Monday, January 2, 2012

Fat Quarter Skirt

This Skirt fits 3T-5T Girls
 1/4" seams throughout  (though, as long as your consistent you can use any width seam)

You'll need:
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.

Step 2:
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:


Lindsay said...

Oh, thanks for sharing this, I have bookmarked it & am totally going to make one!

By the way, I saw your fabric at the Quilted Bear while I was in Utah over Christmas. It was at the very end of my shopping time, I wish I could have spent longer there. Gorgeous pieces!

Tanya said...

Another fashionable year for JuJu, I see! :-) Darling, darling!

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

What a beautiful skirt and such a great tutorial. Thank you thank you!

Jill said...

Gorgeous little skirts and great fabric as always!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Carrie said...

Adorable, I would love it if you would share it at my sharing party at I'm your newest follower. Thank you!

ibshell said...

I've made a zillion of these and LOVE how easy they are, but I love, Love, LOVE how you made them two tone!! Adorable idea. Thank you ;)

corners of my life said...

This makes me wish my grandbaby was a girl!

Carly said...

Ooo! Love this, thanks!

Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker said...

These are just soooo adorable! I love your fabric choices!

Unknown said...

So adorable! I need to make some of these for my nieces for spring! I had better get started if I think I am going to get them done in time. Thanks for sharing!