How to Make a No-Sew Ribbon Skirt

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Things You'll Need

  • One or several colors of ribbon

  • Measuring tape

  • Scissors

Ribbons of several colors can be combined when creating a homemade ribbon skirt.

Ribbon skirts are loved by girls of all ages, and can be worn either for play or as part of their costumes for Halloween. These skirts can also be worn along with dance outfits, since the ribbons of the skirts tend to flow so gracefully. For every day wear, these versatile ribbon skirts can be worn over blue jeans or leggings. While ribbon skirts may be hard to find for sale in clothing stores, they can be easily and inexpensively made at home, with no sewing required. Making a no-sew ribbon skirt is a creative way to use leftover pieces ribbon that would otherwise be thrown away.


Step 1

Wrap the measuring tape around the waist of the person who will wear the ribbon skirt, and read the measurement. To this number, add 12-inches. Write the resulting number down on a sheet of paper for reference.

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Step 2

Measure the desired length of the skirt, by holding the measuring tape at the waist and allowing it to drop toward the ground. Read the measurement that lies at the desired length of the skirt. Multiply this number by two, and write the resulting number down for reference.

Step 3

Cut a piece of ribbon to the length of the number written down in step 1. This piece of ribbon will become the waistband of the skirt.

Step 4

Cut another piece of ribbon to the length of the number written down in step 2. Find the center of the strand of ribbon by folding the ribbon in half. Tie the center of the strand of ribbon to the waistband ribbon, about six-inches from one end of the waistband.


Step 5

Repeat step 4 to create another strand of ribbon to add to the waistband. Tie this second strand of ribbon onto the waistband, one-inch to the side of the first strand.

Step 6

Continue cutting new pieces of ribbon and tying them to the waistband, until you reach six-inches from the end of the waistband. Use the open ends of the waistband ribbon to tie the skirt onto the waist of the person who will be wearing it.


For a different look, you can cut the strands of ribbon to alternating lengths, rather than consistent lengths.


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