Square Skirt Tutorial

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Our Square Skirt Tutorial will help you make the cutest skirt for your little girl! It’s perfect for Summer or Winter! Check out our beautiful fabrics to make yours!


Hi The Ribbon Retreat readers, I’m so excited to be here today! Let me introduce myself, I’m Kaysi from Keeping it Simple. I love all things crafty, but I especially love things that are super easy to make and only take an hour or two to create.

I have a sweet little girl that I love to make skirts for, they are so easy to make. This skirt is very similar to the circle skirt, but instead of rounding the bottom, you just leave it square. It’s super easy and once you get the measurements, it only takes about an hour to create.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

When I saw this Riley Blake Hello Sunshine fabric, I fell in love with it. It has such great colors and they go so well together. I did three layers for this skirt, but it looks super cute with just two. The amount of fabric will depend on the size of your girl, for this skirt I had a yard of each fabric. The Ribbon Retreat carries an awesome assortment of beautiful fabrics, so click the link to check them out.

~ Square Skirt Tutorial ~

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

For the measurements, you will need to measure the waist and then add 2 inches.My little girl’s waist was 16 + 2 = 18. That number is the circumference, and I need to find the radius. So I took 18 and divided it by 6.28 and got 2.86, which I rounded it to 3”.

Then for the length of the skirt, I measured to her knee, that was 9.5”. I added that to my radius, 3” and got 12.5″. I doubled that number and that gave me 24.5″ (I rounded up to 25) and that is the size I need to cut my square, 25” x 25”.

So in a nutshell: Measure the waist, add two inches and then divide by 6.28 to get radius. Add the radius plus the length of the skirt. Double that number to get the size of square you will need.

This is how I made the skirt:

I cut the two bottom layers the same size, 25 x 25 inches.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The top layer I wanted to be a little shorter, so I cut it 23 x 23 inches.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I ironed and hemmed the edges of all three squares.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I placed all three pieces together, making sure that they were aligned and that the smaller one was even in the middle of the other two.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I folded the fabrics in half and then in half again.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Using my radius I measured from the corner at all different angles and marked where 3 inches was. Then I drew a line and connected all the dots.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I cut the fabric at the line.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I laid out the fabric and arranged it the way that I wanted to be. I pinned it so it wouldn’t move.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I used 18” of elastic (2” allowance so I could sew it together) and then I pinned it the circle in the middle of the skirt. I then sewed the elastic onto the skirt.

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

And that’s it!

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Don’t the colors look so good together?!

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I love how it flows on my little girl and how it looks on her!

Square Skirt Tutorial - So easy and cute for girls! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Thanks for having me today!

I would love it if you followed along on my blog.

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Thank you Kaysi for this adorable Square Skirt Tutorial!
Once you get the math done, it is so easy and the result is absolute cuteness!

Check out The Ribbon Retreat for all your fabric needs! We carry the cutest Moda, Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, Free Spirit Fabrics and more! We also have a huge assortment of ribbon, flowers, and the list goes on and on. Check us out and have fun creating!

Also check out Keeping it Simple for lots of awesome quick crafts!

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2 Comments

  1. Sue Jackson
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Depending on the size square needed, you can also use bandanas. Hobby Lobby carries them in lots of prints. You can also sew this skirt onto tee shirts or tanks.

  2. donna
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Oh how cute! My daughter is 9 but I want to try and make one for her. It joins so easy!!!

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