I’ve been wanting to try a punched piece
intermixed with some wool for a while now.
What better thing to make this time of year than a Christmas tree!
I think it turned out to have a very vintage / retro look.
If you would like to create one also,
here’s what I did…
Draw a simple Christmas tree shape
or you can use mine that is available in the free pattern library.
Punch the curved line with DMC 934.
Punch the rest of the tree with DMC 936,
leaving the circles unpunched.
Cut strips of wool about 1/4″ wide for the ornaments.
I rolled two colors together to get a swirled effect.
To do this, make one strip about 1 1/4″ long and the other around 3/4″ long.
Roll the two together like a cinnamon roll.
Sew it together and then sew it into a hole on the tree.
You will have to push the punches aside a bit to get it in there.
After all of the ornaments are attached,
sew on a wool or cotton backing,
right sides together, leaving an opening at the bottom.
I like to use the zipper foot on my machine so I can get up close to the punches.
Trim your seams and turn the tree.
Stuff the tree.
Cut a piece of brown wool about 1″ x 2 1/4″.
Fold the trunk and sew it closed.
I folded the edges under so I didn’t have any raw edges showing.
Put the trunk into the opening at the bottom
and sew closed.
Enjoy your retro Christmas tree!