Say that 5 times fast….hey….stop swearing at me….ok moving on….I recently cleaned out a few things in our closet. A couple of my hubs shirts were still in great condition….they were just a bit over sized for him. I made a few into my fancy camera strap…and my daughter wanted to use the another shirt to make a skirt. It turned out really cute so we wanted to share it with yall….

upcycled mens shirt into a skirt @cleverlyinspired (3)cv upcycled shirt


  • men’s button down (ours was Large)
  • elastic (1/4 inch)
  • sewing machine
  • safety pin
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • iron


  1. Lay the shirt flat and cut under the armpits straight across.
  2. Fold top of skirt down 1 inch and iron. This will be your top seam. Pin your seam.
  3. Sew a straight stitch all around…leaving a 2 inch opening for your elastic to be threaded through.
  4. Attach elastic to safety pin and push through the seam. (ours was measured 2 inches longer than waist measurement)
  5. When elastic meets…sew together then stitch up the seam.
  6. Ta Da! You made a skirt from a shirt!

A fun little project to try this week!
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Hi!
    I just wanted to say thank you for that really great and easy idea. My skirt turned out really nice.
    Keep it up! :-)

    All the best from Germany!

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  3. Awesome and so adorbs. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE use the sleeves to make wine gift bags – or send them to me!

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