It is now Christmas decoration, song, and present season in stores. Since this is the first year I will be having Christmas in my own home I really wanted to make it beautiful and classy.
I am going to get a real tree as my first Christmas tree as a full-fledged adult. But I needed a tree skirt (and about a million other pretty Christmas decorations). I was looking at all the different tree skirts and I didn’t like too many of them. Lots of them had ruffles or linen fabric which I didn’t like.
But I found this one which I thought was pretty. It was $29.99.
However it was that weird linen blend. I was also on a sewing kick so I decided I wanted to make my own tree skirt.
I still had just enough fabric from reupholstering my dining chairs:
So I decided to make one. A quick trip to JoAnn’s and I found some pretty fabric for the other side so it could be reversible and some cording for the edge. Everything including the remnant from the dining chairs (besides labor) was about $25. But I got exactly what I wanted.
You would think it would be easy to make a circle. It is and isn’t I did the whole string and pen trick which made it a whole lot easier. Then I cut out the rest of the fabric. I made the skirt as large as my remnant from the dining chairs would let me. I don’t know what the traditional size is but I think it is roughly the same.
Then I ironed the edges under so they would be easier to sew and there wouldn’t be any weird puckers.
Then I pinned some of the cording on to see how it would look and I also cut the opening using a small salad plate to get an accurate circle.
I sew them together and I just love how pretty this seam looked after I ironed it down.
After sewing everything up I made little tie closures and sewed them on so they wouldn’t show the edge. I could have sewn them inside the fabric but I had already sewn up the openings.
And here is the finished product!
And, it is, of course, reversible!
I am super proud of myself. I feel very accomplished.
I think I am still on the sewing kick and I am going to make pillow bows, a stocking for Maia, and a table runner.
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