tutorial on the internet from Sew Like My Mom. I did it a little differently, though, and I'll also explain how to use the elastic thread, a step she just assumes you know.
You will need:
- One guys knit tee two sizes larger then you wear
- Some elastic thread
- A sewing machine with all parts
- Scissors for cutting
Now, begin sewing with your elastic thread once you have a tube that is 3-4 inches larger then your waist. You just use the elastic thread as you would normal thread. You load the bobbin naturally, wind the thread the same, and don't add any extra tension--it works all by itself.
When you start sewing a line, backstick to hold the thread in place then front stitch again. This way your thread will not unravel. Also do this at the end of each line. You will need to cut your thread every time you start a new line.
And that's it! The bottom of your skirt is already hemmed because it was a shirt in it's prior life!