What Designers Have Been Doing at Home During the Pandemic

Here’s what it looks like when the professionals take on D.I.Y. projects. (Don’t feel bad if they put yours to shame.)

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Want Something Done Right? Do It Yourself. These Books Can Help.

From decorating to beauty projects to canine costumes, these how-to guides may inspire you to take matters into your own hands.

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What We Learned From a Year of Crafting

Making things — masks, quilts, ceramics, mandalas — was a practical and sometimes political response to the moment.

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Got Masks? Here’s What to Do With Them.

As more people are vaccinated and guidelines around mask wearing are easing, some are finding ways to preserve, repurpose and recycle their face coverings.

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When One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Transmission

Building cars from old fridges and junkyard parts, these tinkerers make the most of castoff materials to build an array of wild and impressive cars.

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Extreme D.I.Y. for Home Decor

Since they have spent so much time at home in the last year, some homeowners have taken craft and design projects to a new level.

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Make Your Own Seltzer

With our constant need to hit ‘refresh’ right now, sparkling water is in high demand. Here’s how to save money and the planet by making it yourself.

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Stock Tank Pools for Your Backyard

Taking the plunge in troughs originally used to feed farm animals.

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Men Are Changing Sewing Patterns

A long-neglected home art is reclaimed during the pandemic, including by some eager to break gender stereotypes.

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Paul Smith on How to Sew Patches in a Traditional Japanese Stitch

In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, learn how to breathe new life into old clothes with a classic sashiko stitch.

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Roland Mouret on How to Create a Vacation Bag for the Summer That Wasn’t

As part of our Designer D.I.Y. series, Mr. Mouret shows how to make a denim handbag inspired by a town on the French Riviera.

#do-it-yourself, #handbags-and-purses, #mouret-roland, #sewing

They Had Big Plans for the Lockdown. This Is What Happened.

As the pandemic drags on, some of us who had grand plans for self improvement as we sheltered in place are tearing up those to-do lists.

#do-it-yourself, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shutdowns-institutional

Batsheva Makes a Top (or a Dress!) From a Pillowcase

The Designer D.I.Y. series returns with a sleeveless look for the last stretches of summer, from the pioneer woman of modern prairie dresses.

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These Scientists Are Giving Themselves D.I.Y. Coronavirus Vaccines

Impatient for a coronavirus vaccine, dozens of scientists around the world are giving themselves — and sometimes, friends and family — their own unproven versions.

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How to Make Smartphones Last Longer

In a pandemic-induced recession, it’s more important than ever to take care of our smartphones and other gadgets.

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A User’s Guide to Face Masks

By now you’ve figured out that wearing a mask is not as simple as all those TV doctors made it look. Here’s our guide to the wear and care of your new mask.

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Rick Owens Stitches a Souvenir

In the latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, the designer embroiders a lover’s hankie.

#do-it-yourself, #fashion-and-apparel, #owens-rick, #sewing

Budget-Friendly Projects for Social-Distancing Weekends

You’re probably not going to be hanging out with friends. Why not do a little work on your home?

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Todd Snyder on How to Add Patches to Your Jeans

In this installment of our Designer D.I.Y. series, Mr. Snyder stitches print boxers to blown-out denim to produce a whole greater than the holes in its parts.

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Hoping to Buy an Aboveground Pool to Salvage Summer? It May Be Too Late

The hunt for pools is fierce as homeowners search for ways to stay cool in the safety of their backyards.

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How to Make a Dish Towel Tote Bag, With Rodarte

Laura and Kate Mulleavy show us how to turn kitchen towels and costume jewelry into a carry-all.

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Emily Bode on How to Make a ‘Sweetheart’ T-Shirt

The latest installment of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series teaches you how to whip up a present for the significant other you may not have seen for a while.

#bode-emily-adams, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #do-it-yourself, #fashion-and-apparel, #sewing, #t-shirts-apparel, #your-feed-fashion

Stick and Poke Tattoos for the Quarantined

Stick-and-pokes have long been a friend to the bored. Now is the perfect time, right?

#do-it-yourself, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tattoos

The Joys of Fixing Your Own Stuff

With jobs lost and stores closed, people are now reviving their old gadgets on their own.

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Clare Waight Keller on How to Make a Blanket Cape

In the first of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series, the former Givenchy artistic director shows us how to turn an old fleece blanket into a coverall.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #do-it-yourself, #fashion-and-apparel, #waight-keller-clare, #your-feed-fashion

How Coronavirus Has Made Us All Very Handy

As we hunker down in our homes, many of us are finally taking on those D.I.Y. projects we had been putting off.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #do-it-yourself, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Trump’s Coronavirus Tactics Hurt Cubans, Too

For once, some Cubans look north and commiserate with Americans, even as Washington prevents needed help from reaching their island.

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Should I Start Wearing a Mask?

The C.D.C. now recommends we cover our faces in public. Here is our guidance on how to best protect yourself, whether you have a mask or not.

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