The total beginner’s guide to sewing a DIY skirt | easy 3 step hem

The total beginner's guide to hemming a skirt. A totally easy  tutorial showing you 3 simple steps to hemming  a skirt  | Randomly Happy

 Well now, check you out making it to the end of this sew-along skirt project. And think of all you’ve done… cut a pattern, create gathers, add in pockets. That’s some pretty good skills to build on.

The total beginner's guide to hemming a skirt. A totally easy  tutorial showing you 3 simple steps to hemming  a skirt  | Randomly Happy

Today, all we’ve got left to do is hem our skirt. A nice and easy task for us to finish on and I’m going to show you the easiest way to get a professional finish.

The total beginner's guide to hemming a skirt. A totally easy  tutorial showing you 3 simple steps to hemming  a skirt  | Randomly Happy

If you haven’t started yet, I hope you give this a try. It’s not as hard as you think. And, come on, it’s an awesome skirt. See.

The total beginner's guide to hemming a skirt. A totally easy  tutorial showing you 3 simple steps to hemming  a skirt  | Randomly Happy

Have I convinced you that this whole sewing business is actually rather easy, or are you still perplexed? Maybe you’ve got an idea of what we should be making next on this series? Leave a comment bellow, or come stalk me on Twitter or Facebook.

Keen to flex your skills? Check out all the posts in the Total Beginner's 
Guide to Sewing a DIY Skirt series:

The pattern
Cutting your fabric
Easy pockets
Sewing up
Perfect zipper in 8 steps
The easy 3 step hem

 How to sew an easy 3 step hem

You will need:

an iron
pins
sewing machine

The total beginner's guide to hemming a skirt. A totally easy  tutorial showing you 3 simple steps to hemming  a skirt  | Randomly Happy

1. It’s go time! Start with you skirt inside out so that you’re working on the wrong side of your fabric.

2. Start from a seam (it’s usually the easiest place to start). Fold the bottom edge up by 1.5 cm.

3. Press in place. Do this for along 30 cm or so of fabric. Get that fold pressed really well.

4. Now fold over another 1.5 cm. Press this really well. You shouldn’t be able to see the cut edge of the fabric any more since it’s been folded twice. Pin in place at a few spots if you feel you need to.

5. Repeat all the way around the skirt. You may want to occasionally (about every 30 cm) cut a notch from the first fold (in step 2). This will help the fabric stop bunching as it curves around.

6. Once you’re done folding and pressing, sew along the top edge of your fold using a straight stitch. Stitch as close as you can to the top edge and try to stay an even distance from the bottom.

  1. Reply
    McKenna Ryan

    That skirt is gorg!! I cant believe you made it. It looks bought. xx. McKenna Lou
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    hajjandumrah

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  3. Reply
    camille_iman

    I did it I'm done! Thank goodness I got it right lol, thank you!

  4. Reply
    Draped in Cloudlets

    The skirt is super cute, I love the pleats and the color!

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    Rebecca Bee

    oh goodness I can't wait. it looks perfect

  6. Reply
    Swingle's Saga

    What would you think of using elastic in the waistband instead of elastic?

    1. Reply
      randomly_happy

      I've never tried it myself – I find elastic just that bit more secure for waistbands. Elastic thread I hear is good for waistbands in things like dresses. But, hey, it could work.

  7. Reply
    Mia Valone

    I really enjoyed reading your tutorial and I already made my own pattern. 🙂
    But do you think any kind of fabric could be used? It's already getting colder here in Germany and I was thinking of maybe using tweed…or would that look weird?

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    Saracynth

    Thank you very much for posting this guide. I found your instructions, hints and tips very easy to follow. I created my skirt today! I love it 🙂

  9. Reply
    Veronica

    What kind of fabric do you use for this project?

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    The total beginner's guide to sewing a DIY skirt | perfect zipper in 8 steps - Randomly Happy

    […] Keen to flex your skills? Check out all the posts in the Total Beginner's Guide to Sewing a DIY Skirt series: The pattern Cutting your fabric Easy pockets Sewing up Adding pleats and a simple waistband Perfect zipper in 8 steps The easy 3 step hem […]

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