(20 crafty days of halloween) diy skirt tutorial

Hi it’s Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings I’m so excited to be back here at See Vanessa Craft to join on this fun 20 Crafty Days of Halloween series. I have a wee fabric problem and while I adore all the specialty costume fabrics I get just as giddy over the festive Halloween prints that pop up in fabric stores this time of year. Today I want to share a super simple Halloween Skirt Tutorial. This would be a great project for someone new to sewing or any one who wants something quick and easy.

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What You Need

  • Base Fabric 1 yard will be more than enough
  • Hem Fabric (7x 44 inches)
  • Iron on Vinyl or Iron on Letters
  • 1/2 inch elastic

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To figure out how much fabric you need for the base fabric measure the length that you want and then subtract 2.5 inches. You want your fabric to be that by the width of your fabric most likely about 44 inches, if it’s a little more or less that won’t make a difference. For my niece who is 6 years old I used. To find how much elastic you need measure your kiddo’s waist and subtract 2 inches.

Start by ironing the band in half lengthwise. Sew the raw side of the band to the bottom edge of the right side of the base piece. Finish the edges by serging or using a zig zag or overlock stitch.

With right sides together sew the short sides of the skirt. You should now have a tube. Finish the edge and the top edge of the base fabric. Fold the top edge of the skirt over 1 inch to form a casing and sew leaving a space wide enough for your elastic. I like to do a zig zag stitch just for added cuteness. Leave a opening for the elastic. Use a safety pin and thread in your elastic. Stitch the ends of the elastic together and then close up the hole. You now have a cute Halloween Skirt.

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If you want to add extra details like I did use some iron-on vinyl and cut out your festive words or images. I used my cricut to do this. I found the font and images I wanted to use and then flipped the images so they were mirrored. Then I cut the vinyl. If you have never used Iron-on vinyl before it’s my new favorite craft supply, check out this tutorial for how to make custom iron-on vinyl.

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Once you have your design and have peeled away all the negative space trim each separate image or word and position it on your fabric plastic side up. Iron until stuck.

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My nieces love these skirts I’ve made various versions for all different holidays and they are super quick to throw together, customize, and easy to wear. Top it off with some no-sew Halloween treat bags and you’ve got a fun festive outfit.

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Thanks so much to Vanessa for having me. I hope you’ll stop by and visit me at Rae Gun Ramblings I have all kinds of fun Halloween projects including these Halloween no-sew treat bags in the picture, costume tips and tutorials, and other goodies on the blog.

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


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