I know it’s a little late in December to post a Christmas Tree Skirt sewing tutorial, but I just got this fabric from sister-in-law’s mother, and I made the skirt this morning. We had a boring red felt skirt – my new skirt is so much more festive! It is very simple to make. Even with the kids jumping all over me, it only took me about an hour to make.
- 1 yard red quilted fabric
- 1 yard green quilted fabric
- 1 yard backing material (e.g. flannel, fleece, muslin)
- I began by finding our old tree skirt to use as a template to create the new skirt from two festive, quilted fabrics. If you don’t have another tree skirt, you’ll have to make a large circle, with a diameter large enough to go under your tree.
- Fold the tree skirt evenly in half and trace the half on both of your fabrics. Cut both halves.
- At this point, I had to figure out how I wanted the skirt to look. I put the two halves together; that was boring. I cut the halves into quarters; that was okay. I cut the quarters into eighths, and it was perfect!
- I paired up one red and one green piece. I placed them right sides together, green on the bottom, and sewed along the right side. I did this 4 times over, until I had quarters.
- I sewed the quarters together, leaving one side open. (That’s what makes it so you can slide it around the tree.)
- Trace the portion you have created already on to a backing. I used a white flannel-like fabric, but you can use whatever you want. Right sides together, the top to the backing.
- Fold the entire pinned skirt into eighths. Cut a hole in the center for the tree trunk.
- Sew around the circumference of the skirt and the portion where the slit is located. Do not sew around the center hole. That opening will allow us to turn it rightside-out.
- Pin around the center of the hole, folding the fabric inward to hide the raw edges. Sew a topstitch around the opening.
- Topstitch all around the circumference of the tree skirt.
- Iron the tree skirt… and it is complete! Place it around your tree.