It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Which means time to decorate the tree! 🎄 No tree is complete without a beautiful Tree Skirt. Why not make yours this year? It is so easy, and make it your own with custom fabric from My Fabric Designs. Think of all the endless possibilities! Use your favorite holiday song lyrics, Family names or photos. Make your tree skirt special and pass it on from generation to generation! Below we show you just how easy it is to make your own with easy to follow step by step instructions. ❤
- 2 Yards of Fabric
- 3 Packs of Bias Binding Tape (Optional)
- Sewing Machine
- Tape Measure
- Marking Pen
- Tape Measure
- Fusible Bonding Web Tape
When gathering our supplies we went through all of our fun holiday designs and chose to order two yards of Santa’s Helper Holiday Gobble Green by Khaus on our premium cotton. We then decided on a binding finish with contrasting bias binding tape in red. Once we had our supplies it was time to get started!
Step 1: Prepare the Fabric
First step is to prepare your fabric. We pressed and blocked it and folded it in half lining up selvage to selvage with right sides together. Then we folded it in half once more creating 4 layers.
Step 2: Marking
Next you will start from the completely folded corner that has no raw edges. From there you will measure up the shortest side as far up as possible using a tape measure. Ours measured to about 27 inches, and mark. You will then move the tape measure out away from the edge about 3 inches keeping the bottom at the corner and mark the same distance, 27″. You will continue to do this until you reach the other side. Then you can connect all your markings creating a semi-circle.
Then you will do the same but a much smaller measurement for the center hole. We chose to mark ours at 3″ all the way across.
Step 3: Cutting
Now you will cut along the two lines you marked creating a perfect circle with a perfect smaller circle cut out from the center. Then you will locate the back of your skirt and cut a straight line from the outside edge to the center circle creating an opening.
Step 4: Finishing
To finish your edges, you can choose several options. You can serge them, hem them or bind them. We chose binding for a contrasting look. To bind we took our binding tape and unfolded one end and sewed it to the right side of the fabric. To connect a new strand of binding to the current one we used our fusible bonding web tape folded the edge over and pressed to create a crisp seam. We then placed the new strand inside and again used our fusible bonding web tape and connected the 2 strands to continue around the rest of the skirt, up the opening sides and around the center hole. Next, we folded over our tape and edge sewed the other side down.
That’s it you are done, sew easy! You can add ties if you want to tie the skirt closed around the stump or just leave it as is.
Get this fun fabric design Santa’s Helper Holiday Gobble Green by Khaus for your Holiday creations this season and get it printed on any of our 26 fabrics! To celebrate the holidays, we are offering 25% off from now until December 16th with code tree25 at check out! Happy Holidays ❤😍