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Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt

Hi, Jenifer Cowles from scrapbooking-n-more.com back again with a couple more tutorials for you such as a tree skirt and matching stockings, an Anthropolgie inspired tree topper, ornaments and garland.  This week I will be doing the Tree Skirt.

Materials List:

  • Fleece (you could use felt)
  • Scissors
  • #PV25 3/8″ Velvet Woven in red

Instructions:

Cut out a Circle I used this beautful cream fleece.  I made my circle 48” in diameter.
Cut out a smaller circle in the center and then cut a straight line from the center to the outside edge.  Fleece, like felt is very easy to work with and you don’t have to worry about your edges unraveling, plus its nice and soft.
I drew a line about 4” from the outside edge as my guide for the #379-15-25, satin pleats in red.  I love this ribbon it is my all time favorite.  As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  I also sewed down #PV25 3/8″, velvet woven, in red in 10” pieces on each side to tie the piece together when it goes around the tree.
You could leave it like this for a nice classy tree skirt.  Up to this point I think it took just a little over an hour to make with very little sewing time involved.  Easy, anyone can make it.
Then……
I received my Land of Nod cataloge in the mail and I saw this…
Now how cute is this?  I just new that my plans had changed and with just a little more work I would have something even cuter.  So I pulled out my antique Sizzix (which cuts fabric like butter) and my circle die and started cutting away (my 8 year old daughter helped me with this part)
Another hour or so later and a little bit more sewing done I had this……
I used the largest circle on the Sizzix Die for the polka dots and for the scallop along the border I used the lid to an oatmeal container, with the circle cut in half.  I sewed everything down and now have a super cute tree skirt that I cant wait to use.  Here is a close up.
I hope you like my tutorial, I would love to see yours if you make one.  Leave a comment with a link and I will definitely check it out.  Stay Tuned for next week when I show you how to make the matching stockings.

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