How To: sew a simple skirt

Once you’ve learned how to sew a straight line you can sew a simple skirt. This quick tutorial will take you step by step through the skirt making process. The french seam eliminates the need for finishing any raw edges and is the perfect first garment project! If you’re teaching your daughter or granddaughter to sew this is the place to start!


  • Fabric- The width of the bolt is perfect for most sizes of girls. Determine your desired length and add 2 3/4″ to determine how much fabric to cut. It is easiest to cut with a rotary cutter.
  • Non-roll elastic the length of the waist measurement.
  • Thread, safety pin, straight pins

How to sew a simple DIY skirt tutorial

Add a little lace at the bottom for extra flare! This skirt was sewn by my 7 year old daughter.

simple skirt tutorial

That’s it! Are you ready to sew up a skirt? What was your first sewing project?

Andrea Pannell
Andrea is the owner and designer of Go To Patterns, Go To Sew, and The Train To Crazy. You can find her playing with her four kids, designing clothing and sewing in her spare time. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.
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  1. Thanks for the detailed instructions (and diagrams)!

  2. Andrea, the lace hem finish totally sells this cute skirt!

  3. Diana Rambles says:

    Super cute!

  4. That DOES look easy! Not to mention, that fabric is ADORABLE! Great job!


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