DIY / fashion

HOW TO: DIY Beach Cover-Up Skirt



Hi, lovelies!!

It’s the first Monday of the month and I am so excited for June! Why? Summer’s just around the corner and I have a lot of DIYs for you (it’s all on my drawing board right now, but today, I do have something pretty special). Lately, I’ve been seeing this summer cover-up trend that’s just perfect for the beach or a nice pool party. If you’re new to sewing then be prepared for a very simple DIY 😉 Don’t have a sewing machine? That’s okay too! You can substitute it with a non-sewing technique. Whatever your preference may be, you’ll still be able to make this yourself!

If you’re ready, then click on ‘Read More’ and let’s get this thing going!

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Summer Coverup


Fabric Glue (Optional)

Sewing Machine (Optional)
1 1/2 Yards in Fabric –  bought mine from JoAnns Fabric & Craft Store
Elastic Bands –  1/2 – 1 Inch thickness
Fabric Scissors
Head Pins



1. Take a measuring tape and measure your waistline. Add an additional 2 inches or 5.08 cm to your measurement


2. Next, we’re going to make two pieces—the front and the back. With the tape, measure your front.


3. Starting from your waist going down, measure your length accordingly. Then once again, add an additional 2 inches or 5.08 cm to your measurement.


4. Lay down your fabric on a table or flat surface. Mark your width (mine is 30″)  then mark your length on the fabric.


5. Follow your markings and cut the fabric.


6. For the second piece, apply the same front length measurements that you took earlier and repeat the same step. Don’t forget to add 1-2 inches to your measurements.


7. For the elastic band part, wrap your band around your waist. You want the fit to be nice and comfortable so this time, you’ll only add one extra inch, which is the overlap for when you’re sewing it together. Cut the band and sew the ends of the band together

8. Sew the bands to the wrong side of the fabric (the inside of the fabric) should be the one facing up.


9. Fold down the fabric about 1-1.5 inches (2.54-3.81 cm) so that the band is inside.


10. If you used a different kind of fabric from mine then you can use fabric glue everything down or hand stitch everything. In my case, I used a sewing machine to sew it together.


11. For the second piece, loop it  underneath and overlap the band by 1-1.5 inches. Then fold the piece over and mark it with a fabric needle. The wrong side should be facing outwards. Repeat the same steps for both ends.

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12. Sew everything in!

Give these skirts a nice personalized touch by making your own! Plus, it’s such a fun DIY sewing project you can do with your friends and for me, it’s such a modest way to accessorize no matter where you’re at. Let me know how you like it!