This past weekend was a full on craft fest. I hadn’t dedicated any time recently to sewing, projects or crafts, so it was past due. This skirt project cost a whopping $4.50 to make! Below are the steps to make this easy flowy mid-length skirt. Enjoy!
1 yard of fabric (your choice)
Elastic to match your fabric
Sewing machine and thread
- Double fold one long end of your 1 yard of fabric and sew.
- Cut the elastic just long enough to fit around your waist, slightly stretched.
- Fold the elastic in half and mark the center with a pin. Then fold each half in half and mark each quarter point with a pin. Fold each segment in half again and pin for each 1/8 point.
- Repeat the same process along the top edge of your fabric.
- Match up the pins on the elastic to the fabric, gathering the excess fabric between each pin.
- Sew the elastic to the fabric stretching the elastic as you go. The stretching will create a natural “gather”.
- Sew the two edges together.
- Double fold bottom of skirt and sew hem.
- Optional: Use thread ripper to remove pocket from a men’s button-up shirt and sew onto the front of the skirt.