Ok this was one of my more bizarre sewing ideas.
I’m doing Christmas Lunch this year, but I REALLY don’t want to get a Christmas tree. Apart from the cost,
… they shed needles,
…I have nowhere to dump it in January so I’ll have to pay to have it taken away,
…but I hate plastic ones
…I don’t have a huge living area so it’d be a struggle to fit one in the living room and not have it get in the way.
After some deliberation I came up with a solution that
...won’t shed needles,
…will be easy to store after Christmas
…will take up very little room in the living room
...definitely says “Me” in a way that no pine tree (real or fake) ever could.
I sewed myself a Christmas tree!
The fabric was from my $1 stash and apart from being rather loud for my wardrobe it is really itchy, so I don’t see a place for it as a garment. There was only a scant metre of it anyway so I was probably going to end up throwing it away eventually, so I class it as zero cost.
I cut the fabric into three rectangles that were twice as long as they were wide other and two rectangles for the trunk and bucket.
I folded the three rectangles into a square and stitched down one side…
...pressed the seam to the centre of the back, forming a triangle,
…inserted some cardboard to hold the triangle firmly
... before sewing each triangle closed and stitching them on top of each other…
…added a trunk and bucket and voila!
A Christmas tree!
I’ve hung it on a light, so there is space at the base to place presents, and will be decorating it shortly. The rather loud green and silver print means that I won’t bother with tinsel, just lights and few baubles.