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I am so excited to share some skirt tutorials today for Skirting the Issue with Simple Simon and Company. Skirting the Issue is such a wonderful and inspiring event! I love the idea of women and girls everywhere sewing skirts to donate to a girl somewhere who would love it. When I was asked to participate, I wanted to make a tutorial for a really easy skirt with something that’s readily available. I came up with some really simple skirts made from scarves which can be found in your closet, your mom’s closet, yardsales, or at the thrift store!

Quick Scarf Skirt Tutorial: Three Ways!


Quick Scarf Skirt Tutorial: Three Ways!
Supplies
A scarf, we’ll talk about styles in each tutorial
Sewing supplies*
Elastic*

Giant Square Scarf
The larger the scarf, the larger the resulting scarf. I sewed mine for an 8 year old, but it is extra long on her. The hems are already sewn and there are fun details already added, like tassels.
1. Fold the scarf into four. Cut a quarter circle from the folded edge, much like a circle skirt.
2. Sew elastic to the opening.
*As you make the inner waist circle bigger, it will make the resulting skirt shorter so be careful.*

Quick Scarf Skirt Tutorial: Three Ways!

Infinity Scarf Skirt
Make sure you get one that has two hemmed edges instead of the two edges sewn together. This works for younger girls if folded over in half; if a casing is created along one edge, the skirt would be longer and might work for girls up to age 8. I love skipping a hem!
1. Fold the scarf in half lengthwise. I folded mine so one hem came down and inch farther than th eother.
2. Sew a casing around the top and leave a hole.
3. Insert elastic, and close hole.
*A loosely woven fabric is harder to sew with and holes are too easily torn. Get a tightly woven scarf if possible, or line it with some quilting cotton to stabilize it.

Quick Scarf Skirt Tutorial: Three Ways!

Rectangle Scarf Tutorial
This works for younger girls if folded over in half; if a casing is created along one edge, the skirt would be longer and might work for girls up to age 12 depending on the size of the scarf.

1. Sew the two short edges of the scarf together wrong sides together. You want the details to be on the outside of the seam.
2. Fold scarf in half lengthwise lining up the edges.
3. Sew a casing along the folded edge and leave a hole.
4. Insert elastic and close the hole.
*These scarves often have tassels or pompoms along the edge that give a great detail to the skirt.

Quick Scarf Skirt Tutorial: Three Ways!

These skirts have TONS of gathering which is perfect for happy, twirling girls. It also means it there’s a lot of room for different sizes because the gathering will work for lots of different sizes. It all depends on the length you can get from a scarf.

Quick Scarf Skirt Tutorial: Three Ways!


Heather

Author: Heather