How to make a DIY circle skirt

Hey, as I said in my first post, I really enjoy sewing and DIYing things (is that a verb?? it is now) so lets get DIYing.


I found the cutest Burberry Check inspired fabric

This is a really simple tutorial for a DIY Circle Skirt, that takes about two hours to complete:

You will need:

  • Fabric, about 1m will suffice (that’s what I used and I had plenty, I’m about 1m56)
  • Elastic for the waistband, as long as your waist and as wide as you want the band to be
  • a zipper, again the length is up to you
  • tailors chalk (optional)
  • other typical sewing stuff

What to do:

  1. Firstly, you’ve got to take down a few measurements. The length measurement is how long you want the skirt to be. Hold the tape at your waist and measure the length, write it down. Then measure the waist radius, to do this, measure your waist/ wherever you want the skirt to sit, divide the number by pi (3.14), and divide that by two. Now you’re ready to start drawing.
  2. ImageFold the fabric in half. Measure out your length measurement along the horizontal edge, and put a pin at that point to mark it. Cut a piece of string to the length of your waist radius and tie it to your tailors chalk. Pin the edge of the string to the centre of the horizontal edge of the fabric, and draw a semi circle. Repeat this by measuring a piece of string from the centre of the horizontal edge to the length measurement pin.
  3. Cutting time. Cut out the inner semi-circle along the drawn line. Do the same to the outer semi circle.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOpen up your fabric. Don’t worry if the hole appears small, it will greatly stretch by the time you’re done.

4. Making the waistband. Cut a strip of fabric an inch longer than your elastic from your scraps, ensure it is wide enough to encase the elastic. Fold the fabric around the elastic, and pin to the circle in the skirt, leaving a small opening for the zip.


5. Sew the waistband to the skirt, this is the hardest step…

6. Grab your zip, hold it up to the opening in the skirt, and make a mark on the fabric where the end of the zip is. Cut the skirt to just before the mark (the fabric will stretch). Pin and sew.


7. Hem the bottom and you’re done.


Now wear your skirt with pride đŸ˜€

Sorry for the really long post, I hope this helped some people with their sewing..

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