Reversible Pom-Pom Trim Skirt

Reversible Pom Pom Trim Skirt

Sew an adorable double-sided skirt with pom-pom trim with this beginner-friendly sewing tutorial that includes step-by-step photo instructions.

My daughter has been on a skirt kick recently and by kick I mean that she insists on wearing each skirt for multiple days at a time.

So in an effort to give her outfits a little bit more longevity, I came up with a double-sided skirt tutorial. It’s incredibly simple to make and it gives you twice the bang for your buck!

This adorable car print is part of Patty Young’s latest fabric collection with Riley Blake Fabrics named Club Havana. I paired this print with a Riley Blake mint green and white-striped fabric and light pink pom-pom trim.


2 Coordinating Fabrics

1 Inch Wide Elastic

Pom Pom Trim

Sewing Machine


Safety Pin



Reversible Skirt Sewing Tutorial

Measure the waist of the child you will be making the skirt for. Then measure from the waist to the knee.

The waist measurement for my daughter was 21 inches. From her waist to her knee measured 14 inches

Cut two large rectangles of fabric.

The width will be the width of the fabric and the length will be the measurement from the waist to the knee.

My rectangles measured 44 inches wide by 14 inches tall.

(they are folded in half in the photo below)

Attach the pom pom trim along the bottom of one of the pieces of fabric. Attach the pom poms so they are facing upside down.

With right sides together sew the fabric together down the short side. Repeat this step with the other piece of fabric.

Slide one of the skirt pieces inside of the other so that right sides are facing each other and align the seam allowances together.

Sew the two pieces of fabric together sandwiching the trim in between them.

Open up the skirt so that both right sides of the fabrics are facing upwards.

Turn the raw edge of the skirt under 1/2 inch on both sides of the skirt.

The skirt should resemble the picture below once both sides have been pressed under.

Flip one side of the fabric upwards so that wrong sides are facing each other and the pressed edges are aligned.

Sew the folded edges of the skirt together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance leaving a 2 inch opening for the elastic. Sew another seam line 1 1/2 inch from the original seam. This will create a casing for the elastic.

Cut a piece of elastic the same size as the waist measurement. Attach a safety pin to the elastic and thread it through the casing. Once you reach the beginning of the elastic, gently pull both sides and layer them on top of each other.

Sew a zigzag stitch to secure the elastic edges together.

Evenly distribute the elastic in the waistband and then sew closed the opening in the waistband. Press both sides of the skirt.

Show your cute skirt off to your little girl! She’s sure to love it!

5 thoughts on “Reversible Pom-Pom Trim Skirt”

  1. Hi, such a lovely little skirt and thanks for sharing.
    If I measure the child from waist to knee, do I need to add on seam allowance, especially for the channel for the elastic?

    1. If you don’t add seam allowance it will come an inch or so above the knee. It you want it to sit a bit lower just increase the length accordingly. Xx

  2. Such a cute skirt! Thanks for sharing. Question, any trouble with the Pom Pom’s bleeding when laundered? Any that you especially like to use?

  3. Cute. Made it for my grand-niece last night. First time using pom poms and they were kind of a pain to sew on. Maybe there’s a trick, other than changing the foot, I need to learn. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I would post pictures but I don’t see a place to do that.

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