15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial

Wearables · August 28, 2014

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

I just love fast and easy sewing projects – and when those quick projects are also cute additions to my wardrobe – even better!
This Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt is so super fast to sew together – and so easy to make up in your favorite fabric!  You could whip this up in a cute cotton or a comfy knit – either would work and look so sweet.

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

I had this sweet Robert Kaufman fabric in their London Calling line that I’ve been dying to use it. This quick little skirt was the perfect project!

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Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

So let’s get started – here’s what you’ll need

Fabric for skirt
Elastic for waistband – 3/8″ wide
Other usual sewing stuff: Sewing machine, thread, scissors, ruler

Begin by taking your measurements. Measure your hips and add 10″ and then divide that number by 2. So if you’re hips are 38″ you will have 38″ + 11″ = 49″ / 2 = 24.5″. That will be the width of the rectangles. You can add or decrease that measurement (the 11″) it will just make your skirt fuller or narrower. Don’t make it too narrow – you won’t be able to sit down and that isn’t any fun.
Measure out the length you’d like your skirt. Add 3″. That will be the length of the rectangles.
Cut out two pieces that are the length and width of your measurements.

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

Place your fabrics right sides together and sew up the side seams. Take an extra minute and zig zag along the raw edges of the seams – this will make it so your seams don’t fray when you wash it up.

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

Hem your skirt by turning the bottom edge up twice. Sew all the way around.

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

Do the same thing at the top of your skirt to make a casing for your elastic. You want your casing to be about 5/8″ if you are using 3/8″ elastic. Leave an opening of about 1″ in the casing.

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

Cut a piece of elastic the size of your waist. Add a large safety pin to one end of the elastic. Feed the elastic through the casing, but keep the other end of the elastic out of the casing.

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

Overlap the two ends (make sure the casing isn’t twisted) and zig zag sew over the overlapped section. Go over it a couple times – you don’t want your elastic coming undone some day when you’re wearing your skirt.

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

Stretch out the skirt waist a little to get the elastic to go all the way into the casing. Sew the opening in the casing closed.

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

And that’s it!! So super quick and cute right?!

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

This is so fun for Summer but it would be cute with some tights for Fall too!

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

I hope you give it a try!

Bev - Sewing (1)

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LOVE this tutorial – always wanted to know how to make a skirt and now I can in 15 minutes. Thanks, Bev!!

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Sophie

Just what I made few weeks ago for my daughter http://sophiebonheur.canalblog.com/archives/2014/07/28/30317412.html
yes, it’s very simple and easy !

Virginia+Fynes

Super cute skirt, and so easy. Great fabric choice!

    Lil' Luna

    Totally agree – and making it in 15 minutes is a huge bonus!

[email protected]+The+Scrap+Shoppe

SUPER cute, Bev! I think even I can handle this tutorial. 🙂

Dewanna Chambliss

I tried to make the skirt with my measurements. It’s so big in the front. Help please.
Waist: 36.5
Hip: 49
Length: 28

Fay

I tried this and it worked great! The skirt fit well and was very simple to make. Thanks!

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