How to Make a Mini Skirt - Easy Step-By-Step DIY Tutorial

Elegra Margiela
by Elegra Margiela
11 Materials
1 Hour

Today, I'm going to be showing you how to make a mini skirt at home. For a year now, I’ve been recreating some of the beautiful clothing items that I come across on social media, and that really has helped me grow and develop my skills.

So, I hope that this tutorial will inspire some of the DIYers out there that are just learning how to sew. If you're interested in seeing how I made this DIY mini skirt, please keep reading.

Just one tip before getting started: I used a stretchy material for this skirt and found it a bit difficult to work with. So if you are new to sewing, this project might be easier with more stable fabric.

Tools and materials:

  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Fabric
  • Fabric pen
  • Rotary cutter
  • Seam ripper
  • PIns
  • Sewing machine
Drawing the DIY mini skirt sewing pattern

1. Draw the pattern 

To begin, I took the measurements of my hips and waist and used those to draw a pattern. For full instructions on how to draw the pattern, watch the video from 1:27-3:08

Cutting out the pieces of the fabric

2. Cut the fabric

I arranged my pattern on the fabric, with the straight side on the fold, and cut the fabric.

Cutting the second piece of fabric

Then I flipped the pattern over and cut the second piece of fabric, also on the fold. 

Pinning the sides of the mini skirt

3. Pin and sew the sides together

I pinned both pieces along the side edges, right sides together, stopping at the point where I wanted the slit.

I sewed the seams using a zigzag stitch because my fabric is stretchy. Then, I went over all the edges with an overlock stitch to prevent fraying.

Hemming the edges of the mini skirt

4. Pin and sew the hems

Next, I folded the top edge over twice, and folded the bottom edge once, toward the wrong side of the fabric. Because I have stretch fabric, I used my twin needle to do a double twin stitch on both the top and bottom edges of my skirt.

The slit in the DIY mini skirt

For the slit, I folded over the edges and did a straight stitch down.

And that’s it! 

DIY mini skirt

DIY mini skirt side profile, with thigh slit

How to make a mini skirt

How to make a mini skirt tutorial

I decided to accessorize my DIY mini skirt with a rigid crocodile print belt. I think the mini skirt turned out really cute, and I love it so much. This will definitely be a staple in my wardrobe. I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a mini skirt at home as much as I did!

Suggested materials:
  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape
See all materials

The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Join the conversation