SONP: 1 Yard 30 Minute Skirt Tutorial and Fabric Giveaway

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I’m so excited to be joining in on Marigold from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! ‘s Summer of No Pants series again this year. If you aren’t familiar with the series it’s packed full of tutorials, round ups and giveaways to help us get our skirt and dress on over the Summer and get out of ahem the yoga pants. Today I’m excited to share my super fast 30 minute skirt tutorial. My favorite part is that it only uses 1 yard of fabric and little elastic. Also to help encourage the fun I’m giving away a big bundle of designer fabric and elastic. 6 yards enough to make 6 new skirts or whatever else you want to make out of the fabric!

First the tutorial.

30 Minute Skirt Tutorial using just 1 yard of fabric at Rae Gun Ramblings

  1. You’ll need 1 yard of fabric and about a yard of wide elastic (this depends on your waist size).
  2. First prep your fabric so you have two pieces that are each 22 x 36 inches. I just tear mine along the fold from the bolt.
  3. Then sew the one short side of each piece to each other right sides together so it makes one long skinny piece.
  4. Finish the long edges either on your serger or with a zig zag stitch.
  5. Cut your elastic 5-6 inches SHORTER than your waist measurement. You want it to stretch or it will feel like it’s falling off.

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  6. Mark the center of your elastic and try to stretch it the full length of your fabric piece. You may have to use some muscle. If you can’t stretch it the full length cut even amounts off both ends to however long you can get the elastic to go (I did have to trim my fabric).
  7. With the right side down stretch the elastic and zig zag the fabric onto the elastic.
  8. Then fold the fabric down so the right side of the fabric is up and while stretching the elastic use a zig zag stitch to top stitch the fabric.
  9. With right sides together sew up the skirt so you have a tube.
  10. Finish the hem how ever you like. I just did a simple narrow hem by rolling the fabric under twice. Easy peasy.

30 Minute Skirt Tutorial using just 1 yard of fabric at Rae Gun Ramblings

And then the final step is to take incredibly awkward pictures of yourself with the camera self timer. But really I am a big fan of the skirt I wore it out and about all day and I had a bunch of people compliment me on it. And all this with a super easy to make and easy to wear comfy skirt.

Designer Fabric Giveaway at Rae Gun Ramblings

And be sure to hope on over to check out all the other awesome SONP posts!

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  1. LOVE the print you used for your skirt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Love the skirt fabric and the number fabric is darling!

  3. I am IN love with fabric and I love this skirt. SO CUTE!

  4. Love the skirt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. That fabric is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial!

  6. Love the fabrics you chose! I stocked up on fun elastic on ebay with the intention of turning a bunch of the fabrics that I inherited from my husband’s grandma’s vintage fabrics into simple skirts — thanks for doing the math work for me! :)

  7. Looks cute. Do you do in home lessons? Cause there is no way I could do that on my own!

  8. I love your giveaways!

  9. quick question, I cannot figure out how to easily do anything on instagram from my computer, do I need to do those parts from my phone? SORRY!

  10. Cute skirt! The fact that it takes 30 min to make is tantalizing but sewing is not my forte and every project takes me at least 3x as long as the directions estimate.

  11. Beautiful fabrics!! The skirt skirt looks amazing…love the glasses!

  12. Your skirt turned out so cute. I love the material!

  13. love the fabric!

  14. Oh man how cute! I needed a small break from marathon sewing so SONP was alas out of the picture but I would totally love to rock out in some skirts from that awesome fabric!!! I’d promise the fabrics would be put to good use. Cough cough Sew Geeky cough cough;-)

  15. Kathy Lambert says:

    Love the skirt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Love the tutorial! The skirt is adorable in that fabric.

  17. Super cute skirt, and thanks for the tutorial. I love the fabrics you picked out for the giveaway.

  18. great fabric bundle! the challenge sounds very intriguing.

  19. Michaela says:

    I love this fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Jacqueline says:

    Alright. Im JUST LEAVING A COMMENT! ;-) However, I will elaborate and say that I had NO CLUE about the Summer of No Pants… Time to get sewing.

  21. Kelsey Johnston says:

    I really want to win some fabric! Yay!

  22. Would love to be able to stitch up some cute summer skirts – great giveaway!

  23. Laurie P. says:

    I LOVE to wear skirts in the summer. I must make this one soon. Great fabric choice.

  24. Love, love it! I recently started sewing and this looks like the perfect project to help me perfect my sewing. Thanks so much for the tutorial and giveaway!

  25. I’m in LOVE with that fabric of your skirt!! I’m obsessed with making skirts this year, I’ve made a few for my toddlers and myself and my sister.

  26. So cute and simple! Love the fabric choice. No reason to wear pants with skirts like that!

  27. How fun! Thanks for sharing!

  28. I do love me a quick skirt tutorial! :D Especially when combined with a giveaway~ <3

  29. Mary Beth says:

    Oh lovely!

  30. I’m loving the bicycle fabric!! What an awesome giveaway! I would’ve entered more, but bloglovin always kicks me out of giveaways. I use their iPad app- hate it! If I have time I’ll get over in the PC and enter some more- because id die to win all that great fabric! Thanks hon!

  31. awesome giveaway!! and such a cute skirt. :)

  32. Karrie Smith says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. I’m totally going to make one!

  33. As a librarian, that fabric with the glasses just kills me. I love this!

  34. Dulce R. says:

    I love your fabric choice and tutorial!

  35. Awesome giveaway- girl can never have too much fabric!

  36. Jenna Johnson Rodriguez says:

    Oh fabric! How I love thee!!

  37. Me please

  38. Amber Timm says:

    Such lovely fabric! I have wanted to try to make these type of skirts for a while now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Oh my goodness, this would be so much fun to win! I’ve really been getting back into sewing and need some awesome fabrics! :-)

  40. Sheri Cain says:

    Pick me! Love the fabrics!

  41. Love the geekly chic fabric you used for the skirt! Simple and fun, plus not too hot for our scorching summers- I think I need to make some skirts too. :)

  42. Michelle says:

    Those look like very fun fabrics!

  43. I am so in love with that skirt!! It’s adorable! Those fabrics you are giving away are amazing too. Yay!

  44. Ingrid Echard says:

    Your skirt is so cute and it shows me I overthink things

  45. renee castro says:

    Super cute skirt and material :) thanks for the giveaway!

  46. What fun prints! I love the idea of wearing skirts all summer too!

  47. BRENDA SUTTON says:

    Love the skirt. Quick and easy. That’s what I like. Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. Maria White says:

    Ha! I love the fabric and your faces made me laugh.. selfies can be ackward sometimes :)

  49. Would love to win this giveaway~

  50. april nowotny says:

    What a great give away. Love this bundle of fabric.

  51. Alexandra Williams says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. this material is just too cute!!!!

  53. Lovely……
    nice giveaway!

  54. I love this skirt and all of these fabrics would make such cute skirts too!

  55. I love those fabrics!

  56. Marcia Herath says:

    Skirt is so cute.

  57. Adorable! My daughters LOVE wearing skirts too! Thanks for the chance!

  58. peggy hendrick says:

    Really cute fabric…I might have to start wearing skirts!

  59. Nancy S. says:

    Love how easy this skirt is to make!

  60. Great tutorial and it is nice to have you model the skirt so we can see how it looks. Looks great!

  61. Super cute fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. What a great and easy tute! Thanks!

  63. Love the fabrics and the skirt tutorial! The pink eyeglasses print is “way cute”
    Thanks for the generous giveway also.

  64. So fun! A great giveaway and a great summer skirt!

  65. Lovely skirt, thanks for thr giveaway!

  66. Eliska Lynch says:

    cute cute! Hope I win

  67. carol garrity says:

    Cute skirt and the chance to win some pretty stash!

  68. Alainore says:

    So cute! This will be great for summer skirts for both my daughters. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  69. Kathy Lambert says:

    Cutest skirt…great colors

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  72. What a cute skirt! Thanks for sharing this tutorial–

  73. Ooooh, I love quick and easy skirt patterns! Thanks for posting this tutorial!

  74. Great skirt! I hate making clothes, but I would enjoy making this skirt! It’s so easy and fast and cute. Thanks for the tutorial! :-)
    His blessings,

  75. Super super cute skirt and fabric :) Thanks for the tutorial!

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