Here are two ways to make a patchwork skirt. One is using strips
and one is using odds and ends scraps of material.
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.
- Cut 10-12 strips 3-4 inches wide enough to equal 45-50 inches
- Sew the strips together in whatever order you'd like them.
- Sew your two ends together which will create a circle.
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.
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how to insert elastic?
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.
Sew strips together one after another until you've created a
rectangle. Sew ends together.
Continue steps 4-6 from directions above to finish your skirt.
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