Simple Half Circle Skirt Tutorial

by Oaishe
7 Materials
1 Hour

Today we’re going to make a half-circle skirt, no pattern necessary! Choose a thick, dark fabric for a fabulous addition to your winter wardrobe, or a lighter, flowy fabric for the perfect summer skirt. Either way, this half-circle skirt tutorial will guide you through each step of your project. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • 1 yard of fabric
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Fabric chalk
  • Pins
  • Zipper
  • Sewing machine
DIY half circle skirt

Fold and mark

To sew a half-circle skirt, begin by folding your fabric in half. From one of the corners on the folded edge, measure out the desired length of your skirt, and mark a quarter circle of that length. 

Sew a half circle skirt


Cut along the line you marked. 

How to sew a half circle skirt

Measure, mark, and cut

To determine the size for the waist opening, add two inches to your waist measurement, and then divide that number by two. Mark another quarter-circle of that length from the corner, and then cut along the marked line. 

Make a half circle skirt

Make a waistband

Cut a strip of fabric 2 inches wide, and about the same length as the waistline of your skirt. Better to make it a little longer, and then cut off the excess fabric later. 

How to make a half circle skirt

Pin and sew

Pin the waistband to the top edge of the skirt, and sew it in place. 

half circle skirt no pattern

Fold, pin, and sew

Fold the waistband towards the front of the skirt with the raw edge folded under, and pin it in place. Then sew it down.

half circle skirt tutorial

Pin and sew

Fold the skirt in half, right sides facing, and pin the side edges together. Leave a space at the top of the seam to insert a zipper. 

Insert the zipper

Fold and pin the raw edges along the opening for the zipper.

Pin the zipper in place, and sew it down. Keep the zipper open while sewing. 

Hem the bottom

Your DIY half-circle skirt is nearly complete! All you have left to do is hem the bottom. To do so, fold the bottom edge twice inwards, and pin it down. Then sew all around the bottom edge of the skirt. 


And here is the final result. 

I hope you found my tutorial on how to sew a half-circle skirt instructive and helpful. What kind of fabric did you use for this project? Leave a comment to let me know! 

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