Monday, November 2, 2009

Quicky Table Decoration

This is a variation on a table decoration i made for our Christmas party at our cloth doll club last year. Draw a tree template pattern piece, I chose cardboard folded in half and drew a tree. Cut out and open up. You have the center line already made. Trace this onto doubled fabric right sides together.
Do this two times more, trim, leaving an opening in the bottom for turning and stuffing. Remember to clip corners and points.
Turn right sides out. Pin all the layers together and sew right down the middle.
Stuff each segment I found it easier to do a little on each one filling the points as you go.
Bottom view of the tree stuffed. hand sew the openings closed.
Table top decoration finished. Now all you need to do is make a couple more and do them different sizes and embellish them how you want, beads and buttons come to mind.


Anyone who knows me knows that i am crazy about my cats, but sometimes you have stuff to do and need them to amuse themselves, New toys do it at times and they don't have to cost a thing. Tissue paper from a parcel and some blades of grass + breeze = a great stalking game.