Valerie Bryant is back with another incredibly helpful Sewing 101 post. Now that we’ve learned the basics, she’s showing us how to make a super easy beginner skirt. There are tons of pictures with each step after the jump, so you won’t get lost! If you love Sewing 101, be sure to check out Valerie’s blog and her shop.
This beginner skirt sewing tutorial for an elastic waist skirt is a simple project with tons of variations. Make it as a mini skirt with a floral fabric, as a knee-length solid for a great basic, or use a lightweight, flowy fabric in a midi-length for a super classy get-up! You could make it a million different ways, and no two would look the same.
- 1 – 1.5 yards of fabric* (amount depending on your size and the length you want your skirt)
- Measuring tape
- Straight pins
- Thread (in a matching color to your fabric)
- Safety pins
- Marking tool (I just used a pencil.)
- Cutting utensil (shears or rotary cutter)
- 1 yard of 1″ elastic (again, depending on your measurements)
- Sewing machine
- Iron/ironing board
- Optional: pinking shears
*Make sure you get a fabric that does not stretch. Mine is a cotton twill, and any type of cotton or linen would work well.