Now is your chance to learn how to make this lovely Elastic Waist Skirt. And as a huge bonus, this sewing tutorial from the designer Heather Handmade is completely FREE.
This skirt is easy to sew and comfortable to wear and can be made for any size or age!
Heather describes this project as a great beginner sewing project and a great project for kids to sew. You can use so many different fabrics, and it’s so comfortable to wear.
It is recommended that you use a lightweight to medium-weight fabric for this skirt. If it’s too lightweight it could be transparent, so you want a fabric that is opaque. You can use quilting cotton, chambray, cotton lawn, rayon challis, tencel twill, and woven polyester blends.
Heather says that if your fabric is too thick or heavy the fabric won’t gather nicely, and it will be really bulky. And don’t forget anything that is 100% cotton will wrinkle easily and will need to be ironed.
If you are using a slippery fabric then Heather has tips for sewing lightweight fabric that you can view HERE.
What you will need to make an Elastic Weight Skirt:-
1-3 yards of light to medium weight fabric like quilting cotton, chambray, and polyester blends.
So how much should your skirt be gathered? Heather says the best gathering ratio for an elastic waist skirt is 1.5 or 2. If your fabric is on the lighter side you can do a ratio of 2:1. If your fabric is a medium weight fabric you can do a ratio of 1.5:1. Be careful to not have too many gathers and too much fabric in your skirt or it can become bulky.
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