Looking to create a beautiful wardrobe piece with your new Janome sewing machine? Check out this circle skirt created over at Merrick’s Art. It’s easy to follow, requires few materials, and is a great starter project to try with your new sewing machine.
- 2 yards fabric (mine is a polyester suiting fabric which has a fantastic drape)
- matching thread
- 12-14″ zipper
- Janome sewing machine
Finally, cut two (2) waistband pieces on the bias (diagonally, so you get a bit of stretch). These pieces should be half of your natural waist measurement, plus an extra inch for your seam allowance.
2.) With right sides together, sew your two waistband pieces together on either end to form a circle.
3.) Fold the waistband in half so it’s doubled up, as shown.
4.) With right sides together, attach your waistband to your skirt. Make sure all the raw edges are all matched up.
5.) Cut the back of the skirt open and insert a zipper. You can cut the whole skirt open, or just enough to insert the zipper.
6.) Hem the skirt to your desired length and you’re done!