I've been brainstormin' on how to make an easy, no sew skirt for a week or so now, and I believe I have finally found the solution. Hope you enjoy...
Supplies: Large piece of fabric that doesn't fray easily. Mine was 6x4 ft., measuring tape, thin soft cotton rope, and craft paper.
Pantry Supplies: sewing pins and scissors.
1. Here's how to measure the circle you'll cut out for the waist. Now, it does require a bit of math but don't fret! It's easy as 3.14 ;)
Measure out your waist; mine was 24 inches. Add half of that number, which would make mine 36 inches. The extra length will give the fabric room to gather when it's tightened, making it easy to take off and on. Then, divide that number by 3.14. Mine rounded to 11.5. This will be the diameter of your circle. Now you're ready to draw it out on the craft paper. Make two lines the length of the diameter meet in the middle, making it a perfect X.
Here's the formula using my numbers.
24 + 12 ( waist plus half of your waist measurement)
36 divided by 3.14 = 11.5 (circle diameter)
Once you've drawn the X, connect all the lines by drawing a circle. This doesn't have to be perfect by any means, especially since it was given extra room in the beginning.
After you've cut out the circle, take the fabric and fold it in half twice. Take the corner that has only folds and place 1/4 of the circle down, matching up the lines with the end of the fabric. Then, cut around this section of fabric. You will then have the circle for your waist. Next, fold down, on the inside, two inches for the waist band and pin in place. This will keep it from fraying once the rope is attached. You will then begin cutting small slits in the waist band to start threading the rope through. You will want to cut one slit at a time, making sure the holes don't become off centered. I cut every two inches to make medium size ruffles. How far apart you make your slits will determine how big your ruffles will be. Repeat this process around the entire waist band until you've reached your starting point. Secure both ends of the rope with knots and you have a brand new skirt!
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