sew: sneak a peak under this skirt

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This post has been a year in the making when I decided last year to make our Christmas tree skirt, but packed up the holidays with zero skirt in tow! Now given, I was in the midst of planning a wedding and holiday projects were not a priority. But we’re in full blogging and crafting force this year, so I am adding a fresh, handmade skirt to our Christmas tree.

Again, I relied on the kindness of my blogging friends to even begin this project, and a great big hug and thank you to Sew 4 Home for providing an incredibly easy-to-follow pattern and instructions. But I did make a few changes to the step-by-step instructions so that this project was completed before Christmas.

Instead of using the amount of fabric suggested on Sew 4 Home, I used three different patterns and picked up 2 yards of each with plenty leftover for extra projects around the house. Since I had all of this fabric, I opted to continue the patchwork design on both sides instead of a solid print on one side.

Since the two sides were patchwork, they weren't lined up perfectly (gasp!), so I skipped the "stitch in the ditch" step of stitching down the middle of each piece and went rogue by just stitching the edges (double gasp!).

I used a natural cotton batting on the inside and it gave this tree skirt more depth.

The instructions also called to make the strips and ties, but the clock was pushing 10 p.m. and I wasn't going to bed until this was put to bed. So I found a spool of adorable red ribbon with white stitching and evenly distributed four along the opening edges. Done and done!

And as always, I apologize for the quality of the pictures since this project was completed late at night and the pictures were taken before I ran out of the door at 6:15 a.m.


  1. looks great debbie! cute fabric choices:)

  2. Great job! I totally love it!!! The fabrics are perfect!

  3. This is so cute. I like the tie...we always have to make sure to put the skirt over the tree stand before putting the tree in the stand because mine is seamless with one opening!

  4. Wow that is gorgeous! A very hip tree skirt! Thanks for sharing.