There are so many different fabrics you can buy and they all look, well gorgeous, so it can be a hard decision to chose the one you want to use for your sewing project. But why just choose one… if you learn how to make a patchwork skirt using patchwork squares you can use lots of different fabrics… although it works best if all the fabric is the same type! For patchwork it is usual to use cotton fabric.
However, if the idea of a patchwork skirt just doesn’t appeal, you could always sew this skirt using strips of the same fabric rather than patchwork strips.
Opt for patchwork and you have the excuse to spend longer at the store, deliberating over fabric colors and whether they match… or don’t depending on your taste!
Of course, if all this choice is just too much to bear then you could purchase a ‘Charm Pack’ which is a pre-chosen selection of fabrics that go well together. The added bonus is that all the pieces are already cut to size (usually 5 x 5 inches although this can vary from one inch to 10 inch squares) so all you need to do is buy, go home and start sewing… check out learn how to sew a seam to get the best results for this project.
This video tutorial shows you how to make a patchwork skirt from a standard five inch charm pack. You also need two strips of fabric for the waistband and hem. The skirt is fairly simple to sew and includes instructions on how to ‘gather’ fabric using either a machine or just by pinning.
Making a patchwork skirt using patchwork shapes opens up a whole new area of design style and creativity… which is what sewing your own clothes is all about.
How to Make a Patchwork Skirt Video Tutorial:
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