Christmas Tree Skirt

For several years I have wanted a new tree skirt for the Christmas tree. The previous one was sewn from fabrics that no longer suited my style or my home.

Tree skirt_1Marked down for clearance a week before Christmas, I found a 60″ round tablecloth at Target that had the right shades of red and green (not too bright). Here’s how I turned it into a tree skirt quickly and easily. My biggest challenge was keeping the dog out of my face and off the fabric!

I folded the table cloth in half and placed a pyrex bowl (about 9″ in diameter) centered over the fold of the fabric – not the whole bowl – just half the bowl.

Tree skirt_3I traced the shape of the bowl lightly with pencil, and cut it out.

Next, I cut a straight line from the edge of the table cloth to the hole. Just cut along the fold.
I clipped the opening (a series of small snips); folded down the cut edge, pressed with an iron, then folded the fabric under again and stitched.

Tree skirt_4My grand total for a tree skirt that was already hemmed: $5.00.

Total time to complete: less than half an hour, and much of that was taken up with moving the dog.

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  1. quiltzyx/sue

    Great job Terri! (and Chloe too)

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