It’s another week of Oilcloth + Leather projects for Don’t Fear the Fabric here at See Kate Sew and over at MADE. Today I’m sharing a circle skirt tutorial made with the perfect buttery pleather!
I’ve been sharing leather projects so far but today I have an animal friendly post! Girl Charlee recently started stocking some unique fabrics including PLEATHER (or vegan leather).
I got a little excited about it and the timing was perfect for the Don’t Fear the Fabric series Dana and I had been planning. So Girl Charlee sent me some of it (the pink one!) and I ordered some more (the gold one!) and I’m still thinking about getting some black. Need all the pleather.
It’s a really nice pleather, thin and easy to work with! I love the way it looks and there are lots of colors to choose from. Plus, since you’ve already learned how to sew leather, transitioning to pleather is a breeze. I used a walking foot to sew this. I found that the teflon foot wasn’t enough to keep the pleather from sticking and getting stuck in my machine. The walking foot made it super easy.
And as a bonus, this vegan leather has STRETCH so you don’t need any closures on the skirt! Although, if you want to make it with another material, just insert an invisible zipper in the side seam.
Isn’t this gold pleather perfect for the holidays?
DIY PLEATHER CIRCLE SKIRT TUTORIAL
Materials for Pleather Skirt
- 2-3 yards vegan leather (2 yards for up to size L, 3 for larger)
- walking foot recommended
- create your own pattern below or use the download below for size M
Circle Skirt Instructions:
1. Measure Waist.
2. Measure 5″ below waist
3. Create waistband pattern piece using the two measurements you just took.
4, Cut two waistband pieces out of fabric placing the short side on a fold.
5. Sew the pieces together at one of the size seams.
6. Fold the waistband over and topstitch in or near the seam at the side.
7. Draw two perpendicular lines and draw in a curve at the top equal to 1/4″ of the 4″ below waist measurement.
8. The legs of the skirt will be as long as your desired length minus 4″ for the waistband.
9. Cut two pattern pieces on a fold to make two half circles.
10. Sew them together at one side seam.
11. Match the curved edge to the bottom of the waistband and sew.
12. Sew up the side seam and you’re done!
OR print off the free pattern in size M here. (Waist 30-32″// Below waist 38-40″)
Head over to MADE to see Dana’s oilcloth barstools.! They are SO pretty.
See the rest of the Oilcloth + Leather series:
Sewing 101: 6 Tips for Sewing with Leather
How to Sew with Oilcloth + Mini Project at MADE
Smashed fabric and leather pouches)
Very cute! No elastic in the waistband? I am assuming the skirt is still easy to get on and off??? The fabric kind of stretches?
Yes, I should have written that! This is stretch pleather, so there is enough give to get it on and off. You can insert an invisible zipper on the side seam for any fabric that isn’t stretchy :)
Pink Pleather. I love!! I’ve go a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your free pattern:
Thank you Anne!
de DIY Diva
I love the golden fabric!
The leather version is awesome!
the skirt is really fun, but, KATE, your hair is jaw droppingly amazing. Serious. That honey….messy romantic ….90s riot Grrrl modernized into a fairytale…LOVE IT.
Haha! Thank you so much Becky! I had my friend put in extensions! They are fun!
Love this! I’ll try to find gold elastic pleather here where i live. Hope i find it so i can make me a skirt for christmas! :)
oh em gee! I loooove this skirt! circle skirts are already fabulous…and a gold leather one is AMAZING!! it looks so cute on you!
Thank you Britney!
Looks gorgeous on you!
I love the pleather skirts!!! It looks like you hemmed the pleather fabric…did you use a 1/4″ rolled hem sewing foot? Just curious how you hemmed the skirts and if you have any tips. :) Thanks for the great idea!