Free Sewing Pattern: This free girls skirt pattern sews up easily and is beginner friendly. With clear step by step instructions and multiple sizes you can make a cute skirt that is comfortable for your tween. Girl sizes 7 to 14.
If you’re a parent who loves to sew, or even if you’re just starting out and want to learn how, making clothes for your little one can be an incredibly rewarding experience. And what better way to start than with a versatile midi skirt that’s perfect for any occasion? In this step-by-step guide, I’ll take you through everything from selecting the right fabric to adding those finishing touches that will make your child’s new skirt truly special. So grab your sewing machine and let’s get started!
There are many benefits to sewing a jersey knit midi skirt for kids. For one, it is a great way to save money on clothing. If you can sew, then you can make this skirt for a fraction of the cost of buying one. Additionally, sewing your own skirt allows you to customize the size, length, and style to better fit your child’s unique body type and personal style.
Another benefit of sewing a jersey knit midi skirt for kids is that it is much more durable than store-bought skirts. With proper care, your handmade skirt will last long enough to be passed down to future generations. Sewing your own skirt also gives you the opportunity to use higher quality fabrics and construction methods, resulting in a garment that is both comfortable and stylish.
This girls skirt pattern is comfortable, easy to make and the perfect addition to your daughter’s wardrobe. Four simple seams and a hem make it a quick sew, you’ll be able to make several in a day if you choose!
YOU WILL NEED:
Please note that this fabric MUST be a jersey knit it WILL NOT work with woven fabrics that do not have stretch to them.
Girls Skirt Pattern Tutorial Video (Written Below):
Girls Skirt Pattern Tutorial
Step 1 – Assemble and Cut out the Free Pattern
You will need to assemble the free sewing pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the sewing pattern click here.
Select the size that you will sew and cut the pattern down to the correct size.
Just so you know…
Make sure when you are cutting out the pattern that the most stretch is going across the skirt and the waistband.
On the fold cut out 2 of the midi skirt bottom.
On the fold cut out 1 of the waistband.
Step 2 – Sew the skirt section
With right sides together sew the sides of the midi skirt suing a 3/8″ seam allowance. (Be sure to use a stretch stitch)
Step 3- Sew the waistband to the girls skirt
Fold the waistband in half(so the shorter sides are touching), right sides together and sew together using a 3/8″ seam allowance.
Step 3- Bring the girl’s skirt and waistband together
Get the skirt and waistband. Leave the skirt inside out.
Take the waistband top and fold down so it touches the bottom, folding it in half and making it so the fabric is right side out on the outer band and inner band.
Place the band inside the skirt, lining up the raw edges of the bottom of the band, with the raw edge of the top of the skirt. Line up the seam of the waistband to one of the seams to the skirt. Sew together using a 3/8″ seam allowance.
Step 4- Hem the bottom of the midi skirt with a double needle.
Fold up the bottom of the skirt 1 inch press and then pin.
Top stitch the hem in place with a double needle. Turn right side out, you just finished the Girls skirt Pattern tutorial.
Get the Free Sewing Pattern Below:
Yes for this particular skirt pattern jersey knit is needed. The pattern takes into account the stretch of the fabric so it will hug and hang on the body properly. If you you were to make this free skirt pattern from regular woven cotton it would not have any stretch and would be impossible to put on or feel comfortable wearing.
Several fabric shops carry a selection, also online is a great place to find the exact type of fabric you’re looking for. Or just upcycle used t-shirts as a thrifty and earth conscious option.
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