How to make a simple skirt for your American Girl Doll





Simple American Girl Doll Sized Skirt

Learn how to make a super simple skirt for an 18” doll or American Girl Doll. Project can be completed in about an hour and is perfect for reducing the scrap fabrics laying around in your sewing room. Watch this video and read on for step-by-step instructions.



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WHAT YOU NEED:

Fabric: 16” x 6 ½”
Elastic: ½” wide x 11” long



Simple American Girl Doll Sized Skirt

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: Making the Elastic Casing
Turn under upper raw edge ¼” to wrong side and press.
Turn under again 7/8”, press.


Simple American Girl Doll Sized Skirt

STEP 2: Sew Casing
To make the casing, stitch close to the inside fold.


Simple American Girl Doll Sized Skirt

STEP 3: Insert Elastic
Insert the elastic through the casing, gathering fabric as needed. Pin the ends of the elastic so they are aligned with the ends of the casing.

Stitch end of casing and elastic to hold them in place.


Simple American Girl Doll Sized Skirt

STEP 4: Stitching Skirt Back
Fold skirt right sides together and stitch center back seam using a ¼” seam allowance.


Simple American Girl Doll Sized Skirt

STEP 5: Zigzag Seam
To help prevent the seam from fraying, zigzag stitch along the edge of the seam.


Simple American Girl Doll Sized Skirt







STEP 6: Hemming the skirt
To hem the skirt, fold the lower edge to wrong side ¼” and press flat.
Fold under ½” and press flat.
Sew hem with sewing machine.


Simple American Girl Doll Sized Skirt

Viola! The skirt is finished and ready for the doll to wear. Make multiple skirts for the doll lover in your family.



Simple American Girl Doll Sized Skirt

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