How to Put Netting on a Petticoat

Written by pamela ann ludwig
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Petticoats can give the wearer an air of mystery and elegance. Petticoats were once worn as undergarments beneath heavy dresses, but nowadays can be worn by themselves for a feminine, romantic look. Adding netting to the bottom adds an extra element of beauty and grace.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Petticoat
  • Netting
  • Safety pins or sewing pins
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread

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  1. 1

    Decide how much netting you want to be visible under your petticoat. Be sure not to sew the netting too high under the skirt, or it will add too much volume.

  2. 2

    Tuck the netting just under the hem of the petticoat and attach with safety pins or sewing pins.

  3. 3

    Using needle and thread or sewing machine, stitch the netting to the underside of the petticoat.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also add netting to the bottom of any skirt, dress or top to give an added embellishment. Experiment with length, colour combinations and fabric combinations. Chiffon, silk and satin all complement netted hems well.
  • Netting can get caught on objects easily, so watch out where you walk, stand and sit!

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