DIY T-shirt skirt for girls

So, I saw this super cute pin on Pinterest the other day..I know, I know big shock! Well take a look it is ADORABLE, especially if you have little girls in your world.. I just loved the idea of reusing another t-shirt and with the t-shirt scarfs being such a hit I thought hmmm t-shirt skirts could be just as big.. The one in the pin says LOVE and was suggested for Valentines Day, well I wanted a skirt for my Miss E that she can wear any day all year round. Not that the one in the pin couldn’t be I just did a different play on it.. So lets gets started, I’d say start to finish without my many breaks in between it took me all of 30mins to make.

Supplies I used a mans sized med tshirt, rotary cutter and scissors, felt scraps, needle and thread, elastic and sewing machine..

Step 1 Measure elastic on the your girl..

Love that lil budha belly

Step 2.. cut your t-shirt to the length you want the skirt to fall on your girl, remember to allow about an inch for the casing..

cut straight across

Step 3.. draw out your letters in chalk on the felt for cutting, you could always free hand cut this part..

E.L.I.Y.A. chalked

Step 4..lay out the letters on the bottom of your t-shirt next to the hem line..I doubled my thread to sew on the letters but wish I had, had embroidery thread but it gives them same effect..No need to be perfect with your straight stitch its for a little bit it is suppose to look fun!

Straight stitch

My L is sick and didn’t want to be to far away from his Mama so he was my helper for this project, so I thought we’d pause for cuteness!

My Helpers

Step 5.. Time for the casing.. I didn’t take any pics of me doing the casing since its pretty easy.. I turned the shirt inside out and folded it down about an inch and then sewed a zig zag stitch all the way around leaving a bit of an opening to feed my elastic thru..man I hate feeding elastic it is such a royal pain..Remember t-shirts don’t unravel so I just did 1 turn down for the casing.. Here is an easy Tutorial if you need one.. Once the elastic is fed tru the casing overlap it a bit and sew together and then close up your opening..FLIP skirt right side out and…….

A new t-shirt skirt for Miss E

TaaDaa!! A new skirt for your the lil ones in your world..So many possibilities!

Easy Peasy DIY

Here is a quick and simple super cute easy peasy DIY for you..A braided headband, you could use any materials you have laying around the house.. I saw this pin on Pinterest and thought hmm looks easy enough and I have those things, lets do this..

So step 1..supplies, ribbon, leather cord, ball chain, needle, thread and hair elastic

Supplies

Step 2, cut your ribbon, cord and leather about 2.5 ft long, gather together at the end and sew onto the elastic to secure them together..as you can see I didn’t try and sew it “pretty” just securely you’ll never see it when you’re wearing it

Sew to secure

Step 3..Start braiding, I kept checking length along my own head like a head band till I got the desired length I needed..

A Foot makes a great anchor

Step 4..once you get to your desired length, sew and secure the other end opposite the first end you sewed on to the hair elastic, so you end up with a shape like this

All Done

Step 5, try out your new head band and wear it proudly…

one of a kind headband

I’d love to see if any of you make one and your thoughts…Enjoy!