How to sew a skirt to fit your waist
In a way, sewing a skirt has become a rite of passage for many girls.
But for some, it’s more than a little frustrating.
What if the seams are too loose?
What if it’s not long enough?
What about the skirt you’ve already purchased?
In many cases, the answer is simple: It’s not necessary to sew the skirt at all.
Sewing skirts is a matter of choice.
It’s about what you’re comfortable with, and you can tailor it to suit your body and style.
So whether you want to wear a pair of shorts or a skirt, here’s how to get started.1.
Select a Size and Shape1.
Choose a size and shape.
Sizing is not as important as choosing the right length.
A size small is for most people.
A medium is ideal for shorter people.
And a large fits taller people.
If you have a narrow waist and need a smaller size, choose a size large.2.
Cut the hem of your skirt to length.
You’ll want to cut the hem to length about 1-inch (3 mm) below the bottom of the skirt.
This is where the fabric stretches and is cut, and it also provides the length you want.3.
Cut out the hem.
The hem of a skirt should be 1-to-1 with the bottom edge of the fabric.
You can trim off the excess fabric if you like, but it won’t stretch as much as you’d like.4.
Sew a seam.
Begin by trimming the excess length of the seam to about an inch (2.5 cm).
You can use scissors or a tape measure to do this, or just use your sewing machine.5.
Pull the fabric through the seam.
The fabric will pull against the machine and stretch.
It will look like the picture above, where the seam is a little bit longer than the bottom.
The finished hem will look a little longer than it is.6.
Sustain your sewing techniqueThe last step in sewing a simple skirt is to sustain the technique you used to create it.
It could be with a needle, sewing thread, a fabric marker, or a stitch marker.
Here are some basic sewing techniques that you can learn to improve your seam allowance:1.
Using a pin, sew your seam to the edge of your fabric.2 .
Using a fabric tape, sew around the edge and then back into the fabric with a loop, like this:3.
Using straight pins, attach a pin to the seam using a single stitch and then pin to your seam using the other stitch.
This technique will give you the most control over the length of your seam, and the most consistent stitch width.4, 5, 6.
With a thread needle, use a sewing thread and pull the fabric tight to create a loop.
This will create a seam with the seam coming out more or less parallel to the thread.7.
Using scissors, cut a slit in the fabric that will create the seam of your choice.8.
Sew on a second seam by using a seam marker.
This seam is very important to you.
If the seam does not match the seam you created, sew it back onto the original seam, creating a gap that will allow your fabric to stretch.9.
When you’re done sewing, leave the seams on your finished skirt to ensure they are finished.
You will not want to tear the fabric and sew it together again.
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