Debbie Shore’s Fabric Christmas Tree

Debbie Shore’s Fabric Christmas Tree

Christmas is right around the corner now, and Christmas tree decorations are on everyone’s crafty minds… but what about the rest of your home? Once the tree itself is covered in baubles and sparkle, how do you plan on adding festive touches to your tables, windowsills and mantelpieces this December? We think we’ve found the perfect solution in this gorgeous fabric Christmas Tree project from the fabulous Debbie Shore. Check out Debbie’s video tutorial below and see exactly how it’s made, then you can add multiple Christmas trees to your home in time for the big day! Why not create a little forest of multicoloured Suffolk puff trees in varying sizes? Try decorating with buttons, sequins or even adding lights for a truly festive finish!

Finished size: 9” tall; 6” across

You Will Need:

Materials for two trees:

For one tree, cut:

  • 10 circles of fabric, one measuring 12” across, then 11”, 10”, 9”, 8”, 7”, 6”, 5”, 4” and 3”. You will find a sliding gauge useful for this!
  • 10 circles of foam, one measuring 6”, then 5.5”, 5”, 4.5”, 4”, 3.5”, 3”, and 2.5” [These are half the size of the circles, you don’t need one for the smallest fabric circle]

Fabric Christmas Tree step by step image

Debbie Shore’s Fabric Christmas Tree – Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1:

Fabric Christmas Tree step by step image
Make a running stitch around the edge of the smallest circle and pull to gather, then knot.

Step 2:

Fabric Christmas Tree step by step image
Fuse a foam circle to each of the fabric circles; make sure you use a foam circle that measured half the size of the fabric.

Step 3:

Fabric Christmas Tree step by step image
Sew a running stitch around the edge of each circle, pull to gather and knot to secure the stitches.

Step 4:

Fabric Christmas Tree step by step image
Repeat with all the circles.

Step 5:

Fabric Christmas Tree step by step image

Take the doll needle and strong thread, push the needle through the centre of the large circle with the gathers on top. Thread all the circles onto the needle, in decreasing size order.

Step 6:

Fabric Christmas Tree step by step image

When you come to the last circle, thread the unpadded Suffolk puff on top with the gathered side down, then take the needle through the bead, and back through all the circles again. Knot at the base.

Step 7:

Fabric Christmas Tree step by step image

Use hot glue to secure the tree to the top of the pot. Decorate with beads.

Debbie Shore’s Fabric Christmas Tree Video Tutorial:

Will you be giving this fabric Christmas tree project a go in time for Christmas this year? If you’ve been bitten by the Christmas crafting bug, you can shop Christmas crafts on the Create and Craft website, so you’re ready to get creative!



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