Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vintage Pillowcase Skirt

We all know that i have recently acquired an addiction to vintage bedding. My camper is slowly becoming covered in it! And I'm not one bit sad about it! I love adding that extra texture to walls and decor in my home. We may live in a camping trailer, but that doesn't mean it has to feel like it.

I came across this pillowcase in a St. Vincent de Paul bin for $0.25! It is so soft. I wish you could feel it! Its like butter... The moment I saw it I knew it needed a new life as a cute skirt!

See the tutorial below or {HERE}!

Vintage Pillowcase
Sewing Machine
2 inch elastic
Cutting mat
Rotary cutter

Measure from your waist to where you would like the skirt to end and add about 2 inches. Cut the pillowcase along the closed end. Leaving the existing edge as your bottom hem.

Either measure your waist and the skirt OR you can put the skirt on and gather the extra material where the back of the skirt is going to be. Pin the extra fabric so that the skirt is the desired tightness you would like.

Cut a piece of elastic anywhere from 6-10 inches long. Pin it evenly to the wrong side of the fabric, on both sides of the extra fabric that is gathered. Only sew the ends of the elastic.

You should now have a bubble of fabric around the outside of the elastic.

Using a zigzag stitch and pulling the elastic so that the fabric is tight, sew a seam along the top and bottom of the elastic.

You will now have a gathering on the back of your skirt.

Fold over the top of your fabric, the width of the elastic, around the entire top of the skirt and pin. Sew 2-3 stitches to create a waistband and hide the elastic. Be sure to pull the elastic section tight so that you have stretch in the skirt.

OPTIONAL: Add a ruffled hem to the bottom inside of your skirt. Sew the ends of the lace together. Turn the skirt inside out and pin the lace in place. Add pleats evenly to gather any extra material. Sew along the top edge of the lace.

The end result is a soft and unique Vintage Pillowcase Skirt!


  1. What a cute idea!!! I have a link party on Saturdays and would love if you would come share with me!
    Hope to see you there.
    Abbi @

    1. Thank you Abigail! I'll be sure to stop by and say hello. Thanks for visiting

  2. This is the cutest idea that we have seen in a long time! Such a great idea - i bet that fabric is soft! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Something To Talk About Link Party! Hope to see you Monday!

    Vicki and Jennifer
    2 Bees in a Pod

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Jennifer! And thanks for the visit!