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Make an easy skirt
This tutorial shows you how to make a skirt from just some elastic and 1 metre of fabric.

Posted by Surf jewels from Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom • Published See Surf jewels's 10 projects »
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  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Make An Easy Skirt  - Step 1
    Step 1

    1.Measure your waist (or wherever you want the skirt to sit) and cut your elastic to this length plus an inch for sewing.

    2.Cutting your fabric- double you waist measurement, this will be the width of your fabric and measure from your waist to where you want the skirt to come to, then add 3 inches for waist and hemming.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Make An Easy Skirt  - Step 2
    Step 2

    3. Fold your fabric in half

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    4. Sew along the edge

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    5. Fold over the top by 1 cm, then fold down again by the width of your elastic. Sew along the edge all the way around, leaving a gap to thread your elastic through.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Make An Easy Skirt  - Step 5
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    6. Thread elastic through the gap left

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    7. Pull both ends out of the gap, overlap and sew together. Push elastic inside and sew up the gap.

  • How to sew a gathered skirt. Make An Easy Skirt  - Step 7
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    8. Hem the bottom of your skirt and you are finished! :)

    You can obviously make your skirt fuller by having a wider piece of fabric, or narrower by having less and you can make this to any length from short right up to a maxi skirt. The measurements used in this tutorial will make a skirt like the one above, I have also made this skirt in lace, check out the post here and I will no doubt be making more, a nice quick sew.

    Check out more makes and sewing on my blog:

    http://surfjewels.tumblr.com/

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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Thank you. Happy I'll post a version once I'm done with it.
Surf jewels
Surf jewels · Southend-on-Sea, England, GB · 13 projects
Great, love to see it Happy
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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Question: where can I get some of those elastics? Will jewelry making elastic work?
I absolutely love this tutorial ! Thanks for sharing!
Surf jewels
Surf jewels · Southend-on-Sea, England, GB · 13 projects
I often buy things like this on ebay, something like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Inch-25mm-Flat-Elastic-Black-White-99p-Per-Meter-More-money-Saving-Options-/171352660040?pt=UK_Crafts_Sewing_Supplies_MJ&var=&hash=item27e56a1848

I'd say you want something about an inch wide. It depends what your jewellery elastic is like, if it is quite strong and not too thin then it will probably work ok too.

Hope that helps.
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