Sew our NEW! One-Seam Skirt from just one yard of knit fabric and a yard or so of 3″ elastic. Our skirt has no elastic casing and is so fast to make – you’ll be sewing this summer wardrobe staple – in 2 hours or less!
- One Yard Crepe Knit Fabric
- One or more yards 3″ Wide Knit Elastic
- Measure waist and cut Wide Knit Elastic 2″ shorter that waist measurement.
- Cut Crepe Knit skirt rectangle 36″ long, by the width waist measurement plus 6″.
- Using pins, quarter-mark elastic and skirt fabric.
- Place elastic to skirt top, right sides together, aligning edges and matching quarter-markings. Pin.
- Stretch elastic and secure with additional pins. Place pins parallel to cut edge–if you’ll be stitching with a serger.
- Serge or stitch elastic to skirt with 1/4″ seam allowance, or use the width of the presser foot. Stretch elastic as you sew.
- Place skirt right sides together and pin along side seam.
- Using 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch side seam with sewing machine or serger.
Insert stitched serger thread tail into eye of darning needle. Insert needle into stitched seam, threading tail back through stitched seam.
- Add a drop of Fray Block, and cut away excess thread tail.
- For exposed elastic at waist, skip the next step and move on to hemming.
- For hidden elastic at waist, fold elastic inside skirt with wrong sides together. Pin at side seam and at halfway marking (where a second side seam would usually be positioned).
- Topstitch along side seam, and halfway mark, securing elastic inside skirt.
- Shorten skirt if desired. Fold up 1″ along lower skirt and hem with hem stitch, wobble stitch, or double needle stitching.
Our NEW! One-Seam Skirt is fun to sew – and fast to make! Sew this new summer wardrobe addition – in 2 hours or less!
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