I have been asked by quite a few people for a tutorial on the ruffled sink skirt in my powder room.. I only have photos of the finished project, and I am going off of what I remember (I made it quite a while ago) so this is just a rough outline of what I did!
1 yard of fabric (or however much your size sink requires to cover from side to side and top to bottom)
2 yards of fabric for ruffles (can be same fabric or different)
Long strips of Velcro
1. 1 yard of fabric covered my entire sink from top to bottom and side to side.. so I didn't have to do any cutting, but if you need to you would just measure how much you need and adjust accordingly
2. I then figured out the length I wanted the ruffles to be (mine are 10 in each)...I wanted an odd amount of ruffles so I took the total length and divided it by different numbers until I came up with 5, 10 in. ruffles.
3. I then cut individual strips from a SEPARATE piece of fabric (so now you have the yard, or however much it takes for your sink, AND another piece of fabric to cut your ruffles from)
* I left the edges of my skirt intentionally unfinished, but if you wanted a more tailored look you would sew the edges first before ruffling
4. Then using the ruffle stitch on my sewing machine, I ran each strip though to ruffle it (you can also do the traditional way of ruffling and sew a loose stitch all the way down then "pull" the threads)
5. Once I had all my ruffles done I started at the BOTTOM of the skirt and sewed my first ruffle to my yard of fabric (I have made the mistake many times of starting at the top of the skirt and ending up with it too short at the bottom!)
6. Continue layering the ruffled pieces all the way to the top.. you wan to cover the top of the last one you sewed with a little of the bottom of the next one, while still keeping them at the equal widths.
7. Once all the pieces were sewn on I used a long strip of Velcro and attached one side to the edge of the sink and the other to the inside of the skirt.
It really was a quick and easy project...
I think the tutorial took longer to write then making the actual skirt!
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