Man, my skirt names are so creative. I’m outdoing myself here.
I’m going to show you how to make a vintage sheet into a new skirt! I used a full sheet, but you can use a bigger one or regular fabric.
pocket pattern piece (optional)
How to cut your skirt pieces:
Fold sheet in half. Cut out your skirt pieces starting at the top of the sheet. Measure down to your desired length (waist to knee + 1″). Taped sides starting 3″ in at the top to the bottom to get the a-line shape. Cut pockets from remaining fabric if desired.
To make the skirt:
First, sew two lines of stitching, parallel to each other through the sheet’s nice top hem. Start 1″ from the top. The top hem should have two layers, like premade casing. We’re just going to narrow that casing down to about 1.5″. The arrows below will help you find the stitching.
Then, use a safety pin to guide your elastic through. Pin on each side and repeat for the other skirt panel.
Stack your skirt panels on top of each other, with right sides together and sew up the edge. If you want pockets, follow this tutorial before you sew the panels together.
Finish the bottom edge, fold up 1/2″ and sew hem.
The fabric is beautiful…so summery and pretty! :)
The Old Fashioned Way
Second hand sheet! Yay for those!
Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns
OMG I LOVE this skirt! I WISH I COULD SEW…I need one of these! Great job Kate
This is gorgeous! I am obsessed with vintage sheets! It is one of the first things I look for at a thrift or antique store. I have a ton laying around so I might have to try this—thanks for a beautiful tutorial <3
Caren with a "C"
Great idea for reusing vintage items!