I am so happy to be at Riley Blake today sharing my Scrappy Christmas Tree tutorial with you. My fabric scrap baskets are overflowing so I have been on a huge scrap busting crusade. That’s kind of how I came up with these cute scrappy trees.
- Green fabric scraps (at least 3.5″ x 1″)
- Solid green fabric for the back of the trees (at least 3.5″ x 5″)
- some kind of batting for stability (I used leftover white flannel.)
- small yellow buttons
- 1″ Brown grosgrain ribbon (for the stem)
- 1/4″ white ribbon (for the ornament loop)
Step #1: Cut fabric Cut all the green scraps to 3.5″ x 1.5″. Cut solid green and batting to 3.5 ” x 5″.
Step #2: Sew the strips together Sew the green strips together one at a time. You don’t need to worry about straight lines…every seasoned sewist just gasped. I didn’t lay the pieces together perfectly because I want that “wonky” and scrappy look.
Step #3: Layer all the pieces Lay the scrappy strip piece on a piece of flannel. Then add the solid green to the back with right side facing out.
Step #4: Draw the tree Grab a ruler and a pencil draw to sides of the triangle tree.
Step #5: Sew the tree Sew about 1/8″ inch in from the pencil lines you just drew.
Step #6: Trim the tree (<—did you see what I did there?) Trim the extra fabric off the tree by cutting on the pencil line. Although you didn’t sew the bottom of the tree, trim off any extra. Basically make a pretty triangle.
Step #7: Add the trunk Cut a small piece of brown grosgrain and slip a 1/4″ under the batting at the bottom of the tree. Then sew entire bottom of the tree shut.
Step #8: Add finishing touches. Create a loop with the white ribbon and sew it to the top of the tree in the front. Glue or hand-sew the little yellow button on top of the ribbon.
Now you have a darling little fabric scrap Christmas Tree. You can add them to the Christmas tree or use them to decorate presents. You could also string a lot of them together and create a banner or garland. Seriously, endless possibilities.
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