High Low Skirt Pattern

Have you ever wanted to sew your own high low skirt pattern? Sewing clothes can be a really fun project. You get to pick your favorite patterns and build a customized wardrobe that is totally unique to you!

This high low skirt is easy for beginners because it doesn’t require any fastenings or closures, just cutting, sewing, and basic hemming! This tutorial will show you how to make this simple high-low skirt out of a 2-yard cut of fabric and some elastic. It’s perfect for summer with lightweight fabrics like cotton or linen, but could also work in colder weather with thicker fabric like wool or flannel.

Are you ready to give your wardrobe a pick-me-up!?

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If you’re not super comfortable with your sewing machine yet, don’t worry! It’s pretty easy with this hi lo skirt pattern. I’m going to walk you through every step of the process so that if you follow along, your high-low skirt will turn out great too. Many people are intimidated by the thought of making their own clothes, but this tutorial is actually pretty simple (and very forgiving!) even if you have never made any articles of clothing before.

These kinds of hi low skirt patterns are fun because there are so many ways to wear them and they look great on everyone. I hope this high low skirt tutorial inspires you to sew some clothes for yourself because creating the perfect outfit is always worth it in the end!

high low skirt sewing pattern

I tend to freestyle when drafting my sewing patterns, so there aren’t many measurements included in this tutorial. Sometimes I like just looking at the fabric and figuring out how all the pieces will work together, so you can just use this post as a guideline for drafting your own high low skirt pattern!

I used a 2-yard cut of double gauze fabric for this skirt. The fabric I was working with was 60″ wide. The awesome thing about flowy skirts is that you don’t have to be super precise with your measurements… it will all just work out in the end!

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Start by folding your fabric not quite in half, but with one piece at about 3/4 the length of the second piece.

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Cut along the fold, and fold your fabric in half again.

Cut diagonally from the waist to the sides.

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Round off the edge that you just cut, and then open it back up again.

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Here you can clearly see your front skirt piece and your back skirt piece. You’ll want to round out the edges of the back skirt piece so it drapes nicely when worn.

Fold your two pieces back in half again like you just had them, and cut the curves into the back skirt piece.

high low skirt sewing pattern

Now I’m going to add pockets, because the only thing better than a flowy skirt is a flowy skirt with POCKETS.

However, if you are a total newbie, you might want to skip this step. Pockets can be difficult to figure out and when I was first starting out sewing apparel, I messed them up more times than I can count!

If you’re feeling up to the challenge, though, here we go with the pockets.

Cut four matching pocket pieces.

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Lay out your front skirt piece and your back skirt piece. Place one pocket half on each piece, right sides together, the same distance from the top. Stitch down each pocket piece.

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Flip each pocket piece out, and top stitch along the fold. This will keep the pocket inside the skirt when it’s being worn.

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Repeat on the other side of each skirt piece.

Next, place your front and back skirt pieces right sides together with the pockets aligned. Sew down the seams, going around the edge of the pockets.

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Once you have finished sewing the side seams (with or without the pockets, depending on what you chose), pin down about 1.5 inches of fabric from the waist to create the casing for the elastic wasitband.

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Sew down the casing, leaving a gap of a couple inches to work the elastic through.

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The easiest way to do this is with a safety pin or a clothespin, but if you’re like me and couldn’t find one of those items laying around, you can tie one end of the elastic around a metal ring and use a crochet hook through the opposite opening to pull it through. LOL.

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Once your elastic is through, try on your skirt and determine how long you want the elastic waistband to be. Cut at your desired length, and sew down the ends of the elastic to close the loop.

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I went a little sew-crazy when attaching the elastic ends. I just really wanted to make sure the pieces wouldn’t separate. 😉

high low skirt sewing pattern

Push the elastic back into the casing, and sew the casing closed.

Flip your skirt right side out and try it on for size! If you need to shorten it at all, now is the time to make those alterations.

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Once you feel good about your skirt length, hem the bottom to finish it off.

Now isn’t that a cute skirt!? It’s perfect for summer! Light & breezy, I’ll be living in this thing.

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I hope you enjoyed this easy DIY Hi Low Skirt Pattern! As always, thanks for reading and feel free to drop me a comment below if you have any questions 🙂 Let me know if you made your own high-low skirt!


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P.S. Like the strappy crop top in these photos? Check out my cropped top sewing pattern!

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