Welcome to Thread It Thursday!!!
Looking for a quick and simple sewing project…..well give this DIY Skirt a try.
1 yard of a woven fabric 50″-60″ wide
1 yard of organza that’s 50″-60″ wide or 1 1/2 if it’s 44″/45″
2″ wide elastic
Decide how long you want the skirt to be. Then add 1″ (hem) + 1/2″ (waistband).
Start by folding your fabric in half. Right sides touching.
Repeat above steps to your Organza.
Using a 5/8″ straight stitch sew main fabric and the repeat to your Organza.
Finish your seam(s) as desired. Now give both seams a good press.
Turn both skirts right side out. Place your solid fabric inside the Organza making sure to align the seam’s. Now serge or zig-zag the top edge which will join the skirts together at the waist.
Time to measure and cut your elastic. Which will be your waist measurement minus 1″.
Serge or Zig-zag the ends of your elastic.
Now sew your elastic together with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Using a zig-zag stitch go back and forth a few times to secure your stitching.
Flatten out your seam allowance and sew down each side using a straight stitch going back and forth a few times to secure, like so.
Next take your skirt which should be right side out and your elastic waistband (right touching skirt) an align the seam of the skirt with the seam of the waistband. (The bottom of the waistband is aligned with the top of the skirt.)
You are going to pull/stretch the waistband as you sew. Using a 3/8″ seam allowance and zig-zag stitch sew around.
It will look something like this.
Now hem the solid fabric by folding over an 1″ and then again 1″. Press and sew. Fold the organza over 1/4″ and then again 1/4″ press (on the appropriate heat setting) and sew.
All done……please feel free to ask any questions.
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Until Next Time,