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Patchwork Skirt


Here are two ways to make a patchwork skirt. One is using strips and one is using odds and ends scraps of material.




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How to Sew a Strip Skirt

  • First measure how long you'd like your skirt to be then add 2 inches for the hem and waist. Your finished measurement will be 45 inches wide by the length determined above.
  • strips for skirt
  • Cut 10-12 strips 3-4 inches wide enough to equal 45-50 inches wide.

  • Sew the strips together in whatever order you'd like them.
    sew strips of skirt

  • Sew your two ends together which will create a circle. sew strip skirt ends together
    Pin the bottom edge by turning up 1/4 inch and then 1/4 inch again. Sew all edge taking out pins as you go.

  • Turn the top edge down 1/4 inch and then 1 inch. Pin and sew bottom edge. Leave a 1 inch opening for inserting your elastic. Insert the elastic.

  • Need a reminder on how to insert elastic?
strip skirt

Pieced together Skirt

First measure how long you'd like your skirt to be then add 2 inches for the hem and waist. Your finished measurement will be 45 inches wide by the length determined above.

Instead of creating whole strips as above. Gather scraps and pieces of material and patch together your own strips. You can make them whatever width you'd like. Trim the sides even, if needed. Patch together until you have one strip the length you'd like. Continue until you have enough strips to make a 45-50 inch rectangle.

patchwork strips

Sew strips together one after another until you've created a rectangle. Sew ends together.

patchwork skirt

Continue steps 4-6 from directions above to finish your skirt.


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