; Tin Can Canoe: Repurposed Trousers...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Repurposed Trousers...

I've made several of these recycled trouser skirts in the past... they're really simple to do and a great way to use up some fabric scraps. I've done them out of denim and corduroys - both with fantastic results. Of course in the past I've pretty much just sort of winged the construction and sewed them together on the fly... so no two skirts have ever turned out the same. Which sometimes is good and sometimes can be quite frustrating... But Look! Applehead has created a Super Swell tutorial to inspire you! Feel free to either follow it to the letter or be brave and just use it as a jumping off point to get you started.

I encourage you to be creative - the tutorial shows a finished skirt with 2 fabric rows - but I've made them with as many as 7 fabric rows and have also varied the width of each row. Which is Seriously Too Cute. Another fun idea is to throw in a few rows of patchwork - I really loved them in mine :)
Just be aware of one thing... They're super addictive to make!
I love to use thrift store trouser finds for these beauties.

Have Fun and Happy Sewing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are too cute! I can see why they're addicting.