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Scarf Re-Purpose: Fringe Skirt


Okay, another crazy yet fun idea to re-purpose one of those scarves from that tangled up pile. Did you try out the last idea here?

This one is for a little lady…



And the fringes just flap around with each step.

Quite sassy.






**Suggestion: Try to cut into a scarf (or sweater) as little as possible. For any project. It’s hard to cut the scarf and then sew it back together because of the woven pattern in each scarf. It’s hard to get a strong seam…..with all of those loose ends of the woven scarf. So with each of these projects, I try to use the original sides or ends of each scarf as much as possible. It makes your project a lot easier. Just though I’d mention that.



Start with a wide and stretchy scarf with a stringy fringe at each end. Make sure the width will fit around the front half of your little girl’s waist and legs.


Then cut off enough from both ends (front and back piece) to have enough length for the skirt and a casing for the elastic at the top. And then add some more length to that because once she puts it on and stretches it out, it will shorten in length. Make sense?


Then sew it together along both sides, staying really close to the edge. And then make another seam or a zig-zag seam. (I know, it looks pretty narrow….but it stretches well.)


**I cut a lot of length off of the fringe. But left just enough to give some movement.**


Then make yourself a casing for your elastic. (Need help? Use this tutorial here.)


That’s it. Another quick and easy little scarf project.
Go on, give it a try!

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Linda Rogers says:

    so cute. I have been so looking for a way to repurpose a scarf I have the perfect ugly red scarf of my hubby’s to use for my 1 yr old granbaby a skirt..

  2. Anna says:

    The circle skirt makes you want to twirl around and fringed skirts makes you want to shimmy. :)

  3. Mandi says:

    I so love this!!! Now if only all our scarves weren't hand crocheted, LOL!

  4. Rob-O says:

    oh yes! this season it is all about fringe. Gotta have at least one piece in the wardrobe with fringe this season

  5. Angie Neil says:

    How adorable!!

  6. Henderson Family says:

    So cute!!! I have been having a blast repurposing clothes this last week. Thanks to you!!!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Very cute! love the fringe.

    Just finished making my first Little Guy Tie and it was sooooo easy and I love how it turned out. Thank you so much for selling this pattern. =) I can't wait to see him in it.

  8. Melissa says:

    Totally adorable, and totally inspiring!

  9. Mom's Place says:

    That's stinkin' amazing!!!! LOVE it!

  10. The Evans Family says:

    Love this! Your blog is the best! I always look forward to seeing what you post!

  11. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    YOu are joking! A skirt! How awesome!!!

  12. Lana says:

    So cute! I wish I could convince my little tomboy to wear a skirt!

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  13. MaryAnne says:

    LOVE this!

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