How to make a walking skirt

Walk around in this vintage style skirt! We will show you How to make a walking skirt a fun and easy sewing project! I love how this turned out! You know I love skirts, and this has become one of my favorite skirts that I have made. I love the length and how easy it is to move it. This floor length skirt will bring you many compliments wherever you go. This is a sleek and chic skirt that will have people asking where you bought it. It's easy to dress up or down depending on the top you pair it with. I had a lot of fun making this one and I hope you do too. I believe you can never have too many skirts. I love the shape and flow of it. Plus, the included free template makes it easy to cut your fabric and size it for the perfect fit. This is one of the best things about making your own clothes! It's always so nice to wear something that fits you perfectly.

I used soft cotton for this skirt and it suits me very well. Choose the fabric that suits you best and gather your supplies from the list below. Maybe you also want to make another skirt, if so, check out our article Free Skirt Patterns for Women. Let's start by making this fun skirt!

How to make a walking skirt

What you will need:

This pattern is written for a height of 5′ 4″ – 5″ 5″, so you may need to lengthen or shorten the pattern if necessary. If you need a different size than the pattern, see our article on Pattern Grading – How to increase or decrease the scale of a pattern.

Size Chart:

Imperial (inches) Little AVERAGE Big
Chest 34 36 38
Size 28 30 32
Hip 38 40 42

Printing Instructions

This walking skirt pattern has layers, so you can choose to print only the size you need. To achieve this, Adobe Reader must be installed on your machine or device. Adobe Reader allows you to click on the layers icon which will show you each size with an eyeball next to it. Click the eye next to the size you do not want to print.

Before printing, make sure your printer is set to No Scaling or Actual Size. Set the page orientation to Auto or Portrait. And then print page 1. Measure the 2″ test square to see if it measures exactly 2″. If so, print the remaining pages.

Page splitting

Trim the right and top margins of each printed page before assembling the design. You can use tape or school glue to glue your paper pattern together.

Assembling the pattern

Once the pages are printed and trimmed as shown above, use the quarter circles at the corner of each page for perfect alignment. When finished, your model should look like this:

Pattern Piece Checklist

Once you have printed and assembled your pattern you will cut:

  • Front Panel – Cut one on the fold
  • Side Panel – Mirrored Cut 2
  • Back Panel – Mirrored Cut 2
  • Belt – Cut 1
  • Button placket – Cut 1

Seam allowance

Use a 3/8″ seam allowance unless otherwise noted.

How to make a walking skirt

The first step in this walking skirt sewing tutorial is to wash, dry, and iron your fabric. This will help pre-shrink your fabric so your stitches won't be ruined the first time you wash your pajama pants. Once you've done that, you can use the included free template to cut out your fabric. Cut your fabric according to the cutting list above.

Pin the side panel skirt pieces to the center front panel pieces and sew.

Pin the back panels to the side panels right sides together and sew.

Fold the skirt right sides together, aligning the raw edges of the back panel. Measure and mark 8″ for the placket. Sew from the mark made for the placket to the hem of the skirt.

Fold the placket in half and find its center. Pin the center of the back seam of the skirt so that the right side of the placket touches the wrong side of the skirt. Pin the tab along the opening. Sew in place.

Fold the tab toward the right side of the skirt.

Fold the ½” placket to the wrong side, then fold again until it touches the seam line. The raw edges of the skirt will now be fully closed.

Sew the button placket to the skirt ⅛” from the folded edge.

It should look like this when you're done.

Next, on how to make a walking skirt sewing tutorial, go back to the sewing machine and sew a gathered stitch into the back panel of the skirt. Leave long threads to allow you to gather the skirt panel. Repeat for the other side.

Fold the skirt in half and mark the center point. Fold the belt in half and mark the center point. Measure ½” from the edge of the waistband and pin it to the skirt so that ½”

From the middle of the skirt, continue to pin the waistband toward the end of the skirt. You will find that there is extra fabric on the back panel. Pull the gathering threads in the back panel so that the back panel fits the waistband of the skirt. Pin to secure. We're about halfway through making a walking skirt sewing tutorial!

One side of the tab should be turned down to ensure it closes properly. To do this, make sure that the right side of the button placket is facing the wrong side of the skirt. Sew the waistband to the skirt. For the left side of the skirt, the button placket will not be turned.

Before sewing the waistband to the skirt, make sure you have a 1/2″ overhang from the waistband to both ends of the skirt. Sew the waistband to the skirt.

Fold the belt right sides together. Turn the waistband seam allowance up and pin. Sew the short end of the belt.

Cut the corners. Flip the short end of the belt so it is right side out. The short end of the belt should be aligned with the edge of the skirt. Fold under the waistband seam allowance.

Pin the waistband to the skirt, covering the raw edges of the seam. Sew the waistband in place.

I suggest trying on the skirt to ensure the correct position of the button and buttonhole. Also check that you have made the button placket correctly: it must close without leaving any space and the button placket must be hidden.

Sew a button to the left side of the button placket. Make a vertical buttonhole on the left side of the skirt.

Fold the hem of the skirt twice and sew.

And that's all! Now you know how to make a walking skirt!

If you enjoyed learning how to make a walking skirt, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with your friends on social media. If you decide to do this simple project yourself, be sure to take a photo afterward and tag us on social media because we love seeing the fabrics and color choices people are using! Don't forget to check out my post where I share all my sewing tips to help you sew projects faster.

Active time
1 hour

Total time
1 hour

Difficulty
Moderate

estimated cost
$20.00

Instructions

  1. Use a pattern to cut out the fabric.
  2. Pin the side panel skirt pieces to the center front panel pieces and sew.
  3. Pin the back panels to the side panels right sides together and sew.
  4. Fold the skirt right sides together, aligning the raw edges of the back panel. Measure and mark 8″ for the placket. Sew from the mark made for the placket to the hem of the skirt.
  5. Fold the placket in half and find its center. Pin the center of the back seam of the skirt so that the right side of the placket touches the wrong side of the skirt. Pin the tab along the opening. Sew in place.
  6. Fold the tab toward the right side of the skirt. Fold the ½” button placket to the wrong side, then fold again until it touches the seam line. The raw edges of the skirt will now be completely closed. Sew the button placket to the skirt at ⅛” from the folded edge.
  7. Sew a gathered stitch into the back panel of the skirt. Leave long threads to allow you to gather the skirt panel. Repeat for the other side.
  8. Fold the skirt in half and mark the center point.
  9. Fold the belt in half and mark the center point. Measure ½” from the edge of the waistband and pin it to the skirt so that ½”
  10. From the middle of the skirt, continue to pin the waistband toward the end of the skirt. You will find that there is extra fabric on the back panel. Pull the gathering threads in the back panel so that the back panel fits the waistband of the skirt. Pin to secure.
  11. One side of the tab should be turned down to ensure it closes properly. To do this, make sure that the right side of the button placket is facing the wrong side of the skirt. Sew the waistband to the skirt.
  12. For the left side of the skirt, the button placket will not be turned.
  13. Before sewing the waistband to the skirt, make sure you have a 1/2″ overhang from the waistband to both ends of the skirt.
  14. Sew the waistband to the skirt.
  15. Fold the belt right sides together. Turn the waistband seam allowance up and pin.
  16. Sew the short end of the belt.
  17. Cut the corners. Flip the short end of the belt so it is right side out. The short end of the belt should be aligned with the edge of the skirt. Fold under the waistband seam allowance. Pin the waistband to the skirt, covering the raw edges of the seam. Sew the waistband in place.
  18. Sew a button to the left side of the button placket.
  19. Make a vertical buttonhole on the left side of the skirt.
  20. Fold the hem of the skirt twice and sew.
  21. Appreciate!

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