DIY Leather Skirt

It seems as though every fashion blogger has that perfect leather skirt that they can dress up or dress down and it always looks amazing. But if you're a student like me and on a student sized budget, going out and dropping a few hundred dollars on a leather skirt just isn't feasible. So! What do you do when you can't afford something? You make your own lovely, much cheaper version! My skirt is by no means perfect but it only took me less than an hour to make. I like how to edges are unhemmed and a bit rough.
Read on for the tutorial!


First thing's first, you need to pick out your fabric. If you haven't already noticed, this is PU leather... a.ka. faux leather. It is much cheaper and it looks very similar which is perfect for my wallet!

What You Will Need:
.5 meter PU Leather fabric
A mini skirt that fits you to use as a pattern
Measuring tape
Sewing machine

Step One: Take the measurements of the skirt you will be making the pattern from. Measure the waist, center and bottom hemline. Add on .5 an inch for the seam allowance when sewing.

Step Two: Transfer measurements onto leather fabric. Place the pattern skirt onto the leather fabric so you can follow and draw the curvature of the sides. Cut out two identical pieces.

Step Three: Place the two pieces together, right sides facing each other. Sew along the sides.. et voila!

It is best if you can find a fabric with a bit of stretch to it. If not, a zipper or darts may need to be added along the waistline. 

So, what do you guys think? Is this something you will try out?



  1. Great idea, well done! Thank u for sharing such a nice post!;)
    Wish You a Happy New Year!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  2. thank u for stopping by on my blog!more giveaways coming soon!! :)



  3. Really great post and so nice outfit. I wish you only the best in 2013 and that dreams comes true. Would you like to follow each other via bloglovin? Have a nice day.


  4. Hi girls. I'm Jennifer from www.regandomicactus.blogspot.com when you comment one of my post and you're following me. (Thank you). So here I am to follow you. :)
    I really like it and the DIY seems easy maybe I'll do one for my. :)
    Happy new year.

  5. THIS IS TRULY A NICE DIY. I decided to follow you, I see you have passion for blogging. I hope you can check out my site: http://theproverbs.net and hopefully join. Keep posting, and stay true to your passion. Thanks and God Bless!

    Steven B.

  6. Very, very cute! Well done. I would have thought you bought this in a store!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  7. The skirt looks amazing! Can't believe you DIYed it!! And I love how you've paired it with everything in this outfit
    Following now (:


  8. You did a great job! Definitely have to try this out sometime, I love leather!
    So cute how you paired it with tan/brown shoes!

    Happy New Year!

    Stop by sometime, xo Natalie

  9. This is brilliant and the photos are fab! Lovely outfit :) Thanks for the kind comment on my blog.


    Amy x

  10. Hola linda, me encanta la falda, estás guapísima :)

    Un besito desde Stylishlove

  11. Love the super casual look you have going with the leather skirt and sneakers!
    I'd try it if I wasn't horrendous at sewing. x


  12. im loving all of the different textures in this outfit!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

  13. Ohh really cool. I like leather skirts are so pretty. But I do not think this fabric where I live, so it's hard to make my own. And yes, her outfit was very beautiful, loved the glasses ♥


  14. That skirt is flipping amazing! What a great DIY job!

    Robyn Mayday

  15. love iit!
    thanks for the tips!


  16. love that outfit!! the top and the shoes are amazing!!
    your blog is soo nice!1 what do u think about following each other??
    happy new year!!:)

  17. Super cute and it doesn't even look crafty! I love how simple it is to make and how easy it is to wear. Definitely bookmarking this for my next DIY!

    Thanks for the share!

    Kate from Clear the Way

  18. nice outfit! I love how you did your nails!

  19. Aw I love the outfit! The shirt and the skirt are awesome! Thanks for the idea! I think I'll try it hahaha Would you like to follow each other? xoxo


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