Free Sewing Pattern: This circle skirt pattern for girls has a free downloadable pattern to make sewing a breeze. No math or calculations needed to make this easy (not to mention cute!) sewing project. Comes in sizes 2 to 12.
This darling circle skirt pattern for girls DIY is easy to put together and so comfortable! With a yoga waistband and easy to follow directions, this pattern is beginner friendly and a perfect introduction to sewing with knits. Four seams and you’re finished. Can be made in under 30 minutes.
1 yard knit fabric (sizes 2-10) or 1 1/8 yard (size 12)
1/4 yard knit fabric with good stretch and recovery (eg. cotton lycra) for the yoga waistband
Jersey Ball Point Needle
The free PDF pattern or template (available at the end of the how to)
Step 1 – Cut out the following for the circle skirt and begin to sew
You will need to assemble the FREE pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the FREE sewing pattern click here.
Trim the pattern pieces down to the correct size before cutting.
Cut 2 circle skirt pattern panels (each on fold).
To make the lines nice a clean I used a rotary cutter since I opted to leave the edges raw, it gives a nice edge. If you opt to use scissors. make sure to keep you cut as clean as possible with sharp scissors and slow cutting.
Now it’s time to cut out the waistband.
IMPORTANT: follow the grain/stretch lines indicated on the waistband pattern piece.
Now cut 1 waistband in the correct size.
Step 2 – Begin to Sew the girl’s skirt
First unfold and lay out one of the skirt pieces face up.
Place the other half face down on top of it. Next assemble the circle skirt, stitch the side seams, right sides together, to form a donut-like shape. Be sure to uses a stretch stitch if using a sewing machine.
Step 3 – Sew the waistband
Fold the waist band in half so the short ends and right sides are touching.
With right sides facing, sew the short ends of the waistband of the circle skirt together to form a loop.
Step 4 – Bring the Waistband and the Skirt Together
Get the sewn skirt.
Get the sewn waistband.
Fold over the waistband, wrong sides facing together.
Pin the waistband to the right side of the skirt. You will need to slightly stretch the waistband to fit it to the skirt. Stitch. Tip: pin the waistband at fourths and then stretch the waistband to fit the skirt evenly.
Since knit fabric doesn’t fray, you can leave the bottom hem plain, or do a narrow hem, or a rolled hem on your serger if you prefer. I left my bottom edge raw.
That’s it! I love how fast and comfortable this circle skirt is, as a matter of fact it’s so great that there’s an adult version of this skirt as well! You can check out that Free Pattern here.
Get the Free Sewing Pattern Below:
More Free Girls Skirt Patterns:
- The Simple Pencil Skirt
- The Fleece Ruffle Skirt
- Midi Yoga Skirt (comfy and easy!)
- The Sweater Upcycle skirt
- The Pleated Skirt
- The Fun and Frilly Skirt
More Girl Patterns:
- The Fall Cape for Girls
- The Bow Tie Headband
- Satin Flower Hair Clips
- Drawstring Back Pack
- Pocket T-shirt for 18″ Doll
Looking for something a little more formal? Try this long Tulle Skirt Tutorial courtesy of It’s Always Autumn.
How many yards of fabric do you need to make a circle skirt?
For this free pattern you need 1 yard for most sizes and and 1 and 1/4 yards for the largest size. Circle skirts tend to use a large amount of fabric due to their shape. But that is what makes them fun to twirl in! You will also need fabric that comes in a wider width – this free pdf pattern uses knit which typically comes in a 60 inch width.
This free pdf pattern doesn’t require you to measure, however the length of the skirt is measured from the waist to the hem. If you want to calculate your own circle skirt you need to know the length you want, the measurement of your waist, and hips, and also how to fit it on a width of cloth. (Honestly it’s a pain – it’s much easier to use a pattern)
It depends on the formality of the skirt you are making. Jersey knit is great for comfort (that’s what this free template uses). However circle skirt if constructed properly can be made from many types of fabric. There really isn’t a “best” fabric. The main requirement is that the fabric have a large width for the circle.
Easy DIY Circle Skirt
- 1 Yard Knit Fabric
- Download the free pdf pattern by filling out the form. Print and Assemble the pattern.
- Cut out the waistband and the skirt pieces
- With right sides together sew the side seam of the circle skirt. Set aside.
- With right sides together sew the side seam of the circle skirt waistband. Set aside.
- Fold the waistband in half, WRONG sides touching. Place the skirt inside the waistband and evenly pin into place.
- Sew the waistband to the skirt by stretching it to be the same length as the skirt bottom. Hemming the skirt is optional as it's a knit.
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