This project was a fun one but full of ups and downs, sorry I’ve procrastinated so much in posting it. Life has thrown me some curve balls, some good some bad :) First, gather your sweaters you want to use (if you love all of yours, the local thrift
stores always have plenty to choose from) which is where I got most of mine from.
I chose to go with coordinating colors so as not to overpower the other tree decor. I also used a knit shawl so that the buttons could be a easy and stylish closure but another option would be to simply sew or glue ribbons on the outer edges to tie closed.
Second, I measured an existing tree skirt folded into eighths because I liked the size of
that one, just not the pattern. You could also use a round cloth to determine size, just
allow about 6″ for the center hole. I traced the size onto my first piece.
I used 3/8″ Heat n’ Bond Ultrahold (not normal hold) iron-on adhesive that I got from Joann’s. It is a strong hem tape that is easy to use and less sewing! Follow the instructions and iron the hems down.
once all the pieces are cut out and hemmed lay them out in the order you like them.
I was going for a urban winter lodge, with non traditional colors. And yes that is a pocket in the green one. (for hiding treats )
Now, sew them together, don’t be intimidated, the key is to use thick thread
The tree is dressed and, awaiting the rest of our frantically wrapped, last-minute presents. Merry Christmas!! I can’t believe its a few days away!!