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Thread: Bed Sheet to Skirt in under and hour and under $10.00

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    Bed Sheet to Skirt in under and hour and under $10.00

    I bought this bed sheet from Goodwill a couple of weeks ago and I intended to use it as a quilt back at some point, but I fell in love with the flowery print and decided I needed to make myself a maxi skirt to wear around the house and yard. The sheet cost $6.43 with tax and the elastic was $1.90 with tax. It took me an hour to put it together and I even put a patch pocket on the front for my keys and cell phone. It's super comfy. I'm planning on making more, but I don't know if I'll use old sheets to make them.

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    It came out great.. I can use some skirts like that..

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    I love it, way to recycle...0;-)
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing. Little girls skirts could made from old children sheets or curtains.

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    nicely done
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    Looks very nice. I haven't worn a dress or skirt in about 15 yrs.
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    I've used linen curtains to make things, too.
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    What a great idea! I am seeing maxi dresses more and more now, and have thought I might make one, but I think I like the idea of the skirt better. A skirt would be easier to make, and I would be more likely to wear it around the house........and I would definitely need a pocket!

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    Love that skirt...looks sooo comfortable....amazing what we will try that we normally wouldn't when we find a bargain. At least that's my thrifty side speaking...if I don't like it..well it didn't cost much, if I do then I'll look for some better material. Happy yours worked out so well.

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    What a fantastic idea. I always have fabric I love and do not want to cut.

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    What a great idea and I love the print!better yet, I like the price!

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    I need some more dresses , I never thought about using sheets. What a great idea. I love wearing the farmers dresses in the summer , Just as cool or cooler than shorts and I really do NOT need to wear shorts. I can run to the store in them too. Although a little personal secret if I don't have to go anywhere and there is no delivery expected I stay in my men's boxers and tshirt. LOL totally comfy

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    Love the skirt. Love the fabric.

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    I love to think up new uses.

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    Great job. 2 things I'm really into- comfort & pockets : )
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    Watch for sales - some times you can find some nice deals on linens.
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    I love the skirt you made. I also love the pocket. I have been thinking of cutting one out too.
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    Great idea! Skirts are so much cooler than pants. Love it!!!

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