How to Easily Make a Cute DIY Mini Wrap Skirt Without a Pattern

8 Materials
1 Hour

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a DIY mini wrap skirt. Looking for a wrap mini skirt sewing pattern? You don’t need one! I'll show you how to sew a mini wrap skirt with just a measuring tape and scissors.

This DIY mini wrap skirt is so flirty and charming - perfect for any occasion. The measurements shown here are size 6 to 8 US (38 or 40 European). Let’s get started on how to make a mini wrap skirt!

Tools and materials:

  • 1-yard viscose jersey 
  • Button
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper
How to make a wrap mini skirt sewing pattern

1. Make the pattern

Fold the fabric in half. Then fold it in half on the diagonal, making sure the bottom point of the diagonal is on the folded side. Pin the fabric together with 3 or 4 pins to keep it from sliding. 

DIY wrap mini skirt sewing pattern

Measure down from the top 12 inches or 30cm. Mark the measurement.

Measuring the wrap mini skirt sewing pattern

Then move the mark across until you reach the end, creating an arc.

Drafting the wrap mini skirt sewing pattern

Measure down from the top 29 inches or 74cm.

Marking the wrap mini skirt sewing pattern

Mark this measurement and move the mark to the other end, creating a second arc.

Cutting out the wrap mini skirt sewing pattern

Cut the pieces out. Reserve the larger piece of fabric for later. Remove the pins from the skirt.

Folding the fabric into thirds

Open the fabric and then fold it into thirds to see how it falls.

Marking a curved edge

2. Cut the curves

Open up the top third and mark a curve on the bottom outer edge.

Cutting out the curve

Cut that piece out.

Drawing the curve on the wrap mini skirt sewing pattern

Then flip the fabric to the other side. Make a curve going in the other direction from the top down.

Cutting out the curved pieces

Cut that piece out. 

Folding the DIY mini wrap skirt

Fold the skirt back into thirds with the right side underneath and the left side on top.

Hemming the DIY mini wrap skirt

3. Hem the skirt

Double fold the skirt edges and sew with a straight stitch using your fingers to help guide it through the machine.

How to sew a mini wrap skirt

Hem the entire skirt except the waist.

Measuring the waistband

4. Make the waistband

Use the leftover fabric, making sure it is folded. Measure along the top long edge to be 29 inches or 74cm for the length.

Marking the waistband

From that mark, measure down 4 inches or 10cm for the width. Pin the fabric before cutting to keep it from sliding.

Cutting out the waistband

Cut that piece out.

Attaching the waistband to the skirt

5. Attach the waistband to the skirt

Lay the waistband on top of the skirt right sides together. Leave an extra inch of fabric of the waistband on the starting side, pinning the waistband in place.

You will have extra waistband fabric at the other end.

Pinning the waistband to the top of the skirt

Now, fold the waistband in half so the folded edge is on top. Sew the waistband to the top of the skirt.

Folding the waistband at the seam

Then, fold the excess waistband at the edge of the seam. Pin in place, right sides together.

DIY mini wrap skirt tutorial

At the other edge, fold over that inch, pin in place, and sew.

Sewing the waistband tie

Then sew the long waistband tie along its length. Sew the end.

Snipping the corners

Snip off the corners.

Turning the fabric right sides out

Use a pencil or other long object to turn it right side out. Sharpen the corners.

Sewing the waistband to the seam

Sew the waistband down to the seam.

Making the waistband tie

6. Make and attach the tie

Cut another piece of fabric that is 4 inches (10cm) in width and 20 inches (50cm) in length.

Sewing the waistband tie

Fold in half, right sides together. Sew the short edge and then along the length of the tie at the edge. Leave the other short edge unsewn.

Cutting the corners of the waistband tie

Cut the corners on the short sewn end like you did before. Turn it right side out with a pencil. Sharpen the corners.

How to make a mini wrap skirt

Sew the open end of the tie to the center back of the skirt on the right side. Once it is sewn, turn the tie to the other side and topstitch downward.

Sewing a buttonhole

7. Attach the button

Make a buttonhole at the top right side on the waistband.

Snipping open the sewn buttonhole

Snip the hole open with your scissors or seam ripper.

Placing the button for the wrap skirt

Place the button towards the left side based on your waist measurements.

Finished DIY mini wrap skirt

8. Put the skirt on

Place the skirt around your waist.

How to wear the DIY mini wrap skirt

Button the button and then wrap the skirt around you, tying the ties prettily in a bow.

DIY mini wrap skirt

DIY mini wrap skirt tutorial

I hope this DIY mini wrap skirt tutorial helped you sew yourself a beautiful skirt. Please let me know in the comments if you made this or even better, share your photos. Thanks for joining!

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Suggested materials:
  • 1-yard viscose jersey
  • Button
  • Scissors
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