Sewing Month Skirt Sew Along

Sewing Secrets welcomes Heather Valentine, owner and designer of The Sewing Loft blog. Each week in September, Heather will be taking you through making this simple skirt.

September is National Sewing Month and what could be a better time than to challenge yourself to try something new.

To get started, I’ve put together a simple skirt mini sew-along. Don’t worry; this simple skirt pattern is perfect for every skill level. Think of this as an opportunity for you to get into garment sewing and add some new pieces handmade pieces to your wardrobe. So, are you ready to make a Simple Skirt with me?

Here are some images to get you excited about making a skirt of your own –

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The Simple Skirt can be made in about 15 minutes if you’ve got some sewing experience, and it won’t take much longer than that even if you’re new at this! One body seam, a hem, and a waistband – that’s all you’ve got to sew in order to make yourself a great new garment!

Today we’re talking materials.

NSM Materials
Fabric: FreeSpirt by Denyse Schmidt: New Bedford Strong Plaid in Sorbet

Simple Skirt – Materials Needed:

  • Fabric – this project is suitable for nearly all types of fabric, but something with some stretch to it will work best for movement. You’ll need 1-2 yards of fabric to make the skirt, depending on your size.
  • Coordinating Dual Duty XP thread
  • Elastic – 1″ – 1 1/2” wide. Something in a fun color to match your fabric will work really well.
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins, ruler, iron & ironing board

So go on – dive through your stash or run to the fabric store and get ready to come back next week  for all the details on how to make your very own Simple Skirt.

Share pictures with us and tag #sewalongcoats.



13 thoughts on “Sewing Month Skirt Sew Along

    • lynnbrowne Post authorReply

      Hi Whitney, 1 yard would be enough. Basically you would need the length of the skirt plus a couple of inches for the hem and waistband seam. For a size 4 or 6 the width of the fabric (45″) would be plenty for you.

  1. Juanita Reply

    Everything , in my stash except colorful elastic- just plain ole white. Unless it’s going to show it will have to do!

  2. Mimi Reply

    Hi Heather & Lynn,
    I would like to participate in the Skirt Sewing Project. Would you please let me know how to access the steps? All I see is the one with the necessary materials.
    Thank you,

    • coatsandclark Post authorReply

      Hello Mimi,
      Each week on Thursdays we will be adding another step to the process. There will be 4 posts on this skirt in total. Keep an eye out this Thursday for the next step in the Sew Along.

  3. Erika Reply

    Is this going to be a good fit for women who are curvy? There is a significant difference between my waist and hips and I find that a lot of skirt patterns don’t account for this.

    • lynnbrowne Post authorReply

      You may be more comfortable adding more than 1″ ease in the width. Up to 4″ can be added and still have a straight fit. Heather will cover other options for fullness in future posts.

  4. Kikki Reply

    I want to participate but I do sometimes miss info from Facebook. Is it possible to get notifications by mail? 🙂

    • lynnbrowne Post authorReply

      All of the information you need to participate can be found here on the blog.

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