Just finished this dress! Let me know what you think! Available at www.esty.com/shop/CraftyMom75
Scroll down on the page and then scroll up to read the tutorial in the correct order….Sorry!
Line up and Reattach closures removed earlier, or you can spend a little and upgrade.
That’s it! If you have time to yourself, all of your sewing can be finished in about an hour or so, depending on your skill level.
If your kids are around, as my 2 and 5 year olds were, plan an afternoon. This makes a great gift or a cheap decor item that can look really great.
But, if you decide you like the look without the effort, you can also purchase this one in my etsy shop! Free shipping for my blog followers with code FREESHIP, only one available, so get it now!
Thanks for reading! This is my first tutorial so I would love your feedback!
Trim the edges of excess material so the tree skirt will lay flat, and then flip it right side out (Pic 1)
Fold over the excess in the center, pin, and sew in place. (Pic 2)
After attaching the lace, remove any ties, velcro, or closures from the original skirt and set to the side to be reattached later. (Pic 1) Be gentle when you remove these so they are in good shape for reattaching later.
Next, pin your cloth to the skirt, right side to right side. Including edges of opening, and around the center. (Pic 2) Leave the circle in the center opening unsewn to allow you to flip it right side out. Sew around the edges.
Next, pin the two cloth sections to each other at one of the openings with right sides together as shown. (Pic 1)
Then, Measure around the edge of your tree skirt to determine how much lace you want. The lace is completely optional, and if you decide that isn’t your style, then don’t use the lace. Pin the lace to the wrong side of the purchased tree skirt as shown all the way around and sew together. (Pic 2)
First, lay out the tree skirt on the material to make sure the cloth is wide enough to fit the skirt on, if not, follow all the following directions, if it does fit, skip down to the lace attaching post.
If it does not fit, fold it in half, lining the fold up on the opening of the tree skirt. Then, pin it to the cloth and cut it out, then move the skirt down and repeat.
I have just finished writing this great, easy Tree Skirt Tutorial upgrade, and really, anyone can do it. If you have a sewing machine and some pins, you can have a custom made tree skirt. Sound like an infomercial? Sorry, but really it is super cheap and super easy. Here are the instructions with pics of how I did it, complete with before and after! This is a picture of the final product.
First things first, you need to get a really cheap tree skirt. I mean cheap. I bought my in December after Christmas Clearance at Target for $1.25. Since you can’t do that, some great places to check are Tuesday Morning, Goodwill, yardsellr.com, and garage sales. Really-think cheap. Once you have this, you can move on to cloth and lace. This is going to depend on if you are trying to match your home or just want something fun. You can spend or save on this at some of the above locations. How much you need depends on the tree skirt you find, so measure it before heading out. I used about 2 yards on this one. Check out the before picture.
We recently had a friend of my sons birthday party to attend. We knew she was getting an American girl doll from her parents, so we decided to get her some accessories. WOW. With only having sons and nephews and friends that are boys, we never realized how expensive this stuff was. I decided then that I could do something, and I made matching aprons for the doll and friend. So, now I am endeavoring to make my first American girl-like clothes. I will be finishing my first dress this week and listing it on my etsy site. Way cheaper than American girl, or a department store cheap knock off. Coming soon!
In celebration of hitting 100 likes on Facebook, I am running a special in my Etsy shop through the end of June in the Scrapbook Clearance section. Use code 20off100 to get 20% additional off already clearance prices. Visit my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyMom75?section_id=11439766.
You can also order through facebook and also get an additional 15% off!!
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