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!

Thanks for checking out this post from www.SugarBeeCrafts.com – - click on over to read it in its entirety – you’ll love it!

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Comments

  1. says

    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. ;)

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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