Sewing Tutorial: Fabric Christmas Tree Decorations – Perfect For A Last Minute Make

These decorations are a perfect quick Christmas sewing make – they also make great gifts.

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 have now decided to focus on some of my sewing Christmas makes.  First up is a fabric Christmas tree, these are perfect presents – especially if you are needing to post them as they are nice and flat.

I made these using fat quarters from the Christmas Birdhouse and Essential trends (red version) fat quarter sets by The Craft Cotton Company.

Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

There is also another tutorial available for a smaller version of these trees – fabric Christmas trees take 2! As well as one for fabric tree bunting and also a crochet version too!

Christmas Tree Decoration Tutorial

Materials

To make one tree you will need:

  • 2 pieces of fabric for the 5 squares:
    • 5×5 cm, 7×7 cm, 9×9 cm, 11×11 cm, 13×13 cm
  • 2 pieces of fabric for the trunk:
    • 4x5cm.
  • 10 cm ribbon.
  • 5 buttons.

Assembly

  • Take two pieces of the same size and placing right sides together sew around leaving a gap for turning.  Turn out the right way, press and slip stitch the gap closed. Repeat with the remaining pieces, ending up with 5 squares.
  • Lay out the squares on top of each other in size order from largest to smallest.
  • Starting with the smallest square fold up the bottom point and sew to secure, next sew a button onto the folded part of the square. Repeat with the remaining squares.
  • Take the two trunk fabric pieces, and placing right sides together sew down the side, along the bottom and up the other side leaving the top edge unsewn. Turn out the right way, press and slip stitch the gap closed.
  • Sew the trunk onto the back of the largest square 1cm up from the bottom edge.
  • Take the ribbon and fold in half, place on the back of the smallest square 1cm down from the top of the square and sew to secure.

Christmas Rudolph The Reindeer Crochet Cushion Pattern

Last make of the year finally completed – with a little time to spare too, trotting out is a crochet Rudolph reindeer cushion!

I decided not to take on as many Christmas makes this year as the last few years have been a disaster with trying to get everything completed on time and I end up still working on Christmas Eve!. Even though I cut back significantly I have been starting to get a bit worried that I still might not get everything completed in time.

However, my worries were unfounded and I have got the final Christmas make completed – with time to spare which is definitely a first for me! Only downside is all the other jobs I had put on hold to get it finished now need doing with only a few days to go – I better get a move on!.

After completing this cushion its also given me a few more ideas for Christmas cushion makes – these will have to wait until next year!

Pattern for this cushion is now available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Can never have too many Santas around…Crochet Santa coaster pattern.

Following on from my Rudolph coaster I just had to make one more – this time a Santa, I do have a few more Christmas coasters in mind but I think they may have to wait until next year!. Free pattern for this make is available below:

Crochet Santa coaster pattern

4.5mm hook

25g ball of DK wool in red

25g ball of DK wool in white

25g ball of DK wool in pink

25g ball of DK wool in dark pink

25g ball of DK wool in black

25g ball of DK wool in sparkly white for the pompom (or just the plain white if you prefer)

3.5cm pompom maker (or use two pieces of card with a 3.5cm diameter).

Main Coaster

4.5mm hook, pink wool.

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

1: (2sc into next sc), change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc) three times, change to pink on the last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc) two times (12).

2: 2sc into next sc, sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc, sc) three times, 2sc into next sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, sc (18).

3: 2sc into next sc, 2sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc, 2sc) three times, 2sc into next sc, sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 2sc (24).

4: 2sc into next sc, 3sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc, 3sc) three times, 2sc into next sc, 2sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 3sc (30).

5: 2sc into next sc, 4sc, 2sc into next sc – change to white after the first sc, 4sc, (2sc into next sc, 4sc) two times, 2sc into next sc, 3sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 4sc (36).

6: 2sc into next sc, 5sc, 2sc into next sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, 5htr(UK)/hdc(US), (2sc into next sc, 5htr(UK)/hdc(US)) two times, 2sc into next sc, 4htr(UK)/hdc(US), change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 5sc (42).

7: 2sc into next sc, 6sc, 2sc into next sc, sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, 5htr(UK)/hdc(US) (2sc into next stitch, 6tr(UK)/dc(US)) two times, 2sc into next sc, 5tr(UK)/dc(US), change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 6sc change to red on last yo of the previous stitch (48).

8: 2sc into next sc, 7sc, 2sc into next sc, 2sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, 5tr(UK)/dc(US), (2sc into next sc, 7tr(UK)/dc(US)) two times, 2sc into next sc, 6tr(UK)/dc(US), change to red on last yo, sc, 2sc into next sc, 7sc (54).

9: 2sc into next sc, 8sc.

Fasten off.

Using a 4.5mm hook, cast on in red into the sc next to the white on the right hand side – Pull up loop, ch1, 2sc into the same sc, 8sc, 2sc into next sc, 8sc, 2sc into next sc, 4sc, turn (26).

1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog four times, 10sc, sc2tog four times, turn (18).

2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog two times, 8sc, sc2tog two times, turn (14).

3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog two times, 6sc, sc2tog two times, turn (10).

4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 6sc, sc2tog, turn (8).

5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog, turn (6).

6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 2sc, sc2tog, turn (4).

7: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog two times, turn (2).

8: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog.

Fasten off

Nose

4.5mm hook, dark pink wool

Make a magic ring, 6sc into ring.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Sew the nose onto the face.

Eyes – make 2

4.5mm hook, black wool

Make a magic ring, 5sc into ring.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Sew the eyes onto the face.

Pompom

Make a pompom using the sparkly white wool and a 3.5cm pompom maker or two pieces of card with a 3.5cm diameter.

Sew the pompom to the top of the hat.

Smile

Using black thread and a running stitch, cast on at the back of the coaster then using a running stitch to add the smile detail.

Christmas Crochet Rudolph The Reindeer Coaster Pattern

Not long left to go now, time for some final Christmas crochet makes to happen

This month is zooming by but there is still time to squeeze in a couple more Christmas themed makes!

This cute reindeer coaster was great fun to make and the pattern is available now for my Patron subscribers this month.

Ive got another Christmas themed coaster in the works too and the pattern should be on my blog in the next few days.

Sewing Tutorial: Christmas Patchwork Tree Table Runner

Perfect for Decorating your table this Christmas

It’s great to add a little Christmas sparkle to your table over Christmas and when I saw the Snowy Woodland fabric which was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company I knew I had to make a table runner using it.

I decided to go for a tree theme as two of the fabrics were perfect for this – the green mistletoe and the white pine cone.

I really enjoyed making this – despite having a bit of a disaster half way through when I sewed it all together and realised I had one of the fabric pieces backwards, but luckily that wasn’t too tricky to fix!

The tutorial to make one is now available over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog

Corner To Corner Crochet Christmas Gnome Wall Hanging Pattern

Soon as I made my Crochet gnome cushion I knew it was also be perfect as a wall hanging too, so after making some extra bits and finding a piece of dowel I got one made!

This will be perfect for decorating this Christmas, and the pattern is available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.