Bug Skirt Tutorial Keep Kids Creative with Cricut & Ubooly

Easy bug skirt tutorial great for beginners. Sized for both kid and stuffed animal - Rae Gun Ramblings

When I showed up with this bug skirt complete with a bug skirt for the little Ubooly interactive toy the nieces were in love. It’s probably shameful of me for never thinking of making their toys and dolls clothes before but they absolutely loved the idea of the coordinating garment. This skirt came together so quickly and easily that once they started to fight over who was going to wear it (I know I should know better than to make just one of something) I told them that they could make their own. Yup I’ve started to teach them how to sew and these simple skirts are great beginner projects. But before we get to that here’s a fun bug skirt tutorial thanks for the supplies and challenge Cricut and Ubooly!

Bug Skirt Tutorial Kid Size

Bug Skirt Tutorial great beginner sewing project - Rae Gun Ramblings

What You’ll Need

  • Main skirt fabric (red) mine was 44″x 10″ (T is 6.5 and L is turning 5 this month)
  • Band fabric 8 pieces 5″ x 6″ (I did 2 of each color)
  • Cricut Iron-on Vinyl
  • Cricut Cutting Machine (my images are from the Garden Soup and the Live Simply cartridges in Cricut Craft room)
  • Elastic for waist (I used 20″ of 1/2″ elastic)

What to Do

  1. Sew the band pieces together along the 5″ sides making a long strip.
  2. Sew the strip to the bottom edge of the main skirt fabric.
  3. Sew up the sides.
  4. Finish the hem and make a casing for the elastic at the top of the skirt.
  5. Cut images out of vinyl the bugs were about 2 inches tall for the kid sized skirt. Remember if your image is directional to do the mirror image before you cut. Place the vinyl plastic side DOWN on the cutting mat and use the vinyl or kiss cut setting. Weed images and cut apart.
  6. Arrange vinyl with the plastic side up on the band and hold iron for 5-10 seconds on each image repeating as necessary until fully attached. Repeat for all images.
  7. Pull off the protective plastic covering. Lay a piece of fabric on top of each image and press through the fabric one more time.
  8. String the elastic in the casing and sew shut and you’re good to go.

Bug Skirt Tutorial Ubooly-012s

Ubooly Toy Skirt Tutorial

Bug Skirt Tutorial for the Ubooly Interactive Toy - Rae Gun Ramblings

What You Need

  • 4 Skirt panel pieces each 4″x7″
  • Cricut Iron-on Vinyl
  • Cricut Cutting Machine (my images are from the Garden Soup and the Live Simply cartridges)
  • Elastic (I used 13″ of 1/4 inch elastic for the Ubooly)

What to Do

  1. Sew panels together along the 4″ sides to form a tube.
  2. Hem the bottom and make a top casing.
  3. Cut images out on the Cricut (the bugs were about 1 inch tall for the mini skirt). Weed and cut apart.
  4. Iron the vinyl on to the skirt as described above.
  5. String and sew in the elastic waist band and you’re good to go.

Use the Cricut to make a cute bug skirt for the Ubooly interactive toy - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m excited to have the girls make their own skirts. I love how the Cricut Craft room has so many images so we can use the same basic easy technique but with different fabrics and images they can have very different looking skirts that are totally personalized. Who want’s to bet that T makes herself a super hero one and the L goes for something princess-y?

bug skirt tutorial for the kid and the creature - Rae Gun Ramblings

I love how Summery this turned out. I may have to ahem make myself one. Do you think it would work on an adult?

Cute and easy bug skirt tutorial for girls and stuffed animals - Rae Gun Ramblings

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Comments

  1. The skirts are absolutely darling! I am completely in love. I wish you were my aunt. #superauntie
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  2. This is adorable Marissa! Very very cute!

  3. Danielle Hittle says:

    Love the cute skirts! Loving the bugs!!!

  4. Absolutely love the skirt! How fun!
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  5. That is just too cute!!
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  6. Marissa, This i so great!! My 2 girls just LOVE bugs and would LOVE this skirt, I’m sure! Great job! She looks really happy with her skirt.. :)
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