INSIDE: How to turn an ugly Christmas sweater into a cute mini skirt. How to refashion a skirt from a sweater for easy DIY womens clothing.

Make Christmas holiday dress using ugly Christmas sweater to turn it into a cozy and warm ugly sweater skirt

The idea of proudly sporting an ugly Christmas sweater to a holiday party makes me want to pull on my boots and run for the…North Pole. Yet one party invitation later, where was I? Searching the racks of a second hand clothing store for festively ugly sweaters.

But go figure this shy-away-from-attention girl couldn’t show up to a party wearing a sweater like everyone else. Nope! Here’s how I turned that ugly Christmas sweater into an ugly Christmas skirt. And a comfy one at that!

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How To Make a Cute Skirt from Ugly Christmas Sweater

I don’t know what this says about me but this ugly Christmas sweater turned skirt is warm and comfy and I would proudly wear this out and about. So much for being a wall flower!

Christmas sweater (I used one that had a uniform design all over)
1″ braided elastic
– Sewing machine
– Sewing scissors, straight pins + (1) safety pin
– Measuring tape

How To Make an Ugly Christmas Sweater Skirt

I picked up a real “pretty” cowl neck Christmas sweater. (Why does it remind me of my mother growing up in the 80s?!)

Lay it down on a flat surface and determine the length you want your skirt to be. I left the original sweater hem and cut a straight line near the arm holes. Be sure to leave 1-2″ extra for the waistband.

Turn the sweater inside out. Using the width of the elastic as your guide, pin down the waist band. Sew in place.

REMEMBER to leave an opening to insert the elastic!! I like to leave the opening on the side where the seam won’t be seen.

How to sew a skirt from a sweater for ugly Christmas party
Thread the elastic through the opening you left in the waistband, using a safety pin as your guide.

Cut the elastic where it overlaps and pin together.

Sew the opening shut and sew the elastic ends together using a zig zag stitch.

Turn ugly Christmas sweater into holiday party ugly Christmas sweater skirt with easy sew Christmas project

how to make a christmas skirt …from a sweater

Be ready when that Ugly Christmas Sweater invite arrives in the mail with this easy sew thrift store clothing refashion.

Make Christmas holiday dress using ugly Christmas sweater to turn it into a cozy and warm ugly sweater skirt

Transform an [ugly] thrift store Christmas sweater into [cute]cozy ugly Christmas sweater skirt, perfect for your next holiday party!

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