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Playful Pillowcase Skirt

By: El's Journey

If you're looking for cool DIY projects, you don't need to look any further. This Playful Pillowcase Skirt is a great lesson in how to make skirts. Before tossing out your old linen as rags, think about putting it to use in green crafts. There are no shortages in recycled crafts ideas, and this pillowcase skirt will make you wish you still had all of your old pillowcases. Expand your wardrobe without spending a dime by trying this tutorial.


Playful Pillowcase Skirt


  • Pillowcase
  • Elastic
  • Thread
  • Beads 


  1. Cut off closed end of pillowcase.

    Playful Pillowcase Skirt
  2. Decide on skirt length. Add 1 ½”. Turn case inside out. Measure, mark and cut off excess.
  3. Fold cut side down ¼” and press.

    Playful Pillowcase Skirt
  4. Then fold again 1 ¼” and press.

    Playful Pillowcase Skirt
  5. Open the seam of one side of the waist band.

    Playful Pillowcase Skirt
  6. Sew waistband close to the edge, about ¼”. Leave side seam opening for threading elastic.
  7. Measure your waist and add 2:, then cut elastic to this measurement. Attach a safety pin to the end of elastic and thread through casing.
  8. Adjust elastic to your comfort. Lay one end over the other. Sew back and forth to secure.
  9. Slip stitch casing opening closed.
  10. Sew ribbon over the stitch line near the pillow case opening.

    Playful Pillowcase Skirt
  11. Embellish bottom front of skirt as desired. If you are using a plain pillowcase you may want to embroider a design, create an applique design or sew on a cute patch. This uses ribbon and beads.

    Playful Pillowcase Skirt



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