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Learn to Sew The Geek & Girly Pleated Skirt &  Tote Bag for School

Going for a geek chic look? Traditionally, pleated skirts have been a more difficult project for beginner sewers because most patterns require a side zipper, interfacing, hook and eyes, and more. But donít be discouraged, because our version is pattern-free and is made using a sewn-in elastic waistband. You can also learn to make a matching tote bag, to fill with all of your favorite books! This Geek & Girly look appeared in Love to Sewís advertisement in Irish Quilting Magazine, and we paired the skirt and tote with a collared shirt, grandpa cardigan, Buddy Holly glasses, frumpy socks, and two-tone oxfords. Modeling the look are our long-time students, who helped make it, Elena and Zoe. In real life, Zoe fits the part--she loves to read (and watch Dr Who). In last yearís fashion show, she showed three variants of the pleated skirt for her Geek Chic line!


School Tote Bag

The school tote bag can be made from fabric to match your pleated skirt. Cottons, woolens, and corduroy work best with this project. You will learn how to box the bottom of the bag to create a three-dimensional shape. 

The Pleated Skirt

Bring out your inner nerd by sewing together this pleated skirt. It is simpler than most because you donít need a pattern, zipper, interfacing, etc. You will learn how to make an accordion pleat, how to baste, and how to add a separated elastic waistband to make for the perfect fit. 



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