Christmas is that time of year when the festive tree takes centre stage, and what better way to elevate its grandeur than with a handmade tree skirt? This tutorial from Newton Custom Interiors is a delightful guide on how to sew a Christmas tree skirt that’s not just functional but also a piece of art.
The tutorial is a step-by-step guide that takes you through the entire process, from cutting the fabric to adding the final touches. One of the standout features of this tree skirt is the knife-pleat ruffle that adorns the outer edge. It’s a detail that remains visible even when the skirt is laden with gifts, adding a touch of elegance to your festive decor.
Another charming feature is the use of “frogs” with buttons to close the skirt. If frogs aren’t your thing, you can easily switch them out for ties. The tutorial is comprehensive, providing both written instructions and a video guide. It even includes a list of materials you’ll need, which is a great help for those new to sewing.
The tutorial uses 2 yards of fabric for the skirt and 1 yard for the ruffle. It also suggests using a covered button kit and hook-and-loop tape for the closure. The instructions are clear, and the tutorial even includes a video to guide you through the knife-pleat ruffle, which can be a bit tricky for beginners.
So, if you’re looking to add a personal touch to your Christmas decorations this year, this tree skirt tutorial is a fantastic place to start.