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Published on January 9th, 2011 | by Julie Finn


Six Sweet and Simple Skirts that You Can Sew from Recycled Fabrics

No-sew skirt made from an elastic waistband and strips of tulleWhether you’re a novice sewer or a well-experienced one, skirts are some of the easiest and most satisfying items of clothing to produce. Seriously, what other article of clothing can you possibly sew with one cut, one hem, and fifteen minutes of free time, that has the potential to look nice on at least half the population?

The simplicity of the skirt also makes it highly suitable to be sewn from a variety of recycled fabrics. Depending on the look and the fit that you want, you could sew a skirt from vintage sheets or other linens, a well-fitting pair of pants, another skirt or dress, or a lovely blanket.

Need something a little more unusual? Sew a skirt from a shower curtain, a bath towel, or your favorite curtains!

For more inspiration and step-by-step tutorials, check out these six projects that use recycled fabrics to sew up some really sweet and simple skirts.

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About the Author

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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