If you’re interested in making your own clothes but for whatever reason have not started, I have found just the project for you. This cute, simple, NO-SEW DIY skirt tutorial will surely motivate you to get crafty. This project is definitely just the confidence booster that you need to start. In just a few minutes, you are going to have a cute, comfortable and sassy skirt perfect for a trip to the farmer’s market or a brunch date with your sweetie.
I made this DIY skirt the exact day I saw it online. Then I quickly realized that it is perfect for newbies who are willing but haven’t yet taken that leap into clothes-making.
In four easy steps you can make a skirt of your own:
- Measure your waist. Wrap the tape measure around your waist, placing it about an inch above your belly button. Write down that number.
- Decide how long you want your cute, new DIY skirt. Either measure from your waist to where you want the skirt to stop, or measure a skirt that you already own. Write down that number.
- Go to a fabric store such as Joann’s, Hancock or G Street Fabrics and look for the knits. A knit will not unravel, thus there is no need to hem (sew). Select the color and type of knit that you like, then take it to the counter for cutting. Ask for help in determining the amount of fabric that you need. As stated in the instructions (linked below), you’ll need the closest yardage to your waist measurement times two. You’ll likely need between three and four yards. Tip: ask about coupons!
- Follow these instructions by The Sewing Rabbit to create your new skirt and kick-off your new start in clothes making! Warning, it’s addictive.