Whitney’s Drop Cloth Tree Skirt
December 5, 2009 By
Hello guys!! Hope everyone is having a great Friday. We have had a fun week… It actually snowed here. Because this only happens about once every two years we were a bit excited! Now to my project… I finally got sick of staring at the base holding my tree up. I have had this planned in my head for a few weeks so I finally busted out the sewing machine. Here’s what I did…
I used a 9×12 drop cloth from Lowe’s for my fabric. This is larger than I needed but I will use the rest for an upcoming project.
I then used a $1 tree skirt I purchased at the Dollar Tree for my pattern. I wanted mine just a bit larger so I added about two inches all around.
Then I cut my strips for my super cute ruffles… I cut 4 strips that were each 9′ long.
I wanted to do a fun edge rather than a usual hem so I decided to do a rolled hem using my serger. You just run your fabric through and it does the rest… woohoo! If any of you want some tips on a rolled hem, you know where to find me.
Now to introduce you all to my favorite foot 🙂 This is my ruffler. For those of you with a sewing machine that do not own one of these… it’s time to ask Santa. This baby makes a ruffle in no time and had adjustments so you can pick how full you want it.
So I spent about 2 minutes running 12 yards of fabric through my ruffler and I was finished. This is what my ruffle looked like before I attached it around the edge of the skirt.
I then attached my 12 yards of ruffles to my circle piece using a straight stitch.
I finished my raw edge where the skirt is cut to fit around the tree and added two pieces of twine for the ties. My final step was to cover up the shanty tree stand and then take a bunch of pictures:) What do you think?? Not too shanty for $9 and 30 minutes I think!
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