Tag Archives: pattern making

Holiday Home Decor: Christmas Tree Skirt

Last year sometime before Christmas, I found a really neat video of Nancy Zieman making a custom tree skirt using jumbo fusible piping.  I followed her tips, made my own, and took it on a photo shoot with my Sew Crafty Houston friends.   (I also made the banner with my embroidery machine and a fun applique font, but that’s for another post.)

    Crafty Holidays & Good Friends!

Photo By: Laura Burlton

Photo By: Laura Burlton

Here’s my tree skirt under our crafty stuff:

You can’t see much of it here, but watch Nancy’s video and you’ll get a better view of the skirt and some helpful how-to tips.  I’m also attaching a link at the bottom of this post so you can buy her tutorial and pattern if you want step by step instruction.

http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/how+to+sew+a+simple+christmas+tree+skirt+guide.do

Let’s Get Sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny

Holiday Home Decor – Serged Christmas Tree Napkin!

Oh Snap!  If you’ve invested in a serger, this blog post has a great project for you!  (You could also use a sewing machine to get this done, but you’d need to change some of the assembly instructions…)

Have fun watching the how-to video for making your own serger Christmas Tree napkins!  These make for easy and attractive table top decor as well as a thoughtful gift for a co-worker or loved one!

Let’s Get Sewing!

Jenny Gabriel – alter ego:  StitchinJenny