How to Make A Star Shaped Christmas Tree Skirt

Project Level: Easy

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With a combined wealth of over 50 years sewing experience between us, we have a real passion for what we do and enjoy sharing our love of sewing and crafting with our lovely customers!

O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree, Oh tree of green unchanging... are you singing this in your head?

Christmas is coming!! At Fabric Love we get very excited about Christmas and want to share our seasonal projects with you.

This Christmas Tree Skirt reminds me of a Poinsettia and was made using Christmas cotton, there is no right or wrong way up for the pattern on the fabric so it's great value with very little wastage. 

I used Heat and Bond to give support and structure.

The finished skirt is 1.3m in diameter, it goes over the legs on the tree stand and cascades to the floor giving an elegant finish to your Christmas tree.

You Will Need

Recommended Fabrics & Notions

A bolt of heat n bond fusible fleece showing the product details on the bolt end
A bolt of heat n bond fusible fleece showing the product details on the bolt end

Heat n Bond - High Loft Fusible Fleece

£3.50
Plain Polycotton - Bottle Green
Plain Polycotton - Bottle Green

Plain Polycotton - Bottle Green

£1.25
Rainbow coloured holly berries on festive branches printed on a red cotton fabric
Rainbow coloured holly berries on festive branches printed on a red cotton fabric
Rainbow coloured holly berries on festive branches printed on a red cotton fabric with a cm ruler at the bottom

Christmas Cotton Fabric - Rainbow Holly on Red

£2.99
A reel of 12mm scarlet red polycotton bias binding tape
A reel of 12mm scarlet red polycotton bias binding tape

Plain Polycotton Bias Binding - 12mm - Scarlet

£0.50

Instructions

Download the PDF pattern. Print the pattern ensuring you do not check the box on the print dialogue that says "Scale to Fit" or "Fit to Page" and check that the test box has printed at the correct size of 5cm.

Xmas tree skirt tutorial

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Step 1

Using the pattern, cut twelve pieces of the underside fabric and join the long edges together leaving one side open. This will allow for any adjustments that you may have to make later.

Xmas tree skirt tutorial
Christmas tree skirt free tutorial

Step 2

Press the seams out and following the instructions on the heat & bond/interfacing, iron it onto the wrong side of the fabric. This will give your Christmas tree skirt structure.

A grid showing a selection of 16 christmas fabrics from our collection

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Step 3

Cut twelve pieces of the outer layer.

100 percent cotton Christmas print

Bias Binding

Step 4.

There are two ways of doing this. You can either use pre-made bias binding or.. make your own! Honestly, if I can do it anyone can. I used the same fabric design but in a contrasting colour.

Or you can use pre-made Bias Binding.

A grid showing a selection of 16 christmas fabrics from our collection

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Step 5.

Cut 45cms of bias binding (it must cover the length of the long edge) and sew it to the right-hand side of the polygon, impressed I knew the name? Don't be... I had to google the name of the shape; my school days are long gone.

Ensure that you are stitching the fabric right side to right side. Do this for all twelve polygons joining the right and left pieces together to create a circular shape. Press.

As with the bottom layer, leave one side open for any adjustments.

Step 6.

Place the underside of the fabric on a flat surface, right side down, the heat and bond/interfacing should be facing up.

Lay the top of the tree skirt right side up and align the points. Pin in place.

Ensuring that the outer/bottom layer fit together, stitch the gap left on the base, right side to right side.

I stitched very close to the edge all the way around to secure it.

Hand stitch the joining piece of bias binding to the top of the skirt.

Step 7.

Starting anywhere on the outside edge, machine stitch your bias binding (right side to right side) all along the outside edge.

I left excess binding on the points, so they weren't tight, and I was able to create sharp points.

Step 8.

Attach the bias binding right side to sight side to the centre of the tree skirt.

A grid showing a selection of 16 christmas fabrics from our collection

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Step 9.

This is my favourite part... hand sewing. I know some people dislike it, but it gives me a sense of peace and mindfulness whilst listening to a favourite album or an audio book...  in a locked room with no children.

I used invisible stitches to sew the bias binding onto the underside of the tree skirt, (they aren't really invisible, just small and long).

Pin the bias binding to the underside of the tree skirt taking care on the points and invisible stitch around the edge. Try to have the folded bias binding on the points going in the same direction, it gives your tree skirt a professional finish.

Repeat for the centre. Press.

Right... get that tree up!!!

A grid showing a selection of 16 christmas fabrics from our collection

Shop Christmas Fabrics

A grid showing a selection of 16 christmas fabrics from our collection

Shop Bias Binding

A grid showing a selection of 16 christmas fabrics from our collection

Shop Interfacings

A grid showing a selection of 16 christmas fabrics from our collection

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