Christmas is the best time of the year in my opinion. Having my birthday in this period adds to that. I just love the month December. And sewing for Christmas is even better. Last year I sewed this advent calendar, which the girls love and is a big hit. This year I have another Christmas project which I will be showing soon, but then I saw her Christmas tree skirt in a star shape and loved it right away. When I started with my Christmas project I came across all my scraps and found the perfect scraps (big scraps) for the Christmas tree skirt from Eunoia Designs.
When we bought our Christmas tree yesterday I thought let’s just sew up that Christmas tree skirt. Yesterday I cut up the pieces and today I finished the skirt, just before we started decorating the tree. We all love it!
I did see all the round Christmas tree skirts, but I did not like them as much. I loved the star shape Christmas tree skirt from Eunoia Designs, which is free (the 18″ one). When I downloaded the file I realized the 18″ was too small for our almost 2 meter Christmas tree. Eunoia Designs also has a paid pattern that includes a 18″, 28″ and 48″. Since I was using a projector file I wanted to see if enlarging would work out. I measured how long I wanted the skirt to be: around 20″ on each side and enlarged my file until the pattern piece had the intended length. I my case this meant I went from 39% to 90%. I am super happy with the result.
Since I sewed this Christmas tree with leftovers from two dresses that I sewed for my cousin I didn’t have enough to make the skirt double sided. Instead I used just one layer and folded the seams and sewed it. For the inner circle and sides where the ties were attached I added a band to get a clean finish.
Fabric: velvet and velour de panne from my stash
Pattern: Christmas tree skirt from Eunoia Designs.
Size: 18″ (the total size of the skirt)
Options: circle, double circle, ruffle and star shaped
Difficulty: 1 or 2 out of 5
Items in 2021: 82
# Fabric this post: 5 in – 2 out (Total fabric in 2021: bought 76 new fabric – used 111 fabric – 57 scrap pieces – 5 gifted fabric) – in total 76 in 111 out
# Patterns in 2021: 9 in – 7 out