I made…

Yesterday I shared with you my IKEA fabric purchase £4 for two metres. 


What I decided to use some of the fabric for was to make a Christmas tree skirt. 

I’ve wanted a tree skirt for a couple of Christmas now and have used just a piece of coordinating room fabric in the past.  I decided that it would be an easy project that wouldn’t take long and would allow me to enjoy Christmas in June! 

Here is how I went about making my tree skirt. 

1. I turned the fabric upside down. 


2. Taking a pin and tape measure I pinned the end in place and made a small hole in the tape measure at 23 inches.  I placed a pencil in this hole and used the tape almost like a mathematical compass to draw a perfect circle 46 inches.


3. Leaving the pin and tape measure in place a made a small hole at 1½ inches and again making a smaller circle 3 inches. 


Tinkerbell helped me with the next step. 


4. Remove the pin from the fabric and cut around the outside circle.


5. I then sewed the edges with a sewing machine.


6.  I drew a straight line from the edge of the fabric to the edge of the central circle and cut along this line and around the circle with scissors. 


7.  Using my sew sewing machine I edged both sides of the straight lines and the central circle. 


This tree skirt will be used for the main 7ft Christmas tree. 

Following this mini project I made three mini tree skirts for my three table top trees. 


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas or at least it did yesterday in our house. 

Happy Thursday Friends! 


About The Life of a Housewife

Abigail is married to a wonderful man. They have a very fabulous Mini Dachshund her name is Tinkerbell and now a very beautiful son. Abigail's absolute favourite time of the year is Christmas it has been since she was a little girl. Abigail' enjoys being creative, enjoy cooking, making and especially fond of organization.

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