HOW TO MAKE AN ELASTIC WAISTBAND SKIRT- Easy Beginner Sewing Project (Beginner sewing project)

 HOW TO MAKE AN ELASTIC WAISTBAND SKIRT- Easy Beginner Sewing Project (Beginner sewing project)

People ask a lot of times what should i start sewing from especially when it looks like fashion is a whole lot of big thing, smiles. A lot of people are hysterical when it comes to sewing they just can not stop imagining how to get started and all of it, they view sewing to be really delicate and frequently get discouraged indeed before starting out that's because they started with a wrong newcomer's design. Although its really not a bad starting point making a brace of films, prizefighters and the rest but it get discouraging as there are lot of seams plus they're hard to fit well and you may not wear them. So, making an elstic band skirt is enough easy and encouraging for a freshman as it brings smiles to the face to see that a dress was made with little stress. So if you're asking what's the stylish sewing design for newcomers you may consider sewing an elastic band skirt. unfeignedly speaking, an elastic band skirt is the easiest of them all. No pattern is demanded, yes, a lot of people find pattern delicate to use and as a freshman knowing the introductory is important.

HOW TO MAKE AN ELASTIC WAISTBAND SKIRT- Easy Beginner Sewing Project (Beginner sewing project)
HOW TO MAKE AN ELASTIC WAISTBAND SKIRT- Easy Beginner Sewing Project (Beginner sewing project)

You'll need one blockish piece of fabric.

For the purpose of this tip i'll be making use of 1 yard of a blockish fabrics and you can fluently manipulate and adapte it for any size and shape for children or grown-up( women). Either full lenght knee point, three- quarter or any length in between. Let the fabric be light weight like cotton, polyesters as it can be fluently handled and afloat nonetheless you could choose to use a heavier one for a further fuller outgrowth. 

Piecemeal from being a perfect newcomers project it's enough much cool and if you're a type who love free outfit like me you would love this. No need fussing on how to get started because we will be working through it together step by step to help you make yours, let's get started on. 


1. One yard blockish fabric that's 60 elevation wide for a short skirt or children skirt. You could use 2 or 3 yard for a teenager or an adult depending on the midriff dimension and the lenght of the individual 

2. One inch wide elastic, we will be demanding 1 or 2 yard of the elastic depending on the midriff dimension of the individual . 

3. Safety pin, you'll be demanding it to fit the elastic unto the covering of the skirt. 

4. And ofcourse you'll need a sewing machine and a matching thread to go with. 

NOTE: Confluence allowance is 0.5 inch( Half inch) for simplicity. Confluence allowance is1/2 ″ for simplicity So you need to cut one blockish piece of fabric. 

The dimension to get started you need to have your midriff dimension down, that means you need to measure the midriff of the person you'll be sewing for. You also need to measure the length of the skirt weather long or suddenly in any case as asked . 



To know exactly what range to use I frequently multiply my midriff dimension by 2. Let's say for illustration my midriff is 28 i'll multiply it by 2 that will give me 56. I can as well choose to make it lower to reduce the garthers, it all depends on how full you want the skirt to be. 

For our plus size babes, if you need further room, you can cut two blocks and suture them together at the sides. 

For children, you don’t need a full 60 ″, for my toddler, I cut 30 ″ wide.


Measure the length from the midriff to where you want your skirt to be. That perhaps on the knee, below the knee or a full length to the ankle and add 2.5 inch (two and half inch) to that dimension, the 2 for the elastic covering and1/2 for the verge. 


1. Fold your blockish fabric in half length wise with right sides of the fabric together, so that the two raw side edges line up. 

2. Leg the raw side edges together with legs and also backstitch at the top and nethermost ends.

3. suture along the edge 0.5 inch (half inch) from the raw edges. 

4. After sewing, press the confluence open with a pressing iron. 

You now have a large fabric tube, right?

1. 𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜:  After forming a large fabric tube by joining the 2 raw sides edges together the coming is to make the  covering (Now, the  covering is the part of the skirt where you fit  your elastic into). 

This will be done along the upper edge of the fabric tube.  

Fold the top edge by0.5 inch (half inch) and press down with a pressing iron. 

When you're done pressing, fold over the top edge again but this time by 1 inch and press round with a pressing iron. 

Now, you see the raw edges of the fabric are enclosed, leg in place to  insure the fabric don't move while sewing.   

Begin sewing from the front of the skirt leaving a gap of about 2- 4  elevation wide open. This will  prop  the easy insertion of the elastic round the  midriff, meanwhile  suture close to the inner floded edge. 

suture together close to the inner folded edge.  Before we  fit  our elastic through our  covering let's make the verge, you can choose to  fit  the elastic before making the  verge but I love making the  verge before  fitting  my elastic because I would not need to worry about the garthers making the fabric tube easy to work with over the sewing machine.  

2. 𝙈𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙚𝙢: Along the  nethermost edge turn in the rough edge by 0.5 inch (half inch) and press with a pressing iron. Turn again by another 0.5 inch (half inch) enclosing the raw edge, press down and leg.  

Suture all the way along round from the edge of your folding.  

3. 𝘾𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙀𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘:  It's now time to cut ourelastic. How I cut my elastic is that I abate 2  elevation from my  midriff  dimension, say for instnce my  midriff  dimension is 28 i'll remove 2 inch from 28 that's 28 minus 2 that's 26. 

So 26inches will be my elastic length which is  lower than a yard.  

This is the Formular,   Waist  dimension – 2  elevation =  elastic length.   

Attach a safety leg to one end of the elastic. 

Slip in the safety leg end of the elastic into the opening at the front (the opening you left while making covering) and start to thread it through the  covering, helping it along with your fritters but care must be taken to  insure the other end of the elastic isn't pulled inside the  covering or differently you would redo it again. 

Keep going all the way around until the elastic comes back at the end of the opening.  

Once you have your elastic at both ends, to  insure that the elastic didn't twist go through, pull it if it twist you'll have to  unlay it. 

When the elastic has  each been strengthen and is pulled through take your 2 ends and over  stage them by 0.5 inch (half inch),  suture a couple of zigzag aches over and down to secure the elastic.  

Pull the elastic into the  covering, close the hole by sewing along the edge of the  covering. 

Add a  sew right along the confluence and  suture straight over to help keep the elastic from  wringing when it goes to the  marshland.    

For my toddler above the knee  interpretation, I cut a 33 ″ wide by 14 ″ long cube, and used the same exact  way.  I know it's easy and simple and so cute. 

You could choose to  term it with a beautiful top to look  further  stylish.  

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Thanks for reading,  Esther.