I had so many requests for tree skirts last year, I decided to try and make some for this Christmas. I was SWAMPED with stocking orders last year- I literally sold over 300 of them, so I didn’t have any time to experiment with pattern designs until after the holidays subsided… and then I was so burnt out on sewing that I didn’t do anything until lately!
Anyway, over the past month I have been tinkering, and this is what I came up with. I think it’s pretty great!
The photos above show the tree skirt in striped fabric and a paisley ruffle, but I an use any of the fabrics shown in my shop, or, if you have another fabric in mind email me so we can talk more about it. I can basically work with anything that isn’t stretchy or satin-y. My sewing machine just isn’t a fan of those types of fabrics! I even have a walking foot and it still manages to gum itself up, so I try to stick to cotton or linen or similarly tame fabrics.
Also, if you’d rather have piping, braiding, or plain binding rather than a ruffle or if you have other ideas about what you want your tree skirt to look like, let me know and I’ll be happy to give it a shot.
But back to these tree skirts: they are sewn with 2 layers of the same high quality decorator’s cotton canvas that I use for my custom stockings, and sandwiched between the layers of fabric is a layer of quilt batting. The batting gives the tree skirt a fabulous shape that should keep it from getting as rumpled as plain fabric alone would. The ruffle is 7 inches wide all the way around, and the closure ribbons match the ribbon used for the stocking-hangers.
These tree skirts take quite a bit of time to complete, so I will only be able to make a limited quantity for Christmas 2013. To purchase your tree skirt, go to https://www.etsy.com/listing/154787488
Remember, now through July 31 they are marked 25% off, making now a great time to purchase! If you’d like stockings to match, check out
https://www.etsy.com/listing/111220850 for red stockings, and
https://www.etsy.com/listing/109996458 for black and white stockings.