DIY: Pillowcase + Scissors = Paper Bag Skirt

One of my favs Nicole Richie graced the cover of February’s Lucky magazine rocking a way cool purple Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti paper bag skirt from the Spring 2011 collection.

Paper bag skirts have been seen all over runways (Nina Ricci pictured above). The paper bag skirt, so called because the top looks like a scrunched paper bag, is the perfect flirty details for Spring.

Lay the pillowcase flat with the open end facing down. Cut about 2 -3 inches off the top. Use your scissors to cut along the closed seam and create a long strip of fabric that can be used as your belt.

Cut two 1 inch slits, about an inch apart from each other, to create loops. Repeat on the opposite side. Thread the long strip of fabric through the loops, pull tight and tie a bow to create your paper bag skirt!

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21 responses

  1. Meg

    Genius! You look so adorable in that skirt. Gives new meaning to the phrase “she would look good in a sack” ha!
    I guess great minds think alike, reminds me of this post I did a few months back
    http://fashily.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-paper-bag-waist-mini-skirt.html
    You are inspiring me to do more DIY projects! Thankyou!

    March 30, 2011 at 9:47 am

  2. very quick project;love the color,genius the use of a pillowcase!

    March 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

  3. So creative!

    March 30, 2011 at 11:16 am

  4. Norma

    Is it really as easy to make as you make it seem? It looks fabulous on you!! I have to try this. My body shape is much more like yours than the other images.

    March 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm

  5. Such a cute skirt! LOVE! I want one!

    March 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm

  6. This is genius!
    Def. going to try it!

    March 31, 2011 at 9:27 am

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  8. Oooh Fun!!

    xoxo,
    melrod

    April 1, 2011 at 10:37 am

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  10. Oh my god! What a great idea and it looks so cool!

    April 7, 2011 at 9:45 am

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I HAVE TO TRY THIS OUT. You’ve got tons of great ideas!

    April 13, 2011 at 8:46 am

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  13. love it!

    May 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

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  17. cmwillenborg@gmail.com

    can you tell me what size of pillow case you used? because i just tried it with a standard pillowcase and i couldn’t even get it over my hips….great idea!!! need more detail.

    May 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    • I needed a little extra room too! I used a jersey pillow case I picked up at Target. It has stretch in it. Thank goodness for stretch! ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 9, 2012 at 8:26 am

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  20. eu nao emtendi ainda

    August 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

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