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Sew the scraps into a matching accessory
Circle skirts use up a lot of fabric and leave funny-shaped triangular pieces behind. But those scraps are perfect for bandana-style accessories! Here’s how:
Put two triangular corner scraps right sides facing, matching up the edges as best as possible.
Fold the triangles in half from the bottom point and trim the edges so that all four layers are the same size.
Unfold the triangles, pin the edges together and sew all around, leaving a space to turn it right side out. Clip the corners and curves and turn it right side out.
If you prefer a flat accessory, iron it and topstitch all around the edges, like I did for the top one. If you prefer a fuller, puffier accessory, just close up the opening with the ladder stitch, like I did for the bottom one.
You can wear it around your neck or in your hair…
…or heck, why not both?! (Ok, perhaps that’s a bit of overkill….)
Incidentally, I want to thank Martina from Ladulsatina for this lovely fabric, which I’d kept for almost a year, waiting for the right way to use it! And I kind of love how it looks with the plum color of my tights and Tepore wristwarmers!
A circle skirt is actually a really easy garment to sew, but is super cool looking and so much fun to wear! Depending on the type of hem you choose, you can sew a few skirts in one day, each one looking totally different from the other! You can jazz things up with different fabrics, or even two fabrics together, and the fabric scraps left over can be made into cute matching accessories. What’s not to love?!
So grab your favorite fabric and some elastic and sew yourself an adorable circle skirt with my free pattern— I guarantee that you won’t be able to stop boogying and twirling! Show off your pictures on Facebook, Instagram and other social media with the hashtags #cucicucicoo and #cucicucicoopatterns!
This pattern and tutorial on how to sew a circle skirt is part of the syllabus of Cucicucicoo’s beginner’s sewing course!
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