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Felt Applique Christmas Skirt Tutorial

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We’ve been busting out the Holiday themed apparel all week this week.  Next up for the lil Missy will be this adorable Christmas tree appliqued skirt I made.

 

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To make the actual skirt, I used my free Flat Front Skirt Pattern. (Love this pattern.)  

I wanted the skirt to be simple in design to show off the felt trees; so instead of adding a contrasting band to the bottom, I added 3 inches to the skirt length so it would reach her knees.

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Boots: Bear Paw Knit Boots,  Infinity Scarf : Tutorial found here.

Aren’t the little trees adorable?  

I used a Cuttle Bug and the We R Memory Keepers Christmas tree die set.  I’ve got to find some other uses for the felt trees, maybe I will stitch them to gift tags or make a garland.

This would be a great project if you have a Cricut or Silhouette machine too.

easy free skirt pattern size 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)

If you want to make a skirt similar to this one, it’s really easy!

You can use felt or your favorite fabric.  (If you use felt, be sure to wash it before using – it will shrink.)

I used the Pellon EZ Steam II (leftover from our Halloween Treat Bags) to attach the trees.  

The EZ Steam has a permanent bond, so you can apply these with just an iron or stitch them for a little extra pop!  (It is safe to sew through the the fusible web/glue.)

Ready to make the skirt?

Follow the Flat Front Skirt tutorial to make the skirt.  (Or use your favorite skirt pattern.)

Stop once you have assembled the main part of the skirt, and before any gathering.

Cut a strip of the EZ steam, just a bit taller that the die and apply to the felt.  (Follow the package directions to determine the correct side of the EZ Steam to use first.) Trim the felt.

 

Use your favorite cutting method to cut your shapes.  (By hand, die cutting, or a digital cutting machine.)

 

Pull the backing off the shape and apply to fabric

(I love this mint green hot pink combo!)

 

Once you have the shapes in the desired positions, iron in place.

Stitch around the shape if desired!

Complete the skirt assembly and you’re done!  Go show it off!

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8 Comments

  1. I'm looking at making a felt applique design for a skirt, but wondered how it stood up to washing. Is any particular kind of felt better than others? It influences what colours I will have available. Thanks very much.

    1. Hi, it stood up great. I do recommend pre-washing the felt.
      Good Luck,
      Jamie

  2. LOVE your skirt! We featured it at the Project Stash! Stop by and pick up your featured button. We can't wait to see your latest creations! 🙂

  3. This is an adorable skirt. I'm new to your blog. I've been browsing, and you have great ideas and beautiful pictures. I'm off to explore some more.

  4. That is really cute! I normally dislike felt (to me, it feels the way nails on a chalkboard sounds) but I think it would be worth it for a skirt like this. =)

  5. I need to get one of those machines! I love how the skirt came together, and beautiful styling btw!

    1. Thank you! Thank you, the cuttlebug does come in handy!
      ~Jamie