Saturday, December 11, 2010
Decorating Your Tree with Fabric
Our wonderful Debbie Balagia came up with the cutest ideas for decorating your Christmas tree with fabric. These clear bulbs were on sale at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 for 12. She stuffed them with things she had around her sewing room - scraps of fabric, a charm from a charm pack, rick rack, ribbons, etc. The bows are made out of batik scraps.
Now for the fabric chain. Debbie used a jellly roll, but you can use scraps as well. She folded the 2 1/2 inch strip in thirds and sewed it down. Then she cut the strip into six 6 1/2 inch strips. So you could use any 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch pieces. Fold in thirds lenghtwise and sew down the fold. Debbie glued the ends together to make the link for the chain, but you could use velcro and use the chain as an advent chain.