Its that time of year where it all gets a little manic as I realise theres not long left for me to finish off all my Christmas present makes, no mater how early I start I always seem to end up at this stage with me looking at the calendar wondering if I will actually manage to get them all finished. Luckily I have always managed to finish just in time – although i have been known to be frantically finishing off an item on Christmas Eve ready for the next day!
I have got most of the Elf gift bags finished, and I have now decided to focus on some of my sewing Christmas makes. First up is a fabric Christmas tree, these are perfect presents if you are needing to post them as they are nice and flat so are easy to post without having to box everything up.
I made these using fat quarters from the Christmas Birdhouse and Essential trends (red) fat quarter sets by The Craft Cotton Company.
To make one tree you will need:
2 pieces of fabric:
5×5 cm, 7×7 cm, 9×9 cm, 11×11 cm, 13×13 cm, 4x5cm.
10 cm ribbon.
Take each of the two pieces and placing right sides together sew around leaving a gap for turning. Turn out the right way, press and slip stitch the gap closed.
Lay the square pieces out so each one is lying on top of the largest square, then starting with the smallest square fold up the bottom point and sew to secure. Next sew a button onto the folded up part of the square. Repeat with the remaining squares.
Take the rectangular piece and place on the back of the largest square 1cm up from the base and in the middle and slip stitch along the top edge of the rectangle to secure.
Take the ribbon, fold in half place on the back of the smallest square 1cm from the top point and sew to secure.