July 24, 2012
Sewing for Charity - Part 3: The Skirts Tutorial
YAY!!! I have my skirts all done! I made 2 yellow and 2 purple in different sizes. I found some great crepe backed satin in the remnants bin at Hancock's!! So the 4 skirts cost a little over $4!!! Isn't that awesome?????
I made up a little tutorial for them although they are very simple and easy to make. ;)
I am thinking about adding some little bows to them so they won't so plain.
What I Used
3 yards of crepe backed satin
2 yards of off white broadcloth (for lining)
1 1/2 yards of 1/2" elastic
Step 1 -
Remove the cat from the fabric, dust off and iron, AGAIN!!!!! SIGH........
Step 2 -
Cut your fabric to the width and length you need. This was about 42 wide by 28 long.
Step 3 -
Cut the lining the same width but 4" shorter. I like the lining to be s bit shorter than the skirt. It's just a personal preference. You can make it the same length if you like.
Step 4 -
Pin the top of the main fabric to the top of the lining and sew them together with a straight stitch.
Step 5 -
Fold over the top about a 1/2" and press.
Step 6 -
Fold up the bottom of the lining a 1/2" and press. Fold over again 1" and press. Pin and sew the hem. Press again.
Step 7 -
Pin the sides together and sew the seam. Press the seam to one side.
Step 8 -
Fold the top over 1" and press. This will be your elastic casing. Pin and sew with a straight stitch making sure to leave and opening to insert the elastic.
Step 9 -
Pin both ends of the elastic and either hold on tightly to both ends or pin one end to the fabric.
Step 10 -
Sew the ends of the elastic together. I usually use a zigzag stitch if the elastic is above 1/4". Sew the opening closed.
Step 11 -
Fold over the bottom 3/4" and press. Fold over 1/2", press and hem!
Now turn right side out and press!
You're all done! :) Now you have made a simple skirt for charity! YAY!!!! :) Let me know if this was easy to follow or not!
You can find a local agency to give it to or you can send it along to Skirting the Issue at Project Run & Play. They even have a sizing chart to help you out. :)
Tonight I will start sewing shorts for the Hopeful Threads sew along for Children In Families in Cambodia. I will put up a tutorial for the self patterned shorts but I think I will also be using the free Fishsticks Designs pattern for a couple of pairs.
Both sites have prizes that you can enter to win if you wish.