15 Skirt Patterns to Sew

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Looking for free skirt patterns to sew? You’ve come to the right place! In today’s blog post, I’ve gathered a collection of 15 free skirt patterns that are perfect for beginners. There are a variety of different styles and designs, so you are sure to find the perfect pattern for your next project.

So get ready to start sewing some skirts!

easy skirt patterns to sew

Sewing is a skill worth learning!

Sewing is a great skill to learn for a number of reasons.

It can be a fun and creative hobby, and while you probably won’t save too much money making your own clothes, you will get great satisfaction seeing either yourself or someone you love wearing and loving what you have made. (That is why I love sewing for little kids – they love everything Mom or Grandma makes for them!) 

Sewing is also a useful life skill to know in case you ever need to make repairs or alterations to clothing. Knowing how to hem a too-long skirt or how to take in or replace a waistband, or sew pillows or curtains are great skills to have! (And those skills will save you money!)

Learning to sew is not as difficult as you might think, and simple skirts are a great place to start. With the help of a few easy patterns, you can be sewing skirts in no time! So why not give it a try? You might just surprise yourself at how much you enjoy it. (And if sewing clothes isn’t your thing, I have tons of easy quilt patterns to get you started quilting!)

15 Easy Skirt Patterns to Sew

Almost all of these tutorials come in multiple sizes.

1. Elastic Waist Skirt (free pattern 12 mo to 16)

A simple elastic waist skirt is a perfect beginner-friendly sewing project. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions and in about 20 to 30 minutes, you will have a darling girl’s skirt with an elastic waist.


2. Options for 3 Different Looks for the Elastic Waist Skirt

Elastic waist skirts are super simple to make! The good news is the look can be easily changed up with a few tweaks to the basic skirt design.

3. Knit Ruffle Skirt Tutorial

Very Easy Knit Ruffle Skirt Tutorial! A great project for someone just starting to sew with knits.  The best part is you can make the entire skirt with an extra-large man’s shirt!knit ruffle skirt tutorial


4. Super Simple Ruffle Skirt Tutorial (size 3 to 10)

This skirt pattern s a perfect tutorial if you are looking to “up your game” when learning how to sew a skirt (instructions include measurements for sizes 3 to 10.) The skirt is designed for knit fabric but there are instructions for changes you can make to use woven fabric.


5. Roller Skate Circle Skirt Pattern for girls (sz 3 to 10)

The bottom/skirt part is a modified circle skirt, made with 4 panels to show off your favorite cute prints and the waistband/top is a separate yoga-style waistband.

6. Fat Quarter Circle Skirt (pattern hack for the roller skate skirt)

This skirt is made using the Roller Skate Skirt Pattern, but with a few changes so you can use up to 10 different woven fabrics!

7. Easy Circle Skirt (another pattern hack/version of the roller skate skirt)

This version of the roller skate skirt showcases what the skirt looks like if you use all the same fabric for an adorable circle skirt.  girls circle skirt pattern


8. Flat Front Skirt Tutorial (size 2 to 16)

One of my favorite skirt patterns ever! I love that the skirt has a flat front, so it looks good with a tucked-in shirt. It also has elastic in the back making for easy on/off (and easy construction.)  I definitely prefer the ease of elastic-waist bottoms, and the look of the flat front really makes it look more structured.


9. Flat Front Panel Skirt (pattern hack for the flat front skirt)

This Flat Front Panel Skirt and Tutorial is the perfect sewing project to show off some of your favorite fabrics.  It is also fabulous for using up all those coordinating fat quarter sets in your stash!


10. Bohemian Maxi Skirt Tutorial (sz 3 to 12)

This Maxi Skirt skirt tutorial is great for beginner sewists looking for their next challenge. The skirt has a flattering flat front, with no buttons or zippers. The tutorial includes cutting instructions and measurements for girls’ sizes 3 to 12. This Flat Front Bohemian Maxi Skirt Tutorial is the perfect skirt to sew for your little fashionista/tween!


11. Cupcake Skirt Tutorial

This single-tiered skirt is perfect for appliqueing your favorite design along the bottom of the skirt.  cupcake skirt


12. Shirred Waist Tutorial

Make a stretchy, shirred waist skirt with this simple tutorial. shirred waist skirt

13. 10 Minute skirt using an Upcycled Men’s Shirt

Upcycle an unused/unloved polo shirt into an adorable skirt for your little miss! This tutorial is actually a no-sew tutorial, but you can easily sew it too! make a skirt from an upcycled shirt

14. Make a Maxi Dress into a Maxi Skirt in 5 Minutes Flat 

Turn an unloved maxi dress into a maxi skirt you will wear all the time! maxi skirt form a maxi dress

15. Flirty Fall Skirt Tutorial (for women)

Learn How to sew a Flirty Fall Skirt in all sizes with this super easy tutorial!

Have you sewn any of these Skirts?

If you end up sewing one, be sure to come back and leave a star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating and/or a review in the comments section below. If you share an image on Instagram, be sure to tag me and use #scatteredmompatterns! You can also share an image to my private Facebook sewing group!

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  1. Chris Casey says:

    You forgot to mention the patterns are for CHILDREN!

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      Numbers 14 and 15 were made with women in mind. But yes, if you have been a reader of mine for any amount of time, you would know I mainly focus on sewing for girls. Sorry if that upsets you, lol.