DIY Jersey Knit Pencil Skirt

French designer Christian Dior introduced the modern pencil skirt in 1954. His classic design has stood the test of time and has since been a staple of women’s wardrobes on Not only is the pencil skirt with a diverse destination, but it also looks good on many body types.

DIY Jersey Knit Pencil Skirt

What You Need

  • Medium or heavy stretch knit fabric (25% stretch or more), 1 yard
  • Tape measure
  • Sharp scissors
  • Pins
  • Ball point needle sewing machine
  •  1-inch elastic, 1 yard
  • Washable marking pen or tailor’s chalk
  • Iron and ironing board

Step 1

Measure the circumference of your waist. If you have narrow hips, you do not need to add anything to this measurement. If you have full hips, you will need to add 2-4 inches to this measurement. This will be the circumference of the skirt. Share this number in half. Fold the fabric over a width direction of the lid is on your side measurement.

Step 2

Have a friend measure the distance from the natural waist the desired length of the hem of the skirt. Measure and mark this distance on the side of the folded fabric.

Step 3

Use signs to cut the width of the skirt.

Step 4

Cut the line marked on the length of the skirt. You will end up a wide rectangle of fabric, which is the circumference of the waist length skirt.

Step 5

Fold the right side of the rectangle and the short sides (skirt length edge) of your skirt together. Pin along the edges.

Step 6

Sew a 1/2 inch seam along the pin line. Be sure to remove the pins as you sew. This comes on the back seam in the middle of the skirt.


  • When sewing with knits, use a stretch, ball point, or Jersey needle. These needles are designed for sewing knit fabric, so you will have a stronger, smoother seam. General The needle has a tendency to bypass loop when it is used for knitted or crocheted.

Step 7

Measure the circumference of your waist and subtract 1 inch to this measurement. Cut a piece of elastic to this measurement.

Step 8

Overlapping the ends of the elastic and use a zigzag stitch to connect the ends. This will be the middle of the back flexible.

Step 9

Measure and mark the center of the front skirt and the middle of the front with elastic washable marking pen or tailor’s chalk.

Step 10

Found in the center of the front skirt with elastic in the middle of the front and back of the skirt in the middle of the back of the central elastic.Attach the rubber band in place at the top of the skirt.

Step 11

Use a zigzag stitch to sew the right side of the flexible skirt. Pull the elastic as you sew a little facilitate the extraordinary width of the skirt.

Step 12

Fold the bottom of the elastic and over the wrong side of the skirt, and press it into the iron.

Step 13

Use a needle and thread elastic tack down the back seam.


  • When using heavy knit your skirt, you can save time and effort because no hemming knits do not scrub. If you want a more finished look, you can add a simple hem.


Finished Skirt

Dress pencil skirt with high heels and a jacket for work or to use the T-shirt and flats for weekend activities. No matter how you decide to format a pencil skirt, you can be sure, you can look good and be comfortable at the same time.