DIY Scrap Skirt

Before the summer started, I sat down with the kids to work on our summer bucket list. They all had some great ideas, and were able to put a great list together. While looking over the list I decided to have some things planned out for certain days. I like to be organized about our schedule. It’s makes things run a lot smoother in my home.

Every Monday is Craft Day during this summer. I plan to teach a new craft every week.

This week’s craft is Scrap Skirts!

It’s simple, cute, and doesn’t require too much sewing. It’s so easy that my girls didn’t need much help.

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You Will Need:

  • Fabric of your choice (cut into strips)
  • Elastic Band (found at craft and fabric stores)
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Safety Pins 

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First you will have to cut your fabric 1 inch wide, and about 22 inches long.

I lucked up while I was out at Big Lots, and I came across these beautiful, precut fabrics.

It saved me a lot of time and trouble from having to cut them.

 

20130618-054309.jpgMy daughters also found the Tulle material we had left over from Halloween and wanted to use it a well.

 

After you cut your strips, measure the elastic around the girls waist. I used a marker to mark where I wanted the fabrics to start and end. I also, wanted to make sure I had enough space to sew the endings. Then I used safety pins to pin the ends together.

 

 

              Now it’s time to make the skirt!!

Grab your fabric, and start tying a knot onto the band like so

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My oldest decided to put her elastic band on a chair so her hands were free to work on the skirt. Such a smart girl.

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Below is an example of the Lanky Head Knot you will have to make.

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You can use any type of knot. However, I found that this type of knot works best.

It took about a little over an hour for the girls to finish knotting their skirts

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When they were done, I wrapped the skirt around their waist and made adjustments that were need. I want to make sure the skirt fit right.

Once I was done checking the girls work I had to sew the ends together. I hand sewn the ends, but using sewing machine works too.

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“We Did It,” yelled my girls.

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They loved making them so much that they want to make more before school starts!
What are some of you fun plans for this summer? Plan of crafting anything?

8 comments

  1. Shorikka says:

    O I soooooo love this. This is going to be a little hard for me to make for my daughter, but I want to make an African color dress. do you have a youtube?

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