How to Make Your Own Hoodie

by Threadbanger

Hey Guys,
For anyone interested in DIY fashion, we have a great new project to sink your sewing needles into. Although it may be the middle of summer, hoodies are always in style and this is the perfect way to make your own! We at Threadbanger are always looking for new DIY fashion ideas so be sure to send in your projects! And don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes!


Here's what you'll need:

1. A T-shirt
2. Some Newspaper...

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How to Make A Macrame' Bracelet (or Necklace)

by Threadbanger

How to Make A Macrame' Bracelet (or Necklace)

Taking a long road trip this summer? Well, we know how boring those can be. That's why we're gonna show you how to make some awesome hemp bracelets. It'll keep you awake and you can keep the driver awake. Plus, hemp is for both guys and girls, so guys, get our your hemp too and let's get ready to hit the road!   

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1. Get out your hemp twine. If you don't want to use hemp there is a wide variety of colored cord you can chose from. The thicker the cord the bigger your bracelet or necklace.


2. Cut off two long strands.

3. Take one of the strands, fold it in half and loop it over a rounded stick such as a paint brush or pencil.


4. Do the same to the other strand. Now, you have four strands hanging down.


5. Take the right strand, pull it over the two inner strands and under the left strand.


6. Pull the left strand behind the two inner strands and through the loop created by the right strand. This is a half square knot.


7. Pull it tight to the top.


8. And repeat those steps over and over and over... You will get this twisted look.


9. Once you are about half way done, get out a special shell or bead and pull the two inner (called the "anchors") and pull them through the hole in your shell or bead.


10. Continue to tie half square knots until you have reached your desired length.


11. Now, remove the stick from the loops and pull the anchor strands to make your end loops a little smaller.


12. Pull two of your strands through the end loops.


13. Put it on your wrist and tie a knot.


And you are done!


For a necklace, just make it longer. Add more beads or shells or go without any at all...hey, it's up to you!

Have extra string leftover? Try making this fun typographic string art:

created at: 03/28/2013

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How to Turn Jeans into a Skirt.

by Threadbanger

Hey ThreadHeads!

Got a pair of old jeans lying around? Why not turn them into a new stylish skirt? It's really simple, just follow the directions below.

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First, take out your old jeans, lay them out flat on the table and cut about 12 inches off the legs. If you want, you can make it...

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How to make board shorts out of an old suit

by Threadbanger
Welcome to How To Tuesdays, Threadbanger's summer special. Today we are going to answer a viewer's question and show you how to make an awesome pair of board shorts out of an old business suit. We're back every Tuesday showing you how to make a new piece of clothing for your summer wardrobe, so if you like what you see, subscribe to our show in iTunes and be sure to check out our website, Threadbanger for some more cool How To tips. Watch the video below, and if you still can't get enough, read on:
Clothing You'll Need: An old suit A hawaiian shit A tie
How to make board shorts out of an old suit

1. Put on the pants, measure and make a mark about 2 inches below the bottom of your knee.

2. Lay the pants flat and draw a straight line using tailor's chalk and a straight edge.

3. Cut the pant legs off at the line and turn them inside out. Now, fold up the shorts bottoms about an inch up and pin. Do this for both sides. Be sure you compare it to the first leg so you make them the same length.

4. Once the bottoms are completely pinned, sew a seam around both short legs.

5. Now get out a piece of paper and cut out an image. This will be the design on your shorts.

6. Fold your shorts in half so that one of the side seams is facing up. Then place your pattern over it. Once you have it in the right position, pin the pattern down and trace it.

7. Cut the inside part of the shape out, flip the shorts over and repeat on the other side.

8. Now take your Hawaiian shirt and cute out 2 pieces of fabric that are big enough to cover your pattern generously.

9. Take one of your squares and pin it inside one of your cut-outs. Then sew a seam around your cut-out. Once you're finished, repeat on the other side.

10. After you're done, take the tie and strategically pin it around the top of your pants.

11. Cut a hole in the tie where the first button is, cut a hole and pull the button through the tie.

12. Fold the tie over the button, cut another hole and pull the button through that one too.

13. Lastly, sew the tie to the pants and you've got yourself some new boardshorts!

14. And if you're daring enough, you can deconstruct the suit top to match!

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How To Make a Hot Bikini Out of Old T-Shirts

by Threadbanger

Hey gals,

When summer time comes around, I think one of the worst things is finding a cute bathing suit that fits right. And when you do find one, its expensive! Well here's a way you can make your own bathing suit from t-shirts...that way you can customize it to fit and make it your own.

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How to tailor your own shirt

by Threadbanger

Recently, we received a video submission from John Paul. He wanted to know how to make a baggy shirt fit, because we all know how expensive it is to get a shirt made specifically tailored for you.

We're going to show you a little method that we think is the best called the "Pinch and Pin"

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How to tailor your own shirt

by Threadbanger

Recently, we received a video submission from John Paul. He wanted to know how to make a baggy shirt fit, because we all know how expensive it is to get a shirt made specifically tailored for you.

We're going to show you a little method that we think is the best called the "Pinch and Pin"

To watch the entire video, click below. Also, remember to subscribe to our iTunes store for more DIY fashion tips or check out our website, Threadbanger.

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D.I.Y. Screen Printing

by Threadbanger

Ever wanted to learn how to screen print right from your very own home? Well we'll show you the easy way with just a few simple steps. You can subscribe to our DIY videos on iTunes and check our website for more D.I.Y. lessons and info. Watch the entire video below and see below for step-by-step instructions.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- embroidery hoop (as big as you want your image to be)
- mod podge; water resistant glue
- thinly woven mess fabric
- fabric ink
- computer and printer
- pencil
- iron
- old paint brush

First, decide on an image and print it out. For this method of screen printing, the simpler the image the better. Before printing, make sure it is the exact size you want your print to be.


D.I.Y. Screen Printing


Now, take your embroidery hoop and separate the inner hoop from the outer hoop.

Stretch the fabric over the inner hoop. I used old nylons for this screen, but in retrospect, i would use something less stretchy (like sheer curtain material). The nylons were a little difficult to work with.


 

Then, put the outer hoop over the fabric and inner hoop, continuing to pull the fabric tight.

 

Tighten the screw on the outer hoop to keep the fabric in place.

Once you have your screen all put together, lay the screen, fabric facing down over your printed out image. Tape the image to the screen so it doesn't slide around.



Use your pencil to trace the outline of your image onto the fabric.



Flip your screen over, so the fabric is facing up and paint Mod Podge into all of the negative spaces of your outline. Make sure to fill in all the spaces you don't want to see printed on your shirt with ink. It will take some time for the screen to dry.



* Wash your paint brush when you are finished. Once Mod Podge dries, is does not come off.

After the screen is completely dried, you are ready to make your first print!

Take out a teeshirt or pair of jeans or something, and place the screen, fabric facing down in the desired spot. Anchor it down so it doesn't move.



Glop some ink down onto the screen and spread it around with a piece of cardboard. Make sure to get full coverage. i messed up a little on this one, but i still like it:) do a couple passes with the ink over your screen to make sure you've got it all.



Slowly, pull the screen away from the shirt. Let the ink dry completely.

follow the heat sealing directions for the ink you choose. i had to iron mine for 2-3 minutes on both sides.



you can use your screen print over and over and over again. make sure to wash the ink of the screen when you are done or it won't work anymore.



i really enjoyed doing this project. this was my first DIY screen print so it was pretty much an experiment from the start. i felt very accomplished when i was finished. right now working on another one...with better fabric:)

xoxox

c

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How To Tie Dye... Punk Rock Style!!!

by Threadbanger

 

How To Tie Dye... Punk Rock Style!!!

 

Ever wanted to tie dye your own shirts but maybe thought it would be too messy? Well here's a simple and mess free method to a kick ass tie dyed shirt... punk rock style of course!

Below, we'll show you how - including a video of the whole process at the bottom!

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1. You will need an old shirt and a few different cans of spray paint...

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DIY Vintage Jeans...Coffee style!

by Threadbanger

It's amazing the things you can find in the dumpster. We found some expired coffee grounds that were thrown out and decided to use them to making an old pair of worn out jeans look vintage and hip. Below, we'll show you how - including a video of the whole process at the bottom!

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1. First off, to make the dye, you will need 2 bags of...

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