How To Cut Six Pieces Skirt

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Have you ever wanted to know how to cut six pieces skirt? In this tutorial, we have the simple steps on how to cut your six pieces skirt. You can also apply these principles to other pieces skirt like 4 pieces skirt.

What you will need to cut six pieces skirt?


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First, you have to prepare your cutting and sewing tools. To cut  a six pieces skirt, you will need the following:

  1. Minimum 3-4 yards of Fabric
  2. Measuring Tape
  3. A pair of Scissors
  4. Pencil or Chalk


How to Cut Six Pieces Skirt

Step 1: Take the basic measurement

The basic measurement areas for six pieces skirt are :

  • Waist
  • Hip
  • The length of the waist to the knee (Half length)
  • The length of the waist to the Ankle (Full length)

To know how to cut 6 pieces skirt, you should understand how creating a circular lower zone in the skirt and forming folds.  The folds in the skirt are the reason you would need a lot of fabric.

In order to understand this “six pieces skirt” cutting tutorial more, we will make use of the following measurement:

  • 37 inches for the Waist
  • 44 inches for the Hip
  • The length of the waist to the knee(Half length) is 18 inches
  • The length of the waist to the Ankle(Full length) is 43 inches
  • The Total Yard (or Circumference) is 4 yards, we will multiply 4 yards by 36 to get 144 inches. This is because 1 yard makes 36 inches, so 4 yards = 4 × 36 =144 inches

Six piece skirt would have seven 7 different pieces because the center back will be cut into two for the zip.

In a six piece skirt that would have the zip at the center back the cuts would be seven not six just to accommodate the zip at the center back and at the end, the skirt is still called a six piece skirt

But a six-piece skirt that would have the zip at the side would have just six cuts without extras

Step 2: Calculate the division for each piece

The next step for cutting 6 pieces skirt is dividing the fabric of the skirt into 6 pieces. This process is applicable to 4 pieces skirt and other pieces skirt; in 6 pieces skirt, we will divide by 6 while in 4 pieces skirt we will divide by 4.
The division is quite simple. First, focus on the circular values, which are the circumference, waist and hip.  Then we will deal with the length measurement later.

  1. Divide the total yard which is large 144 circle by 6 and get 24 (144÷6= 24)
  2. Next, divide the waist 37 by 6 and get 6.1 (37÷6 =6.1)
  3. Also, divide the hips 44 by 6 and get 7.3 (44÷6 = 7.3)


This means for each of our 6 panels we would have a circumference of 24 inches, a waist measurement of 6.1 inches and Hip measurement of 7.3 inches. Next, we will add our seam allowance.

Step 3: Add up your seam allowance to your waist and hip measurement

  1. Add a seam allowance of 1.5 inches to our waist measurement of 6.1 to get 7.6 inches (6.1 + 1.5 = 7.6)
  2. Also, Add a seam a seam allowance of 1.5 inches to our hip measurement of 7.3 to get 8.8 inches (7.3+1.5= 8.8 inches)

There is a simple rule here. The biggest part of the measurement is the most important out of all, it’s because out of the biggest measurement you can get the smaller ones

Here the biggest part is the 24 (from our circumference division), from each panel of 24, I will get the waist measurement of 7.6 and the hip measurement of 8.8.

Step 4: Mark out each panels for cutting

Remember we will be cutting out our skirt into 6 panels. The method will be using to cut, we will have two block, the front block, which will be the front part of the skirt and then the back block which will be the back part of the skirt.

For the front block, we will have 3 panels out of the 6 panels and and for the back block, we have the other 3 panels but the middle panel at the back will be divided into two for the zip.

I will show how to mark out the part for one panel which will then be repeated for each of the six panels.

  1. Cut out your first panel from the cloth using our circumference division by 6 which is 24 inches by our full length (45 inches).
  2. On that panel, identify where the waist, hip and half length would be and mark it. From our division and seam allowance, our waist is 7.6, hip is 8.8 (approximately 9) and the half-length is 18
  3. On the half length line (at 18 inches from  the top of the cloth), identify the center. Ensure you are at the center.
  4. Now out of the  24  for the circumference, I am going to mark out 9 inches at the center of the 24 (circumference), which is 4.5 inches each on both sides. This process will be done at the knee
  5. Next, I link them together knee and waist
  6. Next, we link the knee to the base of the circumference . (9 inch from the center knee to the 24 in at the base).

Remember, the sixth panel for the zip like I said b4 is cut into 2 so u must add at least 1 inch seam on both sides for joining the zip back. This raps up the cutting process of the skirt.
Next is to start sewing.

Before you leave, let us know if this tutorial have been helpful and your experience cutting a six piece skirt!!!

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    January 2, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Whoa! I so much enjoyed the tutorial, I learned a lot….I’m looking forward to getting much more of that

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    Christian Simon

    May 10, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Very informative and Useful Info you have got here Blessing, Thanks for putting it up

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    Iluokhauno caroline

    January 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. God bless you.

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    Iluokhauno caroline

    January 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks so much,I enjoyed your tutorial.Gd bless you.

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    December 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks so much

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    October 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks for the Tutoria. It really help me.

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    June 15, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Tnx so much for the lecture u really made by day

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    June 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Hi. The tutorial was really helpful. But I will want to know if the 9 inches at the knee center is a standard applicable to all body measurement, or does it vary according to body measurements? Thanks a lot for your anticipated reply.

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    May 25, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks an amazing lecture and very helpful. I under stood it perfectly. God bless you for sharing.

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    Lady b

    April 26, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Nice one

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    April 5, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    thank you so much…
    God bless you…this was very helpful…

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    Rosemary Williams

    March 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Nice one dear

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    February 7, 2018 at 8:29 pm


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    December 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    This is really helpful. U re great dear 👍

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    December 11, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks a lot for the tutorial I was having problem with get the perfect six pieces cutting but wit your explanation am going to get it right thanks once again.

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    cha cha

    December 5, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    tnx so much for this tutorial. can someone use two yards for fabric that has 60 inches length?

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    November 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

    whao,the explanation is unique…..
    Thanks 4 the tutorial…#God bless you

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    November 28, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you for this tutorial. It’s very helpful. I’ll practice tomorrow and send feedback You’re the best.

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    November 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Pls madam why did u divide by 4yards at the beginning is it that all 6piece must be 4yards minimum then pls ma the full length is 43 not 45inches in the wirte up is it dat u added 2 inches to make 45 inches. thanks God will expand u

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    November 25, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Thank you Liz, we appreciate your compliments. We hope the article and this blog will help you achieve your goals.
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    Thanks in anticipation.

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    November 24, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    This is so helpfully, thank you.
    Now I can sew six pieces skirt without trouble,
    The calculations were understandable and the instructions were accurate.
    Thank you

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    October 18, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I still do not understand the 9″. Where did it come from?

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    September 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you so much. this is the most explicable I have ever read on tips and secrets of sewing 6 pieces skirt. But please I still need clarification on step 4 from 3 down. where do I mark the 9inches from at the circumference of 24 and middle of 18inches for knee. when I identify the centre should I count the 9 inches outward from there or I get to share it on both left and right side of centre already marked i.e 4.5 on each sides from the centre I have already marked? and you said I should apply same addition of 9 inches to waist. wouldn’t it make the waist wider than the hips? If it wouldn’t inconvenience you ma, a diagram would be very helpful. your blog is the best. I have also learnt how to make wigs. Anticipating your quick response. God bless you and enlarge you

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      September 5, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      Hi Uloma, thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate that.
      You mark your 9 inches from the center outward, i’m sure you know that the 9 inches has to be divided into 2, so as not to take the whole from one side. So you will share your 9 inches on the both sides of the circumference which makes it 4.5 inches on the left and 4.5 inches on the right. You don’t need to add any 9 inches to the waist.
      After marking your waist, hips, half length, center of the half length from the top of the cloth and your 4.5 inches each from both sides, then you are good to trace out or cut the cloth.
      We hope this explanation really answered your question. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog for more amazing tutorials. please share with friends.

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        July 30, 2018 at 8:14 am

        How did u get the 9 inc

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      June 4, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Thank You for this tutorial i enjoyed it.

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