Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fitted Sheet Skirt Tutorial

Three reasons to love this tutorial:

1. No threading's already there for you!
2. You can make this for yourself, for your six month old,
your poodle...the possibilities are endless people!
3. It's so fast, so easy, and so dang cute!
As the Queen Martha would say,"It's a GOOD thing."

I didn't do as well taking pictures of each step this time so make sure to read all of the following instructions before you do this:

1. Measure your victim's waist. Add an inch and write it down.
2. Measure from your victim's waist to the knee (or however long you'd like the skirt to be). Add an inch and write it down.
3. Find a cute fitted sheet (I found this one on the clearance rack at Wal-mart...better yet get a cute vintage one from your local thrift shop).
4. On the elastic part of the fitted sheet, measure (away from a seam) the length of your victim's waist measurement and sew over the elastic on each side (this is so that when you cut it, it won't go anywhere.
5. Fold your sheet in half so that the two sides you just sewed lay on top of each other (this part is a little your best to get it to lay flat at least enough for where you will cut).
6. Measure down from the elastic to the measurement you wrote down for how long you'd like it to be. Mark it somehow.
7. Now cut from the OUTSIDE of where you sewed your elastic down. You can decide at this point how full you'd like your skirt to be. The more of an "A" looking cut, the fuller the skirt...the straighter your cut equals less fullness.
8. Almost done! Now sew a straight line at about a 5/8" seam allowance down the side.
9. Iron out your seam and sew it on both sides on the top.
10. On the bottom, clip excess fabric and fold over twice, iron and finish your seam.
11. ENJOY!!!