This is a fabulous make, great for each plate round the Christmas dinner table, you could hang the name of the person who’s plate it is round the tree on a piece of ribbon!
1 19″ x 21″ Fabric square of Christmas fabric from the Riley Blake Christmas Range
1 6” Bunting template
Assorted colours and textures of ribbon or bells
Thread and tape measure
“The bundle of Riley Blake Christmas fabric from Prints To Polka Dots really lend themselves to this idea. They have a retro look to them.”
I first saw this Idea on the internet and have adapted It on a smaller scale. This works well to make these beautiful 3D Christmas trees.
First decide what size template from the bunting template you wish to use. I have used a 6” one for my tree but larger sizes also work well.
With your right sides of fabric together pin your template onto the fabric and cut out. You need to repeat this so you have 6 pieces of fabric in total that are the same.
Take your 3 pressed pieces of fabric and lay one on top of the other ensuring the points and bottom edges are in line. Now measure the top triangle finding the middle and pin down this line ready for machining through all layers.
Make sure you fill each segment to the very tip and fill until you reach the bottom edge which can now be hand stitched to close up each gap.
You are now left with a 3D Christmas tree which can be embellished to you taste. I’ve used a bow on the top of mine but you could use a bell. Also try making them in different sizes as a Christmas decoration with a difference.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.