Learn how to make a tree skirt with this step-by-step sewing tutorial! Beautiful details, like the knife-pleat ruffle, make this a one-of-a-kind project!
Hey friends! For today’s post, I’m sharing a detailed Christmas tree skirt sewing tutorial. I know, it seems too early, but I wanted to give all of you some time to make this great tree skirt before you put your tree up! And no, I don’t have my tree up already, these are pictures from last year’s tree!
There are a couple of details that I especially love about this tree skirt.
The first is the knife-pleat ruffle around the outer edge. It’s a detail that shows even if the rest of the tree skirt is covered with presents!
I also love the “frogs” with buttons that close the tree skirt. You could also switch out the “frogs” and make ties to close the tree skirt if you prefer.
How To Make A Tree Skirt
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Update: I have created a video for this tutorial, and have also included the written instructions below the video.
2 yards of fabric for skirt- (You may need more fabric if you use a fabric with a print or pattern.)
1 yard of fabric for ruffle
Covered button kit size 36
1 1/2 yards of lining or fabric for reverse side – 54″ wide
Thread to match fabric
That Purple Thang
Hook and loop sew on tape
*I used a 1/2″ seam allowance.
1. Cut out 8 triangular pieces with these dimensions –
2. With right sides together, sew 8 pieces together leaving the last two not sewn together. Iron seams open.
3. Knife-pleat ruffle – Cut out 3″ strips and seam together. The length of the strip of fabric will need to end up being about 3 x the circumference of the tree skirt. My fabric was 54″ wide, so I cut 9 of the 3″ strips. (It might be helpful to read my How To Make A Knife-Pleat Ruffle post if you’ve never made this type of ruffle before.) With the wrong sides together, serge the long edges of the fabric strip. Pleat the fabric strip to make the ruffle. Here’s a video I created showing how to easily pleat the fabric to make the knife-pleat ruffle –
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