Can I just say that I love thrift stores?! You can find loads of things that you’ve been needing in great condition if you just take the time to look. While I was at my local Goodwill, I found a jersey knit flat sheet for only $3.00. While I’m not in need of any sheets, I loved the look of it and thought it would be cute as a maxi skirt. I only have a few of those, and you can never have too many! I love to wear mine to church.
If you have extra jersey sheets lying around that aren’t in use, this a great way to re-purpose them! This is my first tutorial, so bear with me, as I’m a sewing amateur and I’m just learning the world of blogging.
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How To Sew A Maxi Skirt From A Sheet
The top of the sheet was the same size as the waistband of another one of my maxi skirts, so I decided to use the top for this waistband. I used the maxi as a guide and laid it out over the right side of the sheet by the edge, waistbands aligned.
Then I folded the sheet over and marked where it met the edge. Unfold and cut a few inches below the bottom of your skirt all the way to where you marked. (if you are going to hem the bottom, then you will want to cut lower than that. I’m not hemming) Then cut straight up.
Move your skirt and fold the sheet in half side-to-side. Then place the skirt back on top. Outline the skirt onto the sheet(I just used a pencil) and pin in place.
Trim up the sides. And trim the bottom corners so that they curve slightly upward. This is to keep the sides of the skirt from dragging on the ground(curve more than I did, I didn’t do it enough). Sew a zig-zag stitch over your outline.
Turn right-side-out and wear your new skirt!
I had lots of extra material left after making this, so I made a stretchy baby wrap like a Moby with the rest!
A maxi skirt and baby carrier from one $3.00 sheet! I love thrifting!