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 Designing, Sewing, & Making Skirts

How to Sew a Skirt / How to Make a Skirt

You can turn an old pair of jeans into a cute stylish skirt!  You can sew a skirt too! It's SEW easy.
When learning how to sew a skirt, keep in mind the length of the skirt, the fabric color and print, and the difficulty of the pattern. Many "easy to sew" patterns can be found at your local fabric store for skirts. Beginners might consider making skirts with an elastic or drawstring waistband before moving onto an advanced pattern with elements such as zippers, pockets, panels, and yokes.

Skirts can also be made without buying a pattern, as you will find on our free skirt patterns page. We have photographed directions that teach you how to make a variety of skirts using only your measurements! Skirts at any length, with the right top (whether a winter grandpa sweater or a silk summer tank) can compliment every shape. Remember to wear clothes that enhance your figure, not hide it!


We encourage you to look at different styles of skirts on our skirt description page. Each style has a photo and a brief description. 

As a dress maker & fashion designer your goal should be: To design and make clothing (garments) that look both professional and unique, ... not "handmade."

Once you have made your skirt, have fun adding embellishments like ribbon and flowers!

This skirt was designed and made by a student who was looking for something "fun" to wear during the summer months.  It has a yoke front with a side zipper.  She added ribbon and a flower in her design. Her stitching was superb and her design looks unique, professional, and store bought. 

This is a handmade straight-lined denim skirt.

This is a "Straight Line" Elastic waist band, denim, straight-lined, handmade skirt. Notice how it is straight (almost a straight line) from the top near the elastic all the way down to the hem line. This is a snug fitting skirt from top to bottom. You can learn to make your own pattern for this straight-line skirt.

This is a handmade flared skirt.

This is a Sewn-in waist band, corduroy, "flared" skirt also known as an "a-line" skirt because it it shaped like an A. Notice how the skirt would fit snug up top by the waist band, and it gradually flares out towards the hem. You can learn how to make your own pattern for this flared skirt.


Maddie's not only sewed her 1950's skirt, she also designed and sewed the poodle!

This is a "Full"  or "Circle" skirt. Notice near the waist band how the skirt does not fit snug at all.  This skirt is full all the way around.  This is the type of skirt one would want to do turns and spins in and watch the fabric flow!



To Learn More About Making Your Own Clothes we suggest Christine Haynes book Chic and Simple Sewing .  It's our favorite sewing book to use for beginners in our studio, and patterns are included.  We also recommend Project RUNWAY DVDs to view as an excellent guide for fashion design.


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