I Like My Skirts Fast and Cheap Sewing Pattern and Tutorial


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A beginner sewing project using vintage linens: upcycle mod floral sheets from the thrift shop using this fully-illustrated 6-page PDF as your guide!


The project is great for beginners! If you can sew a straight line, then you can do this!


twin-size flat sheet
yard stick
tape measure (optional)
washout cloth marker
sewing machine
thread to coordinate with the sheet
1/2-inch or 1/4-inch elastic to fit comfortably around your waist


More than just a simple sewing pattern, this ebook is like a mini-class. Each topic includes step-by-step instructions and photos where appropriate.

You will learn:

How to measure and cut the correct amount of fabric to fit your own figure
How to sew the fabric into a skirt shape
How to make an elastic casing


Help deciding between a full or fitted silhouette
How to adapt the instructions for use with quilting cottons
How to sew a hem, if necessary


Whether you are motivated by frugality, by the desire to live in an eco-friendly way, or by an abundance of fun and funky vintage sheets in your linen closet, this simple tutorial should appeal to you.

The steps are few, and they are explained in plain English. This means, even those who are brand new to sewing can make this skirt without feeling intimidated by a lot of the specialized jargon found on many commercial patterns.

Vintage bed sheets from the 1960’s and 70’s are perfect candidates for skirt-making, with their wild floral patterns. One trip to the thrift shop can arm you with a summer’s-worth of inexpensive fabric to upcycle into an entire warm-weather wardrobe!

Average review
Jun 20, 2015 by 12091957j
Easy to download. I haven't made this yet, but the pattern looks very easy to follow, with thorough instructions.
Dec 29, 2014 by Kristy Lawrensen
Easy to follow instructions. Great photography. Thanks!
Jul 15, 2014 by megmac1
Lovely instructions and images, looking forward to going to the thrift shops and getting some vintate/retro fabrics to do my first sewing project in 30 years on, looking forward to making my own clothes
Jun 9, 2014 by Gilly
Great project for teaching
Mar 5, 2014 by Vickie Edwards

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