DIY circle skirt


I love circle skirts. And when I found out how to make one myself I was so happy because it seemed very easy. And to be honest, it didn’t only seem to be easy, it just was easy. So here is how I did it.

What you’ll need:

  • About 2 m² of fabric
  • A scissor
  • A sewing machine
  • A zipper


The pattern for a circle skirt is very simple. It is a whole circle with a hole in it. So for the pattern you only make a quarter of it.


Number 1 will be how long you want the skirt to be.


You start by measuring your waist. That number divided by twice pi. So that is:

Waist : (2 x π)

So for me it was

68 : (2 x π) = 11 cm


Draw a quarter of a circle.


Fold the whole fabric in half, and in half again. Cut along part 3 and 4 and leave some centimeters for the hem.


This is how it will look after you cut it.


And if you unfold it, it has the shape of a doughnut, a circle with a hole in it.


Pin the edges down to the inside. I sewed along the edge with a zigzag.

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Cut out a rectangle with the length of your waist (that’s 68 for me) plus some extra centimeters.


Lay the rectangle good-side facing each other on the small hole, and sew along the edge.


Cut a slid in the back of the skirt. Make it long enough so the zipper will fit in it.


Pin the sides of the fabric to the zipper.


If your sewing machine likes you you can just sew the zipper down. Mine didn’t, so I used a needle and thread to sew the zipper.


Fold the skirt inside out and sew along the waistline.


Cut off the extra fabric and your skirt is done!



9 thoughts on “DIY circle skirt

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    • I think it was a cotton blend or jersey. It was stretchy and heavy. But you can use practically any fabric for a circle skirt. A stiffer fabric will just make a fuller skirt.

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