Archives for April 2010

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How To Alter A Shirt

Knowing how to alter a shirt is handy as it can make a loose shirt fit better. It's hard to judge how well a shirt fits when buying it, which is something that you realize once you go home and wear it a few times. However, a few simple alterations can make a baggy shirt fit you well enough to accentuate your figure. To alter a shirt, you will need A Shirt Pins Sewing Ma …

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How To Clean Vintage Fabric

The key to knowing how to cleaning vintage fabric is by doing it carefully. Vintage fabric is very delicate material and needs to be handled as such. Although vintage is beautiful, it won't be for long if you clean it the wrong way. What you need to clean vintage fabric: Tub, basin or sink Cold water Mild detergent Vintage fabric must be cleaned by hand. …

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How To Care For Vinyl Boots

Learning how to care for vinyl boots is easy. Vinyl boots are a great substitute for leather for many reasons. Vinyl is less expensive and so much easier to care for. The trick is all in keeping your boots clean. What you need to care for vinyl boots: Two clean towels Mild liquid soap Water Sink or bucket Get some soap. Choose a mild liquid soap th …

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How To Buy A Dining Room Table

Every homeowner needs to know  how to buy a dining room table, especially new homeowners who are in need of a dining room table. Not all dining room tables are a like nor are the rooms they will occupy. Never buy any large household item without narrowing down your options and choices. This will save valuable time and eliminate a lot of confusion. Measure. Before you go out to bu …

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Best Triathlon Shoe Ever

The transitions between disciplines are some of the most important parts of the triathlon. A botched transition could lose you 30 seconds or more. The amount of energy to make that up in the actual race is no laughing matter. You need to streamline.That’s where the Scott T2 Pro comes in. It’s the world’s first sneaker with a triathlon-specific entry system des …

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How To Keep Lint Off A Wool Coat

Need to learn how to keep lint off a wool coat? Here are a few simple steps you can follow to keep your wool coat lint-free. This how-to is also ideal for those who are considering purchasing a wool coat in the near future. These tips will keep your coat looking spotless and new. To keep lint off a wool coat, you will need: A lint brush or tape Anti-static spray Dryer sheet …

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How To Get Rid Of Blackheads Using Home Remedies

There are a few ways how to get rid of blackheads using home remedies. Blackheads are a type of acne-caused skin eruption. When pores become clogged with excessive oil, dirt, dead skin and bacteria, the pore becomes inflamed. This leads to a breakout. When the pus in the clogged pore is exposed to the air, it becomes dark and turns into a blackhead. Blackheads are a common skin problem and effect …

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How To Clean Salt Off Boots

Need to know how to clean salt off boots? When you have salt stains on your boots and you need to clean them, you have a couple of options. Most boots are made out of leather or suede, materials which require an extra level of care. Whichever material your boots are made of you can easily clean the salt off them from home. What you need to clean the salt off your boots: Toothbrush …

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How To Get Rid Of Forehead Wrinkles

Interested in learning how to get rid of forehead wrinkles? Many of us don't like the appearance of wrinkles anywhere on the face, and the forehead is no different. With today's technology you can just about erase some of the wrinkles you already have and prevent them from developing (or coming back). Here are some of the things you'll need to do just get rid of forehead wrinkles: …

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How To Tie Dye Socks

There is nothing funkier than knowing how to tie dye socks. We see plenty of T-shirts that have been tie dyed, but when is the last time you saw a cool pair of socks? Learning how to tie dye socks is actually a fairly easy process that does not require a lot of effort or time. To tie dye socks, you will need: Socks Vinegar Clothing Dye Rubber Bands Rubber Gloves …

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What To Wear For New Years Eve

Knowing what to wear on New Years Eve is a question everyone finds themselves asking when the times comes. It doesn't matter where you go, it is important to stand out and look great. Finding something that looks fabulous and fights right can be tricky, but follow these suggestions and you'll be ringing the New Year in with style, wherever you choose to party. Decide where you are …

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How Does Chalkboard Paint Work?

How Does Chalkboard Paint Work? It seemed like magic when we were little, but did you ever really ask yourself, “How does chalkboard paint work?” Well, maybe you thought it was the chalk, and not the board that was magical. I know I did because chalk also worked on the sidewalk, right? Well, if you haven't thought about it for a while and are intrigued, let me give you t …

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What Is The Difference Between Loose Fitting And Relaxed Fit Jeans For Men?

If you're like a lot of guys, you probably think jeans are just jeans, so what is the difference between loose fitting and relaxed jeans for men? The way jeans fit are the most important in factor in how they look. Relaxed fit or loose fit refers to the overall fit of the jeans. Other options for fit are "skinny" or "bootcut." This can be very confusing because the w …

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History Of Versace

The history of Versace started with the vision of one man in Italy and became a family affair. Gianni Versace SpA, usually referred to as just Versace, is a family owned fashion house headquartered in Milan. Gianni Versace started the company in 1978 with the help of his older brother Santo and his younger sister Donatella.  Giann

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How To Roll Up Shirt Sleeves

There are numerous ways to roll up shirt sleeves. Usually, the cuff of the shirt is used as a guide for folding. Both long and short sleeved shirts can be rolled up to create a different look. For button down, long sleeved shirts, begin by unbuttoning the sleeves at the wrist. Take the cuff of the sleeve and fold it backwards, towards your elbow. Only fold back the length of the cuff. This …

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How To Keep Silver Jewelry From Tarnishing

To keep jewelry looking its best, it's good to know how to keep silver jewelry from tarnishing. Sterling silver jewelry is beautiful and shiny when it's new, but when it is exposed to the air, it can tarnish and appear dull or even become black over time. The moisture and elements in the air cause silver to first turn a golden color then black if exposed to the air for a long time. Cleanin …

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How To Make Vintage Earrings

For great gift ideas for family and friends, learn how to make vintage earrings. Use vintage beads and spacers from an old broken necklace to create a beautiful keepsake to wear today. These special pieces are sometimes called memory jewelry. Creating vintage earrings using vintage beads paired with new components is a great way to pay tribute to the past. To make vintage earrings, you will ne …

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What Is Houndstooth?

Houndstooth is a type of textile pattern found on many popular items. The houndstooth pattern uses only two colors in it, most commonly black and white. These colors are arraigned in an abstract checkered or four-point pattern. The most popular houndstooth item you will see is the houndstooth scarf, but jackets, socks, shirts, and even shoes can carry this pattern. Houndstooth patterns origina …

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How To Wash Blue Jeans Without Fading

Knowing how to wash blue jeans without fading them can save you a lot of aggravation and money. The less often you wash darker denim the better, but everything needs to be laundered from time to time. If you know some tips to wash jeans without fading them, you may be able to maintain that dark wash. Best of all, it's not difficult to wash jeans without making the color fade. Things you …

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How To Buy A Leather Sofa

If you are embarking on purchasing new furniture for your home, it's important to know how to buy a leather sofa. There are many reasons why people prefer leather sofas over other types. They tend to be more durable and resistant to tears and damage. In addition, it's much more resistant to stains. If you spill something on a leather sofa, it can be easily wiped off. As leather sofas tend …

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History Of Paul Frank

Anyone with a child under the age of twelve may be familiar with the Julius the Monkey logo that adorns Paul Frank’s work and may be wondering about the history of Paul Frank. Perhaps this article will provide the answers to some of those questions. Paul Frank, whose full name is Paul Frank Sunich, started the business that would eventually become Paul Frank Industries in a small garage …

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Best Hair Gel for Thick Hair

Curious about the best hair gel for thick hair? Does your thick hair give you have a six-foot wingspan on both sides of your face and provide shade for those around you? Welcome to the club. As much as you feel like you were cursed with this thick, unruly hair, keep in mind that most people wish they had hair like that. Little do they know, thick hair is very time consuming and requires a lot of a …

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How To Wash Corduroy

Learning how to wash corduroy can be a little tricky. For one, the fabric is 100% cotton with a nap. Cotton naturally picks up lint and so do fabrics with a nap so washing corduroy while keeping it lint free can be a problem. Be careful when washing corduroy because it can shrink very easily-more so in the leg length than anywhere else.  These are some washing tips that will keep yo …

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How Does Bleach Affect Polyester?

As you look at that old paisley jacket in disgust, you wonder: how does bleach affect polyester? Unfortunately, bleach is not the best bet for getting rid of undesirable colors or patterns in polyester fabrics. In fact, bleach only works successfully with natural fabrics such as cotton, rayon or linen, while bleach affects polyester in such a way that cannot be undone or repaired. In some ways&mda …

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10 Fashion Tips For Men In Their 30’s

Looking for fashion tips for men in their 30’s? Unlike many women who understand the rules of fashion, men sometimes require a bit more direction when it comes to clothing and accessories. Here are 10 fashion tips for men in their 30’s. Buy clothing that is fitted for a man in his 30's. Clothing which is too tight will emphasize bulges, while clothing which is too bag …

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How Should Chino Pants Fit Men?

How should chino pants fit men? They should fit men very well. There is nothing that looks better than a guy in a great fitting pair of chinos. The way the pants are designed emphasizes the hips, the round bottoms and the sexy legs of any guy. If you are shopping for a pair of chinos, it is important to make sure you get a pair that is fitted correctly so that you can show off your great shape. To …

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How To Repair Knee Holes On Boys’ Jeans

Do you need to learn how to repair knee holes on boys' jeans? Boys are active and frequently tear holes in their jeans. Instead of tossing them in the trash try the techniques below. Sew a basic patch in place. Cut out a square-shaped scrap of matching denim or any sturdy fabric you have on hand. Be sure to cut the patch of fabric so that it is larger than the hole in the jeans. With t …

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How To Wash Polyester Hats

Need to know how to wash polyester hats? Always remember to aash polyester hats with care. Polyester is composed of a chemical substance found in petroleum. This type of fabric holds shape pretty well and can be the ideal material for hats because it does crease and wrinkle as easily as other fabric materials do. Keep in mind however, that polyester hats need to be treated and washed with care jus …

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How To Darn Holes In Jeans

To learn how to darn holes in jeans, or mend holes in jeans, you will need a few simple supplies that can easily be found in a craft or fabric store. Darning holes in jeans will only take a few moments of your time once you have all the right tools in place. To darn holes in jeans, you will need: Table Sheers (or sharp scissors) Denim patch Sewing needl …

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How To Clean Crystal

Knowing how to clean crystal will add brilliance to your table setting. Cleaning crystal is not a daunting task. Keep in mind that your silverware, plates, and serving dishes can be sparkling clean, but clean crystal is what will catch a guest's eye.   To assist in in cleaning your crystal, you will need the following: A sink well of warm water …