Sew A Maxi Skirt – DIY From A Sheet


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.

DIY Sew A Maxi Skirt From A Sheet

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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.DIY Sew a Maxi Skirt From a Sheet

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.DIY Sew a Maxi Skirt From a Sheet

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.DIY Sew a Maxi Skirt From a Sheet

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.DIY Sew a Maxi Skirt From a Sheet

Turn right-side-out and wear your new skirt!DIY Sew a Maxi Skirt From a Sheet

I had lots of extra material left after making this, so I made a stretchy baby wrap like a Moby with the rest!

DIY Sew A Maxi Skirt From A Sheet

A maxi skirt and baby carrier from one $3.00 sheet! I love thrifting!

Have you ever up-cycled a thrift store find?

If you make one of these share a pic on Instagram and tag me @little_mager_house 

I’d love to see your creations!


About Amanda

Stay at home wife and mother to two boys. Amanda strives to live a frugal life by cloth diapering, going greener, and keeping to a budget.

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