How to Make a skirt into Shorts

Recycling your clothes to make them into something useful is the best way to make sure you are not wasting any money on clothing. This idea can be beneficial, especially during summer, when you would love to wear new clothes every day and even change into something new two-three times a day! It could be best if you could turn your old clothes into something new for summer. That is why we bring you one idea of how to make a skirt into shorts.

How to Make a skirt into Shorts

Skirts are fun to wear. They are the best thing for those who want to have feminine styles. If you are bored of wearing skirts and want to change your style, you could always switch to shorts. But buying new shorts while abandoning the available skirts may not be the most thrilling idea for those who do not want to make an unnecessary purchase. For those of you, we will tell you how to make a skirt into shorts so that you can rock your outfit with the previously worn skirts into something new.

Summary: When it comes to skirts, there are a few things that you can do to turn them into shorts. First, take the hem of the skirt and fold it in half so that it forms a crease. Make sure that the folded edge is even with the edge of the skirt skirt. Then, use a seam ripper or a pair of scissors to cut down the folded edge of the skirt so that it forms a short, straight piece of fabric. Finally, sew the short piece of fabric together along the folded edge, making sure to tuck the end underneath the original hem of the skirt.

Learn: How to Make a Skirt into Shorts

Before you start any of the DIY projects, you need to do one thing beforehand, and it is to make sure that you have all the materials required for the project right in your hand before you start. For this project on how to make a skirt into shorts, you will need-

  • An old skirt
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Sewing machine
  • A short for reference
Old Skirt

Steps to Follow

Now that you have all the required materials at hand, you can start with the main course of this project by following the steps we are going to mention below-

Step One

The first step you need to work with the skirt. You need to find a suitable flat surface where you can work with all the items. Lay the skirt on a flat surface and smooth out all the wrinkles. If you want, iron the skirt before starting to sew it.

Step Two

Now that you have the skirt in front of you, you must fold it in half. After folding the skirt, you need to take your pair of shorts. Fold the shorts in half and lay them on top of the skirts.

Step Three

You can see the comparison of the skirt and shorts. You need to cut the skirt to match the shape and size of the shorts. You have to be careful about cutting the skirt and not make any measurement mistakes.

Cut the Skirt

Step Four

Now you have to make some stitching where there are some genuine parts.

Step Six

Now mark down where the short has the middle part. If you do not want, you can wear a skirt and see where you want the central region to be. The middle part will make the part where the legs of the shorts’ legs will be.

Step Seven

Turn the skirt over the other part for stitching. Now you have to make up your mind on how you are going to stitch. You can hand stitch, or you can use the sewing machine. Whatever method you follow, what you need to do is make a stitch where you have pointed out the middle part. After you finish one stitch, you can do another to make it secure.

Step Eight (optional)

Another thing you can do to the newly made shorts out of the skirt is to add some laces around the legs. To do that, you need to take some lace and cut it how much you will need. Turn the shirt’s other side inside out and add the lace. This will give a nice finish to it.

Also, you can add hoops on the hip to make some room for belts to be said if you want. You can use the leftover fabric from the skirt to do that.

And you have your newly made shorts done!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Cut the Shorts Out of a Skirt?

Yes, you can cut out a short from a skirt. A skirt is a garment with an attached waistband or belt covering the hips and falling below the knee. A short is a close-fitting garment worn from the hip to just below the knee, sometimes covering only as much of the leg as is covered by trousers.

What Did Skorts Use to Be Called?

Skorts were originally called long knickers, which men in the early 1800s wore. Skorts are shorts that have the top of the leg above the knee covered with a piece of cloth. In other words, skorts are men’s underwear traditionally worn by children and young adults and have become popular among teenagers in recent years.

What Is a Culottes Skirt?

A culottes skirt is a garment that both men and women can wear. It is characterized by its wide waistband, which flares out from the hip to cover the entire length of the leg.

Now that you have the skirt in front of you fold in in half. After folding the skirt, take your pair of shorts. Fold the shorts in half and lay them on top of the skirts.

What Are Gaucho Shorts?

Gaucho shorts are a type of traditional Brazilian men’s clothing. They are loose-fitting and typically have an extra length at the bottom that can be rolled up to make them shorter. Gaucho shorts were originally designed for southern Brazil’s ranch work and leisure activities.

Can You Wear Culottes if You Are Short?

Culottes are trousers with wide legs that may be pleated or gathered at the waist. They can be made from various materials, such as denim, linen, silk, wool, and cotton. If you are short and want to wear culottes, then yes, you can!

Trousers With Wide Legs

Final Thoughts

That was all for how to make a skirt into shorts. The tutorial may seem a little challenging at the beginning. For that, you can read it several times to it straightforwardly. Once you learn to make your first shorts, you can make as much as you want in the future with all the old skirts you have.

Related Article – How to Take in a Skirt Waist without Sewing

Nancy Behan

Nancy Behan

Nancy is an embroidery artist, fashion blogger and a full time editor at DIY quickly. Nancy edits the fashion section on DIY quickly, focusing on the embroidery and cross stitch articles, alongside with fabric and other costume design elements. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She loves to work on her own projects, read books and watch romantic movies in her spare time.

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