Monday, June 29, 2009

bandanna skirt tutorial

this is my first tutorial and i am NOT a seamstress.



this skirt fits my 2 year old who wears a 2T.
first fold the bandanna in half, making sure the 100% cotton label is on the left hand side (it will be cut off)
cut edges off in a diagonal cut ( i used the pattern on the bandanna as a guide)
put right sides facing together and sew along the diagonal cut.

press your seams open, then fold and press the top of the skirt down about a 1/4"



fold and press again enough to fit your elastic. (i used 1/2" elastic, so i folded it down just short of an inch)




sew close to the edge of your fold, allowing a casing for your elastic. make sure you remember to leave a hole open to thread your elastic through. measure your elastic, cut, and thread through. when you reach the end sew your elastic together and sew close your opening that you left. i also like to sew the elastic along the side seams so that is doesn't twist. (does that make any sense?) and there you have a quick and cheap bandanna skirt perfect for a 4th of july celebration!











i decided to add a little eyelet trim. i recommend using a thread the color of your bandanna, it would be a little more forgiving. i also recommend sewing your trim on, on the top of the skirt rather than on the inside like i have done, i think it would have turned out more straight if i would have done so, yikes don't look too close!


*edit please refer to this post*

12 comments:

Launi said...

so cute, megan! makes me wish i had a little girl. :)

Eric and Kassi said...

Super cute. It looks great!

The Tate Family said...

Freaking cute!

The Brindley's said...

That is so cute...just sent your link to all my friends that have cute little girls. I wish I had a girl. Great job on your first tutorial too!

Chris said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! You make it look so easy! :)

Anna See said...

this is adorable, and so is your little girl! i think bandanas make the cutest crafts.

Lori said...

Oh wow !! Super cute and perfect for the holiday weekend !!

"Dove" said...

Love this skirt! So cute and fun.

melissa said...

absolutely adorable. I am such a sucker for red~especially in July!

Stacie said...

How CuTe!! This is my kind of sewing project! Thanks for sharing!

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