Sew, sew, sew…til you’re done! I watched lots of Sonny with a Chance while I sewed. Yes, I watch the Disney channel. So what?
poinsettia tree skirt tutorial
December 3, 2010 By 50 Comments
Inspired by this skirt from Garnet Hill, I set out to make my own, and saved myself $188 in the process. Whew!
It’s not an exact replica, and I think I will add more poinsettias to fill it out, but I think it’s pretty darn cute, and not bad for $10.
Want to make one of your own? Here’s what you’ll need:
2 yards of white or off white fleece. (I used my 40% off coupon at Joann’s and it was only $10) I would recommend getting another 1/4-1/2 yard if you want the poinsettias to look really full)
3/4 inch sew on velcro
pattern for petals (or you can make your own)
First, fold your fabric piece in half, then half again. I used a tree skirt I already had for a pattern-I would recommend that. I made mine a little larger than the one I had since I knew it was kind of small.
Cut around the tree skirt to get your circle…also cut out the middle where it goes around the tree. I made mine larger than the skirt I was using as a pattern since our tree stand is kinda big.
Cut down one of the sides like so.
Cut out lots and lots of petals! I used up all the scraps from the two yards and should have gotten more to fill in, but oh well! I found what looked best to me was using two larger petals, then one small petal on top of those. (the picture above is all small petals…btw, but it was the only one I had of the petals.)
Pinch your petal like so in the middle, and sew around a couple of times with your needle and thread.
Using the same piece of thread, do the same with the next petal, and then the smallest on top of that one. Sew them all together so they lay flattish.
Then sew the whole flower to the edge of your circle. I laid all of my petals out so I knew where to place them…roughly a few inches apart.
Now, for the tabs. I really wanted to make the closure look like the ones on the Garnet Hill skirt, but alas-my scraps got tossed in the trash before I grabbed some extras out. So I had limited fabric to work with. Anyways, no one will see this but you guys and me, so whatevs!
Cut out 4 tabs from your fleece-1″x1.5″, and round off the corners on one end if you like.
Cut out 4 pieces of 1″ velcro.
Place your velcro near the rounded end, and sew on like so. Do this for all four tabs.
Place the tabs on your skirt where you’d like them, and pin them on, with the extra bit of fabric tucked underneath the edge of the fabric.
Sew on your tabs.
Place your other velcro pieces, and sew those on as well. tada! you’re done. Wrap it around your tree and admire!