This Skirt fits 3T-5T Girls
1/4" seams throughout (though, as long as your consistent you can use any width seam)
2 coordinating fat quarters - one main fabric and one accent fabric ( a fat quarter is approx. 18" x 22")
1/2 wide elastic
Basic sewing supplies
Step 1: Cut each fat quarter in half lengthwise so you end up with four 9" x 22" strips of fabric
Sew one of the main strips to one of the accent strips, then finish the raw edge of the seam with a serger, or a zig zag stitch to prevent fraying.
Repeat with the other strips.
You now have a front and back to your skirt.
Finish: Finish the bottom of the front of your skirt by either serging it or pressing it up 1/4"
Fold: Fold up and press the accent fabric 2 in. and hem it with a stitch 1/8" from the "finished" edge
Repeat with skirt back
Step 3: Place front and back of skirt right sides together and sew up the side seams, backstitching at both ends, them finish them by serging or a zig zag stitch along each raw edge of side seams
Step 4: follow directions in step two, to create a casing for your elastic in the top of your skirt, but only fold it down 1" and leave a 2" opening when you "hem" to insert your elastic.
To measure your elastic wrap it around the child who will wear the skirt at the waist, then subtract an inch from the measurement to allow a tight fit.
insert the elastic (careful not to twist it) with a large safety pin or a inserting tool attached to one end while you hold the other end securing it from sliding into the casing. Work the elastic all the way around the casing and pull out the safety pin, sew the ends of the elastic together with a zig zag stitch, backstitching several times. hide it in the opening, sew it shut and your fat quarter skirt is complete.
Fat Quarters Used: