How to make a bathroom sink skirt

Updated February 21, 2017

Sink skirts are often made at home, although they are available for purchase at stores. The skirt consists of a simple piece of fabric that extends from the top edge of the sink basin to the floor. They hide exposed pipes, pedestals and other unsightly areas under the sink. In addition, you can store items under the skirt. Choose a fabric for your skirt that coordinates with the decor in your bathroom.

Measure the width of the skirt by placing a tape measure at the left side of the sink and stretching it all the way around to the right side where it meets the wall. Take note of the measurement.

Measure the length of the sink skirt by placing the tape measure at the location on the sink where you want the skirt to begin, typically at the lower front edge. Then, stretch the tape all the way down to the floor, taking note of the measurement.

Lay the desired fabric on a flat surface. Add 3/8 inch to each side of your measurements to allow for hemming. Transfer the length and width onto it using a straight edge and a fabric pencil. Cut along the lines with sharp scissors.

Turn the fabric finished side down and fold each edge over by 3/8 inch, pinning it in place. Sew around the perimeter of the folded edges. Remove the pins.

Open a roll of Velcro, which consists of both a hooked side and a soft loop side. Peel the protective backing off one side and press it firmly to the top edge of the sink skirt.

Peel the protective backing off the other side of the Velcro and press it into place around the lower edge of the sink, starting at the left side and working your way to the right side.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Fabric
  • Straight edge
  • Fabric pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Velcro
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