T-shirt Skirt!

Apparently this week I am a little t-shirt happy since this will be the second t-shirt themed post of the week!  It must be because I’ve been cleaning out my closet and I have piles of old clothes to upcycle :)  Today we are making a cute little skirt out of an old t-shirt.  For this project, the bigger the t-shirt the better.

All you need for today’s craft is a t-shirt and a pair o’ scissors.

The first thing to do is take that collar and streeeeetch it out by pulling at opposite ends with both hands.  The collar is going to become the waistband so stretch it as much as you can!  If you can’t stretch it enough to fit around your waist you can always put little snippets in it.

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Once you have stretched to your heart’s content, its time to step into the collar and pull the shirt up around your waist like it’s a real skirt!  Make any stretching or snipping adjustments needed to make sure the collar fits snugly around your waist.

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Next, make a little snippet with your scissors or use a pencil to mark the length of your skirt.  I wanted my skirt to fall just about the knee so I made a little mark right there.

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Then take your skirt off and lay it flat on the floor.  The first thing to do is cut open the seam that holds the sleeves together.

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Then cut straight across the t-shirt at the place where you made the mark, cutting through both the front and back layers of fabric.  If the sleeves are longer than the rest of the skirt you can trim them to make it all the same length.

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Cut all the way across and down the sleeve at the other end.  The fabric that t-shirts are made out of is called jersey knit and it’s a really great material to work with because you can leave the edges raw (un-hemmed) and they won’t fray or fall apart.  The raw edges actually add a cool, grungy feel to the garment.

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Once you are done cutting, put your skirt on and make any adjustments to length or jagged edges and then you’re ready to go! I turned my skirt around so the graphic was in the back :)

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Stay tuned for another DIY t-shirt craft of epic proportions coming soon!