Stitch a Patchwork Skirt
Expand your wardrobe with this fun scrap-busting project
With patchwork garments lining the spring/summer runways, there’s no time like the present to pick up the trend by making your own patchwork skirt. This project is perfect for scrap busting and can be made with as many colors and pieces as you want.
To get started, find a basic skirt pattern with minimal darts and determine what type of fabric you’d like to use. I used New Look 6843 and faux suede fabric for its nonfraying properties. Next, design the skirt, slice up the pattern, add new seam allowances to each section, and, finally, sew the strips together. You can follow the process below.
Before you begin cutting and sewing, it’s important to plan the design. This involves choosing the number of panels for each pattern piece, selecting the number of horizontal cuts per panel, and deciding how many colors you want to use. In this version,…
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