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Making a Quick and Easy Skirt

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Even a beginning sewer can make a stylishly simple skirt in short order. This is a page about making a quick and easy skirt.


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July 22, 2009

This is a great idea for frugal living, a craft and a cool weather tip, make your own skirt! With less than 2 yards of fabric, thread, and enough elastic to go around your waist you are ready to go. Measure from your waist to the length you want the skirt to be. Add 2 inches for the top casing for the elastic and 1 inch for the hem.

Cut 2 pieces of fabric this length and the width of the fabric. Sew the 2 side seams, turn up the hem twice to make a narrow hem and sew.

Now turn down the top wide enough for the elastic to easily fit in it. Use elastic that does not fold on itself. Sew the casing on the machine, leaving open enough room to feed your elastic through with a safety pin. I use the machine to sew the elastic ends together then close the casing, either sewing on the machine or by hand.

You are done! Fabric should be prewashed so the shrinkage is done before sewing. Quick and easy. Can be made in an hour.

By Karen K from Sun City, AZ

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