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Quick and easy skirt tutorial

skirt pieces

This is a very simple tutorial for a quick and easy skirt for a toddler or preschooler that can be made from an adult t-shirt.


  • old adult-size t-shirt
  • elastic for waistband
  • sewing machine
  • matching thread
  • scissors


  1. Take an old (adult) t-shirt. Cut off the bottom half at the length you want (including extra allowance for inserting the elastic).
  2. Measure the elastic around your child’s waist.
  3. Add elastic (see this post if you need instructions on how to do this).
  4. Give to your (hopefully ecstatic) preschooler. This is Emma’s new favorite article of clothing…

preschool skirt from adult shirt

happy with her new skirt

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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

7 thoughts on “Quick and easy skirt tutorial”

  1. Elisa | blissfulE

    What a great project! Emma looks lovely.
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..on the play mat =-.

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