We love to hear the word “reversible” when it comes to sewing for little ones — nothing better than getting double for your time & money! This tutorial from You & Mie for a reversible circle skirt will leave you so happy (it’s easy, too!) that you’ll be sewing them up for everyone you know in no time.
The hidden magic behind something reversible is often the implementation of a great bias tape to hide those edges, making your seams identical on either side. The cloud applique featured on one side of the skirt makes it extra special, and feel just like those warm Spring showers. If you’ve never delved into the world of machine applique, this tutorial will give you some great tips and beginner’s steps into embellishing with fabric shapes. The firm satin stitch around the edge can be modified to your liking, whether you’d like a straight stitch leaving a frayed edge or a fun wide zigzag for added embellishment.
Because this skirt is sewn for a little one, it is a true circle skirt from construction — the full circle is cut out in one piece. If you’re leaning toward making a similar circle skirt for yourself, many fabrics may not be wide enough to get ample length all the way around (think: you’ll need hip to knee distance all the way around), but this can be modified by piecing two circle halves together instead of cutting the entire circle at once.
The construction of this skirt makes it completely reversible, with even the band across the top matching the body fabric on either side. A simple elastic makes it grow with your little one, a great plus! If you’ve never sewn with an elastic insertion, check out the steps in this tutorial that make those steps fool-proof.
For the full photo-packed tutorial by You & Mie, check it out at This Heart of Mine.
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