Ruffled skirt tutorial

4 Apr

I was in the fabric store last weekend and while looking for sample fabrics, I found and fell in love with this ruffle fabric! I used it to make a maxi skirt and the remaining fabric I will be using it for a hijab. The skirt is really simple to make and it really shouldn’t take too long, just as long as you follow these steps! NO HEMMING INVOLVED!!!!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

2 yds Ruffle fabric
2 1/4″(wide) elastic
matching thread
sewing machine
measuring tape
pins
scissors

2 1/4" wide elastic


beautiful fabric!

1. Measure your hip and mark with pin on your fabric. Cut your fabric to desired length using your hip measurement plus 1″ for ease.

2. To make sure that your ruffles face down and don’t move while sewing the seam, do a baste stitch on your machine making sure that the ruffles face the same way.

basting ruffles in one direction

3. Pin along seam right sides together and stitch.

pinning

sewing

4. Wrap elastic around waist and pin, make sure that this feels snug but not tight. Cut elastic and sew the end with a zigzag stitch.

5. Mark four evenly spaced places on elastic and skirt. The fabric naturally will be slightly larger then elastic, stretch elastic as you sew the fabric and elastic together, rights sides facing together. It’s best to use a zigzag stitch as you sew these two pieces together.

elastic and fabric pinned together

stretch elastic as you sew

FINISHED RUFFLED MAXI SKIRT!!

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4 Responses to “Ruffled skirt tutorial”

  1. umm muhammad April 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    love it! keep up the great work.

  2. Shabana April 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    great job zeb… u make everything look soo easy!… mashaallah soo talented!… xxoo

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