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How to make a frilly xmas tree skirt

Make a Frilly Xmas Tree Skirt

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Tools needed

Tools needed

Using 1 mt square for the base , fold in half , then fold in half again

Using 1 mt square for the base , fold in half , then fold in half again

Measure down 1.5 inches from  point for neck opening

Measure down 1.5 inches from point for neck opening

Measure down 16.5 inches from point for outer ring

Measure down 16.5 inches from point for outer ring

Draw 4 more rings on this 33 inch circle spacing 3 inches apart

Draw 4 more rings on this 33 inch circle spacing 3 inches apart

Cut outer and neck rings

Cut outer and neck rings

Cut a slit between the two rings

Cut a slit between the two rings

Sew a row or two around the neck opening to prevent it stretching . Fold into quarters and mark with pins as shown

Sew a row or two around the neck opening to prevent it stretching . Fold into quarters and mark with pins as shown

Cut 7 strips of 4 inches from contrast fabric and cut 5 strips of 4 inches from the plain fabric

Cut 7 strips of 4 inches from contrast fabric and cut 5 strips of 4 inches from the plain fabric

Join 3.5 widths  in contrast fabric for outer ring  Join 3 widths in plain for next ring Join 2.5 widths in contrast for next ring Join 2 widths in plain for next ring 1 width contrast for neck

Join 3.5 widths in contrast fabric for outer ring Join 3 widths in plain for next ring Join 2.5 widths in contrast for next ring Join 2 widths in plain for next ring 1 width contrast for neck

Join with French seams

Join with French seams

Fold each strip in half and half again . Mark each fold with a pin

Fold each strip in half and half again . Mark each fold with a pin

Gather each strip from pin to pin ( four sections)

Gather each strip from pin to pin ( four sections)

Keeping quarter marker pins in line , pin outer strip to base

Keeping quarter marker pins in line , pin outer strip to base

Gather between pins to fit along chalk line

Gather between pins to fit along chalk line

Sew to base and remove gathering threads

Sew to base and remove gathering threads

Repeat for the next ring

Repeat for the next ring

And sew into position

And sew into position

Repeat for next ring

Repeat for next ring

Repeat on next ring

Repeat on next ring

Repeat on neck

Repeat on neck

Add ribbon or bias around neck opening and sew in position

Add ribbon or bias around neck opening and sew in position

Cut 6 x 12 inches of ribbon and sew in 3 sets either side of opening

Cut 6 x 12 inches of ribbon and sew in 3 sets either side of opening

Tie in bows to finish

  • 1 mt red fabric
  • .75 mt contrast fabric
  • .55 mt plain fabric
  • 3 mts ribbon