No Needles on the Floor Christmas Tree

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

Items Needed

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)
Sewing machine
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.

4. On the points cut tips off and on the other turns snips the fabric so the it won’t look puckered when turned right side out.



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.


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10 Responses to No Needles on the Floor Christmas Tree

  1. virginia says:

    WOW! That brings back memories Pamela. I think everyone in our family at some point had one of thise trees!

  2. Jo says:

    Looks fab. Do u sleep? xo

    • simply0637 says:

      No sleep for me in the near future – hope I don’t sleep thru Christmas day, but I know I will be sleeping well that night!

  3. Candace says:

    Your Aunt Barbara is probably smiling away in heaven. I think you got some of your wonderful talent from her!! : )

  4. basketpam says:

    Does anyone know where you can buy the pattern for the stuffed Christmas tree? I made an entire forrest of these trees over several Christmases and every family member or friend had one of them. In fact, many of my elderly, senior relatives began setting out their stuffed tree as the onlytree they used. They LOVED them because there was no mess and they didn’t even have to piece together an artifical one. I’m still not sure how or why they disappeared after they passed and my family went through their things. For me while in college several years they were an inexpensive craft I could make and still be useful and nice. In fact, one year it made a loveable Christmas memory. Both of my parents and my younger brother started an assembly line to make about 20 of these tree one cold Sunday afternoon and we had a blast doing it. It was so much fun to see a couple of dozen trees all together in all the Christmas fabrics on the countertop. I never had the original patten, just a tissue copy from a friend’s mother and several years ago when I contacted this same woman about the pattern it was long gone in her life. I also made many things from the pre-quilted cut-outs you could buy at the fabric stores for placemats, stockings, tree skirts, aprons and other things. The stores stopped carrying things like this years ago and I don’t understand why. In today’s life of having to tighten our belts I believe they would sell like crazy. If you know where to find a pattern please let me know.

  5. Mardi says:

    Ingenious and very pretty. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. ruth mcmullen says:

    I would love to know where I can buy/ download this pattern if anyone can help x

    • simply0637 says:

      If you type in mccall christmas tree pattern in google you will find many links to where you can get buy the pattern. It makes a great gift and center piece for you table or coffee table. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. PrttyBrd says:


    The original pattern was discontinued years ago. However, lucky it resurfaced in an updated pattern of Christmas decor. It is McCalls pattern #5778. I love these trees. I search a long time to find this pattern. I finally decided to have my hubby make them out of thin wood. Now I don’t have to worry about tearing it or losing it. 🙂

  8. Mary Courtney says:

    It is so simple that I just looked at the picture & cut myself a pattern out of a newspaper.

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