Free Wrap Skirt Pattern

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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.

wrap skirt pattern

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.

girl wearing diy wrap skirt

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.

wrap skirt hanging on hanger

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.

wrap skirt that doesn't flip up

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:

sitting in a wrap skirt

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.

wrap skirt with 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
sewing supplies for skirt

Draw the diagram and cut out the skirt.

cut out wrap skirt

Sew the one straight edge right sides together with a straight stitch. Finish the raw edges.

sew seam on skirt

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.

sew bias binding together

The bias binding with be sewn all the way out to each point.

bias binding on 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.

wrap skirt details

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!

DIY Wrap Skirt + Free 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!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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Hi, I would love to make this, would a mini matt fabric work?

Accidentally ordered the pattern on one page. I really need the regular pattern. How can I ghet that? I already paid and shouldn’t have to pay twice. Thank You.

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Fabulous Skirt!!! I have always loved wrap skirts, and yours is MILES ABOVE the A-Line ones I wore as a teen! Thanks for the pattern, and the inspiration. I really love the BIAS TRIM. THAT IS FABULOUS!! 🙂

Thank you for the free pattern. Can’t wait to start the project.

Thanks for the free pattern and tutorial. I am a quilter, not a sewer of clothes but I want to start making some clothes for myself. This seems like an easy pattern to make. My only difficulty with your tutorial was that the cutting of the beginning of the skirt, including the radii portion was mostly off camera. Not being a sewer, it is not clear to me how you decide where on your fabric you start cutting and how you are measuring the circle start of the skirt. Regards, Janet

I attempted to make this wrap skirt, but once I put it on no matter how I wrap it, it doesn’t cover me. The material doesn’t wrap around me enough. Perhaps I calculated the center circle measurement for the waist wrong? My waist is 29″ so I made 9.5″ for the circle. Was I supposed to double that to 19″ and measure the length from that? What size should I make the circle?

I have added it to my cart and purchased it but I can’t get it to print. Please help!

Thank you so much for all of the free patterns, can’t wait to make me a couple of skirts!

This turned out so cute and it’s so simple to make! I love that it wraps around enough that it gives full coverage. I need to make myself some of these for summer. I don’t have any skirts right now and this would be a great one to start with.

Thanks! I had several wrap skirts as a teen. The fact that this one wraps around so much will make it a lot more comfortable to wear. I can see several of these skirts in my future – woven and knit! I will have to figure out how to add at least one pocket – shouldn’t be hard.

Would love the pattern but UK or Great Britain is not listed in the countries drop-down, so impossible to do an address?

Please send me the pattern for the wrap skirt. I would l9ve to male the skirt. ❤?
Thank you

Do you post to the UK? I would like the pattern for the circular wrap skirt.

Hi..I am looking for the wrap skirt pattern too. The link shows only a header for the post but no way to download a pattern.