Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mini Fabric Christmas Trees - a tutorial

Yesterday I made these cute little fabric trees. I've seen them around here and there over the years and always wanted to try making them for myself.

Mine are about 10 cm (4") tall and quite simple to make.
A perfect addition to my Christmas Shouldn't Cost the Earth series.

All you need is some fabric, some 'stuffing' and a paper template for a tree. I used Christmas fabric, but you could use any fabric.
For the tree template you can simply draw your own the size you'd like - or you can download mine for free here.

Cut 6 pieces of fabric using your tree template.

Pin the trees together in pairs with right sides together.

Stitch around each tree, leaving a gap across the middle of the bottom of the tree to turn them right sides out and stuff them through. Clip the points of the tree to reduce bulk when you turn them out.

Turn the trees right sides out, pushing out the points using a chopstick or scissors.

Press the trees to flatten out.

Then place the three trees one on top of the other and pin them down the centre line.

Stitch along this line through all three trees.

Now stuff each of the 6 tree parts through the holes in the bottom, using a chopstick to push the stuffing right up into each point.

Then hand-stitch each opening closed.

And that is your mini fabric tree finished!

I also made a second tree with all the same green starry fabric.

I think they will make great table decorations at Christmas time!

I think these trees also have great possibilities to adapt. 
You could add a little Santa hat and eyes to add a some character.  Or they would be great as a larger cushion version or cuddly toy!

For the free downloadable PDF of this tutorial, click here.

For heaps more Christmas Ideas - everything from advent calendars and stockings to Christmas Cards and Stocking filler ideas, take a look at my 


  1. Oh these are so cute! I love them! Thanks for the very clear directions...

  2. Oh gosh...these are so stinking cute! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. Darling little things! Another fab upcycle!

  4. Hi Jill, you trees are so cute!!!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  5. These trees are just so cute! And a perfect way to use fabric scraps!
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