Simple skirt for girls tutorial (easy)

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This simple skirt for girls tutorial is easy to make and comfortable for your little lady!  Love this DIY sewing tutorial. This simple skirt for girls tutorial is easy to make and comfortable for your little lady! Plus there are measurements for sizes 2t to 12!Plus there are measurements for sizes 2t to 12!

Materials

light to medium weight cotton woven or knit fabric ( you can find super cute knit fabric here)

2″ elastic

Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)

Did you know that you can make this skirt in adult women’s size too?  You can find that tutorial here.



Cut

girls size chart

79stripeskirtSew

79stripeskirt-2All seam allowances are 1/2″.

Pin your rectangles together at the side seams, right sides together. Be very careful to match up the stripes. I put pins every 2″ or so to ensure nothing slips around while stitching. Stitch the side seams and finish the raw edge with a serger or zigzag stitch.

1

79stripeskirt-4_editCreate the waist band by sewing the two raw edges of the elastic together, right sides facing. Carefully press the seam allowance open, and sew along the raw edges as shown.

2

79stripeskirt-9Finish the raw edge at the top of the skirt with a serger or zigzag stitch (not shown). Sew two rows of basting (long) stitches across the top. These will gather the top of the skirt to fit the waist. I like to do the front and the back separately because this reduce the chance of the threads snapping.Gather the top of the skirt to fit the waistband by pulling on the bobbin threads.

3

79stripeskirt-11Pin the waistband carefully in place. It will be very obvious with stripes if your waistband is not on straight so use lots of pins and ensure it is even.

4

79stripeskirt-12Stitch the skirt to the elastic waistband close to the bottom edge of the elastic.

79stripeskirt-13You need to use a stretch stitch to attach the waistband. This can be a regular zigzag or a lightning bolt stitch like I used. Remove gathering stitches.

5

79stripeskirt-14-2Finish raw bottom edge with a serger or zigzag stitch. Fold and press bottom hem up 2″. You can topstitch the hem in place or use a blind hem by hand or machine.

Love this DIY sewing tutorial. This simple skirt for girls tutorial is easy to make and comfortable for your little lady! Plus there are measurements for sizes 2t to 12!

 

 

Jess DeWit

Jess DeWit

Designer and Founder at Gracious Threads
Gracious Threads began as a place for Jess to share all the sewing she did for her friends and family. It soon grew, as other sewists shared her love for simple, practical clothing for kids. Jess lives with her husband and 3 children on their Canadian dairy farm.
Jess DeWit
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