Pillowcase Skirt

How to sew a pillowcase skirt

For a skirt you will need:
Measure how long you would like your skirt. Using a tape measure, measure from the waist to the desired length or measure a skirt you already have. Add two inches to that length to allow a seam allowance in the waist.

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How to Sew a Skirt from a Pillowcase

Lay your pillowcase out flat. Starting at the hemmed edge, this will be the bottom of your skirt, measure to the desired length. Cut pillowcase straight across. Turn the top edge down ½ inch then down 1 inch. Pin in place.

cutting out pillowcase skirt

Stitch along the pinned edge leaving 2 inches open to insert elastic.

pillowcase opening

Measure your waist with the elastic. Add 1-2 inches to allow for stretching and cut elastic at that length. It is better to start out with more and trim off the excess then to not have enough! Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic. Insert into hole.

inserting elastic of pillowcase skirt

Push elastic through to the other side. When both ends are out pin ends together and try the skirt on to make sure it fits comfortably. Trim any excess elastic if needed. Pull elastic out slightly so it is easier to work with. Sew two ends of elastic together by stitching and backstitching several times to make secure.

pillowcase sewing elastic

Stretch elastic back into waist. Stretch seam flat and top stitch opening closed.

pillowcase skirt done

Pillowcase before and skirt after.

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Lovely Layered Skirt

by Rachael Jo (WA)
Another easy project like the pillowcase skirt above

skirt layered

  • 1 yard of cute fabric (floral, lace, silk)
  • 1 inch wide elastic long enough to cover the circumference of your waist.
1) Cut a rectangle 14 inches wider than your waist measurement, and 1 inch longer than you want it. cut another rectangle that is the same width but 4 inches shorter that the last layer.(different fabric is optional)

2) Sew the short ends of the piece of fabric together, right sides together.also do the same for the layer

3) Then serge the bottom of the skirt and also the layer.( you may also just hem up edges)

4) Sew the top of the layer and fabric together, the layer on top.

5) Fold over top of fabric, 1/2 inch wider than your selected elastic, and sew around leaving 1 inch(for elastic to enter)

6) Thread your elastic through the hole at the top of the skirt.

7)  Sew ends of elastic together. and there you have it!!!!! done! i know you do not believe it but it is true!

8) Put it on and say"wow i am amazing, i made this!!!!!!!"

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