Upcycled t-shirt skirts

I have been wanting to write this post for a while now.

Since May actually when I made my first upcycled t-shirt skirt.

It was for me.


But for some odd reason, I don’t have a picture of it ?!?

Luckily, I did take pics of the next skirt I made, for my friend Lisa.

Lisa had seen my skirt and really liked it, so I thought I would make her one for her birthday.

I got busy looking for t-shirts to use.

I had a few on-hand, but then found a few more at Savers, including a brand new “New Mexico” tee, which happens to be a special place to Lisa.


I used my concocted pattern and got busy.

Hey, whatever works!

I started by cutting out my pieces (8 total ~ 4 pieces each “side”).

I assembled my pieces together until I was satisfied.

Then stitched them together.

Then sewed each side together.

(have I lost you yet ???)

Using the longest stitch, I stitched along the waistband and gathered.

Then cut some black jersey material for a fold down waist band, and attached the skirt to the waistband.

Using my serger, I made a roll hem along the each piece of the skirt, adding a more finished look and a bit of “flounce”.

Lisa really loved her skirt, or maybe she just said that to make me happy.



These skirts are so much fun to make, as they are unique, colorful and the possibilities are just endless.

Each time I wear mine, people will come up to me and ask “are those t-shirts??  wow….”

My friend Megan also wanted a skirt and gave me some old tee’s to use.

I also added a few more, but unfortunately I never got a picture of it.

My daughter Myah loves her skirt, which I made using some of her favorite old t-shirts.

(lucky for me I have a hard time getting rid of things and had plenty of tee’s on hand)

I also made one to add to my Etsy shop, and my two little ladies were more than willing to be my models.

Upcycling is SO much fun!

More importantly, my children are learning the significance of using the 3 R’s….

Can I get a hip…hip…..HORAY!! 

Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned for more upcycled t-shirt ideas coming real soon!

Happy weekend!


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