DIY Rug Skirt

I am not a doormat–but my skirt is! I made this awesome stretchy pencil skirt from two doormats I bought at the dollar store. The mats are made of stretchy strips of fabric (scraps from the garment industry, I believe). I have to give credit to a pair and a spare. I saw this idea on her blog.

rug skirt

Top: Flea market
Skirt: DIY
Necklace: Macy’s
Cuff: Claire’s
Tights: Roots Canada
Boots: Old Navy
Clutch: Victoria’s Secret

red, white, and black

I laid the rugs on a table, placed one of my own fitted skirts over it and pinned the rugs so I knew where to sew. Twenty minutes and two dollars later, I had an awesome skirt.

the rug

I sewed the basic shape, trimmed the excess material from the edges, and then zig-zagged over the new edges so my skirt would stay together. Because the rug/skirt is stretchy I didn’t even have to add a zipper. I simply pull it on.

stretchy skirt

This project was easy and fun. I’m happy to showcase it as part of this month’s Ethical Fashion Blogger roundup.


Filed under Crafts, DIY, Ethical, Fashion, Thrifty

9 responses to “DIY Rug Skirt

  1. andrea

    Wow… Red black white… I’m in love. May I borrow sometime? So cool!

  2. That’s awesome, Jean! I love the colors on this. The similar rugs that I bought (from FM for way more than $1!) are way more haphazard in the colors, so that’s what I was picturing your skirt to be like! But this one is beautiful!!

    • Thanks! I kind of want a multi-colored skirt liek the one “a pair and a spare” made but they had only red, white, and black in stock. No complaints. I’ll wear it next time we go out so you can see it firsthand.

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  4. This skirt looks so amazing. I can’t believe it is made from door matts!

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