Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

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I am all about sewing simple projects using remnants and other fabrics. I happened to have two 1/2 yard remnants of the same fabric and another remnant of plain red.  So, I decided to put them all together to make this super easy DIY skirt pattern and tutorial.  You can whip up this little gem in about a half an hour or less. You can use this free skirt pattern  to make a skirt that exactly fits your proportions.  This is definitely a beginner sewing project but comes out beautifully when completed.

 

I used woven fabrics for this project but you could just as easily use knits if that is what you prefer.  If you don’t have any fabrics on hand I recommend that you head over to Hobby Lobby or Fabric.com by clicking the links to find the perfect fabric for your project.  I chose this fun Hawaiian print for my skirt and created a border on the bottom in a nice cherry red.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

What you will Need: 

  • 1 yd. Fabric for skirt
  • 1 yd. Fabric for Bottom border
  • Elastic for waistband – 3/4″ wide
  • Standard sewing supplies
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What you will need Skirt

Step 1:  Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

To make your own skirt pattern, begin by taking your measurements. Measure your hips and add 11″ and then divide that number by 2. That will be the width of the pieces  that form your skirt. Measure out the length you’d like your skirt to be and subtract 7″. That will be the length of the pieces. Measure the solid colored fabric so that it is 10″ long by the width of your skirt.

Step 2:  Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

Cut out two pieces that are the length and width of your measurements of the main skirt and two pieces that are the length and width of the solid colored pieces.

Step 3:  Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

Place the solid border fabric right sides together with the main skirt fabric and sew together using a 5/8″ seam allowance.  Do this for the other piece as well.

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Sew the Border to the Main Fabric

Step 4:  Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

Place your fabrics right sides together and sew up the side seams using a 5/8″ seam allowance. You should now have two large pieces of fabric with a main skirt fabric and and a border.

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Sew the Side Seams

Step 5:  Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

Turn the bottom of the skirt up by 1/2″ and press.  Fold the hem so that the folded edge covers the seam between the border and the main fabric.  You want to encase this seam.  Hand stitch the hem to the main fabric piece using slip stitch.  This should create a nice border around the skirt that measures 3 1/2″.

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Fold up the Hem

Step 6:  Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

 

Fold down the top of the skirt by 1/2″ and press.  Fold again by 1″ and press.  This will create the casing for your elastic.  Using 1/8 seam allowance sew the casing around the top of the skirt leaving a small opening to insert the elastic.

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Create the Casing

Step 7:  Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

Cut a piece of elastic the same size as your waist. Using a safety pin feed the elastic through the casing, but keep the other end of the elastic out of the casing. Once the two ends meet stitch them together making sure that the elastic does not twist.

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Insert the Elastic into the Casing

Step 8:  Easy DIY Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

Once the ends have been sewn together,  feed them into the casing and hand sew the opening closed.  You have now created your easy DIY skirt in no time at all. This skirt is perfect for any time of the year.  You could even use wool for a nice winter look if you want. I hope that you have enjoyed this beginner sewing project and will make one for yourself.  I love this one.

 

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Top of the Skirt

 

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Bottom of Skirt

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