Padded Fabric Christmas Trees

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I love these padded fabric Christmas trees! They are brilliant for your mantlepiece, dinner table or centrepiece. They make great presents. Would you like to find out how to make them? Here’s how!

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Padded Fabric Christmas Trees

The brilliant thing about these padded fabric Christmas trees is that you can make them out of lots of different types of fabrics. Last year I made myself some Cath Kidston fabric trees to match my table decor. But I also made my family colours to match their dining rooms.

I would always recommend cotton fabric over polycotton, as these do need to be pressed a lot, and polycotton has a tendency to shrink easily if you’re not careful. But do try out all the colours and not just the traditional Christmas fabrics.

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You will need


Padded fabric Christmas trees - fabric choices

Cut out 6 of the templates on the fold

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - 0

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - cut out trees 1

Then I like to pin different colours right side together, pinning away from the edge so you can sew around the edge easily.Padded Fabric Christmas - pinnedTrees

Note: the little blue dots at the base of the tree are where you start and stop stitching, to leave a gap to stuff the tree later. Do a few reverse stitches at the start and end of sewing around the 1cm seam allowance.Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - pinnedRemember when you get to the points of the tree to leave the needle in the fabric so that you get a neat pivot point. I love my magnetic seam guide as you can see.

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - pivotCarry on all around the outline of the tree and sew a few reverse stitches at the other marked end of the opening.Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - trim seam allowanceTrim the tips of the points so that there is very little seam allowance – without cutting through the stitches. Also, cut notches or clip the inner points/curves.

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - clip inner curvesTurn the fabric the right way round, pushing out the points with a knitting needle or pointed object. Press it well, turning the seam allowance up at the base.


Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - pressed Do the same with the remaining 2 tree shapes, so that you end up with 3 tree bags with openings at the base.

Assembling the Tree

Pin the 3 shapes together at the outer points. Draw a central line from the top of the tree to the midline of the base, using an air erasable pen

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - lineSew the trees together down the line you have drawn. This can be tough as there are now 6 layers to sew – even more at the base and tip of the tree.

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - sewing trees together

And you have a tree with 6 compartments with a gap at the base of each ready to stuff! Stuff as much or as little as you want, I always make sure to go around systematically putting stuffing in each section at the top, then the middle, then the base. That way it ends up more evenly stuffed.

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - almost done

To finish the tree, sew up the base with some hand stitches.

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - sewn base

Add some buttons or beads to decorate (I chose these star buttons) and your tree is finished!

Finished

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - a great idea for a table centrepiece, Gift or Christmas Decoration - make them to match your decor. Free template and picture tutorial #sewing #christmassewing #christmascrafts #christmasdecorations #christmasdecor #christmasdiy #sewingforchristmas #christmassewingprojects #sewingtutorials #sewingprojects #sewingcrafts #christmastrees

 

As I said at the start, last year I made these in so many colours and variations. They make a brilliant gift.

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - a great idea for a table centrepiece, Gift or Christmas Decoration - make them to match your decor. Free template and picture tutorial #sewing #christmassewing #christmascrafts #christmasdecorations #christmasdecor #christmasdiy #sewingforchristmas #christmassewingprojects #sewingtutorials #sewingprojects #sewingcrafts #christmastrees

 

Why not pin me for later?Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - a great idea for a table centrepiece, Gift or Christmas Decoration - make them to match your decor. Free template and picture tutorial #sewing #christmassewing #christmascrafts #christmasdecorations #christmasdecor #christmasdiy #sewingforchristmas #christmassewingprojects #sewingtutorials #sewingprojects #sewingcrafts #christmastrees

Are you going to make these padded fabric Christmas trees? I would love to see your makes. Contact me on social media.

Enjoyed this? Why not read about my Christmas Pom-Pom Crafts?

Or Making a Rag Rug

Or my A Festive Rag Wreath uses up the remnants from making these trees! A very Merry Lagom Christmas

Or another great gift idea is a skirt for a friend’s child! Find out how to make one here!

And please do pin this post for later!

Padded Fabric Christmas Trees - a great idea for a table centrepiece, Gift or Christmas Decoration - make them to match your decor. Free template and picture tutorial #sewing #christmassewing #christmascrafts #christmasdecorations #christmasdecor #christmasdiy #sewingforchristmas #christmassewingprojects #sewingtutorials #sewingprojects #sewingcrafts #christmastrees

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75 Replies to “Padded Fabric Christmas Trees”

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. They are really effective, and pretty easy to make.

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Like everything, the more time you spend doing it the better you get. But do have a go at these!

      Reply
  1. lauren says:

    My mom and grandma used to make these! They were always part of the holiday decor growing up. Lovely!

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. It’s great that these are part of your holiday tradition. They are fast becoming one of mine!

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. They are really effective aren’t they?

      Reply
  2. Anne says:

    These are so cute, I’m not good with the sewing machine but my daughter is, I’ll have to get some Christmas material now! I’d love you to come and post this on my Christmas linky on my blog. x
    #Bloggerclubuk

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Have just added them Anne. And I’m sure I’ll be making something with the fabric remnants that may also find it’s way onto your linky. Thank you!

      Reply
  3. Grainne says:

    These are gorgeous! My sewing skills leave a lot to be desired but I’m still going to give them a go 🙂

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Do try them. Hopefully this step by step guide will help!

      Reply
  4. Teresa says:

    They are lovely! Thank you for sharing the tutorial at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

    Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. I’ve got lots of crafty ideas for Christmas to come.

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Han. Yes, so easy yet effective. Thank you for reading.

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      They really do make good gifts. Thank you for reading.

      Reply
  5. Lana says:

    These look so cute! And pretty easy too! Thanks for sharing!! #KCACOLS

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      They are honestly really easy. Definitely worth a try.

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. But honestly, if I can make them I think most people can. Thank you for hosting.

      Reply
  6. Emma says:

    These are so lovely!! I’ve got some leftover Emma Bridgewater fabric somewhere that will match my table runner and crockery…a future project for sure!! I’ve pinned this as a reminder. Thanks for sharing. #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Oooh! These would be lovely in Emma Bridgewater Fabric. Do send us a pic if you make them!

      Reply
  7. Emma Dowey says:

    These are so sweet! I really wish i had more time to sew. the blog, pregnancy and my son take up my time now haha! #KCACOLS

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I don’t sew quite as much as I would like. But it is always nice to come back to doing some crafts.

      Reply
    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Jayne. Yes, matching them to my existing Cath Kidston Christmas table was definitely a big part of why I made these! Thank you for reading.

      Reply
  8. chickenruby says:

    I keep meaning to make something like this but my sewing machine needs a service and i keep putting it off #triumphanttales

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I hope that you get round to it soon. Thank you for reading!

      Reply
  9. Mrs Mummy Harris says:

    These are super cute, I can’t wait til the boys get older and we can make as gifts for relatives from them!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you! They do really make super presents!

      Reply
  10. Stuart says:

    These look great – fantastic idea to make your own decorations #triumphanttales

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. By making your own you can match everything up really well too!

      Reply
  11. Kate Goodger says:

    These look really well made! I love the idea of crafts especially the closer we get the Christmas! I love Kath Kiddson patterns and fabrics. I actually have a friend who’s trying to get better at sewing so I’ll pass this across to her to see if she fancies a project! Xxx #dreamteam
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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I hope your friend gets to make one and makes you one too. You can find lots of little bits of Cath Kidston fabrics on eBay.

      Reply
  12. Carol Cameleon says:

    These are so pretty and actually better than having a bigger tree in my opinion! Though I’m not sure how I’d get on making them in reality… Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time!

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      They are so easy to make. And sometimes less is more!

      Reply
  13. Madeline (This Glorious Life) says:

    Oh I wish I had a sewing machine/knew how to sew better so I could have a go at making these! They look so sweet and would make lovely decorations for Christmas! x #KCACOLS

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Aw thank you. They are such lovely decorations.

      Reply
  14. Debbie says:

    Hi Jo, what a nice and simple homemade decoration. They’d look good as part of any Christmas display. I’m just getting the hang od crocheting so I won’t be giving these a go, but if I could sew I certainly would.

    Thank you for linking up with #KeepingItReal

    xx
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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Debbie. Whilst I would really love to get to grips with crochet!

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. I’m sure they would be just as easy to hand sew!

      Reply
  15. Kerryanne says:

    What a fun project Jo!!
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring you at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Merry Christmas,
    Kerryanne

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  16. Karren says:

    Your puff Christmas trees are so cute!!! Thank you for sharing last week so I can share your post on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Feature Holiday Party this week!

    Your post will continue to inspire because I have shared it in my Newsletter, Pinterest and soon on Instagram.

    Hope you will join us and linkup again!!!
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you SO much Karren. I will be back soon. Happy Holidays!

      Reply

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