ones, work quite well for making cozy arm and leg warmers. This is a page about make arm and leg warmers from sweaters.
Using RIT Dye in a Washing Machine
One method of dyeing clothing is in the washer. This is a page about using RIT dye in a washing machine.
Setting the Dye When Making Tie-dye Clothing
When making tie-dyed clothing an important step before you finish the project is to set the dye. This is a page about setting the dye when making tie-dye clothing.
Bull's Eye Tie Dye Pattern
There are several tie dye pattern variations you can try. This is a page about making a bull's eye tie dye pattern.
Swirl Tie Dye Pattern
The swirl tie dye pattern may look complicated, but it is in fact very easy to make. This is a page about making a swirl tie dye pattern.
This is a page about bleaching denim. Your denim clothing can be bleached to lighten a dark color or you can get creative and bleach designs onto the fabric.
Making a Sharpie Tie Dyed T-Shirt
This is a page about making a Sharpie tie dyed T-shirt. This project is an easier way to create a tie dyed looking t-shirt, that even the kids can help with.
This is a page about decorating clothing. There are many fun ways to embellish clothes with beads, paint, glitter and fabric.
Dyeing Clothing in the Washing Machine
This is a page about dyeing clothes in the washing machine. Changing or maintaining the color of your clothes can be done simply in your washing machine, but can also create a big mess.
This page is about dyeing clothing. It is important to determine whether your fabric will absorb the color you want to dye it, and the best method to apply it.
Making Tie Dye Clothes
This page is about making tie dye clothes. Create your own patterns with this fabric tying and dyeing project using the colors you want.
Chihuahua Clothing Patterns
This is a page about Chihuahua clothing patterns. Making clothing for small dogs is a fun creative pastime. There are many sources for the patterns to make your pup a stylish wardrobe.
Making Duct Tape Clothes
This is a page about making duct tape clothes. Duct tape has become a very popular crafting medium. One of the more uncommon uses for this durable tape is to make clothing.
Making a Cloak
This is a page about making a cloak. Although currently often used as part of a costume, a cloak is also a stylish way to keep warm, and very retro.
Making a Liner for a Knitted Sweater
This is a page about making a liner for a knitted sweater. A liner for your sweater makes for a finished look, as well as protects your skin from itching caused by wool sweaters.
Making a Poodle Skirt
This is a page about making a poodle skirt. Poodle shirts popular in the 1950s, are still a fun project to make for everyday retro clothing, Halloween, or other special occasions.
Repairing Elastic Smocking on a Dress
This is a page about repairing elastic smocking on a dress. Repairing damaged or worn elastic smocking can seem daunting.
Making an Apron
This is a page about making an apron. Making an apron for yourself or as a gift is a fun project, whether you use a pattern or use your own unique design.
Making a Dog Coat
This is a page about making a dog coat. Buying your dog a coat at the pet store can be very pricy. A less expensive alternate may be to make one.
Remaking a Dress Into a Skirt
This is a page about remaking a dress into a skirt. Have an old dress that needs some updating? Give it new life by turning it into a skirt.
Homemade Sock Protectors
Does anyone know the measurements to make sock protectors?
Pattern for Women's Pajamas with Gusset Seat
Back in the "olden days" when I was a child, pajamas for adults, as well as children, had a gusset in the back that was comfortable versus the new patterns that have a seam up the back. Can anyone tell me where to find such patterns or how to alter a pattern to accommodate this feature? TIA
Making Housecoat from Towels
Does anyone know how to make housecoats from bath towels? Thanks.
Designing Clothes Online
How can I design my own clothes online?
How Can I Make a Jacket from Neck Ties?
Does anyone have a pattern or directions for making a jacket from men's ties?
Pattern for Making Nightwear for a Toddler
Does anyone have a simple pattern I can use to make some cozy winter nightwear, for my 3 year old granddaughter? Thank you in advance.
Making a No-Sew Poncho
How do I make a no-sew poncho?
How Do I Make a Plus Size Water Resistant Apron?
I'd like to make an apron that is both a plus size (as in size 26) and somewhat water resistant. When washing the dishes, water goes through a regular apron.
Handmade Fleece Poncho
In an older post: "Handmade Fleece Poncho", in the instructions it was stated to "measure child/person standing with arms straight out side by side". Do you mean straight out like trying to fly, or arms straight down resting on legs? Side by side is confusing me.
Make a Flannel Half Slip for Warmth
Make a flannel 1/2 slip to keep you warm. Cut a piece of new flannel, baby blankets, or section of a flannel sheet. For the length: measure from waist to knee. Add 2 inches for hem, and 3 inches for top casing for elastic.
Making Vests With Pre-Quilted Fabric
I have a quick question for everyone and anyone that sews. I have about 3 yards of 3 different pieces of quilted patterned material. Originally I was going to make quilted totes, and then changed my mind.
Sizing Charts For Making Clothing
These sizing charts have been SOOO much help for me when I crochet, knit and sew for others:
Have your teens check out www.threadbanger.com for DIY projects for really cool and hip clothes!
Tip for Sweatshirt
I have shirt pattern sheet that says to make a t-shirt with cut outs in it: (Click for directions)
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