Christmas Tree “Pants” Holiday Sew-Along ~ Part 2

on October 13 | in Christmas Tree Pants (Skirt) Sew-Along, Handmade Holidays, Sew-Alongs, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 27 Comments

Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie is back for Part 2 of our Christmas Tree Pants Sew-Along (because not all trees like to wear skirts!). Today’s easy, so let’s see those progress photos in our Christmas Tree Pants Sew-Along Flickr group. Monica will be back next Friday with the final tutorial for this sew-along. Have fun!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Christmas Tree Pants Sew-Along. If you’ve landed here on Day 2 and need to back-track to Day 1 for general info, materials, yardage, cutting and the first steps of assembly instructions, you can do so here.

This week is an easier week. Enjoy a little rest this week, because next week is the work-out week of final assembly.

Part 2: Sashing Assembly:
For assembly visuals, illustration diagrams will be in both red & white and scrappy versions.

1. Place one 1½” star point square atop one corner of the 2½” x 12½” rectangle. Right sides together (RST). Stitch a diagonal line as per diagram.

2. Trim off top corner ¼” from stitch. Discard cut pieces.

3. Flip star point over and press (as per pressing arrow in diagram).

4. Repeat steps 1-3 on opposite corner of the 2½” x 12½” rectangle to complete the unit.

5. Make 12 units. On 4 of the units, repeats steps 1-4 on the other end of the rectangle.

6. For people making a Red and White Version: Do nothing and sit back and enjoy those 12½” white squares you’ve cut out. Scrappy version people: You guys need to stay after school… You have an extra assignment to complete. It’s fast, I promise. We’re actually having a party, and this “extra assignment” is just a story we’ll be telling the red & white people so they’re not envious. Ix-nay on the arty-pay, k. Scrappy People Assignment: Make a 9-patch with your remaining 4½” pieces. Make two 9-patch blocks.

Next week we’ll be putting all our blocks and sashing pieces together, as well as all of our finishing touches.

I’ll be posting my scrappy version pics in the Christmas Tree Pants Sew-Along Flickr group and hope you will too. Note: Be sure to join the group so you’ll be able to see all the photos posted from everyone, as well as be eligible for a chance to win some great prizes. This week you can win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment today for your chance to win a new sewing book! We’ll select two winners from the comments each week. This week YOU can win Quilt a Gift for Little Ones or Inspired to Sew: 15 Pretty Projects, Sewing Secrets, Colorful Collage. For book details see this post, and don’t forget to add your progress photos to our Sew-Along Flickr Pools for more chances to WIN!

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27 Responses to Christmas Tree “Pants” Holiday Sew-Along ~ Part 2

  1. Natasha says:

    I love these tree pants! I cant wait to get the tree up and dressed.

  2. Jennie says:

    Yay for an easy week, the flicker pool is looking really pretty! I can’t wait to get my new pics in.

  3. Chiska says:

    I’m late! As usual, but I’ll get busy soon–tommorrow I think. (hope?!) I like tree pants.

  4. carriem says:

    having a great time on my pants!

  5. Pam says:

    So fun! Thanks, and I may get caught up today!

  6. Meredith says:

    I’m a little behind, but hope to catch up so I can put this under the tree this Christmas!

  7. Ashley says:

    I cannot wait to start the second step!

  8. Frances says:

    Just found your tree pant pattern. Like it. Now have to work to catch up ;~}

  9. Hey…wait for me! I’m just getting started!

  10. Jen S says:

    Very fun tutorial! I love reading Monica’s block and her humor is so fun. Tree pants vs a skirt?! Hilarious.

  11. NavyRev says:

    I can’t wait to get to the sewing machine. I have been waiting impatiently for the next post!

  12. Lisa 2 says:

    I am really behind…good thing there’s 2 months between now and Christmas to try work on this (and with a 2-year old, we’re not sure we’re even doing a tree this year, so there’s always next year!).

  13. Ginger says:

    Thanks for part 2

  14. Jessica says:

    I’m so encouraged by all the progress in the Flickr group!

  15. Char says:

    i keep arranging the pieces to see if i can figure out how it goes together, LOL! it’s beyond me, so i am trying to be patient.

  16. Those “pants” are lookin’ mighty fine!

  17. Ramona says:

    I’m behind in the quilt along. I better get cracking!

  18. Teresa says:

    Love, love. Can’t wait to see it come together.

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  20. Angie says:

    I’m so excited to see what we are doing next week. Thanks.

  21. Christine says:

    All the ones in the Flickr pool look so pretty. Good job everyone.

  22. Glenys says:

    Looks simple enough.

  23. Sonja says:

    My tree is in need of a new pair of “pants”. Thanks!

  24. Brecken says:

    Ready and excited for an easy week. So glad everything is already cut.

  25. Jess says:

    I’m a little behind this week. I have made the star tips on all my scrappy pieces but I haven’t sewn my patch blocks from last week yet! I sort of got fabric jammed in my sewing machine and now I can’t loosen one of the screws on the plate. ACK! Hoping to fix that today with the help of a friend so I can get back on track with this project this weekend! 🙂

  26. leslie says:

    I can’t wait to get working on these projects! I had pulled fabric and was all set to go when I got hit with the flu and I’ve got a household of sickies to deal with on top of me being sick! Thanks for the sew-along, I am looking forward to getting started!!

  27. Je rêve de gagner au moins quelque chose. Je n’ai pas de chance avec ça. mais je ne renonce pas.

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