How to Make an Amazing No-Sew Skirt in Under 30 Minutes

by The SILEM
4 Materials
20 Minutes

I love a simple and easy DIY and nothing gets more simple or easy than this no-sew circle square skirt. I am so in love with how this skirt turned out! It is so easy to dress up or down and has a beautiful, professional finish. If you have been on the lookout for your next fashion DIY, the search is finally over! Have your scissors handy because you won’t need much else to create this amazing piece. Follow my tutorial and learn how to make this gorgeous skirt! My simple, step-by-step guide will leave you rocking this stunner of a circle square skirt in no time!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
DIY no-sew skirt

Before we get started, let's talk a little bit about fabric. For any DIY no-sew project I always think it’s best to use a solid fabric with an identical ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ side. I also think it’s important to use a self-finished fabric so that if you are cutting with scissors the fabric won’t fray. This fabric will really help give your skirt a beautiful and professional finish. I chose this bright, pretty, pink color but feel free to choose any color that works for your aesthetic. 

Measure your waist
Take measurements

To get started on this awesome DIY I folded my fabric over twice so that there were four layers of fabric. I made sure there were no wrinkles or creases in the fabric because I needed accurate measurements. Next, I took the measuring tape and measured my waist. I folded the tape placing the zero mark on my waist measurement. I then folded the tape over again. 

No-sew circle square skirt
Mark the fabric

Next, I laid my folded measuring tape across the corner of the fabric and drew a line. 

Mark 3-inches

From the corner of my pretty fabric to the line I drew, I measured 3-inches. This measurement was important so I marked it along the line from the edge of the fabric. I would need to remember it later to mark the length of the skirt. 

Cut the curve
Cut the fabric

I then cut along the curve I had just made. 

No-sew circle skirt

Next, it was time to measure the length of the skirt. I wanted my skirt to be 19-inches. Using my handy measuring tape I measured 19-inches from the side I had just cut.

Mark along the fabric

I continued measuring across the skirt sticking to my 19-inch measurement. I had to take into consideration the 3-inches I had cut so I made my markings along the fabric at 22-inches. 

Cut along the markings

Finally, I could see the fabric transform into a skirt. I cut along my markings and I couldn’t wait to see how this skirt would turn out. 

How to make a no-sew skirt

And that's it! I am totally in love with this handkerchief skirt! How would you style this amazing piece? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric
  • Chalk
  • Measuring tape
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  • Sus Sus on May 17, 2021

    As soon as I get done with my other 110 crafts, I am going to try this! Maybe the other crafts will wait until I get to the fabric store! I wondered too how it stayed up, but I understand it now!

  • Ptaqueen Ptaqueen on Sep 08, 2021

    you don't say how much fabric - 1/2 yard, yard? and you didn't answer the question re getting it on -just pull it over your hips or over your head ? wouldn't that stretch it out?

    • The SILEM The SILEM on Sep 08, 2021

      I used 1 and a half yards of fabric. You can wear it over your head or over your hips. You’d need a belt to hold it up on your waist. If you have any more questions, you can watch the video tutorial. It’s more explanatory.