Ruffle Hem Skirt – a Sewing Project

24 July

Here it is, my PDF tutorial for the Ruffle Hem Skirt.  The perfect pretty little skirt.

Ruffle Hem Skirt, a #sewing #tutorial by Angela Bowman of

A subtle ruffle hem and a simple elastic waistband make this skirt a sweet and easy project.  It’s multi-sized and has no pattern pieces – just fill  out the simple worksheet to measure, calculate, and cut.

This is a bit of a non-traditional way of sewing a skirt, given that the hem is not the last step.  I wrote it differently because it’s just so much easier to gather the ruffle and attach it to the skirt when it’s NOT the last step.  The side seam going all the way down to the hem really is not an issue for me – it’s all hidden on the inside of the skirt, you know?

Another thing that’s different about this project is the worksheet you’ll find on page 3 of the PDF.  I wanted a nice spot for writing down measurements, calculations, etc.  I’m helpful like that 🙂

Ruffle Hem Skirt, a #sewing #tutorial by Angela Bowman of

The orange fabric is 100% quilting cotton I bought at the Fat Quarter Shop.  It’s a “Sunkist” Mirror Ball Dot print from Michael Miller Fabrics.

A cotton/poly fabric blend would work well, too.  That’s what I used for the prototype: A Ruffle Hem Skirt for Chloe.

And don’t forget, you can make built-in modesty shorts rather than making an elastic waistband.  See my post How to Sew Modesty Shorts into a Skirt.  I couldn’t resist making a blue version since my girl had some leggings in that color 🙂

Ruffle Hem Skirt, a #sewing #tutorial by Angela Bowman of

So get the free Ruffle Hem Skirt PDF, choose your favorite fabric, and have fun sewing!

The PDF is an 8-page document with photos and simple instructions.  Hope you enjoy it!

If you make one, link up your project online – I’d love to see what you make!

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