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!

An elastic waist skirt is a great beginner sewing project and a great projects for kids to sew. You can use so many different fabrics, and it’s so comfortable to wear.

My daughter has already been traipsing around the house every day!


– Light to medium weight fabric like quilting cotton, chambray, and polyester blends – 1 inch non-roll elastic – Sewing tools – Sewing machine


Multiply by 1.5 or 2. Add 1.25 inch. This is the width of the fabric that you will need to cut. If it is wider than the width of your fabric, then you will need to cut two wide rectangles.


Match up the short ends of rectangle and pin. Sew a straight stitch along the short end 5/8 inch from the edge. Backstitch when you start and end.


Finish the seam allowances separately. Press the seam allowance open. Press the hem up .5 inch.

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