If you have a little girl who loves wearing skirts, then this post is for you. This is a very, very easy sewing project. You can do this even if you have no experience sewing.
Thanks to my sister-in-law, Donna, for showing me how to make these skirts. They can be made in around 30-45 minutes. I have included lots of pictures with this post to help. If you have any questions or if the directions do not seem clear PLEASE let me know.
You will need:
Material for the skirt. I usually purchase 1 yard of a cute pattern.
1/2 inch elastic
Optional: Material for the border (1 yard in length). Solid borders look great, but my SIL has made several adorable skirts with a patterned border.
Wash, dry and iron your material before sewing. Most material will shrink and you don’t want this to happen after your cute skirt is assembled.
Find a skirt that currently fits and add an inch on top and bottom before cutting the material. If you are new to sewing have someone go ahead and cut the material for you when you are purchasing it – it will save time and make finishing the project much easier.
Iron the hem 1/4 inch
Now fold the hem over and iron again. This will keep the material from unraveling as you wash the skirt.
Sew the hem.
If you want to add a border go ahead and cut the border material to the desired length. I usually like the border to be around 1-2 inches wide. The border needs to be the exact length of the skirt. Hem the border. Then sew it to the hem of the skirt.
Next iron a 1/4 inch hem at the top of the skirt. Fold it over again only this time you need to make sure it will be large enough for you to thread the elastic through the top. Sew the top of the skirt.
Determine how much elastic you will need and cut to the desired length. I always hold the elastic up next to the skirt I’m using as a model.
Now thread the elastic through the top.
Once your elastic is almost completely in the top of the skirt go ahead and sew a straight stitch to secure it.
Continue threading the elastic through – this will create a nice gather. When you reach the other end of the fabric sew a straight line and secure the elastic.
At this point the top and hem are complete. Now all you have to do is sew up the seam in the back and you’re finished! Super easy.
I love sewing for my girls! Let me know if you try this DIY no-pattern skirt!