Free Skirt Tutorial For Valentine’s Day

It’s time for a new freebie for you all! This time it’s Valentine’s Day oriented, of course! I had this awesome shiny red crinkle material for quite some time in my fabric closet and wanted to use it on something very special. What other occasion would be better than Valentine’s Day?? See this free skirt tutorial below!

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Crinkle fabric can be purchased pretty much anywhere where fabric is being sold. For this project it does not have to be a specific kind. I chose this one, not only because I had it in my stash but also because it was good to sew with. I did not need a special needle or sewing machine foot, even my serger had no trouble hemming the edges. Yes, you read that right! I serged the edges!!! HA!

Suitable fabrics

Really, you can use any material for this little skirt but today it’s about crinkle fabric!

Other materials you need

  • straight pins
  • cutting board
  • lip edge ruler
  • rotary cutter
  • sewing machine
  • serger
  • 1/2″ wide non-roll elastic
  • safety pin

This sample skirt is a size 5t so I am including the measurements for a size 5t skirt for you. Cut 2 pieces 22″ wide x 17.5″ long (you need about 1 yard of fabric). Cut one piece of elastic to 21″. The finished skirt measures about 15″.

Free Skirt Tutorial:

Step-by-step picture guide


  1. Pin and sew your two (right sides together) pieces along the sides. Be sure to match the print direction on both sides.
  2. Roll hem the bottom edge
  3. Serge the top edge
  4. Fold the top edge down 1 1/4″ towards the inside, pin and sew along the roll hemmed edges. Leave a 1″ opening in the back center of the skirt.
  5. Sew a top casing line 1/2″ away from the folded top edge. No opening needed.
  6. Secure a safety pin to one end of the elastic and feed it into the casing.
  7. Once both ends meet, pin and stitch together several times.

Close the opening with your machine, tuck all threads in and top stitch and your Valentine’s Day Crinkle Skirt is done!

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Denise :Hi! I'm a craft & sewing loving mom of 4 (+ 3 dogs). When I am not crafting or sewing, you can find me playing with my kids and dogs! I am a slow cooker & coffee addict. My favorite color is any color and I have a degree in business management. My 24/7 job is DIY Crush and Whimsy Couture, besides being a mom. Hope to inspire you to DIY with me!