DIY Hiking Skirt

DIY Hiking Skirt - Cotton Scarf to Skirt Refashion Before After

I sewn another comfortable DIY hiking skirt – yay! 😀 And it’s also a refashion: The hiking skirt was a cotton scarf before.

The hiking skirt was a last-minute sewing project: Just two days before we went on holiday, I decided I’d need another hiking skirt. 😉 I’ve actually sewn two skirts in that time – the other skirt is a pink and white candy striped cotton skirt – so it was a bit stressful. But I like how the skirt turned out – it’s so comfortable and pretty.

DIY Hiking Skirt

I used a thick, teal cotton scarf with a white stripe on each side. I cut off the fringe, frayed the edges, and cut out 6 panels: so the white stripe would run around the hem of the skirt. My hiking skirt is not too wide, but wide enough at the hem to allow for a good stride – commercial hiking skirts are often not wide enough. I finished the waist with an elastic inside a bias tape casing. And the hiking skirt closes with a zipper at the back.

Hiking skirt, water, lake, river

The hiking skirt is lightweight and fast-drying – I tried it: 😉 While we were hiking through a ravine, as usual, our dog wanted to swim in the stream. 😀 The swimming holes of the stream were so deep, so most of my skirt got wet. But the skirt dries fast, unlike denim, which doesn’t dry for hours.

Related: 9 Creative Ways To Turn Jeans Into A Skirt

20 thoughts on “DIY Hiking Skirt

  1. Cool hiking skirt! I hiked a bit of the Appalachian trail two years ago and admired all the hiking skirts I saw. I didn’t even know they were a thing! Looks like you and your pup had a great time trying it out.

  2. Such a great repurpose of a scarf, I love how you used the white strip in the design. Great to see such lovely photos of your break too.

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