Candy Cane Stripe and Pom Pom Skirt Tutorial

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Do you like to dress your littles in Christmas attire? Do you like to make them cute little holiday outfits? I’ll admit, I wasn’t super into the holiday outfits until I had a girl! I realized she didn’t have a Christmas outfit, so I whipped one up last week! I had the cutest Christmas fabric and pom pom trim I was dying to use! {see my Instagram} So I made a cute Holly Berry shirt {tutorial coming soon!} and this adorable Candy Cane Stripe Pom Pom skirt Tutorial for her! Both are super easy and they look fabulous together!

Candy Cane Stripe Pom Pom Skirt

Easy Pom Pom Skirt tutorial. Whips up in about 1 hour! Free easy sewing pattern. Love the Christmas theme with Candy cane stripes and white poms.

Isn’t she the cutest thing ever?! She loved getting her picture taken! For all of 2 minutes. Then she just wanted to eat the candy canes and dance around! haha!

DIY Candy Cane Christmas skirt with paper bag waist and pompom trim. So adorable!! Whips up in about 1 hour. Free Easy sewing pattern!

I made this easy skirt with a paper bag waist in about 1 hour. I love paper bag waists! I think they are so feminine and pretty. I think it balances the pom poms well too. A paper bag waist is super easy to do. It literally only adds one extra seam to get the look. Its a breeze.

DIY Christmas outfit for girls. Holly Berry Shirt with Candy Cane stripe Skirt with Pom poms. Easy to make and ADORABLE!

This little girl slays me with her big blue eyes and blond hair! And let’s not even talk about Daddy. She has him wrapped around her little pinky, to say the least! So here is my easy pom pom skirt tutorial with paper bag waist band.


Pom Pom Skirt Tutorial with Paper Bag Waist


  • 1/2-3/4 yard Cotton Fabric {for sizes 4 and under}
  • 1 yard White Pom Pom Trim
  • Thread
  • 1 yard of 1″ White Elastic
  • Fray Check

Christmas skirt tutorial

  1. Measure your child and/or measure skirts that she wears. My 2.5 year old has a 20″ waist and her skirts are about 11″ in length.

WAIST: Take your child’s Waist measurement and divide by 2 and then add 5″ {can add more for a looser fit}. So my equation was: 20/2 = 10 + 5″ = 15″ for the Waist.

LENGTH: My little girl needed an 11″ finished length. Add 5″ to the finished length. So my equestion was 11″ + 5 = 16″ for Length.

Cut 2 pieces of fabric to  fit the measurements you determined for the Length and Waist of your child. I cut 2 pieces of fabric 15″ wide {waist} by 16″ high {length}.

Then with right sides together, sew sides seams together using a 1/4″ inseam.

How to Sew Paper Bag Waist

How to sew paper bag Waist tutorial. Free Skirt sewing pattern!

2. Fold over 2.5″ at the top of the skirt and iron. Then sew 1 complete seam 1″ from the fold. Then sew a second seam about 2.25″ from the fold and leave a 3″ gap. {this will be for the elastic in Step 3}

Note: The first seam you sew creates the paper bag waist. The second seam is for the elastic casing.

Free Skirt pattern with paper bag waist. So adorable! Make it in about 1 hour.

3. Cut your elastic to fit your child’s waist. I cut mine to 20″. Then attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and thread through the elastic casing. Then over lap the elastic about 2″ and then sew across just the elastic 5-10 times to secure elastic. Then pull elastic back into waist band and top stitch the 3″ gap closed.

Little girl skirt Free Sewing pattern. Whips up in about 1 hour! Love the paper bag waist detail.

4. Hem the skirt by folding over 1/4″ at the bottom and ironing and then folding over and ironing another 1/4″ and top stitching.

How to sew DIY Pom pom skirt tutorial. This is an easy, free sewing pattern tutorial. Takes about 1 hour to make.

5. Turn skirt right side out and top stitch the pom pom trim to the bottom of the skirt. Apply Fray Check to the ends of the trim so that it won’t fray or unravel at the ends when washed.

Adorable Christmas skirt to make! Free skirt sewing pattern with pom pom trim.

And that’s one cute skirt made in about 1 hour! Can’t beat it!

Now I want to make a matching one for me. Wouldn’t it be so cute to have twinning Christmas skirts with my little girl?! Hopefully I still have enough fabric to cover these hips of mine! ha!

DIY Christmas Skirt tutorial with pom poms and a Paper Bag Waist. Love the details of this simple skirt! Pom Pom Skirt tutorial Free sewing pattern

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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    This is THE CUTEST THING EVER!!! I want one for myself! HA! :)