This week I'm looking at skirts and what can be done to upcycle them.
For me, the first thing I would think of to make from a skirt is a bag because a skirt's shape is well suited to this.
Here's a bag I made from one of my daughter's old skirts that no longer fitted her:
This was a nice simple upcycle - as I just needed to stitch the bottom of the skirt closed ( it was already a lined skirt - so produced a nice lined bag). Then added straps and embellishments!
And another one:
Here are some other bags that people have made from skirts:
This one from Blissful and Domestic:
This one from Joyfoolery:
And this one from Free Style Creating By Villy:
Here's even a great Youtube video by GiannyL on how to convert and old skirt into a bag!
(GiannyL has several great videos showing clothes upcycles!
Now some other things made from skirts:
Here's a skirt made into an apron by Don't fear the Ripper:
Second Chances By Susan came up with these great refashions of skirts into a top and a dress:
And here - All Things Reconsidered repurposed some old skirts into tablecloths!
A few more skirt upcycling projects can be found on on my
And to see other ideas for upcycling clothing item by item
- go here!