What better way to decorate your Christmas table, than with one of these easy to make, six sided, padded Christmas fabric tree! There are some fantastic Christmas cotton prints around so plenty of reasons to get in the festive mood.
What you need
Fabric – 2-3 Fat Quarters if you don’t mind repeated prints, or 6 if you’d like each side of the tree to be different.
I used Christmas fabric kindly provided by Pound Fabrics.
Sewing Machine – Straight stitch length 2.5
Stage 1 – Making your pattern.
I drew my fabric Christmas tree template by hand. I have taken a picture of my pattern with measurements if you need some help with the size. The height is approximately 23cm when finished and 28cm in width. Only draw half of the tree, then fold the paper in half, pin together and cut around the line. You can download the pattern I drew: Christmas Tree Template
Cut out 6 fabric Christmas trees in a selection of fabrics. With the right sides together, pin your three sections together marking a gap of 10cm on the base to allow for stuffing.
Stage 2 – Cutting out your fabric Christmas tree.
Stage 3 – Sewing your Christmas tree shapes.
Sew around the outside with a 1cm seam allowance. Make sure to pivot at the points to create a neat finish.
Tip – Use tailors chalk to mark stitching line at points.
Cut away excess fabric from points and make sure to cut into the inverted ‘V’ within 2mm of the stitching. This allows the tree to turn inside out and sit neatly.
Stage 4 – Sewing your tree together.
Turn each tree the right way round and carefully poke the points through with small scissors or a point turner. Iron the trees so that they are all flat and neat. Also turn under the seam allowances of the gap in the base and iron in place.
Lay each tree on top of each other matching the tip of the tree and centre of the base. Pin in place. Using tailors chalk, draw a line up the centre of the tree. Stitch on this line, sewing all three layers together.
Stage 5 – Filling your tree with stuffing!
You should now have 6 sides to your tree with a small gap at the base of each. Stuff each side of the tree using a turn point turner or the end of a long paintbrush to help you get into the points. Stitch your gaps up at the base and turn upright!
Well done on making your first fabric Christmas tree! Why not add beads or even a star to decorate your tree?
Please let me know how you get on making your tree and if you have any questions, then please just get in touch! Why not try making my Christmas star decoration next?
Do share pictures on my facebook fanpage as I love to see what everyone makes.
Merry Christmas from Helen @AllSewnUp