Free Skirt Pattern

 Today I have a FREE skirt pattern to share with you!

Free Skirt Pattern

It’s nothing fancy but it’s the perfect beginner project or if you need to whip up a whole stack of them in an afternoon. Add a cute top and you’re all set!
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I’ve compiled all the measurements for you so there’s no guesswork. This is a very easy project to alter to create a custom fit for your child but these measurements should work well for most children. I designed this to be made with just one cut of fabric using a 44″ bolt. If your bolt is 42″ wide and you’re doing a size 5 or larger just go with 42″ for your width and you’ll be just fine. If you like a really full skirt you can go ahead and use the the full bolt width in the smaller sizes. I used 3/4″ no-roll elastic.
Free Skirt Pattern

I made all of my skirts for Skirting the Issue. This is an amazing opportunity to sew up some skirts for girls in foster care just in time for a new school year. You can get all the details here.
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Now let’s get started!

1. Sew the short ends of your skirt piece together. If you used the selvage edges you don’t even need to finish them. Just press the seam open so it’s laying nice and flat.

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2. Fold the bottom edge of the skirt over 1/4″ and then another 1/2″ towards the wrong side of the skirt. Press flat and topstitch to hem. Fold the top edge over 1/4″ and then another 1″. Topstitch all the way around leaving a 1″ gap at your seam from step 1 to thread the elastic through.IMG_8968

3. Use a bodkin or safety pin to thread your elastic through the casing. Overlap the ends 1/2″ and sew together. IMG_8970

4. Slip in a tag or loop of ribbon so it’s easy to identify the back and then topstitch the gap in your casing shut. IMG_8971
Need more inspiration for sewing up some fun skirts for Skirting the Issue?

easy toddler skirt lace pocket skirt   

    

Adele 3 Tier Ruffle Skirt  Molly Schoolgirl Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern

Sporty Girl Skort PDF Sewing Pattern  Lollipop Leggings PDF Sewing Pattern

6 Responses

  1. This is great with the measurements for each size. I’m making skirts for Operation Christmas Child and this post is so helpful! Thank you!

  2. You know your super nifty day camp shirt could pair with this skirt very nicely. I see pretty skirts with coordinating t-shirts with appliques from the skirt fabric…there are lots of little girls all over the world in need of clothes and making them is a lot of fun. Thanks for this post.

  3. I love these little skirts. I appreciate your chart with the skirt lengths. My little group is making skirts and shorts for the Dominican Republic and I made some last year and they were adorable. We had ten women that cut, sewed and assembled and we sent 16 boxes with clothes for boys and girls. For the girls we got T shirts for $1:00 and cut the hem, serged the bottom and the sleeves so they flaired out and embroidered or appliqued on them. Very sweet.

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