Sew a Beginner Skirt

This is an easy skirt that does not use as much fabric as some other designs: this good when using random fabric that’s been waiting years to be put to use! And you can make it with just a little sewing and maths calculations. I know this, because it is the first item of clothing I have ever sewn (that’s not a costume), and it is cute and awesome and I currently feel very accomplished!

(This skirt pattern is not a brand new idea; there are posts out there that describe the same kind of skirt. Some just make it sound more difficult than it needs to be. This really is an easy beginner skirt to get that confidence boost to do more sewing! )

*The hardest part for me: cutting fabric. Once it is cut it can never be whole again! :/

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Fabric Origami

Sometimes there’s scrap fabric lying around just asking to be treated with the same origami love that the paper is (i.e. make it small, cute and wearable). So here’s how I made a little fabric origami crane that’s currently being considered as a futureΒ brooch.

It’s simple and easy (hardest part is folding fabric when use to really thin paper). The only special material needed is fabric stiffener – available from Lincraft and Spotlight for less than $10.

Fabric origami crane

Fabric origami crane

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