Colorful Patchwork Skirt

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The appeal of patchwork lies in the use of various fabrics and colors – the more colors and wilder the pattern, the better. The patchwork front of our skirt is created by sewing squares and rectangles together into a larger piece of fabric. We have used textured wool combined with smooth, shiny silk.


  • Your favourite A-line skirt pattern
  • Fabric for lining
  • Light weight wool fabric for back of the skirt
  • Front piece made of silk fabric in different colors (we used four colors, orange, purple, dark pink and light pink) and light weight wool fabric (pink)

In the cutting scheme below, you can see what is needed to create the patchwork for the front of the skirt.
To cut out the rest of the skirt pieces, follow the instructions included with your pattern.

We have used:

  • 18 squares in different colors measuring 6¾”x6¾” (17x17cm), including ½” (1cm) seam allowance
  • 6 rectangles in different colors measuring 6¾”x16” (17x40 cm)
  • 2 strips measuring 1½”x 35½” (4x90cm)
  • 3strips measuring 1½”x 33½” (4x85cm)

This might need to be adjusted depending on the size/width of your skirt.

Sew the squares and rectangles together (using a ½” (1cm) seam allowance (both silk and wool fray easily and might need to be overcasted) creating the pattern illustrated below (A). Here, the PFAFF® IDT™ function is an amazing help to make sure all the seams and corners match perfectly.

Press the seams.

Use a ruler and rotary cutter to cut the patchwork piece apart. Before cutting, use a fabric marker to mark where to cut (see illustration B).

Sew the pieces together with the white strips (1½”x 35½” (4x90cm)) and press (see illustration C)


Use a ruler and rotary cutter to cut the patchwork piece apart again, now in the horizontal direction. Before cutting, use a fabric marker to mark where to cut (see illustration D).

Sew the pieces together with the white strips (1½”x 33½” (4x85cm)) and press (see illustration E)


Place your skirt pattern on top of the patchwork fabric piece. Arrange the fabric and pattern as desired and cut out your skirt front piece (illustration F).

Now, you have the front piece, then cut out the other pattern pieces and sew your skirt together following the instructions for your pattern.

If you want your skirt to have an invisible zipper, use our fantastic Invisible Zipper Foot (item #820474096)

Want to sew more Patchwork garments? Follow the link to learn how to make the coolest patchwork capris. SMARTER BY PFAFF™ Colorful Patchwork Capris

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nice skirt n a very creative design
I will try to make this
love th color
4/25/2016 4:14:35 AM

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nice style
I love it so much...
Really enjoy visiting your blog
4/13/2016 10:20:51 PM

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