Tulle Skirt

Tulle Skirt

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • 6 yd tulle fabric - main fabric
  • 2 yd tulle fabric - contrasting fabric
  • 2 yd lining fabric
  • 1/8 yd waistband fabric
  • 1-1/2" wide elastic
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • Measuring tape


Seam allowances are 1/2" & 1-1/2". RS= Right Side WS=Wrong Side

Body: main fabric - cut six 50"x24", cut two 50"x24" lining, contrasting fabric - cut two 50"x24-1/2" waistband fabric - cut one 49"x4", cut elastic 25"x1-1/2" (waist measurement minus 2")

1. Pin tulle piece RS together and sew sides together. Repeat on all tulle pieces. Gently press seams open.
2. Baste stitch around top of tulle piece and gather. Repeat on all tulle pieces.
3. Fold waistband fabric WS together. Fold in 1/2" seam allowance on ends and press with iron. Baste stitch waistband closed leaving ends open.
4. Pin raw edge of waistband to tulle layers. Placing open ends of waistband at center back. Baste in place.
5. Pin lining WS facing up to RS skirt with waist sandwiched in-between. Sew all layers together at 1/2" seam allowance. Turn lining pushing down inside skirt. Raw edge should be inside on a sheer skirt and sewn seam on outside so visible through tulle. To control volume, trim 1/4" off allowance and top stitch at 1/4" with zig-zag stitch. Be careful not to catch the lining.
6. Insert elastic into center back opening and pull through to other side of opening. Overlap elastic ends 1" and zig-zag stitch ends together. Slipstitch center back opening closed.
7. Fold lining hem up 1/2" and press. Fold again at 1" and press. Stitch hem closed at 1/8" on edge line.