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Embroidered Circle Skirt (a sewing tutorial for Bernina’s ‘We All Sew’)

Remember how I occasionally post a project for Bernina’s site, We All Sew?  Well, I created a new project several months ago (you can sort of see snow in the background of the pictures below….I think it was February) and it was just went live today.  Which is perfect…..because the project was intended for spring anyway. :)


In case you’ve forgotten, here are a few past projects that I’ve sewn for Bernina. 

(Monster Pillow, Pacifier Pocket, Ruffled Scarf, Autumn Hanger, Owl Pillow, Scrap-Pieced Belt)


(Fabric Mail Organizer, Embroidered Coasters)


Have I mentioned that I am a true-blue Bernina fan?  Even before having this sewing relationship with them……..I have always adored Bernina.  And their sewing machines are like work horses.



I have had the Bernina 580 Embroidery sewing machine here at my house (as a loaner) and for this project, I used it to create some sweet embroidered flowers on a twirly Circle Skirt. 





And you know those circle skirts, they are nice and twirly and full…..without gathering anything.  And they’re darling for girls of all ages.





And a plain ol’ circle skirt is fun……..but adding little embroidered dahlia’s tripled the cuteness factor.  The embroidery gives the skirt a nice punch of detail and, well, it was the easiest part.  Ha….because the Bernina did all the hard work. :)





Oh, and in the tutorial, I share a little trick to get a nice even hem around the curved edge of the circle skirt.  You’re welcome! ;)





And you guessed it…….Elli loves it.  Circle skirts are for spinning, you know.





Don’t have an embroidery machine?  No worries……this would look really cute with a bit of applique or maybe even some stenciled fabric paint.




Such a fun little skirt. 




Thanks Bernina, for letting me play around on the Bernina 580!



Full Embroidered Circle Skirt tutorial can be found here.



Now, whip up a skirt or two……for you or a little girl you know.

And enjoy your day!




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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
Embroidered circle skirt (a sewing tutorial for bernina’s ‘we all sew’)
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  1. تاران says:

    سلام من از ایران این کامنت رو میفرستم از وبلاکت خیلی خوشم امده امیدوارم بتونی بخونی

  2. zineb says:

    wow the pictures of elli it’s very beautiful !!!

  3. heidmarie says:

    The pictures of Elli are adorable!!!! I love how tall she is getting! And that outfit is crazy cute! Maybe I should make one for myself :)

  4. ssdy1 says:

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  5. Amber says:

    Nooooooooooo, Get your profile updated on the Bernina site coz it mentions you’re a proud mother of two and we all know there are THREE!!!!!!
    Do love the skirt though!

  6. Anshu says:

    This is it! I have never figured how to get a nice even hem on circle skirts. Your trick is so cool. I will try it the next time I sew a circle skirt. Ashley, you are just awesome!

  7. georgine says:

    Hi, Did you use a knit or is that a linen? I checked the instructions at Bernina and is doesn’t say. I thought it would be woven, but for some reason when I look at the photo I see a knit. Thanks for any information. I love this idea. I have an embroidery machine and this looks like a great way to use it.

  8. Him says:

    Hi. I used your baby circle skirt pattern last week and posted it on my blog with a link to you for credit. Thanks for all your tutorials and tips!!

  9. Priscilla from CA says:

    Tell Elli she is a great model…and twirler!

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