I’ve had an idea for a circle wrap skirt developing in my head for the last couple of months. I wanted to make a skirt that was easy to make, adjustable for changing sizes, and mom-friendly.  I was able to make a wrap skirt tutorial that is all of these things!
This skirt is so adjustable that it can fit a multitude of sizes, and you can still fit in it if you’re changing sizes! It’s really quick because there is only ONE SEAM to sew, and there are no hems or edge finishes! If you lift up the overlap there’s a layer underneath so you’ll never flash anyone. Enjoy this wrap skirt tutorial perfect for any size and lifestyle!
Adjustable One-Seam "No-Flashing" Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com
Even when I lift the part the overlap, nothing is uncomfortably flashed underneath! I wore this skirt all throughout my pregnancy when I’m changing weight constantly, and I even wore it during postpartum when I’m changing weight constantly.
Adjustable One-Seam "No-Flashing" Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com
My SIL and I wore the same navy wrap skirt even though I was pregnant and she was not. Our waist measurements were not close, but we were able to wear the same skirt. It’s a magical skirt!

Adjustable One-Seam Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com

SUPPLIES

  • Sewing supplies*
  • Knit Fabric – lightweight jersey with 10% spandex will work the best
    • Maxi half circle skirt 3-4 yards
    • Maxi full circle skirt 5-6 yards
    • Knee-length half circle skirt 3-4 yards
    • Knee-length full circle skirt 4-5 yards
  • Tips for sewing knit fabrics

Find Your Measurements

  • Place a measuring tape at your center back waist and let it hang down. Decide how long you want your skirt to be, and have someone check what the measurement is. This is your skirt height measurement.
  • Measure your waist or where you want your skirt to sit. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist and make sure it’s horizontal with the ground. This is your waist measurement.
  • Find your radius for the inner waist circle by using the chart below.

Here is a simple chart for quick radius measurements. Pick something in between or the next measurement up.

Waist or Hip Circumference
Radius for ½ Circle Skirt
Radius for Full Circle Skirt
20″
6 ⅜”
3 ⅛”
25″
7 ⅞”
3 ⅞”
30″
9 ½”
4 ¾”
35″
11 ⅛”
5 ½”
40″
12 ¾”
6 ⅜”
45″
14 ¼”
7 ⅛”
50″
15 ⅞”
7 ⅞”

Cutting Instructions

Use this diagram to cut out your skirt. The diagram on the left is a full circle skirt and the diagram on the right is a half circle skirt. Choose just one!

You will need two cut two of one diagram but make sure they are opposite of each other. Use the measurements you found to get a custom made skirt that fits your body!

*When you are cutting from 1/4 height to the center waist circle, cut a short tail from the inside circle for the tie.* Adjustable One-Seam "No-Flashing" Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com

Sewing Instructions

  1. Using diagram cut out two pieces of the half circle skirt or the full circle skirt. Make sure they are opposite of each other when you cut them out.
  2. Sew the one long seam with a skinny zigzag and right sides together.
  3. Don’t worry about finishing any of the edges. Jersey fabric gets a nice, soft, rolled edge when left unfinished.
Adjustable One-Seam "No-Flashing" Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com

To put on your skirt:

  1. Find the seam and put it on one side of your waist and hold it there.
  2. Grab the side that will go across your front and warp it all the way around until it meets with the seam. Hold the seam and one wrapped side with one hand on one side of your waist.
  3. Grab the other side and wrap it around your back to the front until it meets with the seam.
  4. Your two ends that tie will meet over your seam. Tie them in a bow or knot.

Adjustable One-Seam "No-Flashing" Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com

This skirt is very comfortable and works throughout and after a pregnancy. The navy blue wrap skirt was worn by me AND my sister-in-law who definitely isn’t pregnant.

Adjustable One-Seam "No-Flashing" Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com


You’ll get lots of compliments, and you don’t even have to tell them how easy it was for you to make!

Adjustable One-Seam "No-Flashing" Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com
You can play with the length for a fun maxi, midi, or mini skirt.Adjustable One-Seam "No-Flashing" Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com
 What kind of skirt would you make with this wrap skirt tutorial?

Adjustable One-Seam "No-Flashing" Wrap Skirt Tutorial // heatherhandmade.com

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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6 thoughts on “Adjustable One-Seam “No-Flashing” Wrap Skirt Tutorial

  1. Boy these are adorable.

    I just wish there was a video tutorial, because I have no idea how to make them.

    Posted on November 20, 2015 at 6:47 am
  2. I am a little confused about some of these instructions.
    You put "You will need two of each for one skirt." yet there is only one seam you need to sew.
    Do you mean one of each circle design for one skirt or two of one circle design for one skirt?

    Posted on June 4, 2015 at 8:33 pm
  3. Would love a video tutorial 🙂

    Posted on March 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm
  4. Would love a video tutorial 🙂

    Posted on March 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm
  5. Cuteness!

    Posted on January 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm
  6. Love it, and it's going straight to my really have to do list!

    Posted on January 16, 2014 at 1:39 pm