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All this week and maybe into next week, I’ll be posting what I’ve been making these past few weeks. Today, it’s fabric tree decorations. Essentially, each tree consists of four cones stacked on top of each other.
Download the Stacked Fabric Christmas Tree templates as an Adobe pdf file or by printing the image here. To make them, download and print out the Adobe pdf file with the templates for the four sized cones. Using the pattern, cut out the four semi-circles from various fabric. I then ironed on some lightweight interfacing to the backside.
After you have four semi-circles of fabric, I used a small zig-zag stitch around all the edges.
Fold over the edges to make a cone shape. You will overlap the two ends about 1 inch to make the diameter of the size cone you wish.
Then I used a straight stitch to close up the backside of the cone. Iron this seam so the cone will stay open in a nice round form. Alternately, you could hand stitch the back seam closed.
After you have finished all four cones for one tree, I added a small bit of hot glue to the top of each cone so that when they were stacked they are stable. You could also stuff the bottom with a little tissue, if you like. But they stay open nicely without it, too.
I made several and love how they look in a little grouping. Let the holiday decorating begin. Game on.1f4e