A few weeks ago, I posted an article on making bags, which is an easy place to learn how to sew, but if you’re wanting to start sewing clothes, then a skirt is a nice and easy garment to start with. All of the skirt tutorials below don’t require commercial patterns, but are either pattern-less, or show you how to draw up your own easy patterns. Of course this way, the skirt fits perfectly.
I’ve scoured the web to bring together some great free skirt tutorials. I found so many wonderful skirt tutorials that it was hard to choose which to include. If in doubt, I added a link. I’ve tried to include a variety of styles, sewing techniques, difficulty levels and funky inspiration ideas so that mixing and matching from these tutorials means that you can make almost any type of skirt imaginable. There are a lot of skirts for young girls, but they can be just as easily be made for adults by changing the measurements or vice versa.
As usual, these tutorials are usually for personal use only, not commercial use, consult each individual website for details.
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Simple A-Line Skirts
4. Skinny Skirt
This is actually a video but it gives a good idea of how to make it and looks really easy.
To make a skirt pattern with godets (little flared bits at the bottom, check out this tutorial.
10. Wrap Skirt
11. Short Wrap Skirt
14. Peasant Skirt
15. Peasant Skirt
17. Petticoat skirt
More on making pleats.
20. Circle Skirt
For info on a 1/2 circle skirt, click here.
21. Striped Skirt
23. Fishtail skirt
25. Maternity Skirt
The author altered this pattern to turn it into a maternity skirt
To draw up a pattern-less a-line skirt, check out this tutorial.
Download the tutorial as a PDF
28. Scrap Skirt
29. Skirt From Jeans
31. Twirly Skirt 1
32. Strip work Skirt
33. ‘Charming’ Skirt
34. Twirly Skirt 2
37. Twirly Skirt 3
38. Sydney’s Skirt
39. Patchwork A-Line
Something a bit different
40. Bubble Skirt
The black underskirt is a separate tutorial found here.
43. Gypsy Skirt
46. Fairy Skirt
48. Victorian Skirt
Know of a great skirt tutorial? Why not add it to the comments section below.
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