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Do you have some old t-shirts you don’t use anymore? You could make some new skirts for your daughter – in just 10 minutes!

The 10-minute skirt

What you’ll need:

  • An old adult’s t-shirt
  • Cotton
  • 1 inch wide elastic

Method:

1. Measure desired length of skirt for your child’s height.

2. Lay t-shirt down flat with bottom hems even, measure from the bottom the length you have chosen and add 1 and 1/2 inches for the waistband.

3. Cut the top of shirt off at your measurement.

4. Fold down top 1 and 1/2 inches and pin.

5. Sew the top seam at 1/4 inch from raw edge, leaving a 2 inch opening at the back.

6. Measure length of elastic needed for your child’s waist and cut.

7. Insert elastic into your waistband seam – use a safety pin to make it easy.

8. Sew elastic ends together – overlapping for strength.

9. Sew the opening of the seam closed.

10. Iron the new skirt and it’s ready to wear.

 

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These look too easy not to try!

Do you like to make clothes for the kids? SHARE WITH US in the comments below. 

  • I remember my mum giving my daughter a tshirt for Christmas when she was two. My daughter insisted on putting it on herself and she ended up with the neck around her waist. Instant dress lol

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  • Can’t remember the amount of times I did this when my children were young.

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  • lovely idea! re-purposing can be fun and creative. cheers for sharing your great idea. too clever gal :)

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  • perfect project for a thrifty everyday skirt for my daughter. no doubt i will have plenty of t-shirt fabric for her, lol, ;-D

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  • What a cool idea, so simple like the peg yet so effective. I’m picturing tie died skirts in my mind. Thanks for sharing.

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  • This is brilliant and a great way to make use of those old shirts.
    Perfect for people like me as Im still on the learning to sew crew.

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  • Great recycling idea! Not sure about tshirt material as a skirt tho :/ I’m picturing it as clinging to my legs. Or is that just me?!

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  • This idea is a great for fete stalls & relatively cost free to make. Thanks!

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  • this looks fab! love this idea

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  • I am definitely going to make this for my daughter several times as she us growing up. Appeals to my crafty side.

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  • Great idea. I better unpack the garbage bag I’ve got ready to take to the op shop & get my sewing machine out!

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  • Great idea! Only problem is I usually wear my t-shirts until they’re pretty old and tatty!

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  • thanks for posting has mad me get my sewing machine out and dust it off

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  • I love remodeling clothes from the op. shop. I once made many stage costumes from clothes from the op.shop 52 of them for the school play Alice in Wonderland. I had a budget of $1200 worked out to be $23 per child dressed from head to toe.

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  • I’ve made dolls clothes and craft items out of recycled clothes. Haven’t tried children’s clothes yet though. Thanks for the instructions Jessica.

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