I’ve been wanting to make more of my own clothes so I’ve been trying to think of things that will be fairly simple to make but still cute and fashionable! Gotta love things that are easy, right?! Complicated stuff just isn’t as fun (for me anyway). Here’s a tutorial for the skirt that I was wearing in this post. It’s really simple and can be made in under and hour easily!
♥ Stretch knit fabric for the waistband
♥ Non-stretch fabric for the skirt
♥ 1/4 inch elastic – I’m using the clear kind because it’s what I have. Any type will work.
♥ Sewing machine that does a zig zag stitch
♥ Basic sewing tools/supplies
The pattern is just simple rectangles. You’re going to need to know two measurements – around your hips and right below your bust (where the waistband will go). Refer to the picture below and cut out your pieces.
After you’ve cut out your pieces, here’s how to sew them together:
Step 1: Sew your two skirt pieces together, with right sides together, using 1/2 inch seam allowances. Just along the sides, not top or bottom.
Step 2: Use your sewing machine’s zig zag stitch to attach elastic around the top edge of the skirt to gather it (sew the elastic to the wrong side of the fabric). If you’ve never done this before, it’s pretty easy. All that you do is keep some tension on the elastic by slightly pulling it towards you while zig zag stitching over the top of it. This causes the fabric to bunch up/gather, as you can see in the photo below.
Step 3: Fold your waistband in half, with right sides together, so that the short sides meet up. Sew together using 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Step 4: Now fold the waistband in half the other way, so the long sides meet up (right side out) and pin.
Step 5: Pin the waistband to the top of the skirt with right sides together. Zig zag stitch along the edges.
Step 6: Hem the bottom (there is an inch for seam allowance here).
I hope this tutorial was easy enough to follow! This is the first time I’ve attempted a clothing tutorial. I’d love to hear any feedback so I can improve future tutorials! :)You might also like these posts: