Learn How to Make A Maxi Skirt with today’s tutorial.
For my TCB Summer Series, I’ve got Andrea today from Train to Crazy. This girl can sew! She even has her own patterns! She’s going to teach us how to make a maxi skirt! Don’t we love maxi skirts? Links to her store and site are below. If you like sewing ideas, don’t miss this DIY Chapstick Key Ring Holder or how to make a swim suit cover up from a 5X mens t-shirt.
A knit maxi skirt is perfect for almost all weather but I love wearing them in the summer. I really love this style of maxi skirt because it is much more flattering than a rectangular maxi. If you can sew a straight line, you can draft your own pattern and sew this skirt. This tutorial will teach you How to Make a Maxi Skirt with a little bit of drape and flow without having too much fabric hanging off your hips.
How To Make A Maxi Skirt
How to Make a Maxi Skirt Tutorial
Tools & Supplies:
- Knit fabric – You will create your pattern to determine how much you need.
- 1 inch knit elastic – Do not buy No-Roll elastic for this skirt because you will be sewing on the elastic.
- A measuring tape to take your own measurements – This retractable one is nice to put in your purse.
- Fabric scissors or a rotary cutter and cutting mat – Here’s a great tutorial on how to use a Rotary Cutter.
- Coodinating thread
- Sewing machine or serger – Here’s an affordable Sewing Machine if you’re just starting out.
- Ballpoint needle for your sewing machine or serger
- Pins – Tutorial on How to Use Pins
- Optional: large pattern paper (or use measurements to create the pattern directly on the fabric. read all the steps first so you don’t cut the fabric before the pattern is complete!)
Choosing your knit fabric:
- Find a knit that you can’t see light through, unless you want to wear a slip!
- The fabric should have at least 25-40% stretch. That means if you have a 10″ cut and pull it the way it stretches most, it will grow to be at least 12.5″.
- Avoid fabrics with a lot of 4 way stretch. Your skirt will grow as you wear it.
- Wash and dry your fabric and elastic before using
- Optional: Hang your fabric before cutting. (notice in the photo that the striped fabric was not hung before cutting and it stretched some while being worn)
- Matching your stripes isn’t that hard. I’ve written some helpful tips here.
If you enjoyed this tutorial please stop by my personal blog, The Train To Crazy to see more! I also blog at GoToSew.com, the official blog of my sewing pattern store, GoToPatterns.com. I currently am giving away a free dress pattern you might like! Simply Lovely Dress (FREE pattern in XXS-XL) or check out these fun tutorials: Easy Wrap Tunic Tutorial, Perfect Mitered Corners for Cloth Napkins