Chic A-Line Skirt DIY

Creations by Shey
by Creations by Shey
8 Materials
1 Hour

This gorgeous DIY A-line skirt is so easy to make and looks super-chic. This tutorial will take you step-by-step through the cutting of the fabric and construction of this lovely yet easy A-line skirt.

Tools and materials:

  • Stretchy fabric
  • Skirt (to trace)
  • Elastic band
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Safety pin
  • Sewing machine
Make an a-line skirt

Fold fabric

Begin by folding your fabric in half, and then in half again. Use a skirt you already own as a pattern, and lay that skirt on top of your fabric. 

Sew an a-line skirt

Mark and cut

Mark your preferred length. Then, cut around the skirt, leaving a 1-inch seam allowance.

Easy a-line skirt

Create a waistband

Cut a strip of fabric that is equal to your waist measurement, plus 1 inch. It should be wide enough to run your elastic band through it when folded in half, plus ½ an inch. 

DIY a-line skirt


Sew down the side seams of the skirt. 

How to make an a-line skirt

Rip the seam

On one side of the skirt, open the side seam at the top by 1½ inches. 

How to sew an a-line skirt


Pin the folded waistband around the top of the skirt, right sides together. Start pinning on the side where you opened the seam. 

a-line skirt tutorial


Sew the waistband down using a zigzag stitch. 

Insert the elastic band

Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic band, and insert it into the waistband. Guide the safety pin through the channel until it emerges on the other side. 


Cut off any excess material from the waistband. 

Pin and sew

Pin the elastic band down at the side and sew it in place. 


Trim any excess material and elastic off the side. 


Fold the bottom edge of the skirt over twice and sew it down to finish the hem.

And here’s the final look!

I hope this tutorial on how to sew an A-line skirt was helpful to you. What kind of top would you pair with this skirt? Let me know in the comments.

Suggested materials:
  • Stretchy fabric
  • Skirt
  • Elastic badn
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