Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Pant-leg skirt tutorial

Are your ready to make this , look like this!

O.k.....So this is what your going to need to make a skirt out of some pant legs.
1. Of course, you'll need a pair of pant legs
2. Scissors, ruler (or measuring tape)
3. 3/4 in. elastic
4. Ribbon, flowers, or anything you want to decorate it with.

So the first thing you'll want to do is cut each pant leg open right along the side of the inside seam, then just go ahead and cut off the entire inner seam.
So it should look like this
Then put the two pieces, right sides together, pin, and sew the sides.
BUT before you do that you might want to trim the top a
little to make it even. (It will help when it's time to make the casing for the elastic.)Then after the sides are sewn, press the seams to one side and stitch the seam down
(So it's easier to get the elastic through the casing.)
**NOTE: The "side" seams become the front and back seam. Although you could have the original "side" seam of the pant legs be the front and back seams,
that would look pretty cute too.
Then measure 1/4 in. on the the top of the skirt, and sew.
Then measure 1 in. for the casing. You can do more or less, depending on how big your
pant legs are/what size your little girl is.
**Just remember if you make your casing smaller than 1 in. that your elastic should be smaller too. ;)
Then, once you sew the casing, put your elastic through, sew it together really well so that it doesn't come apart inside your casing. Then, sew the casing shut, decorate your skirt if you want and VOILA! You have a cute skirt for your little girl! Enjoy!


Jan said...

This is adorable! You are so smart -- and what a fun little skirt! Love it.

Melanie said...


Hannah said...

Ingenious! I love tha flower accents!

Julia said...

how cute is that!!! Love the flowers

Andrea said...

the flowers make a cute detail. Looks like she likes it!

Andrea @

Amanda L said...

I'm totally stealing this, Britta. I actually have been collecting denim for a long time to make a jean quilt, but have never got around to it. Skirt it is!

Robin said...

Love the repurposing! This is a great upcycling project.