Sherpa fleece, along with its colorful plain fleece counterpart, creates a white Christmas tree skirt with a colorful touch. This tree skirt is a no-sew winter wonder. The key is making your own pattern out of wrapping paper or parcel paper. Although parcel paper is more sturdy, wrapping paper is definitely more available around the holiday season. Pom-pom trim is available at fabric and crafts stores.
Use your wrapping or parcel paper to make a pattern: Cut a 60 inch square. Fold the square corner to corner, making a triangle. Then fold the triangle corner to corner, making a smaller triangle that has four layers of paper.
Unfold your paper triangle back into its original square form. Tie a string onto a pencil to create a compass that is shorter than 30 inches. Hold the string in the center of the square (where all of the folds meet). Tug the pencil until the string is taut. Then draw an arched line around the paper, forming a circle. Then fold the paper back into the triangle and cut out the arched line, cutting through all of the layers of paper. Once the cuts are made, unfold the paper. At the center, trace a small bowl for the tree opening. Fold into the triangle to cut out the bowl outline. Once there is a cut out circle in the middle of the paper circle, cut down one fold to create an opening to the circle. This will serve as your pattern. The finished sewn fabric tree skirt will be 1 inch smaller, because of a 1-inch seam allowance.
Trace the pattern onto the back side of the Sherpa fleece and onto the back side of the plain fleece. Cut each piece out. Layer the two pieces of fleece, wrong sides together. Cut 4-inch slits around the perimeter of the fleece, 1 inch apart. Fold up each piece of fringe, both layers. At the fold, cut a 1-inch slit. Slip the fringe piece (both layers) through the slits and slightly tighten. Repeat for each piece of fringe.
Lay the pom-pom trim along the straight cut lines (that form the skirt opening) and around the inner circle. Secure the trim with hot glue.
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