Monday, March 19, 2012

Yoga Skirt with Jersey Binding

I’m always trying to get out of hemming things. So I decided to try making binding out of jersey fabric. I ended up using this technique to finish off a spring-type yoga skirt I made for myself. See my tutorials for yoga skirts here and here. This one I just made isn’t gathered the whole way around but just in the front and the back. So it’s a combination of my two tutorials.
It turned out decently. It is a little bulky for a hemline, in my non-trained sewing opinion.
I didn’t take pictures along the way, but I tested the technique to finish off the neck of a shirt I made for my two-year old. (He loves his ‘wrench shirt’.)
For his shirt, I just cut a strip of jersey about 1.5” wide on the bias. I just folded it over once and zig-zagged it onto the shirt.
Not perfect, but it did the job. It was a lot easier than methods I have used in the past.
I decided I would do a double-fold bias binding for the bottom of the skirt. I probably should’ve stuck with single-fold binding with jersey fabric.
It’ll work, though! It made an interesting new technique to try.
I love spring colors! IMG_4773


  1. This is a great skirt, going to have to try it out soon. Do you actually do yoga in a skirt though?

    I would love for you to follow my blog too so that we can share ideas!

    Your newest follower,
    Val @

    1. Haha, great question! I totally don't do yoga! I should probably refer to it as a 'Yoga-Style Skirt'. I just mean the fold over waistband is a yoga style.

      I will check out your blog now! Thanks for following!

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  3. I always love seeing old clothes transformed into something new. I so wish I could sew! This is great for summer/spring. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

  4. This looks comfy and I love the spring colors!

  5. Love the colors! I'll be honest, I think I would much prefer hemming than binding, at least for the hem. I'd probably hem on that neckline. They look terrific!

    1. I think I should've hemmed, too. But it was a new technique I wanted to try! Thanks for the comment.

    2. I think I should've hemmed, too. But it was a new technique I wanted to try! Thanks for the comment.


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