Sewing & DIY

Upcycle Your Linens – Turn Your Tablecloth into a Skirt!

April 30, 2012

My latest obsession and guilty pleasure is shopping at Goodwill for fabric. In the linen section (sheets, tablecloths, etc.) you can score 3-5 yards of beautiful fabric for $3.99 – TOTAL! Such a steal!


I originally bought this beautiful thick cotton to reupholster a cushion, but when I changed direction on that project an idea was born!


Using the Simplicity skirt pattern above, I got to work and for the first time EVER I completed an article of clothing in ONE weekend. I suspect I’ve been choosing patterns that are beyond my skill level, in turn taking me MUCH longer to complete.

Total cost for this project: $14 ($10 for the pattern, $4 for the fabric – of which I have plenty to spare.)

The skirt looks incredibly awkward bellow my 8.5 month pregnant belly, but this will be a great post-baby skirt with the elastic waist!

Have you upcycled anything recently?

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