• tree collar

    DIY Tree Collar with Fabric Covered Cord

    DIY Tree Collar Make a DIY Tree Collar and put your fabric scraps to good use! If you remember the fabric covered cording used for sewing baskets and rugs, this is the same concept. However, there’s a hole in the center that’s big enough for your tree to fit inside. WHAT’S A TREE COLLAR? A tree collar is an updated take on a tree skirt. You’re probably seeing them in stores made out of various metals, plastics and basket materials. By making your own tree collar, you can customize the size and shape (oval or circle) and use up loads of fabric scraps in the process. Dive into your fabric…

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    Holiday Sewing Project – Sew & Make Before Christmas

    Your Next Holiday Sewing Project You’re sure to find your next holiday sewing project with these five ideas to get the creative juices flowing. These projects are fun to make, both for yourself or to give as gifts. 1. Poinsettia Wreath Create a wreath out of freestanding poinsettia leaves. These are made in the hoop of your embroidery machine, with Sulky Rayon thread, Fabri-Solvyâ„¢, small beads and organza. 2. In-the-Hoop Holiday Sewing Project – Gift Tags A great holiday sewing project is a handmade gift tag that does double duty as an ornament. Hang these on the tree and insert a gift card into the tag slot. The recipient can…

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    Easy Christmas Tree Skirt & Invisible Thread Tutorial

    Christmas Tree Skirt by Ellen March This Christmas tree skirt tutorial is super easy and helps use up all the holiday fabric remnants in your stash. You’ll learn how to make the Christmas tree skirt, plus learn how to work with invisible thread for a flawless finish. This Christmas tree skirt is reversible, too, giving you more bang for your buck! And you can adapt the tree skirt to make a holiday tablecloth. The featured tree skirt was sewn on a Husqvarna Viking Designer Epic sewing & embroidery machine. Christmas Tree Skirt Supply List Approx 1-1/2 yard of backing fabric (amount depends on size) Low-loft batting Approx. 1/2 yard each…