Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How to make a skirt: Easy project

This project is very easy. All you need is a rectangle piece of fabric, elastic and 2 smaller rectangles if you want pockets.
1. Cut fabric in a 40" wide rectangle, the length is your decision. 

2.  Fold the rectangle and sew the opposite ends.

 3.  Fold top about 2.25" for elastic. Pin it and then sew and leave some room open to insert the elastic through. To insert the elastic, you can use a safety pin, pushing the pin with your hands until you reach the other end of the elastic. Once they elastic ends meet you can sew them together and close the opening.

4.  Sew the top of the elastic (optional) I liked the look of it. 

5. Hem the bottom of your skirt to the length you prefer. 

6. Cut smaller rectangles (whatever size you would like the pockets to be) Mine were 5.5"x8.25.  Final size 5"x7".  Fold the top of your rectangle about 1 inch or so and sew it. Once the top has been sewn you fold 1/4 of the edges of the sides and bottom. Pin it to your skirt, then sew. Now you should have your skirt with pockets.

Not bad, right? 


  1. Very nice! Thank you for this post, I am so inspired to sew! I can't wait to get started. You make it look so simple :)

  2. So pretty! You really make me want to try this myself...

  3. great skirt! again the length is perfect
    and the shape is so feminine, nice job!

  4. Thank you so much girls!! :-)

  5. I will definitely try this one! What fabric did you use for this skirt?