Whether for Halloween or a costume party, poodle skirts never seem to go out of style. Making a poodle skirt isn't hard to do, especially making it out of felt. As long as you know basic sewing techniques and can operate the basic functions of a sewing machine, you'll have a poodle skirt in no time.
Things You'll Need
- Poodle skirt pattern
- Felt material
- Sewing machine
- Safety pin
- Poodle appliqué
- Iron-on transfer
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Cut your pattern pieces from the pattern that you will be making a poodle skirt out of.
Lay your felt material out on a flat surface, such as a table or smooth floor. Laying it out on fabric such as carpet will have you picking up that material and pinning it to your felt and pattern.
Lay your pattern pieces out on the felt material and pin them down. Cut your pattern pieces out.
Wrap a piece of elastic around your waist to get the right size measurement and add 1 inch to it, allowing for the seam.
Unpin the pattern from the fabric. Lay the front and back sections of your skirt together with the wrong sides of the fabric facing each other. Pin the sides. Sew a 1/2 inch seam along each side.
Pin your waistband onto the top portion of the shirt with the right sides facing each other. Sew the waistband onto the skirt leaving a 1 inch opening so the elastic can be inserted into it.
Hook a safety pin onto one edge of your elastic and slip it through the waistband opening, pulling the ends out through the 1 inch seam opening. Stitch the elastic together. Stitch the 1 inch seam opening together.
Pin your hemline and sew together.
Preheat your iron. Cut out a piece of iron-on transfer that is the same shape as your poodle. Iron it to the underside of the poodle.
Place the poodle on the front of the skirt where you'd like it situated and iron it on.