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skirting the issue–scrappy skirt!

today i’m putting my scrap busting to a good cause!

I’m making 3 skirts for simple simon and co’s skirting the issue! scrappy skirts21

(you can go HERE to read more about it–but basically it’s donating skirts to local foster care! Skirts are so easy a great beginner sewing project!!!)

I went to Joann and got a whole bunch of fabric (i only bought 6 inches of each one except for 2! (the main parts of two of those skirts) fabric

Here’s three fun ways to use of scraps–

the big strips:

scrappy skirt horizontal stripes


these are 5 inch strips sewn together…I left a slit on both sides so they had room to run and play….I totally wanted to make this into a pencil skirt….(or even a long maxi) but since I’m giving them away to –i wanted them to be able to fit a variety of girls!

quilted skirt

next up…similar…but smaller strips around the bottom…

close up of quilted skirt


each skirt is a basic box shape…with the waist cinched ┬áin with elastic! IMG_4179 scrap skirts..little strips of fabric around bottom

stripes of fabric skirt


and last…even smaller strips…sewn together quilt style..

scrap skirt little stripes


this one is my favorite…..I was very tempted to toss the elastic…sew up the bottom and add some straps for a new bag for me!!! blue skirt



scrappy skirt 78
and now…some eye candy…

scrap skirts 3


notice her knee….she scrapped it doing this…

skirt on playground


blog kids

love these sweet models of mine! sisters made the son jump in to get a new facebook cover photo…

he was less than thrilled. but i let him eat an otter pop so he was happy (#easytobribe) family

so there you go…three skirts that you can make to help diminish your stash pile!!! which one is your favorite?
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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.