How to sew a pencil skirt: Method 1

There are many methods for sewing a pencil skirt. Today, we will do one of these methods.


HORIZONTAL MEASUREMENTS: For horizontal measurements you will need your

  • Waist
  • Hip

VERTICAL MEASUREMENTS: The vertical measurements you need are

  • Waist to Hip
  • Waist to hem

To help you understand this video even better, please watch the skirt block again, before watching this video.


For this project, you will need a fashion fabric (like your ankara, or your bridal satin etc) and a lining for the inside of the skirt.

The width of fabric (both fashion fabric and lining fabric) you should cut is: Hip measurement + 35.5 cm (14 in.)

The Length of both fabric should be = waist to hem measurement + 2.5 cm (1 in.)


  1. Fashion fabric
  2. Lining fabric
  3. Invisible zip
  4. Sewing thread to match fabric
  5. Fabric scissors
  6. Tape measure Iron and ironing board
  7. Chalk
  8. Sewing machine Pins
  9. Hand sewing needle

NOTES: Always fold fabric right sides together unless otherwise stated. It is important to press every fold to create definite creases. Take a 1.2-cm (½-in.) seam allowance throughout unless otherwise stated.


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Blue Pencil Skirt Tutorial