November 27, 2010

Tree Skirt

I've always wanted to participate in the Create-With-Me crafts over at Ucreate, so when I saw that this month was a Tree Skirt, I knew I was in!  I have been LOVING this fabric (the same I used on my Handprint Holiday Pillow) so I used more of it on the skirt.  I looked at the tutorial over on The Sweet Life and then modified it a little, as follows:

--you know me and sheets, so of course I used a sheet (garage sale, $1) instead of a drop cloth

--the directions never gave a size - I went out 30 inches from the center - I think that was too big.  Oh well.

--instead of cutting a 7 inch strip and folding in half, I cut a 3 1/2 inch strip and hemmed the edge - I'm thrifty with my use of fabric and always try to eek out as much as I can

--since my skirt was so big, I ended up using 6-7 strips instead of 5

--I gathered the ruffle on my serger using that fabulous gathering foot (I gush about it HERE).
--I top-stitched on the sheet part to add a little interest - I hardly ever use all those different stitches on my machine, so I thought this was a good time to bust one of those out - I used a wavy one.
A picture of the whole thing, before we had our tree set up:


And we just set our tree up, and it's dark, so no good picture of the Tree Skirt in action - just imagine how fabulous it is!!

You can do this!!  It was quick and easy - beginner sewers, go for it!

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13 Fabulous Comments:

So so cute!!! I love that fabric too - so fun and retro-y. ;) I really like the decorative stitching you did too!

very cute! I love the wavy stitching too!

SO cute! I love your fun fabric choice!

I have that fabric and love it too!!! I'm stashing it because I don't have much, but I'd marry it if I could :)

Love the fabric! I'm hoping to get mine done too- thanks for the inspiration. Time to get the blanket out from under the tree and get a real skirt already. ;)

My tree is in dire need of a cute skirt...I just haven't felt like it was something my beginner sewing skills could handle!

Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday!

I love the festive fabric you chose! Lovely ruffles!!

beautiful tree skirt, I also have this fabric and use it a lot!

very cute tree skirt!! love it!

pretty! I love the wavy stitching too!

It looks so nice!! I love the retro-y fabric :)

Alisa

Oh Mandy! I love it! I SO want one of these serger rufflers! Maybe Santa...
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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Oh I love it! That choice of fabric is too cute! I need a new tree skirt, thanks for the how-to's

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