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All Straight Cut and You Can Create a Skirt with Pockets Instantly!
This idea popped in my head and I had to try it. It is a simple and fun tutorial!

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  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out the parts you need to construct the skirt. My daughter is almost 8 but she is a little small for her age. The great thing about this skirt is that you can always add or subtract 1/2" or 1" to the measurements to create the best fit for your little ones. Ok, You need:
    1- 17"x 21 1/2" front panel, 1- 17"x 21 1/2" back panel, 2- 10"x10" top side panels, 2- 10x 13" bottom side panels, 2- 2 1/2"x 18" 1/2" belt.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 2
    Step 2

    Treat the edge of the bottom edge of the top side panels. I used my serger, but you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine too.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 3
    Step 3

    To make the pocket entrance, fold the top edge of the bottom side panels twice; (first 1/4", then 1/2"). Press with an iron and sew.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 4
    Step 4

    Over wrap the bottom of the side top panel, and top of the side bottom panel pieces together. Make the total length 17", so it will match the front and back panels. Pin.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew a line 1/4" above the seam line of the top side panel to create the bottom of the pocket first. Then, sew a line in the middle to create two separate pockets on each side.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 6
    Step 6

    Treat the sides of each panel with your preferred method, and then sew them together. Open the seam and press with the iron.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 7
    Step 7

    Zigzag stitch on top of the seam line for a decorative effect.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew both ends of the belt together to make a loop. Open the seam, fold and press 1/4" from the top.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 9
    Step 9

    With the largest stitch setting on your sewing machine, sew 1/8" and 3/4" from the top edge of the skirt. Pull one thread from both to gather the fabric.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin the belt you have created on step 8 to the skirt, and sew.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 11
    Step 11

    Press the seam of the belt piece with the iron, then, fold it to the other side. Press with the iron again.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 12
    Step 12

    Using 1/8" seam, sew the seam of the belt. Put elastic through, and sew the ends together.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold the bottom seam of the skirt twice (1/4", 1/4") and press with the iron. Pin the pom-poms and sew with using a zigzag stitch.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 14
    Step 14

    Sew the buttons on the edge of the middle of the pockets on both sides.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Insta Pocket Skirt For A Girl - Step 15
    Step 15

    It is ready to wear!

    Rachel loves the skirt (yea!), I asked her what she liked about the skirt; her response? "The fox and the pockets". That's what I wanted to hear. This skirt has 4 pockets. That is enough to carry candies around, or for some precious finds during a family walk.

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Rebecca C.
Rebecca C. · Los Angeles, California, US
I want this skirt for MYSELF!!!!!! So cute! This 61-year-old lady would wear it!!!!!
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