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Refashion Tutorial: Convert a Pair of Elastic Waist Pants into a Skirt

Posted by Elizabeth A. from Pacific, Missouri, United States • Published See Elizabeth A.'s 19 projects »
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  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Waist Pants Into A Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    The "before" picture.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Waist Pants Into A Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Determine how long you wish your skirt to be. Cut off the excess length on legs. Allow a couple of extra inches for the hem.

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Waist Pants Into A Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Rip out inside leg seams and front and back seams. I ripped out the seams up to the yolk. If your pants have no yolk, leave seam intact about 6 inches down from waist (both front and back).

  • How to recycle a pair of trousers into a skirt. Waist Pants Into A Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn whole thing inside out. Sew up front and back seams. In this example, my seam roughly follows the green stripe. Trim off extra fabric and zig-zag rough edges to prevent raveling.

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kathleenserene
kathleenserene · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 40 projects
This is incredibly cute. I dig it. =D
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