I made…

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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Tinkerbell helped me with the next step. 

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

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

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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. 

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

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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. 

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

Happy Thursday Friends! 

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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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