Learn how to make a DIY wrap skirt with a free sewing pattern guide in any size. This beginner sewing project is a great handmade gift!
Make a gorgeous DIY wrap skirt with this free pattern for any size! This skirt is fast to sew because it only has one seam and a lot of bias binding. The genius overlap prevents any flashing when the crossover flips up.
I was given Spoonflower’s new Petal Signature Cotton® fabric to review. All opinions are my own.
This beautiful abstract watercolor print just stole my heart when I was looking through Spoonflower’s website. I love all the colors, I love the large scale or the print, and I love watercolor prints.
Spoonflower is retiring two of their cotton fabrics (the Kona® and Basic Cotton Ultra) and just using this Petal Signature Cotton instead. The cost is the same as the Basic Cotton Ultra, but it’s the quality of the Kona cotton. You can see all my simple prints I’ve designed on Spoonflower.
It definitely has a nice weight to it and the colors are very vibrant. I love that the colors do not fade in the wash. It does wrinkle like any other quilting cotton though which is a little tough for clothing.
What fabric works best for this skirt?
A quilting cotton, chambray, cotton lawn, or swiss dot will work best. These fabrics are easy to work with, but they have enough body to hang nicely.
Should I prewash the fabric?
Yes, you should prewash the fabric. Treat the fabric the same way you’ll wash and dry the skirt once it’s finished. Remove any shrinkage before you cut and sew.
The very best part about this skirt is that if the wrap part flips up you don’t flash anyone. I love the look of wrap skirts, but I always worry about it opening or flipping up. This skirt solves the problem!
This skirt only has ONE SEAM to sew and then everything else is finished with a bias binding edge. It makes it fast to sew! The longest part is just drawing out the wrap skirt pattern piece to cut out.
A half circle skirt is one of the most flattering of any skirt. It has a simple flared shape and beautiful drape without being too full.
Do you like to sew skirts? Try one of these sewing projects:
- Free skirt patterns and tutorials
- DIY one seam wrap skirt + free pattern
- DIY half circle skirt + free pattern
- Easy flat front skirt + free pattern
- DIY easy circle skirt + free pattern
- Free pencil skirt pattern
Why are circle skirts so amazing?
Circle skirts are great because they have a beautiful drape and fall nicely. They are adjustable so it works for multiple people, multiple sizes, and works even when your weight is changing and fluctuating.
To wear the skirt:
Place the part of the waist with the seam on one side of your waist. Wrap each side around your body, one wrapped under the other, until the ties are left and then tie a bow.
How to Make a Wrap Skirt Pattern
- sewing tools
- 4 yards of woven fabric – I used this Spoonflower FABRIC
- 9+ yards of 1/2″ double fold bias tape in coordinating colors – (Learn how to make and use bias tape.)
- Sewing machine and matching thread
- Free wrap skirt pattern – get it at the end of the post behind the locked content box
Draw the diagram and cut out the skirt.
Sew the one straight edge right sides together with a straight stitch. Finish the raw edges.
Press the seam to one side.
Finish the hem of the skirt by sewing on the bias binding.
If you finish a piece of bias binding, stop, and sew on the next piece of bias binding for a continuous edge.
The bias binding with be sewn all the way out to each point.
Sew bias binding onto the waist by starting in the middle and sewing out to each point. At the point keep sewing the bias binding to create the ties. Add about 10 inches of bias binding past the point.
Cut the bias binding and then fold the short end in. Sew over the short end to keep it folded.
Start back in the middle and finish the other side of the waist with the bias binding. Leave another 10 inches for the other tie.
Get the Free Sewing Pattern here!
Get the Free DIY Wrap Skirt Pattern!
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!