Gorgeous Satin Midi Skirt DIY Tutorial

by Cozychique
7 Materials
1 Hour

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a satin midi skirt with no zipper. Satin midi skirts are the biggest craze at the moment because they’re so versatile. You can wear them in the summer with a cute tank top, or in the winter, paired with a sweater. And with no zipper, you can easily zip right through this tutorial in an hour.

Tools and materials:

  • Stretch satin fabric
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Elastic
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric glue (optional)
Take measurements

Take waist and hip measurements

To start, I measured my waist and hips.

Cut the fabric

Cut the fabric

I cut a piece of fabric the width of my hip measurement, plus two inches for seam allowance. To figure out the length, I just wrapped the fabric around my waist, decided where I wanted the bottom hem to fall, and added two inches for seam allowance.

Pin the hems

Pin the vertical hem 

I pinned down the hem along the length of the fabric and sewed it down with a straight stitch.

Sew a satin midi skirt

Then I folded it over again and sewed it down with a straight stitch again.

Sew with a zigzag stitch

Pin and sew the seam

I pinned the top edge of the skirt and sewed it down. For this hem, I used a zigzag stitch, which allowed the fabric to retain its stretch.

Pin the skirt around the waist

Wrap the fabric around your waist and pin it

Once the hems were sewn, I wrapped the fabric around my waist to see how it will fit me.

Satin midi skirt tutorial

I placed pins on either side to hold the top edge closed. It was snug, but still wide enough for me to slip out of it with the pins still in place.

Sew the top edge

Sew across the top edge

Once the pins were in place, I sewed around the top edge of the skirt, on the right side of the fabric with a straight stitch.

Measure the elastic

Measure the elastic

I wrapped the elastic around my waist so it was snug, but not too tight, and cut it to the desired length.

Make a satin midi skirt

Sew the ends of the elastic together

To create a waistband, I sewed the ends of the elastic together with a zigzag stitch.

Pin the elastic

Pin the elastic to the skirt

Next, I turned the skirt inside out and pinned the elastic along the top edge. To make sure the elastic would stretch evenly across the top of the skirt, I pinned it first at the halfway points and quarter points.

How to sew a satin midi skirt

Sew on the waistband

Once the elastic was pinned into place, I sewed it down using a zigzag stitch. And then I was done!

Midi skirt

Cute midi skirt with front slit

DIY satin midi skirt

I love how this skirt turned out! The waistband ended up being a little bit bunched up because the fabric was a bit longer than the elastic. But this is simply remedied by folding the waistband once inward. You can even sew it down if you prefer, but I chose to leave mine as is. I had so much fun styling this skirt, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Show me how you’ve styled your satin midi skirt!

Suggested materials:
  • Stretch satin fabric
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
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  • Rachel Jonas Rachel Jonas on Mar 15, 2021

    Such a cute skirt!

  • Joysmithing Joysmithing on Apr 12, 2022

    So cute! I've been looking for skirt designs that fit my style, and I would totally do this, but I'm not into satin. Is there another fabric type you would recommend for this design? Beginner sewer here if you couldn't tell. ;) Thank you!