Scrap and Patch Tree
Create a fabric Christmas tree with fabric scraps or fat quarters.
You will need
1 Set of Craft Cotton Co Christmas Metallic FQ’s
Calico or Heavy Weight backing fabric
Step 1 Draw a Tree Shape onto the Calico, as Small or Large as you wish.
Step 2 Cut out sections from the FQ’s and loosely lay them to fill the tree shape.
Step 3 Put the second piece up from the bottom into place and the bottom piece on top of it R/S together.
Sew along the bottom as in the picture.
Step 4 Repeat this process all the way up the tree.
Step 5 Sew along each join with a decorative stitch.
Step 6 Trim away the excess.
Step 7 Add some buttons (not too close to the edge where you will be sewing the backing on) Cut another piece of calico the same shape for the backing.
Step 8 Put the backing on top of the r/s of the fabric, pin or clip and sew, leaving a 2” gap in the base middle.
Step 9 Turn right side out and stuff with filling. Fold the gap inwards and insert a doubled up piece of brown felt to resemble a tree trunk. Stitch across to close the gap.
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Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Company 2018