Thursday, April 18, 2013

Turn Pants into a Skirt

Do you have a pair of pants that just plain looks good on your "hind end", but are too long, too flared, or full of holes? Here's a solution :). 

Making a skirt out of pants is so easy, and works for ANY size.

If you want to repurpose some of the old pants in your home, here are the simple steps:

Measure at least 2 inches longer than the desired length... to hem, and just to be safe.
Make sure to keep the part that's cut off!! You'll need it later.

This part takes the longest. Watch an episode of your favorite tv show while you do this.

Do this for both the front and back.

Now for the sewing:

Of course, repeat these steps for both the front and back.

Trim off excess length. As seen in the picture above, there is an interesting line in the middle. I had to keep that on to make sure the skirt was long enough, but trimmed most of it off at this part.

Hem: fold under 1/4 inch and iron. Then fold under 1/2 inch. Sew as close to the edge all the way around. ** Note: depending on how the pants are made, you may have to adjust this part to whatever works!

Trim off the extra fabric on the inside of skirt.

Press and you're done!

~ Nancy

Linking to:
Thursday Favorite Things   Creative Juice   Catch a Glimpse
Redfly Creations One Artsy Mama   Tidy Mom
My Name is Rita   Six Sisters' Stuff  This Gal Cooks  Mad in Crafts  Craft-O-Maniac
Creating my way to Success Upcycle Link Party
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  1. Love it!! I'm thinking my daughter is going to be needing some of these soon. :0) I'd love to have you link up at our link party tomorrow.


    1. Thanks so much, Melissa :)! Thanks for the invite! I'll be over to visit.

  2. Well done Nancy! love it. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

    1. Thanks, Katherine. You are the most gracious blog party hostess in the blogosphere :)!

  3. Awesome! It turned out great. Thank you for the tutorial. If you get a chance, please link this to my linky party:

    1. Thanks, Rita! I linked up, unfortunately I didn't get there until Monday morning. I'm glad the party was still going! Better late than never, I guess. I'm happy to have discovered your awesome blog!

    2. Thank you so much for linking up this week! Hope you can join the party again.

  4. What a lovely clear tutorial!
    I would love if you came and linked this project to my clothes upcycling project page. It has a long term linky, so your project would stay there for more than just the week of a usual linky. We have over 400 projects linked up now – some fantastic ideas.
    Do come and take a look!

    1. Thanks so much, Jill! I joined your party, and really appreciate the invite!! You have some awesome stuff linked up over there!! Upcycling is one of my favorite things, and I'm so glad I found all of your resources!!! Thanks!!


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