Scarf to Skirt ~ Lazy Summer Day Skirt

Today is a great Summer Refashion from Tea Rose Home. Get your pinning finger ready so you can refernence this tutorial later! Also check out her fabric flower tutorial she posted recently.


Hello! I am Sachiko from Tea Rose home where I share my sewing/craft ideas and tutorials. One of the things I love to do is to refashion and re-purpose. It is such a fun and rewarding feeling when your vision comes to life and you can give an item a second chance. I am so excited at the opportunity to be one of the contributors for Brassy Apple, thank you Megan!
Today, I am sharing a super easy skirt made out of a scarf. The beauty of this is that the side edges of the scarf is already treated, so you don’t have to worry about fraying. If you are only interested in this part, it took me less than 30 minutes to make the skirt. If you are interested in doing more embellishments like I did, it takes more time.

So, here is the scarf I bought at the end of last summer for $7.48 at Target… Because I was between houses I had packed it away. It was like getting a present when I was unpacking my things and found this.

{You will need}
Scarf — My scarf was 24″ x 72″. The finished skirt is for someone size XS to M. This skirt doesn’t have lining, so I recommend you use a dark colored scarf.
Elastic — the length to fit your waist
Matching thread
If you are going to applique like I did…
Fabric that you want to use for applique
Heat & Bond
{How to}
1. Fold the scarf in half. Using 1/2″ seam, sew both sides from top and bottom. Open the seam and press with iron.
2. Lay the scarf flat and trim off the fringe.

3. Cut off 1/8″ from the folded seam to open it.

4. To create the waist band, measure around your waist and sew the end of elastic together. To ensure the strength, I open the seam and zig-zag stitched it.

5. Fold 1/4″ from the top seam of the skirt.

6. Pin the skirt to the waist band. To spread it out evenly, mark the sides, front and back of the skirt and waist band and pin them together.

7. Sew the fabric to the waist band. Stretch the elastic as you sew with a zig-zag stitch.

8. Fold the bottom seam of the skirt twice (1/4″ and 3/4″)then sew.
9. Now you have a skirt!!
As I said in the beginning: you can whip out this skirt in no time. Although, if you want to add more personality to it like I did, it takes more time.
Here is what I did:
1. Cut out flowers I wanted to use from the fabric.
2. Used Heat and Bond and fused the flowers to the skirt(follow manufacture’s instructions).

3. Sew them on. I did free motion stitches. Don’t worry, you don’t have to try to do it so perfectly, just go with the flow. 🙂

Now, I am ready to try out the skirt. I love how this skirt is so comfy (not to mentioned that I didn’t spend a lot of money and time)and care free.

Well, I am off to practice being lazy for this summer! I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. See you at the next post.


  1. What a great idea. I (senior citizen) just started wearing long skirts in hot weather. Have beautiful scarves that I may just have to go through.

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