Every year, my family gathers around the tree to open presents and admire the quickly falling pine needles that litter the floor and become a fire hazard. And every year the same sentence is uttered; “We need a tree skirt.” This year, I have decided to break from tradition by making this glamorous Christmas Tree Skirt, utilizing Mood’s fantastic new Christmas Tree Skirt Calculator! It’s very similar to the Circle Skirt Calculator, in fact, you could just use the circle skirt calculator to make your tree skirt, but we like festivities here at Mood! Just make sure to select the Full Circle Skirt option for your tree. Pairing some lovely sequins with one of Mood’s luscious velvets, this year the tree will be as bright as I am.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 2 yards Gold Shell Paillette Sequins
- 2 yards Vanilla Ice Polyester Velvet
- 2 yards Green Double Face Satin Ribbon
- 1 pkg Hem Tape
The first thing I did was open the circle skirt calculator and make my selections. I selected the full and midi skirt options with a ten-inch waist, and then followed the instructions for most of it. For the velvet, I folded the fabric in half twice, but after the second fold, I pulled the top layer past the bottom layer about 2″. This will make it so the skirt will overlap in the back. If you would prefer, you can simply make a regular skirt and use a type of closure, like bowties or a frog closure.
For the sequins, I did things a little differently when it came to cutting. I did the exact same things up until the cutting, but instead of measuring from the center, down, I layered the cut-out velvet over the sequins, measured the bottom, and then measured 8 inches in from the bottom. It’s important to use different scissors when cutting out the sequins since the plastic will ruin your fabric scissors.
After cutting everything out, I made the tedious decision to remove the sequins from the entire length of the bottom edge of the sequins. This will stop the needle from breaking on the sequins, and keep everything laying flat.
Once the sequins are removed, you can sew the face of the sequins to the wrong side of the velvet. The bottoms should line up so you can flip the sequins up onto the face of the velvet, with the wrong side of the sequins touching the face of the velvet. Tack the sequins down using a slip stitch.
To add the finishing touches, use double-sided hem tape to apply the ribbon along the edge of the sequins, making sure to put the tape along the sequins and the velvet. Hem the raw edges, and wrap around your tree!
There are so many different styles of tree skirt you can make! I’m dreaming of a red and green plaid with a white fur trim, perfect for the bougie Christmas I aspire to, but you can simply add a trim to the outer edge! What will you make your tree skirt from?