Make a simple & easy -Tutorial
This simple and easy skirt pattern takes me less than half an hour to sew, and even a complete beginner can confidently start and finish it to perfection; in fact, it is the EASIEST SKIRT EVER. If you are learning to sew, check out this post for sewing tips and techniques.
Steps to sew a simple gathered skirt
This simple skirt only requires three measurements: waist length, seam allowance, and hem allowance. Sewing machine elastic, 3/4 inch or 1 inch (length u2013 your waist measurement). Safety pin Marking tool measuring tape matching thread Iron.
A pattern for pleated elastic waist skirt
You can change the gathered type, but gathered skirts can look awkward on women. Pleating or making tucks works better with the fullness of the skirt. The top edge has to be less than your waistbandu2013 that is only condition but enough to fit over your hips.
How much fabric do I need for an elastic waist skirt?
I only use one inch non-roll elastic for waistbands, and for most adults, a good rule of thumb is to cut the elastic six inches shorter than the actual waistline measurement and sew the ends together.
How do you sew an elastic waistband on a skirt?
Fold and press the free seam allowance of the casing to the wrong side. Add a simple elastic waistband to a skirt to make it a pull-on version. Wrap the elastic with a muslin or quilting cotton strip and stitch through the strip and the elastic.
How do you measure elastic for a waist skirt?
Unwrap a length of elastic and mark a length based on your measurement; then cut the adjusted measurement. For example, if your waist measurement was 30 inches (76 cm), subtract 2 inches (5.1 cm) to get a 28 inch (71 cm) elastic measurement.
What Stitch do you use to sew elastic?
Sew with a stretch stitch or a zigzag stitch to allow the elastic to stretch.
- Pin the elastic to the wrong side of the garment, matching the three pins on the elastic and on the fabric.
- Switch the elastic to the fabric, stretching the elastic between the pins.
What is the difference between braided and knitted elastic?
Knit elastic is a soft, lightweight elastic that can be used directly against the skin and does not narrow when stretched. It works best with light- to medium-weight fabrics and can be stitched directly to fabrics.
What can I use in place of elastic?
You could use hair ties or elastic headbands instead of regular elastic, according to Joann Fabric and Craft Stores, or you could use cord, yarn, ribbon, or other stretchy materials, such as bias tape. The CDC also suggests using cloth strips, rubber bands, or string.
Why won’t my sewing machine sew elastic?
You could be stretching the elastic correctly as you sew, but you could be using the wrong kind of elastic (all elastics are not created equal), or you could be using too short a stitch, stretching the elastic too much, or not having the right kind of elastic for the fabric you’re using, and so on.
Does elastic get old?
Before you go out and buy a bunch of elastic to keep in your stash, keep in mind that elastic ages and loses its elasticity.