Check Out This Easy and Exquisite DIY Skirt

Creations by Shey
by Creations by Shey
5 Materials
30 Minutes

Anyone can make a skirt, but what about a DIY skirt with a ruffled front? You'll be pleasantly surprised at how simple this easy DIY skirt is to make without much effort required. It's also an ideal sewing DIY project for beginners. I also love the ruffled look; it is super trendy right now and would go great with just about any look. Grab all your required materials, and let's start this fun DIY skirt tutorial.

Tools and materials:

  • Stretchy fabric
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Existing maxi skirt
  • Scissors
Sew a DIY skirt

Make the pattern

Fold your fabric in half, right sides showing. Use an existing maxi skirt as a pattern and place it on the fold of the fabric. 

How to sew a DIY skirt

Be sure to leave a 9-inch wide fabric piece in front, as shown. 

Make a DIY skirt

Mark your desired length and cut. Remember, the length can be altered, so whatever length you'd like is really up to you.

How to make a DIY skirt

Trim any excess fabric.

Easy DIY skirt

Cut a diagonal line from the corner edge of the skirt. This should be 4 inches in by 15 inches high. 

DIY skirt tutorial

Place pins and sew

Around the front end of the skirt, place pins approximately 3 inches out. 


Make sure the pins are close together. 

Then, mark 13 inches from the bottom of the skirt and do not pin this area. 

Using a zigzag stitch, stitch along the pins, using the pins as a guide. Do it carefully and take your time. 

Hem the raw edges

Almost done! Hem the bottom of the skirt and, if needed, hem the waistline. I didn't need to, as the fabric did not have a raw edge. 

 Whoop! That's it! You have a snazzy maxi DIY skirt to add to your closet. Isn't this just beautiful? The fabric itself is stunning and mesmerizing, and it fits insanely well. Pair this DIY skirt with some heels, and you're good to go. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! 

Suggested materials:
  • Stretchy fabric
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
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  • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Jun 04, 2021

    I made a comment on another blurb in this post about older people being sewists, but I think this style is for you young'uns. I'd leave a little more room for seam allowances for ease of fit, but I know if I were young, I'd probably wear something "snug" like this.

    • Creations by Shey Creations by Shey on Jun 13, 2021

      Thank you for your comment. Yes I have gained a few pounds and I wish I added more seam allowance πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

  • Christine Cha Christine Cha on Jun 04, 2021

    I love this look and the velvet fabric! ☺️