DIY Tutorial: Heart Cutout Skirt

DIY Tutorial: Heart Cutout Skirt

For today's DIY, I decided to make a pleather (i.e. animal-friendly "leather") gathered skirt with heart cutouts. Read on to see how to make your own:


  • Pleather (available at craft/fabric stores) The dimensions should be how long you want the skirt x your waist measurement + 1/2 yard
  • A medium width belt
  • Scissors

Step One

Fold over an inch of the pleather. Cut a teeny tiny slit that is the length of the width of the belt.


Step Two

Continue doing so all the way down the pleather.

Step Three

Thread the belt through the slits, weaving it in and out.

Adjust the gathers on top strategically.

Step Four

The next step is to cut out hearts on the bottom of the skirt. Simply fold over the pleather a couple of inches, and cut out half the heart. (The same way we were taught in elementary school!) Continue to do this down the skirt, spacing them out however you'd like.

Step Five

Buckle the belt. Because the skirt width should be wider than your waist size, overlap the fabrics on top of each other to form a "seam;" the pleather should be stiff enough to hold the shape, but feel free to sew up the seam if you'd like.