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Topic: Elf on the Shelf Circle Skirt Tutorial  (Read 689 times)
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« on: December 08, 2017 10:23:57 PM »

Meet our family's Elf on the Shelf: Sprinkle!

There was just no way I was going to shell out $10 for a little skirt for her at the store, so I had to make her one. Well, actually, 2, because we have 1 that lives at our house, and 1 that stays at Grama's house because we always go over there on the weekends. Here is a tutorial showing how to make your own!

1. Start by cutting 2 circles: the red should be a 6" diameter circle, and the lace should be 8".

2. Cut a 1.5" circle in the middle of the red circle only. Pin layers together.

3. Sew the red and lace circles together around the 1.5" waist with a 1/4" seam allowance, and then around the edge of the skirt. Make sure to keep your start/end points on the same side of the skirt. (I forgot to line them up properly on the second skirt... oops).

4. Turn skirt over, and cut the waistband on the lace. Cut close to the seam so that the lace doesn't show above the waistband of the skirt.

5. Pin the ribbon around the waist of the skirt, starting at the back, and leaving a half inch opening right in the center of the back.

6. Sew the ribbon in place, making sure to leave that opening in the back. I had to hand sew mine, because I could not get my machine to cooperate with the scale of the piece mixed with the texture of the ribbon.

7. Shimmy the skirt up onto your elf (it should slide on easily, but not be too lose that it slides off). Tie the ribbon in the back to make a pretty bow, and cut the ribbon edges diagonally.


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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018 05:47:36 AM »

This is adorable, and such a sweet variation from the storebought elfie items.  Thank you for sharing!  With Santa Season upon us, I'm sure folks will appreciate personal touches.

I think I'll make one now while the info is fresh in my mind!

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