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How-to Skirts

Learn how to make skirts with these full photo instructions.


Tailor your prom dress or just make a skirt shorter with these free skirt projects. Even you can make skirts from scratch or liven up the one you've got. These how-to skirts are perfect for beginners and master upcyclers alike.

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1. Video: Sew a Simple Skirt

How to Sew a Skirt
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Learn the basics on making a skirt that lands just above the knees in this quick video tutorial.

2. 5 Ways to Turn Jeans into a Skirt

Turn Jeans into a Skirt
There is more than one way to turn jeans into a skirt. I've done my homework and found a few different methods for turning your old jeans into fabulous new skirts.

3. Turn a T-Shirt into a Skirt

T-Shirt Skirt
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With this t-shirt skirt, the collar and sleeve seams are left intact so that you can show off the fact that the skirt used to be a t-shirt. It is also longer than most t-shirt skirts and uses the bottom hem of the t-shirt as a drawstring casing to minimize sewing.

4. Pillowcase Skirt

Pillowcase Skirt
Rain Blanken
Recycle a pillowcase to make a sweet skirt. This is the easiest skirt to make because it's practically already made for you. The top of the pillowcase already has a drawstring casing and the sides are already sewn.

5. A-Line Drawstring Skirt

A-Line Drawstring Skirt
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No patterns required. This flowing skirt is a breeze to make! No sewing experience is needed, this is a great beginner project. It is also completely customizable, so seasoned DIY seamstresses can add their own flair.

6. Turn a T-Shirt into a Jumper Dress

T-Shirt Dress
Rain Blanken
T-shirts are the most versatile piece of clothing you have in your closet. You can even turn a t-shirt into a dress with minimal sewing. This cute jumper-style dress is a cinch to make in just a few minutes with these easy instructions.

7. Make a Skirt Shorter

Make a Skirt Shorter
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Why would you shorten a skirt? Some skirts were meant to be shorter. Refresh an old skirt by giving it a new look. Learn how to make your skirt a few inches shorter with these quick and easy instructions.

8. Make a Pirate Skirt

Pirate Skirt
Debbie Colgrove
Make this skirt for a pirate costume, or just for some original fashion fun. From our Guide to Sewing, Debbie Colgrove.

9. Put a Slit in a Skirt

Put a Slit in a Skirt
Rain Blanken
Give your skirt a sexy look with slits in the sides. This is a great way to refresh an old skirt, or to spice up a drab skirt. Simply follow these easy instructions.

10. How-To Dresses

coffee dress pattern
copyright Burda Style
Tailor your prom dress or just make a skirt shorter. Make a dress from scratch or shape an existing dress to meet your needs with these free tutorials.
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