I’ve been trying to destash my fabric stash for like a year now. It’s not working. I decided to tackle it by making a few skirts for me with my bigger pieces of fabric.
This is the easiest skirt tutorial ever! I just made it up as I went, but as you’ll see it’s very basic! Like the most basic. It is the perfect starting place if you’re interested in making your own clothes.
Oh look! I made a sketch for you. It’s a fancy rectangle. Make your sides straight though, unlike in the following sketch:
When you’re done with that, your skirt will look like this:
One pocket completed (in the middle) and one side seam finished. You’ll have one piece of fabric to work with, just as if you were making it without pockets and only one seam.
The other pocket will be split in two on both sides of your length.
Cut your elastic.
Now use a safety pin on one end of the elastic to help you guide it through the casing.
When the other end reaches the edge of the casing hole where you started, pin it to the skirt so it doesn’t get pulled in and lost in your casing.
Once you get to the other side with the first end, pin it to the edge. Look, your skirt is starting to gather! So pretty!
Step 4: final seam
Pin the two sides together with right sides together. Pin the pockets together if you have them and sew it up! Make sure to catch both ends of the elastic in this seam. That is what will keep your skirt up!
Finish the seam with a serger or other method.
Step 5: Hem
Hem your bottom edge by pressing over 1/2″ twice and sewing it up with a straight stitch. If you have a nice selvage, you can cheat and use that like I did. (Shh..don’t tell! Hemming is so boring!)