Yes, You Too Can Make Your Own Leather Skirt

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A leather skirt is an essential part of a wardrobe for some women. When I was younger my favorite article of clothing was my two leather skirts – one white and one black.  Leather skirts come in various adorable trends and styles you can’t avoid them if you are a true lover of skirts. However, the price can be a real issue, especially, when looking for some customized leather that meets your fashion taste.  They are in fact a timeless fashion!

You can make your own leather skirt at home and customize it completely to meet your taste!  While shopping can be a fun activity a DIY leather skirt is easy to make if you are willing to put on something inexpensive but fashionable.

To sew a leather skirt with zipper you will need a good sewing machine, needles, leather and a zipper.  Other tools will be scissors, darts and a tape measure.

The most important thing needed is a heavy duty sewing machine capable of punching through leather.

Start by designing and sewing a DIY leather skirt is determining the type of skirt you want. Do you want a pencil model or just a normal size skirt? What length do you favor most? For a pencil design, you are going to require relatively strong fabric.

Measure from the waistline to your desired point on your legs to determine the length. Also measure the waist, the low waistline, the hips and the legs to determine your exact measurements and the shape of your new piece of clothing. Remember to add one to two inches to this length for seam allowances and any errors.

Once you have the front and back measurements, transfer them onto your fabric marking the ends with a piece of chalk or erasable marker. Using heavy scissors cut the fabric along the lines marked leaving extra allowance for seam allowances. Usually, the front part is left as a single piece while the back piece is further divided into two leaving extra seam allowance spaces for the zipper and the center seam.

Before you sew, try on the skirt to ensure it fits properly, you can secure the front piece and the back pieces together using straight pins.  If you are happy with your new designed skirt – turn it inside out and start to sew it up. Leather fabric is not stretchy, so for pencil skirts, you are going to need a slit either at the center, back or on the sides to give walking space.

 

 

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