How to Make a Skirt

By eHow Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor

Making your own skirt is easy and fun. All it takes is some fabric, a few pins and the most basic sewing. This is a simple skirt to make, no zippers or buttons, and it takes about an hour to complete. There is no pattern required, and you can choose your own length--long and elegant or short and sassy.

Wrap the fabric very loosely around your waist with the wrong side facing out, and place several pins to mark the area where it will be sewn together.

Remove the fabric from your body, lay it on the floor and finish pinning down the side where the seam will be sewn.

Sew a 1/2-inch seam along the side of the skirt where you pinned it. Press the seams with an iron, and turn the skirt right-side out.

Turn the fabric in 1/4 inch at one end of the skirt, and press the seam with iron. Turn the same seam under again 1 inch, and sew at the edge. This will be the casing for the drawstring.

Find the middle of the waistband, and make a small vertical cut from the inside. The drawstring will go through here. Tie a knot on both ends of the drawstring and feed the drawstring through the skirt.

Try on the skirt and tighten the drawstring to be sure it fits properly. Remember, it must fit loosely as there is no zipper.

Decide on a length, and hem accordingly. You can also decorate this skirt further by sewing on appliques, adding a yoke or attaching beads and fabric flowers.