1. 2 meters of fabric
  2. Matching thread
  3. Either 1 pkg of 1/2″ elastic or 2m of 2″ ribbon


  1. Sewing Machine
  2. Sewing Scissors
  3. Tape Measure
  4. Pins
  5. Iron and Ironing Board


Cut two 1 meter by 1 meter squares of fabric.


Lay the two squares together with the right sides facing each other. Pin and then sew along two of the parallel sides. Iron the seams open.

Pin and then sew a 3 cm hem around the bottom of the skirt. Iron flat. Fold over a 6 cm fold at the top of the fabric. Sew around, leaving a 4 cm gap by one of the side seams.

Thread either the ribbon or the elastic through the top of the skirt. (HINT: put a large safety pin through the end of the ribbon or elastic. It will help thread it through the fold.) If you are using elastic, tighten it to a comfortable waist and then tie it in a tight knot.

Finishing Touches

If you used ribbon, you can sew a small ring about halfway down the side where the ribbon will hang down. Then you can feed the extra ribbon through the ring and pull that side of the skirt up a little for easier walking.