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Tree Skirt

December 27, 2009

I want to get this blogged before it’s too late!

I made our tree skirt this year!  I just kind of improvised it, and it is actually a little bigger than a full circle, but I love how it looks and it covers up our ugly tree stand while still providing access to watering.

Here’s the basic recipe:

4 top fabrics – 3/4 yard each
1 bottom fabric – 3 yards
1 fabric for bias tape – 1 yard(ish) – You could use scraps for this.

1) Cut your four top fabrics into two wedges each, on the 45 degree line (these are often on cutting mats and rulers) and with a radius for 27″

2) Cut 8 similar wedges out of you bottom fabric

3) Sew together the top wedges, and sew the bottom wedges.  Leave one side open to provide a slit to access watering.

4) Fold circles in quarters and cut out center circle – 3″ radius

5) Baste top and bottom together, wrong sides facing eachother

6) Trim circle so that edges are matching

7) Sew on bias tape around slit and large circle.

8 ) Sew bias tape around small circle leaving extra long to make a tie.

Ta Da!

Obviously didn’t get this up in time for this year, but you can always get those sale Holiday fabrics now.  ;)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mom permalink
    December 28, 2009 3:51 pm

    Love the fabrics, love the tree skirt, very nice!

  2. December 28, 2009 10:54 pm

    That’s adorable! I love the fabric.

  3. January 3, 2010 1:39 am

    It looks great. My mom was just saying she wanted to make a tree skirt for next year…I’ll have to send her this way! Happy New Year to you and Anthony!

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