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A simple skirt made from fabric scraps.

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  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find yourself some scraps of fabric. Mine are leftovers from a quilt i'm making. My measurements: waistband (cut 2)- 12"x5" main piece (cut 2)- 22"x14" This skirt turned out to be long on my little girl.

  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew your pieces together however you like. I have sewn the smaller scraps into strips then sewn these onto lengths of fabric.

  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Your main panels will look like this on the back.

  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut two panels for the waistband.

  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    sew main panel pieces together and waistband panels together. Open out and press seams. Sew a long gathering stitch along the top of the main panel.

  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Lay the waistband down right side up. Lay the main panel on top of this right side down lining up the seam in the middle and the edges. Gather the main panel piece evenly to fit onto the waistband pinning in place. Sew.

  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Open out and press. Sew up side seam, open out and press.

  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold over the top of the waistband twice, press and sew in place. I open a hole in the seam of the waistband to thread the elastic through then i use a ladder stitch to close it up.

  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold over the hem twice, press and sew in place. I've used one of the decorative stitches on my machine for this step.

  • How to sew a patchwork skirt. Patchwork Scrap Fabric Skirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    All done!!! Enjoy :)

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Francine M.
Francine M. · Machias, Washington, US
I love your skirt! I am planing on making something similar, and am wondering if you finished all the seams to prevent raveling, and if not how it is holding up. I did a patchwork couch and didn't finish the seams of the cushions, and when I washed them it was a mess. Denim does ravel worse than cotton though.
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Nikkishell
Nikkishell · 2 projects
It's a possibility they are but i can't be sure.
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Katie B.
Katie B. · Gilbert, Arizona, US
I love your fabric choices. Are the large black and white dots by Amy Butler?
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Tammy M.
Tammy M. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 5 projects
That is really cute.
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
Thats adorable! Usually I hate those kind of skirts, but this one is so cute! Happy
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