Introduction: Bicycle Riding Magnetic Skirt Band

About: We are two best friends from Croatia and mothers of two beautiful and fun little boys! We share the same name - Maja, and same interests in diy culture, upcycling, sustainable living, vintage clothing and furn…

We almost always wear skirts or dresses and we used to have the usual 'everyone sees our panties when it's windy' problem while riding our bicycles! Then one day while doing another diy for our blog we came up with an idea to use magnets to keep our skirts in place! Our skirt riding bands with magnetic clip were finished in no time! Besides holding your skirt down while riding, these bands are very discreete and gentle to your pantyhoes which makes them great for riding in autum, winter or spring time! This diy is super easy so there is no excuse not to try it!

Step 1: Supplies:

4 super strong magnets, rubber band (a bit wider than your magnets), some pu leather, tape measure, scissors, pins, sewing machine and thread.

Step 2:

Measure your thigh a bit above your skirt's bottom hem. This will be your measurement for the elastic - cut two. Fold one end of the elastic over the other and pin. The fold should be big enough for your magnet to fit inside + a little extra for seam allowance. Repeat the same with the other band.

Step 3:

With a zig-zag stitch, sew three edges of the folded elastic and repeat with the other band (as shown in photo). This way you will get a small pocket in both elastic-rubber bands. Slide your magnets inside these pockets and close the openings with a zig-zag stitch.

Step 4:

Cut four heart shapes out of PU leather. If you don't want hearts, you can cut any shape you like, as long as it is bigger than your magnets.

Step 5:

Place two hearts wrong sides facing each other and sew together leaving a small opening. Slide magnet through the opening and sew it closed. Repeat with the other pair and you are finished!

Step 6:

Put your elastic bands on your thighs, secure your skirt in place with magnetic hearts and you are good to go! :) When you are done riding just put your hearts in your bag, or leave them if it's windy. ;)