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# How Do You Sew a Circle Skirt?

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To sew a circle skirt, start by folding a large square of fabric that is at least 40 inches wide in half and then in half again to make a smaller square. To make the pattern, decide on the desired waist size. Then divide this measurement by 2 x 3.14159 to calculate the radius of the waist of the skirt. For example, if you had a desired waist measurement of 30 inches, the necessary radius is 4.77465 inches.

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To cut out the waist of the skirt, measure from each side of the corner to fold the calculated radius dimension from the previous step. Connect these two edges by drawing a quarter circle to meet the two marks. Cut along the line of the quarter circle to create the waist.

Next, decide on the length of your skirt, and measure that distance from the recently cut edge of the waist along the edge of the fabric. Do the same on the other side, and connect these marks with a larger quarter circle. Cut along this circle to create the hemline of the skirt. When you open up the fabric for the skirt, it should resemble a donut.

Add an elastic waistband or cloth waistband and zipper to the waist of the skirt to finish the top. Hem the bottom of the skirt to prevent fraying and to give the skirt a finished edge.