Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial


December is here and the countdown to Christmas is ON!

In celebration of the 1st December and my 800th Post I am sharing an easy to whip up Christmas Skirt Tutorial!


CHRISTMAS SKIRT TUTORIAL

Step One - Make a template of what you want your Christmas Skirt to look like - a simple circle will include an inner radius and outer radius with a line cut for the ties as shown below.


Step Two - Cut your fabric - add a 1.5cm seam allowance to the template - ensure you add it to both the inner and outer circles. You can leave the line cut as shown. Cut 2 of the main fabric and one of the wadding. One cut piece with seam allowance added shown below:


Step Three - Add trim as desired to one of the main fabric pieces. For this skirt I added white Ric Rac 3cm from the inner and outer edge as shown below.



Step Four - Baste ribbon in place at the opening on each side. I lined it up 3cm from each edge with the ric-rac as a guide. 


Step Five - With right sides of the main fabric together and the wadding on one wrong side stitch through all layers around the centre and outer circles. Also stitch the sides - leaving one with an opening of 2 inches to turn it the right side out!



Step Six - Clip all curves and trim allowance to 1/4 inch.



Step Seven - Turn the right side out and hand stitch the opening closed.

HURRAH your skirt is now done and ready to be placed around the tree!



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