Bandana Skirt Tutorial
Today’s Bandana Skirt Tutorial is super simple and can be adjusted to fit any size by simply adding a bandana or adjusting the elastic.
I choose this tutorial because the kiddo has a pillowcase top that she could no longer wear. I realized that I could take the top, remove the ribbon casing, and turn it into a skirt.
I stitched the cut edge of the casing and turned it into a 2 headbands.
Turn Right side out
Trim and stitch the ribbon casings
I Serged the cut edge to keep the bandana from unraveling.
3″ elastic – Cut to the waist measurement
Basic sewing supplies
Measure the elastic to the size of the persons waist. I just wrapped it around the kiddo’s waist and cut. You will want it snug.
Stitch the elastic in a circle. I straight stitched up and down once and then used a 3 point zig zag twice to be sure the waist is secure.
Line up the two bandanas and stitch down both sides. You may have to square up the corners and sides. Bandanas are not naturally evenly spaced.
Turn the skirt right side out and fold in half. Pin your center points.
Fold in half again and pin those points.
Do the same with the waist band. I used a fabric pencil to mark each point.
You will end up with 8 evenly spaced points on both the waist and skirt.
Line up the waistband and skirt right-sides together. Line up the 8 pin points and pin the pieces together. The fabric will gather.
Stretch the elastic between each pin as you sew. I used the Serger, but you can use a regular sewing machine as well. Here is a tutorial where I used this method with a sewing machine
Turn the skirt waistband right-side out and you are ready to go. You can see the two headbands I made from the ribbon casing for the sleeves of the original pillowcase top.
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