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Super cute and easy square maxi skirt tutorial.

15 Minute Square Maxi Skirt Tutorial

This square maxi skirt tutorial is so easy even beginners can make their own stylish DIY skirts. Comfortable, cute and easy to make is there anything better



  • If your fabric isn’t already a square make it a square. I did this by folding the width diagonal across my fabric and cutting it. This gave me a square that was 58×58 inches.
  • With your fabric folded in half to make a triangle fold it in half again it should now be a smaller triangle.
  • Next measure 3 inches out from the folded point of your triangle and cut the a curve. If you are making this for a child or someone very slim you might want to do some math and find the radius of waist circumference measurement. But since this is knit it will stretch some and if you need to you can always cut the hole a little bigger.
  • Try the skirt on and see if you like the length and to make sure the hole is the right size. It should rest comfortably at your waist when stretched a little and go over your hips easily. If you want to change the length you can trim the sides accordingly.
  • Fit your elastic by wrapping it around your waist to what is comfortable. Remember that when you where it the elastic will loosen and the weight of the skirt will make it feel less tight as well. I like to do my waist measurement minus 4 inches. Next sew or serge your elastic into a tube. And zigzag the seam down into place.
  • Pin the the elastic to to the outside of the skirt and serge or sew around. Flip the elastic up and you should have a skirt. You can leave the edges raw for a more relaxed look or finish the edge with either a rolled edge on the serger or my favorite knit hemming technique.
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