Craft Corner: DIY No-Sew Cheerleading Skirt

By Jamie Twaragowski September 6, 2016

Your little cheerleader will be shouting and doing Herkies in no time! This simple craft needs just a few simple supplies and takes no special skill, no sewing machine, and practically no time at all to put together.

What You Need:

  • Plastic tablecloths in your favorite team colors
  • Duct Tape
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

What You Do:

1.) Cut the tablecloth into 4-inch wide strips. The length will be determined by how tall your cheerleader is and how long you wish the skirt to be. It can be trimmed to the appropriate size later.

2.) Measure the waist of your little one. You will need some space for this. Lay out the amount of duct tape needed to go around your cheerleader's waist. It's better to go a little over than under; you can trim if it's too long. 

Be sure to lay it down with the sticky side face up.

3.) Place the strips of the tablecloth in a pattern that works for you. I had a few extra orange strips from our Spirit Sticks, so I threw some of those in there. Cover all of the tape with tablecloth strips. Place another piece of tape on top of the strips to secure it all in place.

4.) Trim excess strips from the top of the skirt, trimming only to the tape.

5.) Measure the skirt and trim the side if necessary.

6.) To make the straps, you will need at least 15 to 18 inches of excess tape to create a bow. First, put one end of tape on the edge of the skirt about two to three inches in. Then measure 18 inches out and cut.

7.) Turn the skirt over so the sticky side of the tape is facing up. Right next to the edge of the skirt, cut the tape approximately 1/4" from the bottom and 1/4" from the top, being careful not to cut all the way through.

8.) Fold one edge of the tape to the middle, then finish with the other side. You have now created a tie! It's a good idea to reinforce with a bit of tape to that it doesn't tear off with repeated use. Repeat steps 6-8 to create a ribbon on the opposite side.

You've made a Cheer Skirt! GO TEAM!

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