Ellie has made these adorable Handmade Liberty Tana Lawn Christmas Trees using a selection of her favourite Liberty prints. These are so fun and a lovely addition to any Christmas decoration. A lovely easy Christmas sewing project in the run up to Christmas. Ellie tells us about her project.
“I saw these adorable Christmas trees on Instagram last year. I’m not sure why I didn’t make them sooner but the new green Capel Q and Wiltshire Stars are so perfect for this project that there was no doubt I had to make them this year. I also had to sneak in some of my all-time favourite fabric, Poppy Forest A. One half of me loves natural Christmas decor with lots of greenery and dried oranges, but somehow the fun, tacky, kitsch Christmas vibes seem to always take over! Give me all the colour and pom-poms!”
“These trees are super easy to make, all you need is fabric and stuffing (pom-poms are optional). I managed to use 1 fat quarter per tree – this all depends on the size of your template. I’ve written a little tutorial of how to make them below.”
- Draw half a tree shape (or find one online as I did) and cut fabric on the fold until you have 6 tree shapes.
- Place two tree shapes right sides together and sew around the edges leaving a large gap at the bottom for stuffing.
- Turn each tree the right way round and turn out all the points.
- Lay all three trees on top of each other and sew a straight line down the centre. Then stuff each segment and sew up the gaps, ta-da!
“I only used one fabric per tree but you can experiment with using multiple. Some of our curated fat quarter bundles would be great for this!”