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Fat Quarter Skirt {PDF pattern}

2017 February 2

The Fat Quarter Skirt pattern is now available! 

This skirt pattern has been a favorite at our house for years. Combine just two fat quarters of fabric (commonly stashed in many sewing rooms!) to fit a child wearing sizes 2-6. My girls love wearing them with sweaters and leggings in the winter and t-shirts in the summer time. I love that it is cost-effective and quick sew.

“The only thing that would have made this pattern better was less choice in my stash so I could decide faster!” ~ Stacey, pattern tester

This “twirl-friendly” skirt has a fun contrast band at the bottom and an easy-to-fit elastic waistband. It is a simple, beginner-friendly pattern with a few tricks to keep it easy and fun. Great for quilters who haven’t had garment sewing experience and would like a simple starter project – it even has a 1/4″ seam allowance! Or, are you teaching your kids to sew? It’s simple enough for them to understand as well.

Make your little girl happy and de-stash some fabric. (Win, Win!)

Purchase the Fat Quarter Skirt PDF Pattern – $8.50 CDN

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“… love that my four-year-old could help out a little… she assisted in fabric selection, cutting and a couple of side seams. Great for learning!” ~ Gillian, pattern tester

This skirt features 5 sizes, child’s 2-6, to create a skirt that is 9-11 1/2″ (23-30cm) long. The easily adjusted elastic waistband fits your child perfectly, and it makes dressing easier too! A hidden casing is simple to sew and the hem band eliminates the need to press multiple folds, plus it adds a cute pop of colour!

Expect lots of tips and tricks throughout, a glossary of terms, recommended best practices and instructions geared towards an absolute beginner. This pattern is truly a quick sew – allow yourself just 1-3 hours to finish, including your fabric cutting time. It’s also a great stash-buster, requiring only 2 fat quarters and a length of elastic… things you probably already have in your stash.

“I like your little extras like the “seam allowance icon” and the “check boxes”. Great ideas!” ~ Kelly, pattern tester

Here is what you can expect when you purchase the instant PDF Pattern download:

  • An 8 page PDF pattern e-book with clear instructions.
  • No pattern pieces to print out! Use the easy-to-follow cutting chart.
  • Simple, detailed instructions to help you complete each step.
  • Clearly marked colour photos to illustrate the step-by-step process.
  • Both metric and imperial measurements throughout.
  • This e-book is viewable on your mobile device, or print to letter size or A4 paper.
  • Granny’s Sewing Basket – highlights Notes and Tips to make your project faster and easier! (introduction to Granny)
  • Large seam allowance icons throughout, no more searching when you forget.
  • Check boxes in all lists and for each step, for those of you who love to keep track of your progress.
  • This pattern includes a limited production seller’s license.
“It was a lovely, quick project that was nice to do in between other projects. And who doesn’t love a quick, cute, easy to complete project?” ~ Monique, pattern tester
Supplies needed to complete any size of Fat Quarter Skirt:
  • 1 fat quarter for the main skirt
  • 1 fat quarter for the contrast band and casing
  • thread (for sewing and edge-stitching)
  • 1 yard (metre) of 3/4″ (20 mm) elastic (non-roll recommended)
  • safety pin, bodkin for threading elastic
  • scissors, sewing machine, pins, ruler, iron, pressing surface etc.
More inspiration and tester photos will be posted this week. It will be a fun photo-bomb of twirly happy children!
“I love it! What a great stash buster.” ~ Liz, pattern tester
 Sew a skirt (or seven) for your favorite twirl-loving child! 

Purchase the Fat Quarter Skirt PDF Pattern – $8.50 CDN

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If you need any more information or help throughout the pattern I am always available – please email

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. ann ( no e) permalink
    February 6, 2017

    Hi Sherri,
    Love the twirly skirt and all your photos ;) Such a bunch of cuties! I am having a problem clearing my cart and putting an order through for the pattern. I will try again to place an order.
    The fabric choices are so creative. I love the pocket addition. My granddaughters love twirly skirts with leggings as well.
    All the best for a new year of creativity. Take care.

    • February 7, 2017

      Thanks so much Ann! The pocket is so cute! Love her idea! I’ll be posting variation tutorials for this pattern as well – and that’s one that I’m going to add in :) If you want to type “0″ into the box with the number of things you’ve ordered and press “Update” it should clear your cart, but you need to do it one line at a time. I’m noping to update to a better shopping experience this year. Cross your fingers! Appreciate it!

  2. March 7, 2018

    Hi Sherri, I’m interested in purchasing the ‘fat quarter skirt’ pattern. Approximately how much material do I need for the skirt. I have some left over Moana material that would make an adorable skirt.
    Thank you so much the the super cape pattern. I’m making three for my grandkids. Take care.

    • March 29, 2018

      Hi Denise. I’m so sorry to be so late to answer your comment. The skirt needs 2 fat quarters worth of fabric, or a half yard. Hope that helps. So glad you love the super cape!

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