Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Super Simple Skirt Tutorial

The "Bob Bob" skirt. This is a very easy skirt to make, great sewing project for beginners.

The amount of fabric you need varies on the waist measurment. My daughter wears 24 months- 2T and she just turned 2 so I am giving you the measurments for her size, you should be able to easily adjust measurements all the way up to adult.

Her waist is 20in, I double that to get the width of the fabric. The length depends on how long you want the skirt to be. Keep in mind making a casing for the elastic. So I want her skirt to go past her knees which is 12 inches, so main fabric is 12 inches but the band is 3 inches wide.

Put your band of fabric right sides together at the bottom of your main fabric, if your main fabric has pictures like mine does, make sure the pictures are right side up.

 Sew along the edge of the fabrics, when you are done it should look like this

I pressed open the seam

Now make a hem at the bottom by first folding in and pressing 1/4 in

Fold and press again another 1/4 in

Sew the hem

It sould look like this, not crooked like mine though, I'm not sure why I snapped a pic of a place that wasn't straight haha!

Now making a casing for the elastic at the top fold over and press 1/4 in

Now fold over and press, my elastic was 3/4 in so I went with an inch here. Make it a tad bigger than your elastic.

Sew it, make sure its at the bottom, just remember you are shoving elastic through that hole

Now with a saftey pin on one end of the elastic shove it all the way through, make sure you don't lose your other end of elastic.

 Sew the ends together, sew back and forth a couple times so that its secure

Now with right sides of your fabric together sew all the way down.

Done. So easy, it takes about 30 minutes to whip up one of these.

If you have any questions feel free to comment or email me!

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