I'm starting off with a pretty easy one, as long as you have some basic sewing skills you will be fine!!
DIY skirt out of trousers
You will need:
- An old pair of trousers
- Needle and thread
Then with your scissors or an unpicker, unpick the stitching from the inside leg to the crotch on both sides so you are left with a hole in the middle — essentially a skirt shape.
Then at the front of the skirt will be a triangle gap, so take a square of some of the excess leg material you cut off earlier and lay it underneath the gap and pin.
Then turn the skirt over and you will have a bit that sticks out like this..
Fold this down along the seam and pin like this...
At this point you should try the skirt on to make sure it fits properly. If it is too tight or too loose, adjust the V at the front moving it in or out and re-pinning. Once you are happy with the fit its time to get out your needle and thread of a similar colour. I always double over the thread so it is stronger...
You can use a sewing machine which would be much quicker but mine is packed away somewhere in my house and I couldn't be bothered to un-earth it!
Stitch along the pinned seams then put your skirt on and measure how long you want it. Cut at the desired length and voila!
I like my skirts a bit rough around the edges so I would stop here and let the hem fray, but if you like your skirts neat then simply turn the hem up and stitch.
Here are a couple others I have made over the years that I now live in...
If you want to have a go at this, let me know how it goes!
There will be more DIYS each week, so keep an eye out!