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This week on Thread Heads, Morgan Hungerford from Panda Head and Muss Clothing teaches us how to make a cool paper bag waist skirt out of an oversized skirt. We are always looking for new D.I.Y. fashion ideas, so send us what you got! And don't forget to subscribe to the ThreadBanger podcast oniTunes!


What you need:

Skirt (a size or two too big)

Elastic

Scissors

Straight Pins

Ruler

Sewing Machine
 
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Step 1: Big Skirt

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First, you need a skirt that is about a size or two too big. Turn it inside out, and lay it flat.

Then, measure about two and a half inches down from the top of the skirt, and pin.

Step 2: Elastic

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Using the elastic, measure your natural waist, and cut the elastic. It should be snug but not too tight.

Next, pin the elastic along the skirt where you measured.

Step 3: Sew that thing!

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When sewing, make sure that you hold the fabric taut and flat when going through the machine. And, believe it or not, thats it!
AlliHarkness7 months ago

Paper bag waist is also the actual name of a type of skirt, so could add to the confusion...

GummiBear2 years ago
Good idea, but I think the name of the instructable is misunderstood. I thought you were going to make a skirt out of actual "walmart bags", but i was, sadly, mistaken :(
Obsessive6 years ago
When she pulled out cloth material I thought, "Ohhh, shes just going to use the original skirt to line the inside of the bag..." I was sadly disappointed. I think an actual crafty "PAPER BAG" skirt would be more interesting, but this skirt is fairly nice. Not too much alteration.
i agree whole heartedly, me and my friends have a game, u get 4 plastic bags each and have to make clothes out of them, at the end u have a cat walk.... anyway i was looking 4 new ideas, oh well... :P cool skirt
hammer98765 years ago
waste - verb - to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail or profit; squander: to waste money; to waste words. waist - noun - the part of the body in humans between the ribs and the hips, usually the narrowest part of the torso. Being familiar with instructables, I was fully expecting a skirt made out of an otherwise wasted paper bag. I guess it is a "waste skirt" since it is too big to wear. Where the paper bag comes in, I am at a loss. Minus two points for misleading title and/or spelling error.
paper-bag-waisted skirt not a skirt made from paper-bag-waste
jongscx7 years ago
I thought it would actually be made of a paper-bag... in which case I would've said "well, don't get caught in the rain! But seeing as how none of that happened, I guess my point is moot anyway.
jtobako7 years ago
Puns?