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

skirt sewn from an old pair of blue jeansAnother easy shortcut to sewing the perfect skirt is to recycle an old but well-fitting pair of pants. This recycled denim skirt tutorial, from Crafty Daisies, uses the entire waist of a well-fitting pair of jeans, allowing the skirt to have details such as a button fly, a zip front, belt loops, and front and back pockets, and you don’t have to sew them yourself!

This look can go crazy with the country chic, but you could also make a much more restrained version out of black slacks and black or grey fabric, for instance.

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Written by Julie Finn

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, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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