Spring Sewing ~ Skirt Tutorials

on April 9 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 185 Comments

We’re glad you liked Jennifer’s Belle skirt. Remember, Jennifer shared her amazing Fat Quarter Handbag Tutorial in February so you can make your own bag to match your new spring skirt!

We have a selection of skirt patterns in the shop, and we also have pattern reviews for the Amy Butler Barcelona skirt and Cute Skirts from Favorite Things. Don’t miss Bethany’s Wrap Skirt Pattern Draft Tutorial too.

For more spring skirt inspiration, check out these tutorials:

Petticoat by Beth at the Anti-Craft
DANA A-line Wrap Skirt by Lisa at Fitzpatterns (This looks like you have to purchase the tutorial to access but it’s $0.00!– A freebie from Lisa for you.)
Basic A-line Skirt Drafting by Katrin at sew-mad
“Oh wow that was totally easy!” Skirt-Making by Amber at my aim is true
I like my skirts fast and cheap: a tutorial by Lisa at Polka Dot Cottage
5-Minute Skirt by Amy at Angry Chicken

Still searching for the perfect skirt tutorial? Try:
Simple Circle Skirts from Better Homes & Gardens, One Seam Skirts from craftstylish, Maternity Skirts from See Mommy Sew, Wrap Skirt from What Did She Do Today? and from BurdaStyle: the 5+1 Pleats Skirt, Voluminous Skirt & the Kasia skirt.

Join us for Spring Sewing Month. Comment to win this week’s prizes from Fiskars/Gingher: One winner will receive a 12 Inch x 18 Inch Mat and a 12-in-1 Sewing Multi-Tool. We’re also giving away four $20 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew!
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185 Responses to Spring Sewing ~ Skirt Tutorials

  1. Karen Ellis says:

    OOH, I love those patterns! I’m going to have to drag out my featherweight and go hunting for fabric now. :-)

  2. V and Co says:

    i know this was a while ago but i made a tutorial for a skirt made out of a table cloth.
    thanks for all the links to the other skirts out there as well!
    http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2009/06/tutorial-table-cloth-skirt.html

  3. anne walker says:

    I would also love to make some skirts, but being a lady that’s in the overweight range with thick knees (genetic – doesn’t matter how thin we are) and big boned ankles, I’d like to make a comfortable longer skirt with an elastic waist band. I was thinking shin length or a little longer. I’ve done some google searches but am coming up dry. This will be my first clothing project in 38 years since home-ec!

    thanks for any pointers,

    anne

  4. Beth Mort says:

    I am really excited to sew my first skirt (an amy butler pattern) on my birthday in may. Luckily, I will have the help of my mother’s wonderful seamstress skills. I hope to be able to have as nice of photos as those ladies above do someday! Wish me luck!

  5. Bridgett says:

    I went to the bookstore tonight with hopes to buy Sew What! But they didn’t have it. Will be trying out one of these generous ladies’ skirt tutorials this weekend while I wait for my Amy Butler pattern to arrive. Thanks for great review on that skirt pattern! Yours looks great :)

  6. Sara R. says:

    Thanks for sharing these links! Excellent timing. :)

  7. dorothy says:

    Ooooh. I’ve been wanting to make a spring skirt, and now I have so many options! I’d love to win any one of the sewing gadgets, too…

  8. Terry W says:

    Love the 5 minute skirt, although I’m sure it will take me longer than that.

  9. Randi says:

    I wish I would have found these BEFORE I made everyone’s Easter outfits! I’m going to have to think of another excuse now….Mother’s Day outfits?

  10. Anne says:

    Wow, what a great round-up of tutorials! I love that “fast and cheap” skirt

  11. Leanna says:

    Ok, feeling very inspired. Thanks for all of the ideas!

  12. Vicki says:

    Thanks for these great skirt patterns. Being a novice at sewing clothes, I especially appreciate the five-minute skirt tutorial and the directions for drafting A-line skirts. Keep up the great work!

  13. jess says:

    I love skirts in the spring. Thank you!

  14. Melissa says:

    This is definitely on my to-do list!

  15. Kara says:

    Thanks for the tutorial links – I absolutely love the petticoat skirt. I will definitely have to check this tutorial out!

  16. Tamra says:

    I think I’ll be brave and try to whip up a skirt for myself for once. My 2 year old has more skirts than she can wear in a month, I swear !

  17. emily says:

    wonderful tuts!

  18. Angel says:

    Thanks for the great links!

  19. Megan S. says:

    Great round up of skirt tutorials! I’ve been itching to make a few skirts lately, so this came at the perfect time.

  20. pam says:

    Love the 5 minute skirt. Thanks

  21. Becky says:

    I definitely need to try the 5 minute skirt. I love a skirt in the summer. Trendy, yet covers all the places that shorts don’t!

  22. Isabel says:

    I need a new skirt and looking for ideas .. they seem pretty interesting!

  23. Amber says:

    Definitely in the skirt mood now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. THANK YOU for all the wonderful links! i do LoVe skirts this time of year :)

  25. Samantha says:

    Skirts skirts skirts! Thanks for all the happy links!

  26. Angie says:

    This is just the list I’ve been looking for. It’s easy to make skirts for my daughters, but I always have trouble finding skirt patterns for myself. Thank you!

  27. Amy Hodge says:

    I bookmarked a bunch of these. I may not wear pants all summer! Thanks!

  28. Kendra says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some spring skirts and these are wonderful!

  29. Rebecca says:

    I’m so excited about this post! I’m new to sewing, and still a little intimidated, but I just picked up some gorgeous Amy Butler fabric with the intention of making a skirt for myself… but wasn’t sure where to start. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  30. Anne-Marie says:

    This is so cool! I would love to sew more for myself and for my kids. My 6 yo is so hard to fit because she is tall enough to wear a size 8, but skinny enough to wear a 4/5 at the waist. And they just don’t make “princess” dresses…long skirts that she loves to create from whatever she can find.

    I have been to all of the websites you listed to see these projects and I am ready to dive in again to sewing.

    Two questions:
    #1 How can I learn to sew straighter hems? Any tips, tricks?
    #2 Wear can I purchase large tube knit? (it’s so easy to make skirts from that, but I can’t find it anywhere and no one at the fabric shops seem to know what I am talking about.)

  31. Skirts are such a satisfying sewing project.

  32. molly says:

    I have been wanting to make that 5 minute skirt for a while — now I have some other options too!

  33. Annalee says:

    The Kaisa skirt looks awesome. I can’t wait to try it out!

  34. mikawendy says:

    The 5 minute skirt looks like a lot of fun!

  35. Mama Lusco says:

    Thanks for the great links!

  36. Stephanie says:

    I love all of those skirts! I can’t wait to make several new ones for the spring and summer!

  37. Kara says:

    This is just what I was looking for—how did you know!?

  38. MamaBee says:

    Thank you for this! I totally need to get cracking on some new spring skirts for me!

  39. Vicki Terpstra says:

    Wow. These are all awesome tuts on making so many different skirts. I’ll have no reason not to make some adorable little skirts for my granddaughter now, will I?!
    Thank you very much.

  40. Julia in MI says:

    Wow! What a great list of skirt tutorials. I just bought some cheap fabric to try some skirt patterns, and fit them to me. Now that I have so many more options, more fabric is in order. =)

  41. Shelley C says:

    No excuse not to make a skirt for DD now! Thanks for all these links and tutes….it’s enough to take the scare out and just get moving on a project.

  42. Sarah D says:

    Excellent. I was sorely tempted by the patterns at Fabricland this morning, but couldn’t bring myself to pay $20 for one.

  43. Shannon says:

    These tutorials are excellent! Thank you!

  44. Kristin says:

    Thanks for inlcluding me. I used Amy’s tuttorial to turn a frumpy nighty into a slip and it worked so well and was so quick and easy!

  45. Sherri says:

    My daughter will be wanting one of these skirts. Looks like a sewing lesson in there for her! Thanks for the help!

  46. Christine Bolin says:

    I have some fabric that would be perfect for a skirt. Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. Brenda says:

    great tutorials – perfect for spring!

  48. Gabrien says:

    Maybe it’s time to finish that skirt I started in December! Get those spring legs out from under those sweats ladies!!

  49. Ashley says:

    It’s just starting to seem like spring here, so some new skirts are in order! Thanks for sharing… I’m thinking about trying the 5 minute skirt today… fun!

  50. Ginger says:

    Beautiful skirts! Need to make a wrap skirt, now…

  51. finnysmama says:

    I’ve only made a skirt or two for my 3 year old… i guess it’s time I give an adult one a go!

  52. Chars says:

    Thankyou thankyou thankyou… I live in a small rural remote town – no access to any shops to buy patterns… or clothing for that matter.. I look forward to making my own now :)

  53. sewzallsquirrels says:

    Skirts! Skirts! Skirts!….I just cannot get enough of them. They fit better than most pants and cool in the summer. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  54. orata says:

    I’ve been skirt- and dress-crazy lately! I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer so I can make a ton of new skirts (pref. with pockets) and wear them everywhere.

  55. karen spahn says:

    spring has sprung… love the skirts and love the handbags!!

  56. Esther says:

    Skiiiiiirrrrts!!

    I’m starting to prefer skirts to shorts and pants. They’re more fun, and much more forgiving to those daily changes in weight/bloat, and there’s never a problem with too-short inseam!

  57. Jennifer says:

    I really like that wrap skirt–think I’ll need to try that…

  58. lesley says:

    thanks for these! i need some spring skirts :)

  59. helena says:

    Thanks these are great.

  60. Jodie says:

    Yay! I’ve been needing a new skirt. (And a new cutting mat or gift cert. wouldn’t be bad either…)

  61. Christina says:

    I’m going to try making my very first skirt this weekend!

  62. melissa p. says:

    these tutorials are just what i was looking for! i need some wrap skirts STAT! now onto it!

  63. bree says:

    great ideas!!! I’m excited to try!

  64. LFinn says:

    My daughter loves dresses, so I am trying to wear more skirts and dresses to be a good example to her:-) I made my first skirt in years following instructions from Sew What! Skirts recently, and I look forward to making more. Thanks for this wonderful inspiration.

  65. Leah says:

    Love these, can’t wait to stitch up a new skirt for Easter! thanks!

  66. DebbieKL says:

    Great skirts! I’m looking for a long skirt pattern – I’m not a short skirt kinda girl. Off to search!

  67. georgia says:

    The petticoat one is fantastic!! Lots of ideas for my daughter who REALLY needs some clothes that actually fit!!

  68. Shawna says:

    I am really loving skirts this year! I’m excited to make some comfortable ones for the warmer weather. They are so feminine:)

  69. Jessica T says:

    Loving the petticoat! And definitely going to try the five minute skirt, that sounds about right for my general attention span :)

  70. Karen says:

    Thanks for all the links, I think I might even be able to make a skirt now! LOL

  71. Libby says:

    I have always wanted to try Amy’s tutorial. Maybe I’ll get around to it soon.

  72. Linda J says:

    OH! We’re in skirt heaven at this house! I think we’re going to have to try a few of these great tutorials….

  73. anne says:

    My fav. is the 5 min skirt. Although it probably wouldn’t be that short of time if I made it!

  74. Java Jane says:

    Why do skirts make me happy? Welcoming the sun and my very pale legs…

  75. Beth says:

    SOme of these tutorials have been on my to-do list for ages! Time to get sewing!

  76. Aimee says:

    Oh, Hooray! I see many wonderful skirts in my future! I can’t wait!

  77. Laura says:

    I really like the Basic A-line Skirt Drafting by Katrin at sew-mad, but looks a bit complicated to get the pattern. Still really like it though.

  78. Jennifer says:

    Love the Petticoat skirt.

  79. Melissa says:

    Spring skirts are SO much more fun than winter skirts. I think I’ll be trying the Basic A-line, although the 5-minute skirt sounds very tempting! Happy Easter!! :o)

  80. Sara says:

    I haven’t made clothes for myself in such a long time — maybe a skirt is in order…

  81. Michelle says:

    I am glad to see some larger sized patterns for us plus gals!

  82. Yes, it is getting to be summer time around here and skirts are in. Nice to see some easy patterns.

  83. Harley says:

    LOVE that you’re doing skirts!! I need to make myself some :)

  84. Mrs. Pear says:

    These are great! I cannot wait to try a few!

  85. Sara D. says:

    I love that it’s getting to be skirt weather!

  86. Claresa Dea says:

    My friend and I were just talking about making skirts for our craft group next week. This post could be better timed!!

  87. Kristine in WA says:

    Oh skirts sound so fun right now….off to the fabric store!

  88. corina says:

    Thanks for all the great tutorials and ideas for skirts. Now that the weather is warming up I keep thinking of skirts, tank tops, and sandals. Now I just need the time to get to work on one of these projects. Maybe the 5-min skirt is the one for me.

  89. Liz says:

    I love making skirts! Thanks for these.

  90. Amy says:

    I’ve been trying to get up the nerve to make myself a skirt.

  91. Rachel says:

    I am trying to crank out tons of skirts for this summer. Thanks for the added inspiration!

  92. Charlotte says:

    time to pick out some fabric for a skirt!!!

  93. Christine says:

    I have been needing to make more skirts. They are nice and cool when it’s so hot and humid here. Nice tutorials. Thanks!

  94. Tabitha says:

    I’m loving all these skirts!

  95. jessica m says:

    These skirts are so perfect for the “not quite shorts weather but I’m bored with jeans” days that are headed our way in Chicago. I could make fifty of them, wear ‘em with a white t-shirt and I’m set!

  96. Karen says:

    I’m so happy it’s almost skirt season again! I don’t even wear shorts anymore – it’s all skirts all the time for me once the weather is consistently around 70!

  97. Holly says:

    Love these type of patterns…thanks!!!

  98. Victoria says:

    Oh, skirts, how I’ve missed you!!

  99. Seema P says:

    Ooo so many lovely spring skirts.

  100. mary anne says:

    love all the skirt patterns, especially the maternity one. it will sure come in handy as i get further along.

  101. Paige says:

    I desperately need to make some new skirts for spring – thanks for the inspiration!

  102. Heidi says:

    Such a great list! Thanks!!

  103. Huong says:

    Angry Chicken’s skirt tutorial is great. It looks so easy! I might have an easter skirt by this Sunday!

  104. Lea says:

    Cute skirts! Thanks for all the tutorials and info on your blog, I love it!

  105. sherri s. says:

    So flippin’ cute, every single one of these!!! Thanks so much.

  106. Angela says:

    I love the skirt by Lisa at Polka Dot Cottage. Gonna have to try that one!!!

  107. Valerie says:

    i love skirts i am going to have a go making some

  108. jm says:

    Thank you, thank you! I found the perfect skirt fabric yesterday !

  109. Sarah says:

    I need to make some skirts for summer. I like the skirt made from a sheet, so easy and cheap.

  110. CHARLIE says:

    Thank you for the patterns. I can’t wait to try some of them out.

  111. Katie says:

    Cute!

  112. Amanda says:

    I really need to start dressing up more! I feel so frumpy when I look at cute skirts like those. Maybe I’ll make one once I finish my daughter’s spring dress I’m working on.

  113. wendy says:

    Yay, skirts!!!
    Need to go make one now.

  114. Shiela says:

    I have a serious case of Skirt Fever!!

  115. That Geek Chic says:

    love love love skirts!!!
    cant wait to try couple from tutorials!
    thanks for a wonderful compilation

  116. knitteresq says:

    Thanks! They all look great!

  117. Martha says:

    A five minute skirt? That sounds just up my alley….

  118. Sarah says:

    I love that a-line wrap skirt. Off to check it out now!

  119. Tara says:

    I love to wear skirts in the summertime. Cool but not slouchy. I need to sew some of these up before we move!

  120. Amy says:

    Skirts are my favorite spring/summer staple! I have made the “Cute Skirts” for last season. I can’t wait to try something else.

  121. Julie says:

    Wonderful skirts! I think I am going to try and make the skirt by Amber- “oh wow that was totally easy”.
    Thanks for the tutorials everyone,
    Julie

  122. Jodieth says:

    I love wearing skirts in summer! It’s like you not wearing anything!
    All the new fabrics available make it so much fun.

  123. Cathy says:

    Such a great selection of patterns. I want to make the petticoat.

  124. Steph W says:

    Wow – this is a great post! Thank you!

  125. Alissa says:

    I finished the twirly skirt tutorial from a previous post yesterday and LOVE it! It turned out so cute! Thanks for all the great links!

  126. jackie says:

    i have been gathering patterns and tutorials in preparation for spring. thanks!

  127. Barbara Sindlinger says:

    I’ve not made a lot of clothing but some of these skirt patterns are inspiring me to try something for spring.

  128. rebe says:

    I think that skirts are the prefect pick-me-up project. They are quick and can add a fun punch to your wardrobe.

  129. Amy says:

    Thanks for finding all these tutorials. They look great!

  130. Cami Paul says:

    I love making skirts. They can be quick and easy and it just makes you feel so clever!

  131. Josiane says:

    There are some lovely skirts in the suggested tutorials! Thanks for sharing them!

  132. qsogirl says:

    Thanks for the links and tutorials! I’m totally on a skirt-making kick right now… I can’t wait to sew some up!

  133. Shannon says:

    Beautiful skirts!!! I’m trying to decide which fabric to use to make me one:) Thank you for sharing all the pretty photos and sites!

  134. Shanna says:

    Great projects, I can’t wait to try some of them out.

  135. Megan says:

    I always love your tutorials! thanks so much!

  136. Mollye says:

    This is a great compilation, and coincidentally just in time for me to cut out the barcelona pattern that came in the mail!

  137. sarah says:

    anxious to return home after spring break and get busy sewing!

  138. Jenna says:

    There is nothing I love more than a good spring skirt.

  139. Michele Cook says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog and LOOVE it! Im just learning but I love the petticoat skirt.

  140. Cassi says:

    Sewing a skirt this summer on my super tiny Janome Sew Mini is one of my goals!

  141. BabkaGal says:

    I love all of the skirt projects…now it just has to get warm enough for skirt weather!

  142. Barb says:

    Wow, thanks for all of the links for skirts. I love the sheet skirt, maybe I’ll try it this weekend!

  143. Pam says:

    Oh pretty skirts! Just what I need. :) A fast, easy and pretty skirt. I’m sure one of these inspiring tutorials will fit the bill. Many thanks!!

  144. adrienne says:

    As a kid I hated wearing skirts and dresses. I was a tomboy from the tips of my toes to the top of my head. My mom would try to bribe me to wear them for special occasions. One year for Lent instead of giving up something I promised to wear a skirt *to school* once a week. I don’t think my mom believed I would do it, but I did. And went right back to my jeans after Lent.

    Now I love wearing and making skirts. They are just so easy to throw on and go. I have plans to make the Petticoat (love the floaty aspect) and I like my skirts fast and cheap (because I do, too).

    Thanks so much for more tutorials. Happy weekend! =]

  145. Kristine says:

    Hurrah! Skirt season is here!

  146. craftytammie says:

    FYI – You can download Dana’s A Line wrap skirt directly, without going through the checkout – just click on the links below the pictures! Thanks for the list, I need some new skirts!

  147. hayley says:

    I’ve been looking for a skirt just like the ‘Petticoat’ skirt by AntiCraft! Ooooo! I am so excited!

  148. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the many skirt pattern links I’m off to find the perfect one to make….
    I just love your site and come here daily to view what’s new…

    Thanks

  149. Tammy says:

    Thanks for all the great links. I love skirts, and it is nice to have some free tutorials to work from!

  150. I love easy skirt tutorials!

  151. Pam says:

    So many cute patterns. Thank you.

  152. Marissa says:

    Cute skirts, I can wait to try them.

  153. water works says:

    Awesome! I needed a maternity pattern for this summer. I love the idea and will be making a few for my soon to be huge belly!

  154. alison says:

    Thanks for the great skirt tutorial links. I need some new spring skirts and I’m going to try out a few of these tuts!

  155. Emily says:

    Wow! Thanks for all the inspiration and tutes!

  156. Bethany says:

    Wow! So many beautiful skirts! How will I ever choose?

  157. Lorene says:

    Those are some fantastic skirts!!

  158. Amy Vaughan says:

    I love to wear skirts, especially in the summer. My fave is an A line. They are so easy to make and fun to trim with bias tape made from fun fabric. Then I take the leftovers and make my girls a skirt in the opposite fabric combination.

  159. Shorty says:

    Love the giveaway! And all of the sewing suggestions and patterns! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  160. juliecache says:

    garments make me nervous!

  161. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    Great skirt making ideas – and all so doable and cute!

  162. Kirsten says:

    And I simply ‘need’ a new skirt!

  163. Nova437 says:

    I have that issue of BH&G. I should make one of those.

  164. LisaC says:

    I have been sewing lots of Spring skirts lately. I can’t wait to put away all my winter pants!

  165. Charity says:

    I can’t decide what to make first!!!

  166. Morgan says:

    Thanks for the tutes!!

  167. Amy says:

    So fun! I love the print Lisa used on the fast & cheap skirt.

  168. Margie says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a few skirts for me. I really love the petticoat! Its a really great list of skirt tutes!!

  169. Christine B says:

    Oh goodness, you know it is spring time when fun, swirly skirts come out of the deep, dark closet and come back into the sunshine. Finally, we have sunshine in Vermont today – inspiration to make one of these skirts for myself for easter – since most things handmade revolve around my little one year old daughter – make something for mama time. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  170. Christina says:

    Ooooo I just love skirts for summer wardrobes! Love these little ideas, keep ‘em coming!

  171. katie says:

    Oh the thought of wearing a skirt again! Spring has finally arrived here, and I’m eager to sew a pretty skirt to twirl in. Thanks for the tutorial roundup!

  172. Sally says:

    The timing on this post is perfect. I was just thinking last night that I need a new skirt.

  173. Southern Gal says:

    Can’t wait to find the time to go through all those tutorials. The A-lines are especially appealing to me.
    Thanks!

  174. Kym says:

    I love the wrap skirt from Fitzpatterns! It reminds me of a skirt I wore as a small child.

  175. Becky says:

    Just perfect for a garden party. And sew cute on the models.

  176. Christina says:

    I love skirts! As a quilter, I think they are the only clothes that I’m not scared to try.

  177. Renee says:

    Making a skirt is sew on my list I just made two last week and am looking to make another one.
    http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=JC&Screen=PSKIRT
    I sew want to try this peasant skirt and she has a calculator to show how much fabric you need. Pretty Cool!

  178. Marlana says:

    Cute skirts! I have the book “Sew What? Skirts” and it is a great resource for learning how to draft your own skirt patterns. I’ve made two from the book, a regular straight skirt and an A-line and the directions were very easy to understand and they each only took a couple hours. No affiliation, just a good book.

  179. Roseanne says:

    These skirts are much cuter then any I’ve seen in the stores! I think I’ll start shopping for fabric and leave the ready-made for someone else!

  180. naomig says:

    Wow, what a cool collection of tutorials, can’t wait to check them ALL out!

  181. amanda says:

    Thanks for all those great links!

  182. Yay, more skirts!

  183. Kerneknop says:

    I’m getting in the mood for skirts – the sun is shining as I woke up… And I’m the first to comment – Yay!!!

  184. Michelle says:

    Oh, yeah. I definitely need to dress better…

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