In the mood for a maxi skirt sewing tutorial that’s easy to make and ultra chic? Look no further, I’ve got just the thing!
Stylish Maxi Skirt Sewing Tutorial For Beginners
I’ve got a maxi skirt sewing tutorial that’s gotten me completely head over heels. You see, maxi skirts are always in style. They’re a great go-to item for those days when you feel like covering your legs but don’t feel like wearing pants — perfect for the Spring season! Get started on this maxi skirt sewing tutorial from Cotton + Curls.
Supplies You Need To Make This Maxi Skirt:
- If you don’t have 60″ wide fabric, don’t fret. A 54″ wide fabric may still work, depending on the width you’d prefer for the skirt. I recommend a width of 55″-60″.
- You’d also get to squeeze into a smaller size, as long as the size is at least 4-10″ bigger than your hips.
Step 1: Follow The Pattern
Cut out a rectangle — if you’re working with a square of 60”x60”, simply fold it over to make a rectangle. Then mark the pattern seen on the upper right. Before you begin cutting the pattern, ensure the top 3” measures half the size of your waist. Once cut, place pins on the sides to keep the pieces in place as you sew the sides together.
Step 2: Add The Elastic Band
Turn the skirt to reverse the sides and add the elastic band to the waistband. Once you’ve lined the edge of the elastic band to the top, you can begin sewing on zig-zag stitches.
Step 3: Sew The Elastic Band
Flip the skirt back to outside in and turn the elastic band’s top inside. Using a top stitch, sew the elastic band to the fabric. You can choose either a zig-zag or a straight stitch for this, as long as you make sure you stretch out the material as you sew.
Step 4: Hem The Skirt
To finish off, hem the bottom of the skirt at 1”.
There you have it! Now you have a super chic maxi skirt that won’t leave a dent in the wallet.
Maxi skirts are one of my favorite things to slip into during spring because they’re so comfortable to wear. I also love how breezy they are, despite how they cover my legs.
Want to see another maxi skirt sewing tutorial? Here’s one that features a high split to show off your long legs:
I hope you enjoyed this maxi skirt sewing tutorial as much as I did. To be honest, I’ve already stocked up on different fabrics to make many designs for my maxi skirt. I can’t help it, this DIY is perfect for lazy days without skimping on style!
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Want to learn more sewing basics? Read this for a list of basic hand stitches!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in February 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.