5 Free Skirt Patterns and Tutorials to Sew
In Issue 2 of Love Sewing, we show you step by step how to sew a simple and best selling New Look Skirt Pattern. In todays post we have collected together a selection of free skirt patterns and tutorials from sewing bloggers that we think you will love to try. Skirts are great for novice dressmakers to start learning with and with summer here we all need a few new skirts to add to our wardrobe.
The free turorials in this post have been taken from our Pinterest board – which has many more skirt patterns for you to browse through for inspiration and advice on sewing up a new skirt. Sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with competitions to win sewing supplies, the latest free tutorials and lots more sewing news each week.
Free A Line Skirt Tutorial from One Avian Daemon – loving the fabric on this one and the fact it is hemless! Naomi says – “it’s hard to make the curved edge of a skirt lie flat… and even when you get it right it gives the fabric a stiff edge that doesn’t move as well as a wider hem. The solution? A contrast band sewn around the edge. It can be sewn on a machine, there’s nothing to keep flat, it doesn’t stiffen the bottom edge, and the contrasting color is a nice detail.”
A simple drawstring skirt like this, cut on the bias is a great project for a novice dressmaker – find the free pattern here – Free Drawstring Skirt Pattern
This lovely freebie is called the “30 Minute Skirt Pattern” and the designer Toni Coward, says that it is a great pattern for learning to sew with jersey knits. “If you’re not too confident sewing with knits, let this be the pattern you start on! With just two pieces to cut, two seams to join and a length of elastic to sew around the top – there’s nothing daunting about this project”
This is the ‘socialite’ free skirt pattern from Leanne Barlow of Elle Apparel – Leanne says “I decided to make the waistband on this skirt stretchy. It is just nice to be able to pull it on with a shirt and go. It’s a lot more casual, which is nice for lounging around, soaking up the last few days of the summer sun.”
This is another of Leanne’s brilliant sewing tutorials – The Pinwheel Skirt a free sewing tutorial, it’s gorgeous and as usual Leanne takes you step by step through measuring yourself and cutting out to sewing up this beautiful and unusual skirt.
Have you got your hands on Issue 2 of Love Sewing yet? It comes free with the wonderful Lottie Blouse and Skirt paper pattern on the cover! And of course there are more tutorials inside for bags, skirts and dresses and more which you can sew up with the free pattern sheet included – it even comes with a free drapers tape and there’s a guide to measuring feature with sewing expert and author of Dressmaking, Alison Smith. Her book worth £25 comes free when you subscribe!