Skirts are one of the easiest garment to make without a store bought pattern. In this beginner class, you’ll learn how to make a simple skirt by making your own pattern.

You’ll make a casual elastic waistband skirt by drafting your own unique paper pattern. You will also be shown several ways to make elastic waistbands and skirt alterations. Let’s not forget the kids! Make fun fast skirts for the little ones.

What You’ll Need to Bring:

  • sewing machine in good working order
  • 1¾ yards pre-washed cotton fabric. Stay away from rayon and slippery fabric for this first project. Quilting cotton works great.
  • matching thread
  • elastic: 1/2”-1” woven elastic; fold over elastic
  • basic sewing supplies, such as pins, fabric and paper scissors, seam gauge, stitch ripper, notebook, fabric marker/chalk, pen and pencil.

You’ll get a 20% discount on fabric and notions that are in stock at NWSC so come early to shop.


Level: Beginner
Date: Wednesday, October 3rd
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: $45.00
Instructor: Janet

Register and Pay Online

Please complete name, phone, email and machine to reserve your seat for the class. If you have special needs, such as mobility or dietary, please let us know in the message.

There is a $10 fee if you need to rent or borrow a machine for class.

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