Monday, November 19, 2012

New-Sew Ruffled Tree Skirt

Last year my sis-in-law sent me a link to a tutorial showing how to create a no-sew, ruffled tree skirt.  I was so excited to give it a try.  After hours (and hours) of sitting on the living room floor with strips of fabric, my glue gun, and working through glue stick after glue stick, I had finished my own.  I love how it turned out!

Think you are up for the task?  It really wasn't difficult to pull together.  So grab your glue gun and a good movie!  HGTV has the tutorial HERE.

Marian Parsons Designed Christmas Tree Skirt

My Tips
The fabric that I used did not fray too much once cut, so I was able to eliminate the need to use a fray-blocking glue along the edge.  If you choose a fabric that does fray a bit, you can also choose to cut it on the bias instead of along the grain to keep it from fraying.

Secondly, I felt that 2" strips made very short looking ruffles.  I thought the ruffles in the tutorial image had to be thicker than 2".  I used 3" strips.

When creating the ruffles, I laid glue in short sections at a time.  After letting the glue cool briefly, I would lay the strip in place and pinched the fabric into ruffles over top of the glue.

A beautiful addition to our Christmas collection!
Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I saw the tutorial last year as well, and I am hoping to get around to making my own ruffly tree skirt soon! Thanks for reminding me:)


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