How to Create an Elastic Skirt

by Lauren Langley

This a fun simple way to make a skirt. You could make this for your doll or for yourself! Just change the measure to fit you!


  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Fabric
  • Elastic
  • Tape measure
  • Pins
  • Pen
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Supplies, you will also need a pen

    Step 2

    Tread your sewing machine

    Step 3

    Cutting the fabric. Mark where you need to cut it

    Step 4

    The length of the fabric should go around your waist twice. The width should be the length of where you want it on your legs. Add an inch for a hem. Then add the length of your elastic and make sure

    Step 5

    it can fold over the elastic will half an inch so you have room to sew it.

    Step 6

    Pin and hem the bottom

    Step 7

    Pin the pocket for the elastic and sew the edge

    Step 8

    Sew until you get a 1/3 of the way and stop. Skip 5 inches and then start sewing again.

    Step 9

    The elastic should go around your waist with a little extra.

    Step 10

    Start putting your elastic through

    Step 11

    When you get to the opening pull it without losing the other end

    Step 12

    Sew the opening shut

    Step 13

    Now the hard part. You elastic will be shorter than your fabric so you have to bunch the fabric to get the other end

    Step 14

    Pull them together so they bunch

    Step 15

    Put it inside out and pin it so it fits for who ever you are making it for

    Step 16

    Sew it and back stitch the elastic really good

    Step 17

    Cut off extra

    Step 18


    Step 19

    A cute little skirt!