Sew easy circle skirts for summer and no pattern needed! Follow this step by step tutorial and be ready to spin and twirl. A DIY craft tutorial idea.
Are you looking for a fun and easy skirt to sew this summer? No pattern is needed for this skirt so it great for a beginner sewer! I made one for each of my girls and they love to spin while wearing their fun circle skirts.
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn’t be found online.
- Polyester Fabric – 1 Yard
- 2-inch Wide Elastic – 1 yard
- Sewing Machine– I use a Singer Fashion Mate 5500
- Serger Machine – optional
How to Sew Easy Circle Skirts for Summer
For each skirt, I bought 1 yard of 100% Polyester fabric. I wanted all of their skirts to be a bit different so I bought the same fabric just in different colors.
The fabric I purchased was 59 inches wide and since I bought a yard it was 35 inches in length. I knew if I did two layers of perfect squares one yard wouldn’t be enough so I decided to cut the piece of fabric into rectangles and then I would layer them opposite of each other so the skirt would still have equal length all the way around. So each rectangle measured 35 x 29 1/2 inches.
The waist of this skirt is taken out of the center of the fabric so the next thing you will need to do is take the waist measurement of your little girl. You will have to use a little bit of math for this part, but I used this Circle Skirt Tutorial from and she outlines it very easy so that math really isn’t very scary.
Before you cut the hole for the waist, layer the fabric with the right side facing down. Since I am dealing with rectangles and not squares, I laid the rectangles dow in different directions.
Fold the layers in half and then in half again.
Create a template out of paper for the waist by using the tutorial above. Pin the template to the corner of the fabric where all of the folded corners meet.
Cut. Pin the layers together and sew around the waist. I used a serger, you could use a sewing machine as well.
Then comes the last step of sewing on the Elastic Waist Band. Use the same Circle Skirt Tutorial mentioned above for the length of the waistband and how to attach it to the skirt.
The best part of the fabric I chose is that it doesn’t need to be hemmed! YAY! Another step I could skip! But if you are using a cotton fabric that would be the next step.
Now there is only one thing left to do.
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