How to Make Boy Shorts

by Threadbanger

Haven't done laundry in a while? Need some more underwear? Well take a lesson from Rob and Ruffeo Hearts Lil' Snotty and turn your old t-shirts into a pair of boy shorts! And put off doing laundry for another day... Watch the full Episode here!

 
How to Make Boy Shorts

 

 First thing to do is to draw out a design


Take out a t-shirt, you can use the same sleeves but Maxwell uses sleeves from another t-shirt to spruce up the color. You'll also need to have...

Continue Reading

Wicked Witch Costume

by Threadbanger

After an awesome interview with Wicked costume designer, Susan Hilferty, Corinne is going to show you how to make an intense witch costume- worthy of the Broadway show!

Wath the full episode HERE!

Wicked Witch Costume

To make the skirt, Corinne took an old long stretchy black dress and cut it across the waist line.



Fold it in half length wise and draw a line down the middle of the back then cut down the line.

 

 


Cut a two and half inch strip that is as...

Continue Reading

How to Make a Big Foot Costume

by Threadbanger

To learn how to this Big Foot Costume, watch the full episode with Rob and Corrine. 

How to Make a Big Foot Costume

 

You will need a 2 recycled fur coats (fake or vintage).

On the center back line, cut the coat five inches from wherever your crotch line is.

  Then cut a slit on the center back neck line, so the neck does not not choke you.

Make two leg tubes lining up one side of the crotch slit with the one side of the coat opening right sides together. Sew a...

Continue Reading

How to Make a Strait Jacket

by Threadbanger
How to make a Strait Jacket!
 
 
How to Make a Strait Jacket
 
To start the Strait Jacket, you will need two cream colored button down shirts, one bigger than the other.  
 
You will also need 6-8 black or dark brown leather belts. (try to use belts with thinner, smoother leather)
 
Start with the larger shirt and with a seam ripper, remove the front pocket and all buttons.
 

 
Remove collar.
 

Fold back the button plackets on...

Continue Reading

How To Make a Steampunk Shirt

by Threadbanger

This week on Threadbanger learn how to make a Steampunk shirt! For more Steampunk outfits and accessories visit Threadbanger.com. It was Steampunk Week! So also learn how to make goggles, bustles, gloves, and more!

 

Place an old long sleeve shirt out in front of you and, with some chalk, sketch a front breast plate pattern to the front. Take a piece of newspaper and trace half of your pattern onto it. Fold over and cut out....

Continue Reading

How To Make a Shirred Fabric Summer Dress

by Threadbanger

This week a special SewingTips 101 will show you how to shirr fabric and create a cool new summer dress. So check out the videocheck out the video and get to work on some easy breezy summer clothes! For more DIY projects, subscribe to Threadbanger on iTunes!



For this project you will need:

Elastic thread
Regular Thread
Pins
Scissors
A Sewing Machine
Fabric

For this dress you'll need to buy elastic thread and hand wind the elastic thread around...

Continue Reading

How to Crochet a Neckline

by Threadbanger

For your next t-shirt reconstruction, shake things up a bit with a 70s-inspired crocheted neckline!  Take a trip with Threadbanger to visit Cal of Hodge Podge and learn how to do this unique craft! For more details, watch the video, and for more DIY style, subscribe to Threadheads on iTunes

 

 

Materials:
Old t-shirt
Tiny steel crochet hook (usually for lace/doilies)
Size E crochet hook
Scissors
Needle with a large eye

How to Crochet a Neckline

In...

Continue Reading

How to Make an Apron out of Old Jeans

by Threadbanger

Threadbanger has been flooded with questions of what to do with old jeans, here is one concoction that won't leave you messy in the kitchen!  On this episode of Decor it Yourself, Meg shows us how to make an apron out of an old pair of jeans. For more information and details, check out the video!  For more ideas and tutorials like this, subscribe to Threadheads on iTunes!!

 

Materials:
Old Jeans
Sewing Machine/Hand Sewing Supplies
Scissors
Twin...

Continue Reading

How to do a Blind Hem Stitch on your Sewing Machine

by Threadbanger

This is the go-to hem for anything more formal where you don't want to be able to see a line of stitching on the bottom. It is called a blind hem for obvious reasons -- you can't see the hem! Amazing! And professional! To do this, you need to have a blind hem foot for your sewing machine. Thanks to the Diana Rupp of Make Workshop! Check out her book Sew Everything Workshop! To see this tutorial in live action, check out the Threadheads...

Continue Reading