Recently I was browsing Home Goods & saw a beautiful butterfly tea towel. Maggie loves butterflies & I immediately thought of how much she would love the bright butterfly on the towel. There isn’t a whole lot a 3 year old can do with a dish towel, but I put it in the cart & started to brainstorm while I walked the rest of the aisles. I was trying to think of something to make with it & realized, if I cut it in half, it would be the exact size fabric pieces I use to sew her skirts. The towel was $1.99 so I was willing to give it a shot.
Sure enough, it worked! The best part is that because the fabric is already hemmed at the bottom & the sizes are finished, it cut the time to sew a skirt in half. So after 20 min & $1.99 in fabric, Maggie had a new skirt. She was so excited when I showed it to her. She couldn’t believe how “big & beautiful” the butterfly was!
Now when I am in Home Goods, I have a new item to look for: tea towels with a cool pattern or design. I can’t wait to make some skirts from holiday towels.
I am not great at sewing & can’t follow a pattern to save my life. So when I say this was easy, it really was. The size of the towel made a size 3t/4t. It fits Maggie with leggings under it & fits Alex, but is a little long. If you want to make it smaller, simply cut 1 in off per size down, before you add the elastic. Just be sure to cut from the top so you don’t have to re-hem the bottom.
How To Make A Toddler Skirt from A Tea Towel:
– Fold the towel in half(top to bottom).
– Cut along the fold
– Place the two pieces front to front
– Sew along the sides
– Add elastic on top. For this part, refer to this tutorial I wrote for sewing skirts.
If you make one, please share a picture!
Bright & fun headband from La La Lola Etsy shop.