DIY (65) – Elastic Waist Skirt

Hi Everyone,

Today you will learn how to make an elastic waist skirt. This skirt is easy to sew and comfortable to wear and can be made for any size or age!

An elastic waist skirt is a great beginner sewing project and a great projects for kids to sew. You can use so many different fabrics, and it’s so comfortable to wear. My daughter has already been traipsing around the house every day!

Let’s start!

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1-3 yards (0,91-2,73 m) of light to medium weight fabric like quilting cotton, chambray, and polyester brands – 1 to 2 yards (0,91-2,73 m) of 1 inch (2,5 cm) non-roll elastic – sewing tools – sewing machine

FIRST OF ALL, CHOOSE A FABRIC: A lightweight to medium weight fabric should be used for this skirt.

If it’s too lightweight it could be transparent, so you want a fabric that is opaque. You can use quilting cotton, chambray, cotton lawn, rayon challis, tencel twill, and woven polyester blends.

GATHERING: The best gathering ratio for an elastic waist skirt is 1.5 or 2. If your fabric is on the lighter side you can do a ratio of 2:1. If your fabric is a medium weight fabric you can do a ratio of 1.5:1. Be careful to not have too much gathers and fabric in your skirt or it can become bulky.


Measure your waist.

Multiply by 1.5 or 2. Add 1.25 inch (2,5 cm) . This is the width of the fabric that you will need to cut. If it is wider than the width of your fabric, then you will need to cut two wide rectangles.

Measure the length.

Measure from your waist down to how long you want the skirt to be. Add 1 inch for the hem allowance. Add 1.5 inch (3 cm) for the casing at the top. The total will be the length you will cut.

Cut out the rectangle (or rectangles) using the measurements you found. Reuse the selvedge edges on the short ends if possible.

Match up the short ends of rectangle and pin.

Sew a straight stitch along the short end 5/8 inch (1,5 cm) from the edge. Backstitch when you start and end.

Finish the seam allowances separately.

Press the seam allowance open.

Press the hem up 0.5 inch (1cm)

Fold up the hem up another 0.5 inch (1 cm).

Fold the top down .25 inch (0,5 cm) and press. Fold it again 1.25 inch (3cm) and press.

Sew the hem in place 3/8 inch from the bottom.

Sew the casing in place 1.25 inch (2,5 cm) from the top. Backstitch when you start and stop. Leave a 4 inch (10 cm) hole to insert the elastic.

Put a safety pin on one end of the elastic and insert it into the casing. Push the fabric onto the satefy pin and push it along the elastic. Don’t let the other end of the elastic get pulled into the casing.

Slide the elastic all the way through the casing until both ends are sticking out of the hole.

Overlap the elastic by .5 inch (1 cm) and sew a rectangle to secure it together.

Pull the elastic into the casing. Pin the hole closed and sew in place.

Sew a stitch in the ditch on the casing seam to keep the elastic from twisting.

Your skirt is ready!

If you want to watche the video tutorial click below:

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DIY (62) – Origami tulip

Hi Everyone,

Today we will go for an origami project.

This one is so easy and the result is extraordinary.

Let’s start!

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you only need colored paper (the lighter it is, the better the flower will turn out)and a paper fold tool which will make your work neater (if you don’t have one, you can use a ball point pen that doesn’t work anymore – wooden sticks (if you follow the video tutorial, you will see how to do also this one with the origami tecnique)

I told you it was a super easy project!

You just need to follow the steps in the picture below to make a beautiful tulip!

If you want to see the video tutorial click here:

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DIY (60) – Bottiglie rivestite

Buongiorno a tutti,

Se vi siete mai chiesti in che cosa potrebbero essere trasformate quelle piccole bottiglie di salsa che non buttate perché le trovate speciali nella forma, allora questo fai da te facile è per voi!

È possibile seguire i semplici passaggi qui sotto per vedere come abbiamo fatto queste bottiglie molto carine avvolte con pochissimi materiali.

Questi faranno grandi doni e faranno del bene all’ambiente, (soprattutto se si utilizza lana organica).


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Lana assortita di varie lunghezze – Mod podge o colla vinilica – pennello – forbici – bottiglie vuote assortite

Iniziate scegliendo i colori della lana. Nella foto sopra, ho inserito del filo dorato nella lana bianca per creare un look più elegante.

Applicate la colla sulla bottiglia.

Iniziate ad avvolgere la lana.

Riempite le bottiglie di fiori.


DIY (60) – Wrapped bottles

Hi Everyone,

If you have ever wondered what those cute little mint sauce and oyster sauce bottles lying around your recycled bottle collection could be made into, then this easy DIY is for you!

You can follow the simple steps below to see how we made these very cute wrapped bottles with just a few supplies from our crafting cupboard.

These make great gifts and are good for the earth too (especially if you use organic wool).

Let’s start!

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Assorted wool of varying width and material – Mod podge or vinilic glue – paint brush – scissors – assorted empty bottles

Start by choosing the wool colors.

Apply the glue on the bottle.

Start wrapping the wool.

Fill the bottles with flowers.

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