These instructions show how to hem with fusible bonding web. However, you can do a traditional hem, or you can leave it fray out. It’s up to you and your fabric.
Step 1: Materials
At least 2 yards of fabric
Matching or contrasting thread (bobbin for machine, if necessary)
Elastic or ribbon long enough to go around your hips
Something to mark the fabric with (I use chalk)
A pair of comfortable pants the length you want your skirt (Shorts, Capri, full pants)
A sewing machine or needle (not pictured)
Cutting place or board (Grid in background!)
Fusible Bonding web (Optional)
Fray-prevention product (Optional, not shown)
Two yards will give you a basic, simple skirt without too much flare, but enough fluff to be nice. The more fabric you have, the fuller the skirt.
For this Instructable, I am using just under 4 yards. I tend to shop the remnants and sale bins for these skirts, so I’m used to dealing with off-amounts. As long as the fabric folds flat, you can use it!
To prepare for layout, you need to unfold your fabric until you have the wide end.
Refold the fabric in half, so that you have the long end doubled over. Make sure the fold is at the top.