The square circle skirt is quite popular. The tutorial for it is all over the sewing/ crafting websites. But I couldn't find any tutorial for it in instructables, so I thought of taking the opportunity! I never thought that sewing skirt could be sooo easy and fun! I'm a beginner in sewing but still I find this skirt sewing ultra easy! You don't need much, only 6 materials and you'e ready to go.
Don't wait, make one funky square skirt right away :D
Step 1: Materials Needed
To make this skirt you'll need:
1) Cotton fabric - 1 yard, for the bottom layer,
2) Net fabric - 1 yard, for the top layer,
4) Matching thread,
5) Sewing machine,
The skirt I made is short, if you want it to be longer you'll need to use more than 1 yard. But I think it looks cute if it's short and even cuter if you wear it with leggings.
Step 2: Designing
I'm not very good in designing dresses. But I tried to draw what I wanted to make, though it didn't turn out to be anything like the skirt I made!
Step 3: Cutting the Layers
Take the cotton fabric, make sure its length is equal from all sides.
Now, fold it into half, and then fold again (into half).
As you need to cut a circle right in the middle of each square fabrics, you'll need to sort out the radius of the circle.
Here's how you do it: Measure the waist and add 3-4 inches, then divide the total number by 6.28 to get the radius.
Now. use a compass to mark a line for the circle from the closed corner of the folded fabric. Use a chalk to mark the circle line.
Then. cut the fabric at the line.
Fold the net fabric twice, similarly. Now use the previous cut out round piece to cut another circle from the net fabric.
Step 4: Arranging the Layers
After you're done cutting, now arrange the 2 pieces as you want.
I placed the cotton fabric on the bottom and net fabric on the top (see picture).
I pinned both pieces together around the circle, so it wouldn't move.
Step 5: Final Step!
Take the elastic, hold it around the waste and stretch it (make sure it's comfortable).
Cut out the elastic, keeping 1.5 allowance. Now sew both sides of the elastic, by keeping 1 inch over another and use the zigzag stitch.
Now pin the elastic around the circle (right side of the skirt). First pin the front side, then the back side and then the rest.
Now it's sewing time! Stretch the elastic of each part (between the pins) as much as you can, by covering the whole fabric around the waist. Use the zigzag stitch. Sew all around it and done!
Wasn't that easy! I hope you enjoy making it :)
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