Sewing Tree

Studio Christmas tree

Quilt Studio Sewing Christmas tree

Ok, this tree can’t actually sew!¬†¬† The ornaments are sewing related.

  • Collect¬†several small spools of brightly colored thread.
  • Make a loop from colored cord, adding a knot to tie the ends together.
  • Slip the loop through the spool, and hang them from the branches!
  • Purchase several mini sewing kits with the tiny spools of thread, tiny travel scissors and mini pin cushion.
  • Use hot glue to join the sewing components together. Add a colorful cord or ribbon loop hanger.
  • Tie a ribbon through tiny embroidery scissors, small rotary cutters, various sewing tools.
  • Create a spool of thread ornament, topped with a gathered lace circlet and an inexpensive thimble. Hot glue the components together, and hang with a ribbon loop.
  • Keep your eye open for cute sewing ornaments – tiny sewing machines, little mice with thimbles, needlework ornaments.
  • Create your own stitched Temari Ball ornaments. I made these in the late 1970’s while¬†living in Japan.
  • Save or create your own fabric postcards to celebrate the season!

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3 Responses to “Sewing Tree”

  1. Linda Says:

    Those Temari balls are stunning. I like your ‘sewing tree’… that is one tree I could really get into decorating!

  2. Jan Says:

    Yes Linda, the Temari balls are fun because (compared to quilts) they are relatively quick to make and finish. It turns out that this craft has recently become popular in the US and now you can purchase books in ENGLISH. I went online and picked up a couple of titles for my library! Merry Christmas! Jan

  3. ruth anne shorter Says:

    Love this idea! charming

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