We’ve just left behind the month of July, I know; but Christmas is right around the corner – especially if you’re a crafter like me! I love the holidays, and I strive to make gifts every year. I envision a year of giving only created pieces of myself… Ah, to have all the time in the world to accomplish that!!
I do love sewing holiday items like festive pillowcases, tablecloths and table runners, and Christmas Tree Skirts! Years ago I purchased a Bernina 200E sewing machine. It has been an absolute joy to use.
My tree skirt is getting old; and while I love it, it’s time for it to be replaced. Who knows? Maybe I can whip up a couple extras for gifts!! I have found the perfect pattern that is not overly complicated with very clear directions. It’s from Thangles and called simply Thangles 2002 Treeskirt. I’m certain I can sew it up and get it quilted before Thanksgiving. I hope…
Picking fabric is so enjoyable for me. I love all the options of color, print, and fabric line. I have found purchasing fabric online to be so convenient. I especially love Annie’s Fabrics. They offer a great selection. My pattern calls for focus fabric and two other coordinates. I’m pretty traditional when it comes to Christmas so my colors will be red, green, and white. Although a deep burgundy, sage, and cream seem to be jumping out at me. Is that still considered traditional? I think so in a subtle country way.
Confession time: I wanted to snap photos of the whole process, but I got swept up in this project and voila! My treeskirt is complete!!! You’ll notice there is a slit and circle cutout so the skirt flows around the tree stand. When choosing the backing fabric, I decided to go with a summer print. Now my Christmas skirt gets dual usage as a summer table topper. I just place a candle stand in the circle cutout. Cool or what?