From Feed Sack to Christmas Tree Skirt

November 6th, 2011 in member junk     
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One of the two original feed sacks.  Bright graphics!
I sewed the fronts of the two rectangle sacks together and pieced on parts of the backs to make a square.
Since you cant pull threads on a circle to make a fringed edge, I added a long border of plain burlap about 5 wide to make a fringe.  Then just cut from outside edge to center and cut out a circle in the center for the tree trunk.
And here it is on my kitchen floor.  I hope it looks cuter when under a decorated tree!
These little burlap treat bags I made are for the same tree.
One of the two original feed sacks.  Bright graphics!

One of the two original feed sacks.  Bright graphics!

They started out as ordinary feed sacks.  After several years of sitting in a pile of sacks in a barn, they were rescued by my friend who asked to have them turned into a Christmas tree skirt.  The skirt doesn't look like much now.  I hope the cuteness factor increases when it is under the decorated tree!!

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, farm, fabric, red, blue

Comments (3)

TinTinJunkFan writes: So clever! great job! Posted: 2:11 pm on November 8th
CottageElements writes: Hey, Ms. Marge! Another great project from you. Wish you were closer...I'd have a few projects for you ;)

Lani Posted: 7:12 pm on November 7th
suewhitney writes: This is absolutely adorable Miss Marge. Great idea and beaustiful execution. I wish I could sew! Love the little bags too. I think there is a lot of "cutness facto" going on here already!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 2:22 pm on November 6th
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