How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt with Pattern

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Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, decorations! One of the most iconic decorations of the season is the Christmas tree. But what’s a Christmas tree without a tree skirt? Tree skirts are the perfect way to add a festive touch to your holiday decor. If you’re looking for a fun and creative idea for how to make a Christmas tree skirt with a pattern, then you’ve come to the right place. With a few simple materials and a Christmas tree skirt pattern, you can sew a beautiful tree skirt that will be the perfect addition to your holiday decor.

So, let’s get started and start sewing a holiday tree skirt you’ll love!

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If you’re looking for a unique Christmas tree skirt, why not make your own? With a Christmas tree skirt pattern, you can create a one-of-a-kind tree skirt that will be the envy of your friends and family. Sewing a Christmas tree skirt is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and make a beautiful addition to your holiday decor. With a few simple supplies and a bit of time, you can create a beautiful tree skirt that will last for years to come. Plus this is a great sewing pattern that makes for a fun sewing project even for a beginner.

If you’d like more fun ideas for making a gift for someone special, be sure to check out our Easy Sew Christmas Gifts and our Mini Stocking Gift Card Holder. There are so many fun ideas, your stockings will be filled to the brim!

How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt

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Materials for Sewing a Christmas Tree Skirt

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Making a Christmas tree skirt is a great way to add a personal touch to your holiday decor. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced sewer, you’ll need to gather the supplies for your Christmas tree skirt and of course, the sewing pattern before you can get started. Here’s what you need:

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Now that you have your pattern and fabric, it’s time to get sewing! Follow the instructions in the sewing tutorial below that will provide the details of how to us the sewing pattern to cut out the pieces and assemble this simple tree skirt.

If you’re a beginner, you may want to practice on some scrap fabric first, particularly to make sure you’ve got the right answer to the question “what size Christmas tree skirt do I need?” If you need help answering that question and determining what size tree skirt pattern to make, scroll down to the Frequently Asked Questions area for some helpful suggestions.

Once you’ve finished sewing a tree skirt, you can add any embellishments you like, such as buttons, bows, or embroidery. With a little bit of time and effort, you can make a beautiful Christmas sewing project that you will love!

So, grab your supplies and get sewing!

How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt

Wash, dry and press the fabric of your choice. 

Print the Tree Skirt Pattern. Cut the pieces out and tape them together according to the directions. Cut 8 pieces from the print fabric and 8 pieces from the solid fabric. Cut 6 pieces of the ribbon 6-8” long. 

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial - Step 1

Step 1: Place one print and one solid piece, right sides together. Pin into place.

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial - Step 2

Step 2: Using a 5/8” seam allowance, sew up one straight side, around the top curved end and down the other straight side, leaving the small flat bottom end (that is opposite the rounded top) open for turning. Repeat with the other 7 pieces.

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial - Step 3

Step 3: Turn the pieces right side out.

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial - Step 4

Step 4: Using a warm iron, press all eight pieces. Fold and pin the open end and using a 5/8” seam allowance, close the open end. Repeat with the other 7 pieces for your Christmas tree skirt.

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial - Step 5

Step 5: Top stitch each of the eight pieces of the tree skirt.

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial - Step 6

Step 6: Pin 2 pieces along one of the straight sides (We alternated ours with a print and then a solid, but you can make yours in any pattern you like) with right sides together. Using a 5/8” seam allowance, attach the two pieces. Continue with the next pieces, leaving one piece unconnected. (This is where you will attach the ribbon to close the skirt once you place it on around the tree stand.) Top stitch along each straight side if desired.

Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial - Step 7

Step 7: Evenly space the pieces of ribbon so there are three going down each open side that line up when the sides are placed together. Place around the tree and tie the ribbons closed. Enjoy your newly sewn Christmas tree skirt that is unique as you.

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Choosing the Right Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, tree skirts for Christmas are a must-have. But with so many different patterns and sizes to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you.

To help you out, here are a few tips for choosing the perfect pattern for your Christmas sewing project.

First, consider the size of your tree. If you have a large tree, you’ll want to choose a tree skirt pattern that is large enough to cover the entire base of the tree. If you have a smaller tree, you can opt for a smaller pattern that will still look great.

Next, think about the style of your tree. If you have a traditional tree, you may want to choose a classic pattern like a plaid or a quilt. If you have a more modern tree, you may want to choose a more contemporary pattern like a geometric or a floral.

Finally, consider the type of fabric you want to use for your tree skirt. If you’re looking for something that will last for years, you may want to choose a heavier fabric like velvet or wool. If you’re looking for something that is more lightweight and easy to store, you may want to choose a lighter fabric like cotton or polyester.

No matter what type of Christmas tree skirt pattern you choose, it’s sure to add a festive touch to your holiday decor. With these tips, you’ll be sure to find the perfect pattern for your tree this holiday season.

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Customizing Your Christmas Tree Skirt

Adding a personal touch to your Christmas tree skirt can make your holiday decor stand out. Here are a few customization tips to consider:

  1. Choose Your Colors: Choose festive colors that match your Christmas decor. Traditional colors include red, green, white, and gold, but don’t be afraid to experiment with non-traditional colors such as blues, pinks, or metallics. You can also match your tree skirt with your Christmas stockings, or other holiday decorations.
  2. Appliques and Embellishments: Add an element of fun with patches, buttons, ribbons or beads. You could also sew on appliques of snowflakes, reindeers, or Santa Claus to enhance the festive feel. Or if you’re a pet-parent that’s just obsessed with your fur-baby, make matching paw appliques to go with paw stockings! It would be the cutest!
  3. Monogram or Initials: Embroider your family’s surname initial or the whole name onto the skirt for a personal touch. This could also be a great way to commemorate the year.
  4. Different Fabrics: Mix and match different patterns and textures of fabric for a unique look. For example, you could combine satin with velvet, or tartan with faux fur.
  5. Layering: Create a layered effect with different sizes of tree skirts stacked together. This can add depth and interest to your tree skirt design.

The key to a successful customization is to let your creativity shine and enjoy the process for this sewing project!

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If you liked this Christmas Tree Skirt Sewing Pattern, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

Frequently Asked Questions About Tree Skirts for Christmas

What size should I make my Christmas tree skirt?

The size of your tree skirt will depend on the size of your Christmas tree. IT doesn’t matter if your Christmas tree is real or fake this skirt will work for it. Generally, you should make your tree skirt at least 6 inches larger than the diameter of your tree at the base.

What type of fabric should I use for my tree skirt?

You can use any type of fabric for your Christmas tree skirt, but it’s best to choose a fabric that is durable and easy to work with. Cotton, polyester, and velvet are all popular choices.

How long does it take to make a Christmas tree skirt?

The amount of time it takes to make a Christmas tree skirt will depend on the complexity of the pattern and your skill level. Generally, it should take 1-2 hours to complete a tree skirt, although adding embellishments will add time.

What are some tips for making a Christmas tree skirt?

Some of my favorite tips for making a Christmas tree skirt are: use a good quality fabric, take your time and follow the pattern instructions carefully, measure twice – cut once, and always use a good quality thread.

Yield: 1 Tree Skirt

How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt with Pattern

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Learn how to make a Christmas tree skirt with pattern, the supplies you'll need, and helpful tips for a professional-looking finish.

Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • 2 yards cotton fabric-print
  • 2 yards cotton fabric-solid
  • 5/8” ribbon (optional)

Tools

  • Iron and ironing board or mat
  • Tape
  • Sewing Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Sewing Pins or clips
  • As with most sewing projects you will need a sewing machine, however, this project can be sewn by hand.
  • Tree Skirt PDF Pattern

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry and press the fabric of your choice. 
  2. Print the Tree Skirt PDF Pattern. Cut the pieces out and tape together according to the directions. Cut 8 pieces from the print fabric and 8 pieces from the solid fabric. Cut 6 pieces of the ribbon 6-8” long. 
  3. Place one print and one solid piece, right sides together. Pin into place
  4. Using a 5/8” seam allowance, sew up one straight side, around the top curved end and down the other straight side, leaving the small flat bottom end (that is opposite the rounded top) open for turning. Repeat with the other 7 pieces.
  5. Turn the pieces right side out.
  6. Using a warm iron, press all eight pieces. Fold and pin the open end and using a 5/8” seam allowance, close the open end. Repeat with the other 7 pieces. 
  7. Top stitch each of the eight pieces.
  8. Pin 2 pieces along one of the straight sides (We alternated ours with a print and then a solid, but you can make yours in any pattern you like) with right sides together. Using a 5/8” seam allowance, attach the two pieces. Continue with the next pieces, leaving one piece unconnected. (This is where you will attach the ribbon to close the skirt once you place it on around the tree stand.) Top stich along each straight side if desired.
  9. Evenly space the pieces of ribbon so there are three going down each open side that line up when the sides are placed together. Place around the tree and tie the ribbons closed. Enjoy.

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