Trends come and go, but an easy way to translate a seasonal trend into a handmade wardrobe classic is to pick a statement color and infuse it into simple sewing projects - like this full, flowy, fashionable, mustard circle skirt.
DIY Circle Skirt
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick fabrics like leather, upholstery, vinyl, burlap, suede, flannel and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick fabrics and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- RazorEdge™ Shears feature ultra-sharp, premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge that glides through fabric for clean cuts all the way to the tip
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Cutting Scissors (8")
- Ideal for cutting fabric strips up to 6" wide and squares directly from the bolt
- 6" x 24" ruler folds to 6" x 8" to make storage and travelling a breeze
- Clear intersections and two-tone markings improve visibility on light, dark and patterned fabrics
- 30-, 45- and 60-degree angle lines make it easy cut precise angles
- Made of 3 mm-thick, premium-quality, clear acrylic for lasting durability
- Lifetime warranty
- Folding Ruler (6" x 24")
Designed to cut thick and heavy fabrics, these premium fabric shears feature ultra-sharp blades ideal for all-purpose cutting tasks
Save space at home and take your ruler on the road with this smart folding design.
1 1/2 - 2 yards fabric
1 1/2" wide elastic
Sewing machine and thread
Step 1: Trim your fabric panel. Start by trimming your fabric panel to a perfect square using the Fiskars 8" Amplify Fabric Shears.
Step 2: Measure your waist. Using a tape measure, measure your waist and add an extra 1". Next, divide this measurement by 6.28. Round up the result to the nearest whole number and record this measurement.
Step 3: Create a curve for the waist line. Fold the trimmed fabric into quarters, making sure that the right side of the fabric is towards the inside. Locate the folded corner with no raw edges. Place the end of your ruler at this corner point and mark a chalk line at the measurement you recorded in step 2. Pivot the ruler, continuing to mark a line at intervals, creating a curve for the waist line of your skirt. Decide how long you want your skirt to be and repeat this step for a second curve (this curve represents the skirt's hemline).
Step 4: Cut through all the fabric layers. Use the Amplify Shears to cut through all four layers of fabric at once, following the two curved lines you created. These shears are perfect for accurately cutting multiple layers of fabric.
Step 5: Add elastic. Next, cut a length of elastic using the Fiskars 8" Fashion Scissors. Sew the two ends of elastic together so that the loop fits comfortably around your waist. Use pins to mark four evenly spaced points around the elastic and around the waistline of the skirt. Match up the pins on the elastic with the pins on the skirt, then pin the elastic to the skirt. Note: the skirt will be bigger than the elastic loop.
Step 6: Sew the elastic and skirt together. You'll need to stretch the elastic so that it lays flat against the fabric of your skirt as you sew.
Step 7: Hem, pin, complete. To hem the skirt, pin, then sew bias tape to the bottom edge of the skirt. Turn it towards the inside and sew down. And there you have it! A fun, fall skirt to add to your wardrobe.