By Sewing Contributor Jessica, from the blog Life Sew Good.
We typically get a tree to decorate our living room, but this year we added a little tree to our family room, which meant we needed another tree skirt! I had fabric, so I decided to make my own. Here’s how to make yours! Note: This is for a SMALL tree skirt. You will need more fabric for a larger skirt and will probably need to make a pattern to do so.
- 1 ¼ yd. fabric (I used corduroy)
- 1 Fat Quarter or other scrap fabric
- Grosgrain Ribbon
- Heat & Bond
- Pinking Sheers
1. Cut your fabric 44″ x 44″. Fold into a square.
2. From the center corner, where all the corner is all folds, measure down 4″ marking in several places. If you connect the dots, you should have a curved line. Cut the curve.
4. Make one cut all the way from the bottom to the top.
5. From your fat quarter, cut out a design or designs you want to appliqué.
6. Attach your design: Click HERE for a tutorial on how to appliqué.
7. Finish your edges. Normally, I would serge my edges or fold under and sew, but since I was in a hurry to put it under my new tree, I just used my pinking shears this time!
8. Add your ribbon: Cut 4—8″ pieces of ribbon. Place your ribbon 2″ and then another 6 ½” down from the center back along the “slit” and sew. Repeat on other side of slit.
Place under your tree!