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How To Make a Sequin Skirt

Glitz Sequin fabrics are stunning and stretchier than you may think. Because of their stretch, it makes it a lot easier to design and sew fitted garments like this high-waist pencil sequin skirt.  With fabrics that are stretchy, you always have to line them with a stretch lining so both fabrics stretch together and don’t tear. In this case, I chose a stretch charmeuse fabric because it’s a little fancier than a spandex or jersey knit, but both of those would work too.

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Materials

DIY Sequin Skirt Materials

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Instructions

Step 1: Cut out the sequin skirt patterns

Use older scissors that you don’t care so much about because the sequins will be rough to cut, and could possibly put some nicks in your scissors.

With the sequins lying flat, make sure the stretch of the sequins is vertical to you. Then fold the fabric in half in the direction of the stretch. Place the pattern on the fold, and pin. The arrow on the pattern should be aligned with the stretch of the fabric. Cut out the pattern, remove the pins, and place the pattern to the fold line again, pin, and cut. Now you should have two pieces for the front and back. Fold the lining fabric in half and repeat this step for the lining.


Step 2: Sew the lining

First, remove all the pins. With the right sides facing each other, pin along both sides of the skirt lining. Starting a 1/2″ in from the top, sew with a 1″ seam allowance leaving 1″ at the bottom. Back stitch at the beginning and the end. Do this for both sides, and set aside.


Step 3: Sew the sequins

First, remove all the pins and the pattern piece. Place the right sides together and pin. Starting a 1/2″ in from the top, hand stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance leaving 1″ at the bottom. Knot the thread a few times, and repeat this step for the other side.


Step 4: Attach the lining

Fold the sequin skirt to the right side. With the lining inside out, place it over the sequin skirt. Pin around the waistband and hand stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Fold over to the inside of the skirt.


Step 5: Hem

Fold the sequin and lining fabrics under 1″ with the right sides facing each other. Pin all the way around the hem. Hand stitch the edge by looping the thread from the inside to the outside. Continue this until you’ve reached the end.


Step 6: Finish the waistband

Pin the edges together and again hand stitch the edge by looping the thread from the inside to the outside. Continue this until you’ve reached the end. The sequin skirt is now complete!


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