How to Make  an Elastic  Waist Skirt

Learn how to make an elastic waist skirt. This skirt is easy to sew and comfortable to wear and can be made for any size or age!

What fabric should i use for an elastic waist skirt?

A lightweight to medium weight fabric should be used for this skirt.

How much should my skirt be gathered?

The best gathering ratio for an elastic waist skirt is 1.5 or 2. If your fabric is on the lighter side you can do a ratio of 2:1.


– light to medium weight fabric – non-roll elastic – Sewing tools – Sewing machine

Measure your waist

Multiply by 1.5 or 2. Add 1.25 inch. This is the width of the fabric that you will need to cut.

Measure the length.

Measure from your waist down to how long you want the skirt to be. Add 1 inch for the hem allowance.

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