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same skirt, 2 different angles
this cost me nothing because i made it out of stuff i already had laying around the house: 2 bandanas and a t-shirt.

this was pretty simple. i used the bandanas for the skirt and the bottom of a t-shirt for the waistband.

i wasn't sure how this would turn out when i whipped it up yesterday, so i didn't take pictures of the progression. but since i had more bandanas laying around the house, i decided to make another one today!

can't wait to see your versions!

Posted by scout from South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States • Published See scout's 10 projects »
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  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    lay 2 bandanas out flat

  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    cut straight across on the diagonal

  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    sew them together like this, one at a time, with the right sides together

    (you can see my toes!)

  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    then sew the last to sides together

    hem the end you are using as the bottom

    baste the edge that will be on the top & gather to size of your waistband (ihaven't gathered mie yet in the picture)

  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    cut the bottom hem off of a t-shirt and then measure up 8 inches and cut across in a straight line. this is the waistband

    or you can use a band of stretchy material 8 inches wide that fits the circumference of your waist

  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    1. take your 8 inch tube and turn it inside out

    2.fold over a half inch on each end and iron

    3. fold entire thing in half so you should have the "right side" of the material on both sides now and all the raw edges are tucked under

  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    4. open it up flat again so the folds are all just creased

  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    put the RIGHT side of the waistband to the WRONG side of the skirt

    sew waistband to skirt inbetween the edge of the material and the first crease (where the pins are in the picture)

  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    fold along all the creases you made in step 6 so that:

    1. the waistband in folded in half and the "right side" is on both sides

    2. all the raw edges of the waistband are tucked under

    3. all the raw edges of the skirt are between the layers of the waistband.

    now pin it all together and sew a topstitch from the outside of the skirt so that everything stays together!

  • How to recycle a scarf into a skirt. Bandana Skirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    rotate your skirt 90 degrees to get a different look. or i guess you could have used 2 matching bandanas and it wouldn't even matter!

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puppycat1
puppycat1 · Richmond, New Hampshire, US · 4 projects
I wish I had bandanas big enough :o
I'll have to buy some!
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