The Dishtowel Skirt (A Tutorial)

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This cute little skirt was made from dishtowels!


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Inexpensive, easy to sew, already hemmed and festive:


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Holidays always bring the cutest little linens. I picked up these two Easter-themed dishtowels from Target and made them into a skirt for Boo:


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Here’s how to make your own! Dishtowels are perfectly sized for a girl’s skirt up to about a size 6.

Step 1 & 2: Lay out your dishtowels and cut them in half.
Step 3: Cut off the side seams, but leave the bottom seams.
Step 4: I used the towel with the bunny as a patchwork panel so I trimmed the sides.

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Step 5 & 6: Sew together your panels to create 2 large panels.
Step 7 & 8: Once you have two larger completed panels, place them on top of each other and sew the side seams together.

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Step 9 & 10: Turn your skirt inside out and fold the top edge over about 1.5″ to form a casing for elastic. Finish the raw edge.
Step 11 & 12: Stitch your casing closed leaving about an inch opening to insert the elastic into. Thread the elastic through, sew the elastic shut and close the casing.

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I added some pretty crocheted trim at the bottom of the skirt for some extra detail:

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Dainty and pretty!

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The finished skirt:

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To make a matching tank, I made a little pom-pom from crocheted trim……

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…..and sewed it to a plain camisole:

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An Easter-themed outfit!  A quick sew and great for a beginner project.

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My sister Perry is here visiting this week! We had fun today hiding eggs in the yard to practice for some upcoming Easter hunts:

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  1. Kelly says

    Love that fabric! I bought those tea towels when I was on holidays in the US last week – but what a clever idea to make them into a skirt!!! It looks lovely.

  2. Kristi says

    So so so cute! I have got to get me a sewing machine SOON! I have so many little girls in my life (as a nanny, Sunday School teacher, and Aunt) that I would love to make this for!! My mom has one I can use so I need to hit her up for it. LOL Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  3. says

    OMG you are so talented! I bought the same Easter egg towel a week ago but could never make anything out of it, let alone something this cute. You are so inspiring in so many ways! Hapyp weekend :)

  4. heather says

    You and your family are all soo good looking. your mom, sister, you, your husband,

  5. Amy Baldridge says

    LOVE!! What a cute idea! With this & the sock bunnies, my Punky’s Easter basket is getting full! c:

  6. Tammy says

    Oh! That’s Perry? She looks so different from her yesterday’s pic! I didn’t even recognize her. I’ve always heard that a vacation and getting away from home can make you look refreshed. She must have been long overdue for one.

  7. Brandi says

    Love it love it love it! I cannot watch the lullaby video. I have been without my antidepressant for a few days and even my bunnies being cute is making me cry uncontrollably. That video will undo me.

  8. Meghan Grace says

    I bought those towels!!! I am so happy to see Boo in another darling skirt! I am also so happy to see Perry with you, too! Happy Sunday, Ashley!!!

  9. Linda L says

    What a cute project! So glad Perry is there! Boo looks happy to see her too! Stay strong Ashley!!!

  10. Nissa says

    Saw this yesterday and ran to Target :) Found the dish towels (your a genius) and made the skirt for my daughter last night. Adorable, super quick and easy. Thank you for sharing this :)

  11. Becky says

    Thank you so much for this idea. You have really inspired our Easter festivities here in Florida. I am making three skirts for the girls and I have already made six sock bunnies by request when everyone saw the ones I made for my two kids. Love your ideas and I am inspired by you everyday!

  12. says

    Ok now I’m just full on embarrassed that I haven’t started on 2012 resolution # 1 – learn to sew. That is adorable!!!

  13. Emily says

    I made this skirt today, it was easy and fun nap project. I only used the egg towel and filled in w/ purple cotton. (I was too cheap to buy both $3 towels~ha ha). It turned out SO cute. Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. Erika says

    SO i wanted to make this skirt, but wondering if when you cut the towel in half and leave the edge won’t some of the eggs be upside down? maybe I’m just confused.

  15. Jamie W says

    A friend sent me this link and I surprised my daughter with this skirt for her Easter bunny pics at school today! Love it…thanks for a great tutorial.