Hi all! I am so excited to be here at The Project Girl today! Can’t you tell by my heavy use of exclamation points?!!
Ok. Calm down, Kate. Get to crafting already.
As soon as I saw the beautiful Lost & Found Christmas Cotton fabrics Jen designed for Riley Blake Designs I knew they would make perfect fabric loop Christmas trees. I made similar trees last year using plain burlap, but using Jen’s fabric really stepped this decor up a notch. There are an endless number of ways you can combine the fabrics for this projects so get creative and have fun!
To make a fabric loop Christmas tree, you will need a styrofoam cone, a hot glue gun, a couple of hot glue sticks, scissors, a sewing machine, thread, and some Lost & Found Christmas Cotton. For each tree you will want 1/2 yard each of two complementary fabrics. I chose the Christmas Trees pattern in Cream and the Christmas Stripe in Red for one tree and Christmas Trees pattern in Green and the Christmas Stripe in Red for the second tree.
Put your fabric together with the wrong sides together. You can pin it if you want to, but this project doesn’t require any actual precision so it isn’t a requirement.
Starting at one edge, stitch the fabric together with a straight stitch running down the length of the fabric.
Make another straight stitch line down the length of the fabric about 1/2 an inch from the first stitch. This will create what will be your first fabric strip.
Sew another straight stitch 1/4 inch away from your second line. This will create the seam allowance between your fabric strips.
Keep creating strips with the seam allowance until you have about inches of strips.
Once your strips have been sewn, cut them apart by cutting down the middle of the 1/4 inch seam allowance areas.
Fray the edges of the strips by pulling some threads off the cut edges of the strips.
Cut the strips into pieces that are about 3.5 inches long. Again, this length doesn’t have to be totally precise.
Loop your fabric piece around so the ends are touching. This will create a little loop.
Glue the loop in place with hot glue.
Repeat the looping and gluing until you have a nice little pile of loops created.
Run a line of hot glue across the top edge of your loop and stick it to the bottom edge of your cone.
Keep gluing the loops until you have a complete circle around the bottom edge of the cone.
Move up a row and glue loops around the cone again, making sure you stagger the loops over the row below.
Keep gluing loops until you work your way up the entire cone.
When you reach the top of the cone, glue two or three loops to the top to cover any cone that is visible.
Thanks for having me and have a great holiday season!