Elastic Waist Skirt (simple)

For the beginner level student who would like to make clothes but isn’t ready for following patterns just yet.  This is a simple elastic waist skirt, and pockets can be added if desired.

Level: Advanced Newbie – Beginner
Time: 1-2 class sessions


  • 1/2 yard for a short or knee length skirt for most students.  If your students is taller or would like a bit longer skirt get 3/4 yard.  Fabric should be quilting cotton or other woven fabric.
  • 1 spool of all purpose thread
  • 3/4″ wide elastic to go around the waist (a yard or less usually)
  • Optional Pockets  – 1/4 yard of same or contrast fabric. Pockets can be patch pockets you see or hidden on-seam pockets