I was shown how to make this by a friend and I made my adaptation to the method.
I like to hang mine in a doorway!
Finished Size: Approx 12″ x 10″
Using a rule: Find the 60 degree mark and put that along the long edge of the fabric. You will need to turn the rule to continue completing the triangle (check next photos)
Fold a corner back to this side and stitch.
Finish off. I like to take the needle through to one of the edges and cut it off there.
That is the unit completed. When you make the next one, make it the other way ie start on the other side. This will help you decide which way you want your tree to look and the other one will be the trunk!
When you have decided, continue making the other 9 units.
Press the units and place in order.
I am missing the top unit in this photo, but it will give you the idea!
You are going to join the units using a simple whip stitch – try to keep your stitches small.
Now it is time to embellish: Use bells, beads, buttons – whatever you like!
Attach a little loop at the top for hanging and there you are – all done!
I have also made these for people in Aged Care – let’s them have their own little bit of Xmas decoration!
Please show me if you make one!
Until next time
I will link up with Under The Xmas Tree at Clare’s Craftroom
The Inner Chef says
Oh my stars… that it just gorgeous. Is this a similar method to Cathedral Windows – I’ve always wanted to try making them but they look too technical for me.
Thanks for sharing this – my husband just walked past and wants one for our front door. xxx
Hi The Inner Chef and welcome! Not really like Cathedral Window but please give it a try – it is really simple once you get it sorted and I’m never far away! 🙂
Pam @Threading My Way says
Margie, that is just adorable. Love the idea of the bells, too.
Thanks Pam! I love the bells too – have made them with beads too! 🙂
Such a lovely tree!!! Thank you for showing us how to make one.
Thanks Kate – you are welcome – I just want to see some photos!! 😉
Visiting from Clare’s link party – I’m gobsmacked by how cool this is! Really impressed.
Thanks whimziequiltz! I hope you enjoy making one! 🙂
clares craftroom says
This is just amazing!
Thanks so much for linking up x
Thanks Clare! Thanks for organising the Xmas tree – it help get my sewjo going! 🙂
Fidike Mamivonat says
Wonderful! As we usually have a tiny plastic Christman tree only, I always look for other kind of decorations. That is fantastic! Thank you!
Thank you Fidike! I hope you enjoy! 🙂
This is so cute and looks fairly simple to construct. Thanks for sharing it. Happy Holidays!
Thank you Sewmore! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to say hello! 🙂
i love making fabric tree decorations, and i am making this one now ..love the bells but might make one with baubles as well…
a great tutorial
thank you for sharing ..
Thanks Kathy and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment – I love to hear from you! I hope you enjoy! 🙂
Hi I made one of these and it’s lovely. Bit fiddly to make but quite easy. Thanks for sharing.
Thank You Lyn – I’m glad you like it! 🙂
Sew Blessed says
I found your link through Cute Embroidery. What a lovely project. I’ve just reorganized my sewing room and have tons of small pieces that I don’t want to throw away…this is where my scraps of Christmas fabric can be used! What a wonderful tutorial, too. Thanks “sew” much for sharing this with all of us. I’ve bookmarked your site so I’ll visit often. Merry Christmas from Canada.
Thank you and thank you for taking the time to say hello! I think I need some more projects to help us use up those scraps – I have a heap too! I hope you enjoy making your tree and may you have a very merry Christmas too! 🙂
Wilane Hancock says
This is adorable. It’s a must to try.
Thank you Wilane! I hope you enjoy making it! 🙂