I remember seeing these at the local craft fairs when I was little and I have been making them as gifts for many years. They make a great center piece. For small living spaces these can also take the place of a live or fake Christmas tree. I have always wanted to make a larger one and put on a wooden post – maybe next year – no time this year!
Fabric Christmas Tree
1 1/2 yards Holiday Fabric (save the extra for another holiday project – I save all my scraps and every couple of years make some holiday lap quilts)
Thread to match
1. Lay the Christmas tree pattern on top of the fabric and cut out four (4) trees. If you are using a fabric with a one direction pattern – line the pattern piece up correctly. I have had this pattern for many years, but found it at the fabric store under Christmas patterns.
2. Cut out the trees and then place two (2) trees right sides together pin and then do the same for the other two trees.
3. Sew the trees together leaving an opening at the bottom, need to be able to stuff.
5. Turn the trees right side out and using a knitting needle push the fabric around so the points are pointy.
6. Place the trees on top of each other, pin and draw a line for the center. Sew down the cneter of the trees.
7. Now you are ready to stuff. I start out stuffing the top points of each section. You can use a knitting needle to make sure the stuffing get in there. I then stuff each tier on all 4 sections until the tree is completed stuffed.
8. Now you need to sew up the openings. Before doing this, stand the tree up and make sure that it stands straight, if not you will have to play around with the stuffing. Sew up the openings and you are done! You can direct with bows or small ornaments on the tips – I chose not to.