How to Sew Skirts

How To : Sew a simple floral summer skirt with Whitney Sews

During the summer, we all want to focus more on getting out into the sun and having an adventure than putting on layers of makeup and spending hours figuring out if, indeed, our Calvin Klein riding boots go with our Marc Jacobs sailor shorts. Eliminate all the fuss and save u ...more

How To : Sew a Victorian skirt

This video demonstrates how to sew a Victorian skirt. First take a cotton cloth and cut a rectangle piece twice the size of your waist. The length would be depending on your choice of height you require. Hem the top and the bottom of the cloth. Then use elastic thread to creat ...more

How To : Sew a dirndl style Austrian or German skirt

The dirndl skirt is cut straight and gathered at the waist, and is a traditional style of German or Austrian skirts. Due to the cut and the flare, it's an ideal skirt for Lolita style costumes, and this tutorail shows you how to sew a dirndl without a pattern. If you liked th ...more

How To : Sew your own vintage inspired skirt

Love the look of vintage? You don't have continuously prowl vintage stores - make your own inspired skirt! All you need is your favorite fabric and a few sewing notions (matching thread, scissors, pins, and of course, a sewing machine).

How To : Sew a skirt for an American Girl doll

Are you a collector of the amazing doll collection made by American Dolls? Want to make your own custom clothes for your American Doll? In this video, learn how to sew a simple skirt with guidance from this sewing expert.

How To : Sew a two-tier waist-high skirt

In this video, we learn how to sew a two-tier waist-high skirt. First, fold the fabric in half, then fold the right sides together and draw a half circle. Next, anchor your chalk with a spool of thread and swing around the half circle to create another. Now, cut out the circle ...more

How To : Sew your own retro chic circle skirt

Circle skirts are easy, and look good on nearly any figure. You can sew your own without needing a pattern at all - just pick your under fabric and over fabric, then follow along with this tutorial for a retro chic addition to your wardrobe.

How To : Sew your own super easy skirt

All you need to know how to do is trace a line in order to be able to turn a T-shirt into a cute skirt! You'll also need some tailor's chalk, a sewing machine (or needle and thread), scissors and some straight pins.

How To : Sew a simple flouncy high-waisted skirt

High waisted skirts may seem rather unflattering - after all, the last high-waisted trend we've heard about was high-waisted pants, and after Jessica Simpson's mom jeans controversy that trend has swiftly burned out and died. But because high-waisted skirts fall at your waist, ...more

How To : Sew an easy women's skirt with a pattern

Get a basic skirt pattern like the one in the video, choose a fabric you like, and then follow along with this tutorial to sew your own easy and quick women's skirt. This tutorial demonstrates several techniques like seams, darts and hems.

How To : Sew a tube top lace dress for prom yourself

In this how-to video, you will learn how to create your own tube top dress with lace and tulle. This will be useful if you need a unique dress for prom. You will need a sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape, thread, a half yard of gray knit, tulle, and a yard o ...more

How To : Repurpose last season's skirt into a cute tote bag

Vintage is in right now, but that doesn't mean everything you can dig up in your mother's closet is fashionable (we're thinking her neon '80s balloon pants here). If you happen to find a skirt in her collection that's dyed a nice color but cut entirely wrong to look good on an ...more

How To : Make an adorable no-sew tutu with your kids

Tutus are a fun part of childhood for many little girls, and in this tutorial, you will learn how to make a no-sew tutu with your kids. This skirt is super easy to make and your daughter will enjoy doing it. Kids have so much more fun wearing something that they had a hand in ...more

How To : Turn a skirt into a long, breezy summer dress

Like billowy, bohemian tops or billowy dresses that go aflutter in the wind? Then this is the perfect DIY fashion tutorial for you. Using a long old skirt you can probably find by digging through your own closet or your stylish mother's treasure trove, you will learn how to re ...more

How To : Create a chic tatter skirt from fabric scraps

Just because your skirt is in tatters doesn't mean you look like a homeless hobo. In fact, when the tatters that comprise your skirt come from old but beautiful fabrics (instead of, well, just old and overused fabrics), you'll look both chic and money smart. Dig through your ...more

How To : Make a denim skirt from jeans

Vicky Taylor from The Crafts Channel teaches us how to transform an old pair of jeans to a trendy denim mini skirt. Get a pair of denim jeans and cut the front side from the end of the zipper downwards to the crotch. Do the same at the back making sure that it is at the same l ...more

How To : Draft a Basic Bodice Pattern

Unlock the secret to clothing design. If you can draft and sew a basic bodice you can design virtually any kind of t-shirt, blouse or other top! Attach a skirt and you now have a dress! Take your measurements by using the guide in the " How to Take Your Measurements" section a ...more

How To : Make a Christmas tree skirt

Looking to make this Christmas a DIY Christmas? Why not make your own Christmas tree skirt, customized to fit your personality and home decor! Nothing says it’s Christmas like a beautiful Christmas tree. Now you can decorate the area below with a handmade Christmas tree skirt ...more

How To : Make an easy circle skirt

If you want to know how to make a circle skirt easily, you should watch this video. To make an easy circle skirt: Lay out the square of fabric and use the measuring tape to make a circle as large as your hips. Trace another circle around the edge of the fabric. Trace the large ...more

How To : Make your own high waisted skirt

In this tutorial, we learn how to make your own high waisted skirt. First, you will need to sew the skirt on the sides. After this, you will need to cut some additional fabric that is the same color. Then, you will need to sew the waist of the skirt onto the skirt on the top. ...more

How To : Make a ruffled and gathered Lolita skirt

Lolita, hime or Little Bo Beep - this skirt will serve all those costume functions! Sew an easy ruffled skirt and then use elastic to gather the waistband and create the outer ruffle. You don't need a pattern, just your measurements and a sewing machine!

How To : Create a floral $2 reversible wrap skirt

Making your own dress saves you enough money as it is, and you'll be double the frugalista if you make that dress reversible. Though creating a two-sided reversible dress sounds hard to do, by adding a few tie straps it's about as easy as sewing an apron. Watch this episode o ...more

How To : Make a round doll dress

Channel Pullip teaches how to make a round doll dress. To accomplish this, you'll need fabric. In the example she used sailor color themed material. You'll need lace and trimming, an elastic band, and velcro for closure. To start, cut the fabric to 17cm x 3cm, fold in half and ...more

How To : Make a doll half-top & skirt

This is a video tutorial describing how to make a doll outfit that includes a half top and a skirt. The first step is to gather what you will need. You will need 2 pieces of fabric, some elastic band, and then something for closure such as a hook and eye, a button, or a snap. ...more

How To : Make ring skirts

In this tutorial, we learn how to make ring skirts. First, cut out for 22.5 x 5.5" shapes out of black polyester. Next, cut a 21.5" x 4.5" rectangle out of cardboard. After this, iron down all your shapes so they are flat, then place the cardboard on the other shapes so you ca ...more

How To : Create a high-waisted poofy skirt with Gianny L

High waists and poofy balloon skirts are both two of the hottest fashion trends this season, seen on stars like Lauren Conrad and Jessica Simpson (yes, of the famous "Mom jean" snafu). Combine these two trends together and you get a high-waisted poofy skirt, which is more fla ...more

How To : Make a skirt out of shirt sleeves with ThreadBanger

This Thread Banger video demonstrates making a skirt from men’s button down shirt sleeves. Brooksie from Haute Sew presents the technique. Two men’s button down shirts are needed. Cut the sleeves off the shirt at the seams and then split them open at the shirt sleeve seams ...more

How To : Create a flattering A-line bubble skirt

Don't worry, while this episode of "Whitney Sews" does indeed teach you how to create a bubble skirt, we're not talking about the haute couture kinds featured on Alexander McQueen's last runway show (God rest his soul) and on other catwalks, ballooned out like a pure sphere an ...more

How To : Make a long drawstring skirt for under $5

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a long drawstring skirt. You will need: knit stretch fabric ( 1.5 yards), safety pin, scissors, marking tool, and measuring tape. First, measure your hips and decide if you want your skirt to be tight or loose. For a tight fit, you want 2 ...more

How To : Make a Toga & Greek Goddess Dress

You've probably seen your fair share of sloppy, sloppy togas for Halloween over the years. You know what I mean — hems either pooled around the ankles or ending awkwardly above the knee, one hand trapped akimbo because it's too loose around the waist, a wardrobe malfunction wa ...more

How To : Make a skirt for a stuffed animal out of tissues

Katrina shows how to make a shirt or skirt made out of tissue for her stuffed animal. This is a great project for kids because it involves no sewing, an can be colored and customized with markers. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a tissue skirt for a stuffed ani ...more

How To : Recycle & reconstruct your denim jeans

Learn how to recycle and reconstruct your denim jeans: Craft side Look, Learn and Create with Stefanie Girard and Jean Therapy with Scathe G. Allison demonstrate how to recycle and reconstruct your denim jeans. You can make a bag out of your jeans by using the leg as the strap ...more

How To : Make a halter dress

Watch this video to try out making a halter dress by yourself. Lay out the fabric you are going to use on a level surface. Afterwards sew it right side together with stitching pins. Once you finish doing so flip the fabric right side over. Sew up the ends of the fabric right s ...more

How To : Make the bed

Having a hard time making your bed? This video shows you how to properly make your bed. Kids, use this great tactic to impress your parents next time they ask you to make your bed! A bed can be more than a place to pile clothes and electronic devices – here's how to make a be ...more

How To : Make a your own poofy bubble dress

In this video we learn how to make a your own poufy bubble dress. First, grab a black stretchy shirt and cut the arms off of it. After this, take the fabric that you want to use for the skirt and lay it down, creating little peaks on the top of it. This will give you the volum ...more

How To : Make a high-waisted pencil skirt with Gianny L

The high-waisted skirt is a fashion classic and should be the wardrobe staple of every stylish career woman. See how to make a high-waisted pencil skirt in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and the pencil skirt is a must-have for any business v ...more

How To : Make a stylish skirt with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Make a mini skirt and matching top with Gianny L

The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY fashion design guru of the web. Do-it-yourself has never been so sexy before. Her fashion design video tutorials make new outfits not only hot, but cheap and easy. And recycling and reusing old clothing is not only practical, but eco ...more

How To : Recycle old jeans into a mini skirt with Gianny L

Learn how to recycle an old jeans into a sexy mini skirt! Crafter and recycler Gianny L shows how to take old jeans or pants, cut off the legs, and sew up a new mini skirt. Don't throw away old pants that just sit in the closet, transform them into something new. You'll be we ...more

How To : Sew a waistband casing

In this series of how to videos you’ll learn how to sew waistband casings into a pair of pants, shorts, a dress and a skirt. Part 1 of 15 - How to Sew a waistband casing. Sew a waistband casing - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sew a waistb ...more

How To : Make a Pilgrim costume

Whether for a boy or a girl, a Pilgrim costume is one of the easiest costumes to make. You Will Need * A basic black outfit * Black shoes * Thick white knee socks * Several yards of white fabric or felt * Scissors * Needle and thread, or a glue gun * A white half-apron * Four ...more

How To : Make a skirt out of shorts

Clothing alterations, patches, inserts, and skirts! Learn how to turn shorts into a skirt in this free sewing video. Part 1 of 12 - How to Make a skirt out of shorts. Make a skirt out of shorts - Part 2 of 12. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a skirt ...more

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