I’ve 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.
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.
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.
The hiking skirt is closed with a zipper at the back.
I finished the waist with an elastic inside a bias tape casing.
Here I’m wearing my DIY black and white striped sunhat.
20 thoughts on “DIY Hiking Skirt”
I like your skirt very much and your photos are beautiful. The colour of the skirt matches the colour of the water.
Thank you, Lisa! 🙂
Great idea, especially using the tasseled area as the hem. Although it’s too hot to hike here now, it’s a cute practical idea for keeping up with kids. Visiting from Sweet Inspiration Party.
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Great idea…love the color and looks even better as a skirt!!
Thanks! 🙂 I love the color too: It’s such a pretty teal.
A practical and pretty skirt! #handmadeMonday
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.
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 My dog loves swimming! 😉
Very nice indeed – a great repurposing of the scarf. I didn’t know there were such things as ‘hiking skirts’ either!
Thank you! 🙂 The scarf was too heavy, but it’s a perfect skirt fabric.
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.
I love this! It just looks like it’s always been a skirt. Gorgeous colours, too. I wish I had your talent.
Thanks so much, Suzanne! 🙂
Where does one find a cotton scarf like this? I’ve never seen one in a store.
I found it on ebay. 🙂