If you need an inexpensive tree skirt, then make your own with your preferred fabric. Tree skirts add a decorative accent to your Christmas tree, especially when the presents do not sit under the tree until Santa Claus arrives. Finding the perfect tree skirt to match your home decor can become challenging, which is why you can make your own at home to meet your needs. Making a tree skirt will require basic sewing skills and preparation, but it will be rewarding once you complete the project.
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Things you need
- 2 yards fabric (60 inches wide)
- 4 yards upholstery trimming
- Double-folded bias tape
Cut a circle out of the fabric. To make a perfect circle, measure the fabric to find the exact centre. Pin the centre of the circle to mark its location. Measure out the distance from the centre pin all the way around in a circle, and add pins along the way to help form your circle shape. Cut the fabric circle out along the outside of the pins.
Place a bowl over the centre pin. The bowl needs to be the same size as the hole you need for your Christmas tree, so you may need to measure the tree trunk to ensure that you use a large enough bowl.
Cut a straight line from the edge of the circle to the bowl. This will make a line for you to slip your skirt around the Christmas tree.
Use the pins to outline the bowl. Remove the bowl, and cut around the pins to form a hole in the centre of the Christmas skirt.
Sew double-folded bias tape around the centre circle. This will support the circle and keep the tree skirt wrapped snugly around the tree trunk.
Fold the edges of the straight line you cut earlier. You will need to fold both sides of the line under the skirt ¼ of an inch. Pin these ¼-inch edges down and sew the fabric on both sides.
Fold the edges of the tree skirt under by ¼ of an inch. Fold the ¼ of an inch fold again by another ¼ of an inch. Pin this fold down around the tree skirt, and sew the edges to keep the edges from appearing rough.
Sew the trimming around the tree skirt. Use fringe, lace or even another fabric colour to add detail to your tree skirt.
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