Beginner’s Sewing Course – Project #2 – The Maxi Skirt

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Welcome to the Beginner’s Sewing Course! This course will teach you the basics of sewing your own garments, using commercial patterns. In Project #2 you will learn; 1) How to make a casing; 2) How to insert elastic into a casing; 3) How to sew a slit into a skirt.



  1. Alvin Prince says:

    Hi Anita excellent choice for a second project I'm excited to try this … happy watching everyone greetings from Jamaica

  2. Dara Harper says:

    How very nice of you! God bless you!

  3. Rhonda G says:

    GREAT teaching!

  4. mslilypad36 says:

    Wish I had your body. I love the blouse design and fabric you have on. You are a great instructor.

  5. I love your tutorials, thank you for sharing your knowledge. Would you be willing to make a piece that has an asymetrical hem or one with a handkerchief hem?

  6. Hi, Anita, I was wondering if I overlocked  waist band do I need to cut away the extra fabric?

  7. Thank you so much for these videos. I am also looking to make a basic pants with no pockets. Just a zipper. I think it is called a slopper (not sure on the spelling). You offer the detail I need in your videos. Great and wonderful work.

  8. I luv it!! Can't wait to make this. Happy sewing!!!!!

  9. Irene Rivera says:

    I love your videos! I hope you do more.

  10. Good day! I went out today after going through hurricane hermene and purchased the pattern and some material, I'm in the process of cutting and Ironing. Taking a little at a time. the cutting out of the pattern is tiresome, but if I want to get it right and have it look pretty I will take my time and do it right. Thanks again.

  11. Kristy Anne says:

    I love your style of teaching!!

  12. Rose Lopez says:

    I loved how you take your time to explain everything . Thank you.

  13. Fareed Jumon says:

    hello,,,,you explained so simple

  14. Awesome! Thx so much for the detailed info. I am encouraged to pursue!

  15. If you increase the length of the skirt by simply adding length to the bottom of the skirt pattern piece, should you also change the mark for the slit?

  16. Jos Maseya says:

    You are certainly one of the best educators on YouTube.
    Thank you so much.

  17. Kateroar says:

    oh Anita I am so glad I found your channel. 🙂 what a wonderful instructor you are. I am just getting back into sewing and your awesome videos are fabulous refreshers for me. Thanks for all the tutorials. Your definitely one of my favorites to follow for sewing. 🙂

  18. Hi Anita..I brought the pattern a while ago..not sure of the fabric. I know it's a knit, but any particular type – i.e. ponte or polyester and spandex….thanks again sis!!!

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