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A handkerchief pointed-hem skirt is flattering to all, but especially for short-legged people because the points break up that horizontal hemline. No pattern is needed to make this skirt style. It is a simple block layout. One easy way to get that effect is to hem two squares of fashion fabric, each having four points (called a “handkerchief” hem) and layer them for an eight-pointed look. You will need: 2 ½ yds. of fashion fabric, 45″ wide1 yd. of waist band elastic, 1″ wideCoordinating thread10 yds. of flat ribbon braid (optional) The size of the circular opening should be just big enough to pull over your hips, and can then be tightened with elastic. Cut 2 squares of fabric doubled the finished length. Place template in center of square and trace out. * TIP: Increase or decrease the circle by 1/8″ to change the overall total circumference measurement by 1/2″. Like this: Like Loading... Related:  SEWING

The Super Easy Paper Bag Waist Skirt Tutorial Yesterday I posted a tutorial for how to make what I think of as the classic paper bag skirt—pleats, belt, beltloops. Today, I want to show you the easier option, for those of you who don't want to mess with zippers and pleats. Here are some inspirations for this type of more playful, basic skirt with smaller, modified paper bag top: From Banana Republic: In a crazy cute print like this cute nautical look by Lilly Pulitzer: Or an even crazier print like this Marc by Marc Jacobs: Lots of options, although I still recommend a sturdy bottom-weight material. Refer to the Classic Paper Bag Waist Skirt tutorial for cutting instructions. Grab your elastic (again, somewhere close to 2" smaller than your waist to allow for some movement but also enough tightness to stay up!) When you get all the way through, sew the ends together (again, make sure the elastic's not twisted somewhere along the way). Sew the rest of your seam closed! That's it! Super easy to make and wear!

Pleated skirt (with instructions) I made up another skirt on the weekend, this time from scratch: I have been seeing these pleated skirts everywhere, and I wanted to make one myself. If you’re smarter than me, you can probably find a pattern that tells you how to do this, but I have a weird aversion to patterns. I guess because I always end up modifying them anyways, so it seems like a waste of money. First, I cut a large square of fabric for each piece. If you are unsure how to make pleats, you basically just sew in seams. Then I did the same thing to the other piece and sewed the side seams together, leaving about 6″ on one side for a zipper. Then I sewed in the zipper. I added the waistband by creating a kind of bias tape strip. That is used for a hook and eye closure.

Tied Comforter With Faux Piping I wish the pictures could illustrate how cozy soft and lofty this blanket turned out. The lightweight blanket for the backing and one layer of batting give it the perfect weight for a comforter, and I used bias tape for an easy way to mimic piping, so easy. I know I say that all the time, but I think I am always surprised at how quick these types of things come together! I spent a week thinking it was going to take ages, but once I finally sat down to do it, I had the blanket cut and assembled while my kids were taking their naps, and finished off with the ties when they went to bed that night. Can’t beat that! Here is how to do it: I am not going to supply measurements as I made this for an Ikea extendable bed, which is not standard. Supplies: Cutting: I cut off the selvage on the two yards of fabric and that was it, if you are making your blanket bigger just prepare your fabric to the size you need. Now get out the bias tape. Now carefully turn it right side out through the opening.

The Shirt Skirt July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this! When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. I developed an idea in my head I thought just might be crazy enough to work. The Hubs thought I was a little crazy when I explained my idea to him. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do! The shirt skirt perfect for summertime. I wore the green and white one to Sofie’s birthday party. I had 2 women in Walmart stop me to tell me how comfy my skirt looked and when I told them how I made it, they demanded I call Rachael Ray immediately! The process is so easy. I do my shopping at Goodwill for 1 reason. So, get your super cheap thrifted shirt. To determine what shirt size you should get, just make sure it will go around you. I like to use thread the same color as my fabric. And that’s it!

DIY Skirt Getting our craft on again :) My sister Ann and I always like to do a crafty project when we get together, so this time is was a simple homemade skirt. We used this tutorial and it was really straightforward. One helpful hint: when it says to stretch the elastic while you are sewing the fabric on, do it! You can also make one for a smaller cutie pie in your life or make some great baby shower gifts! 48 + Free Skirt Tutorials | [Post updated August 2014] Skirts are an easy garment to start with if you’re learning to sew. If you’re just starting out, you might be more confident making bags, first. All of the skirt tutorials below give step by step instructions. That way, you skirt will fit you perfectly. These skirts include a variety of styles, sewing techniques, difficulty levels and funky inspiration, so there’s something here for everyone. Mix and match styles and techniques to make your own perfect style. As usual, these tutorials are usually for personal use only, not commercial use, consult each individual website for details. Simple A-Line Skirts Wrap Skirts Peasant Skirts Pleated Skirts Circle Skirts Panelled Skirts Maternity Skirts Recycled Skirts Girl’s Skirts Something a bit different

Noel Home: Comfy PJ Pants for the Whole Family Our thanks to our creative friends at our Signature Sponsor, Janome for sharing this project with us. It was created last year for a special New Sewists Series they put together, and the instructions show you how to make pajama pants without a pattern; simply grab your favorite current pair and use them as a template. We added a jazzy bottom accent cuff to ours so we could mix and match our beautiful Michael Miller Bonnes Amies fabrics. This is a perfect project for beginners: super fast, easy and instantly gratifying. Our thanks to the great folks at Michael Miller Fabrics for providing the Bonnes Amies fabric we used for our four pairs of PJ pants. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 3160QDC) Buttonhole foot Amounts are for ONE pair of average adult jammie pants We used Dad's pants as our sample for these instructions. The main pant pattern Locate a pair of pajama pants that fit you or the intended recipient of the new jammie pants. Fold your main pant fabric in half lengthwise.

How To Sew A Victorian Skirt A old tutorial I had on livejournal, I hope you like it :) So I thought that I would share my how to for this quite easy sewn skirt in taffeta that I made for a friend of mine, it is a two layer skirt with strings so that you can tie up and drape the panels as you wish. This is a bit simplified, On the original skirt the top of the skirt was lined with satin so it was not completed in the exact same way as in this tutorial, but trying to explain that whole deal was to time consuming to be worth it. Material you will need:Fabric: Of your choice, around 2 times the length of your skirtA zipper: I use a hidden zipper because I think it looks better, but a ordinary one is just as good.String: The length of your drapes and a little more *2*6 (you chose one can both have it the whole way up on the skirt or just half, or something similar) I use cotton string 0,5 cm (0,2 inches) thick. The pattern is a really easy one, it consist of 12 panels and then a long rectangle that is the ruffles.

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Polka Dot Cottage: I like my skirts fast and cheap: a tutorial Posted April 14th, 2008 by Lisa So, I went ahead and did it. It only took about 1/2-hour, and used up 1/4 of a sheet I had thrifted for $4. Would you like to know how to make your own fun and full Spring skirt? Here’s what you need: twin-size flat sheet (72″x104″)yard stickwashout cloth markerscissorssewing machinethread to coordinate with the sheetiron1/2-inch or 1/4-inch elastic to fit comfortably around your waist Cut out the fabric: Determine how long you want your skirt to be, and add 1.5 inches to that number. Fold the sheet in half lengthwise and spread it out. You should now have a single piece of cloth, 72″ x X”. Sew it together: Fold in half, right sides together, so the two selvage edges meet. Make the elastic casing: Fold the raw edge at the top of the tube over 3/4″ and press. Stitch along the inner edge of the fold all the way around the top of the skirt, leaving about a 1-inch opening near the seam. Enjoy: Things to note: This makes a very full skirt. 2013 Update: Like this:

Hot Packs These are great hot compresses that you just stick in the microwave for 60 seconds! So easy to make and you can be sure there aren’t any scary chemicals inside. My mother and Boo are responsible for this tutorial….I just took the photos for them! It’s the perfect use for those cute baby legwarmers your kiddo might have grown out of. All you need is white rice (or buckwheat if you prefer), long socks or baby leg warmers. needle and thread, and some essential oils: If you are using long socks you can cut the foot off or just skip this step. It’s such an easy sewing project a 4-year-old can do it: Here’s the closed end: Fill a measuring cup with white rice: Fill the sock or legwarmer to the top with rice: If you want to use essential oils, make sure you use pure, therapeutic-grade oils. Sew up the other end of the sock or legwarmer so the rice is completely enclosed. To heat the hot pack just put in the microwave for about a minute. P.S.

39 Free Skirt Patterns Free Skirt Patterns Posted on | January 6, 2013 | 17 Comments Five years ago, it was hard to find even one free skirt pat­tern on the in­ter­net. Now­a­days, doz­ens of free skirt pat­terns abound. For beginners, try a simple elastic waistband skirt or a pillowcase skirt. Ad­vanced seam­stres­ses might enjoy try­ing their hand at an a-line skirt or an 8 gore skirt. Here are some free skirt patterns that I especial­ly like. Recycled Skirts A-Line Skirts Peasant Skirts Maternity Skirts Mini Skirts Quick Skirts Other Skirts Read More : Sewing or Home Category: SewingTags: Clothing , Sewing , Skirts Comments 17 Responses to “Free Skirt Patterns” Vera Woodbridge February 3rd, 2010 @ 4:21 pm I would like a pattern for a circular skirt, please Many thanks Jayla February 14th, 2010 @ 3:50 am Thank you so much for this! Leave a Reply Categories