I’ve made a few paper bag skirts before, but never one in the same color as a paper bag! I found the right fabric and made this simple, comfy skirt in about a half an hour. This paper bag skirt tutorial will show you exactly how to make your own using any measurements!
The waist is made with a piece of elastic, so it’s super comfortable to wear and really easy to make!
I love a simple skirt that can be worn in the heat of the summer!
The paper bag skirt pairs well with a simple tee!
The paper bag effect is made with elastic to cinch it up like a crumbled paper bag. It creates a ruffle at the top and is so pretty.
So let’s make this simple skirt!
Paper Bag Skirt Tutorial
- 2 yards Kona Cotton Bisque
- 1″ elastic
- pockets, cut 4: 10″ by 8″
Draft your skirt pieces using your measurements.
Width= waist X 1.7
Length= waist to knee(or desired length) + 3
Paper Bag Skirt Instructions
Cut fabric piece based on above calculations. Cut in the width in half.
Sew pockets to skirt sides with right sides together 5″ from the top.
Sew skirt together along side seams, pivoting at the pockets.
Sew pockets together 1″ at the top and about 3″ at the bottom.
Finish seam allowances, and top and bottom of skirt.
Press under 2.5″at the top of the skirt and sew a casing. For the casing, sew 1″ below the top fold of the skirt and then again at 2.25″. Leave a small opening on the lower stitch to thread elastic through. Use 1″ elastic as long as your waist measurement – 1-2″ and thread it through using a safety pin.
Sew elastic ends together and finish casing. Hem skirt and you’re done!