upcycling: taking something you would otherwise throw out and making it into something else.
Warning! Upcycling can lead to a new level of
I had a pair of khakis that I chopped into shorts this summer. Their fabric has a nice hand (feel) to is and had a little stretch, so I kept the bottom legs that I cut off to make Jane two skirts. The bonus to using them for these skirts is that you can utilize the pant hem as your skirt hem. The Fat Quarter Skirt tutorial is you will need to most likely sew three seams to make your skirt 18" wide, unless of course you have really wide pants. You can see my three seams in the picture above. I just made sure to center a panel in the front of the skirt. Pellon Wonder Under to make cute appliques for the skirts. Made with Moxie Flickr group.