Sewing A Christmas Tree Skirt

Chrismas Tree Skirt

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!!

Bernina Artista 200E

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.

tree skirtConfession 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?Chrismas Tree Skirt




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