How to Sew a Skirt for a Fashion Doll

Learn how to sew a quick and easy skirt for a fashion doll or 11-inch doll.  

Some purchased doll clothes patterns are very confusing and complicated. This doll skirt is Soooo easy; it can be made without a pattern.  This skirt can be made with scrap fabric. Easy Fashion Doll Skirt Tutorial - fb

Watch this video tutorial and read on to see how to make a fashion doll skirt.

Click to watch the How to Sew a Skirt for a Fashion Doll video in Youtube.

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  • 4 1/2" x 11" piece of fabric
  • 2" x 5" piece of fabric for the waistband
  • 3 1/2" piece of 1/4" Velcro
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissor
  • Sewing Machine

Completed Fashion Doll Skirts

INSTRUCTIONS to sew a fashion doll skirt


Fold the waistband fabric with the right sides together and press. Fold the raw edge of the fabric toward the fold and press. Do the same with the other raw edge. Sew each end of the waistband using a 1/4" seam, back-tacking to secure the stitches. Turn right side out and press.


Place the 4 1/2" x 11" fabric on the ironing board with the right side down. On the short sides (these are the back of the skirt), turn the fabric under 1/4" to the wrong side and press. Turn it under a 1/4" a second time and press again. Stitch down close to the fold on both short sides.


To hem the skirt, turn one long edge under 1/4" to the wrong side and press. Turn under 1/4" a second time and press again. Stitch the hem down close to the fold.


With a needle and thread, hand baste along the top of the skirt. Hand-basting is sewing with big stitches. After basting, gather the top of the skirt so it fits inside the waistband. To prevent the gathering from unraveling, take a couple of small stitches and knot the thread.

Tuck the gathered skirt into the waistband and pin it in place.

Sew close to the inside fold, back-tacking at the beginning and end.


Place one piece of Velcro along the back opening on the right side of the skirt close to the edge.

Place the other piece of Velcro, along the back opening on the wrong side of the other end of the skirt close to the edge.

Sew Velcro in place.

The skirt is done.

Put the skirt on the fashion doll and enjoy. After you are familiar with this skirt tutorial; you can whip up a skirt in about an hour.

Make your fashion dolls colorful skirts for all occasions.


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