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revamp old denim skirts to cute new ones!!
hey this is my first how to, very excited!!
im sure lots of you have done this before but i love it!! its pretty easy and gives a totally new look depending on the fabric you use. here ive shown a farmer style gingham one and pictured also is my rock skull and bones one, hope you like!!

Posted by flissy e. from Cambridge, England, United Kingdom • Published See flissy e.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to sew a denim skirt. Cute Summer Skirts - Step 1
    Step 1

    so first off you need a old denim skirt thats boring you, and some material that you like, ive used gingham . you just need enough to make a strip that fits round the bottom of the skirt, same thickness all the way round. (using a checked fabric does make it easier to keep in line, so for a first try id go for that!!) make it wider than you would like the length as you will need to put a hem on.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Cute Summer Skirts - Step 2
    Step 2

    make a hem along the length and edges of the width.. however if you want the edge that is showing underneath the denium skirt to be rugged and frayed then you dont have to hem that side.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Cute Summer Skirts - Step 3
    Step 3

    next pin it how you would like it on the skirt...this one i pinned on top of the skirt or....

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Cute Summer Skirts - Step 4
    Step 4

    .... this one i pinned underneath so that you can see the fray on the denim which i personally like, you can see the stitching more though this way.

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Cute Summer Skirts - Step 5
    Step 5

    so now sew that on, use a colour thread that goes with your material or not if you want it to stand out...woteves its your thing!!

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Cute Summer Skirts - Step 6
    Step 6

    next go a little crazy and add some decor!! that can be buttons, gems etc.
    for this one i made a flower out of the scrap material left by just bunching and folding it pretty messily into something i liked, put a little stitch in it then added a red button as the centre piece. i added to the flower ribbon legs which i left all frayed and then sewed it to the skirt, or you can pin if you dont want a permanent thing!!

  • How to sew a denim skirt. Cute Summer Skirts - Step 7
    Step 7

    and dah dah skirt complete!!

    with the skull and bones one pictured i added little folds all the way round to create a pleat for a different effect.
    you really can go wild with this basic idea, add more than one layer, just experiment.

    i now have no plain denim skirts in my wardrobe ha ha.

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Crafthazard
Crafthazard · San Diego, California, US · 15 projects
I want the skullandbones one! ahaha!
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