I know why- it’s predictable and safe. I know exactly what sizes will fit them and how much fabric I need to make it happen. And, in my limited skills, I can make some pretty darn cute items with very minimal cost and effort.
The first time I saw this done, I was very, very pregnant. It didn’t quite work for me then, but I tucked it away in my brain for future reference. As soon as I could, I dug through the linens at the local thrift shop for some wearable patterns and then got to work.
For about .50-1.50 and just a few minutes of your time, you can have a super cute A-line skirt for you!
After you make one (or two or ten), comment here with a picture so we can all see what you’ve made!
One Pillow Case
Elastic (or a draw string) to wrap around your waist
Thread, scissors, sewing machine
1. Cut the top of the pillow case, the closed end, open.
3. Fold that edge again a couple of inches and sew almost all the way around, leaving about 1/2 inch open. This is your elastic/drawstring casing.
4. Attach a safety pin or something to one end of the elastic/drawstring and push it through the casing.
5. Sew the ends of the elastic together, then stitch closed the opening that you left.
6. Put it on, then promptly leave to thrift for another pillow case and start back at (1)!