November 21 ~ Stockings + Tree Skirts

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Are you feeling that pre-Thanksgiving chill in the air? Are you thinking about when to get the holiday decorations out? You still have plenty of time to make a set of stockings or a pretty, new tree skirt with today’s tutorials.

Today’s Guest Curator:
Brenda from Pink Castle Fabrics + Just a Bit Frayed

Brenda and Jason started Pink Castle Fabrics as a family business in 2011 with a “warehouse” in their home. The fabric that first filled a single bookshelf soon took over their basement! In June of this year they opened a brick and mortar location in Michigan where they also host classes. The shop is a destination when you attend Camp Stitchalot, Brenda’s regular sewing retreat.

Brenda writes, “We’ve always heard to do what you love for a living. Well, we love fabric! Japanese kawaii fabric, vintage-inspired fabric, geometric designs… You name it! We specialize in modern quilting fabrics, but we also carry flannels, apparel fabrics, and much more. So, here we are, finding the best of the best fabric out there and bringing it to you for your quilts and crafts!”

You can still join the winter Camp Stitchalot or plan for the spring camp with Kristin of Sew Mama Sew as one of your camp counselors! Head over to Pink Castle Fabrics to check out their latest new arrivals and stop by Just a Bit Frayed for more from Brenda.

Make It


Festive Christmas Tree Skirt
This Festive Christmas Tree Skirt from Jess at Sew Crafty Jess features lots of fun prints and a bias cut, striped binding.


Christmas Tree Skirt
Amanda Jean’s Christmas Tree Skirt at Crazy Mom Quilts uses lots of log cabin blocks and is fully reversible.


Easy Stockings
Make a set of Easy Stockings with Amy’s tutorial at Diary of a Quilter. These small versions are a great wrap for small gifts, and you can also enlarge Amy’s pattern for a Santa-worthy version.


Christmas Candy Tree Skirt
Jennifer at All Things Belle designed this Christmas Candy Tree Skirt for her girls’ mini-tree.


Scrappy Stockings
Here’s another stocking from Amy at Diary of a Quilter. Her Scrappy Stockings use fat quarters, and they are quick and easy to make.


Christmas Tree Pants
You can join our Christmas Tree Pants Holiday Sew-Along any time (because not all trees like to wear skirts). Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie designed the pants and hosts the sew-along here at Sew Mama Sew!


Quilted Tree Skirt
We also have another Quilted Tree Skirt option! Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Studio designed this pretty version and shares the PDF tutorial here at Sew Mama Sew.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Christmas tutorials, Deck the Halls tutorials here, here, here, here and here

Mix It


Thick Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brenda’s Thick Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies at Just a Bit Frayed are her version of a popular scouting cookie. She writes, “Instead of thin and crispy, these are thick and chewy!”

Print It


Christmas Gift Tags
Chantilly at My Girl Thursday used vintage illustrations on her Christmas Gift Tags.

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Sunday Morning Quilts—Eco Pouch Set
(US Winners Only)

Author: Designs by Cheryl Arkison, Amanda Jean Nyberg
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Stow your stuff in these colorful zippered Eco Pouches and stay organized everywhere you go. Pouches are made of recycled plastic that is tough enough to handle even sharp quilting, sewing and art tools. (They are also great for pens, jewelry, cosmetics, and all your other must-haves!) Each pouch features quilt details from best-selling designers Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison’s Sunday Morning Quilts.

Woolbuddies: 20 Irresistibly Simple Needle Felting Projects
(US Winners Only)

Author: Jackie Huang
Publisher: Chronicle Books

You can see how cute these woolbuddies are. You’re not going to believe how easy it is to make them! Tired of searching for special toys that weren’t mass-produced, former Lucasfilm animator Jackie Huang created the beloved Woolbuddy, a collection of all-natural stuffed animals that reflect his unique imaginative vision. He went on to capture fans at craft fairs, Comic-Con and specialty boutiques. Here Huang teaches readers, using just some wool and a needle, how to needle felt a wide-eyed owl, a toothy shark, a fuzzy sheep, a towering giraffe and more. With step-by-step instructions and helpful how-to photographs, crafters can create clutchable keepsakes to be instantly enjoyed and forever cherished.

The Finer Edge: Crocheted Trims Motifs & Borders
(US Winners Only)

Author: Kristin Omdahl
Publisher: Interweave

While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new ways to expand your use of edgings. You will learn how edging patterns can be used to create entire fabrics, reformatted to make individual decorative motifs, reverse-engineered from existing fabrics, and even used to create three-dimensional designs. Focusing on construction techniques for edgings, The Finer Edge is divided into separate sections based on top-down, sideways and bottom-up methods to help guide the reader. Though there are 12 project patterns that highlight the edgings, you’ll be inspired to creatively mix and match within each edging’s section. Also included in this gorgeous book are charts, illustrations and photographs of crochet swatches, and a pattern collection that includes multiple sizes, including plus sizes. Discover innovation at its finest with The Finer Edge.

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

Take a look at knitting through the eyes of Downton Abbey with this new special issue from the editors of PieceWork magazine. Enjoy 26 knitting patterns inspired by the lavish sets and styling of the hugely popular television series, which tells the story of the Grantham clan and their servants at England’s Downton Abbey. Projects include knitted lace cardigans, socks, knitting for the troops and more!

Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners
(US Winners Only)

Author: Katie Lewis
Publisher: Cedar Fort

Unleash your creativity and become the successful do-it-yourself sewer you’ve always wanted to be! Using the tips, techniques, and 30 assorted sewing projects in this guide, you’ll be able to create custom household items and gifts in no time. From baby bibs and tote bags to Christmas decorations and children’s toys, every project in this book will build your sewing skills while adding a tasteful handmade touch to your home.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2012 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas. Here are our 2013 themes:

November 20: Gifts for College Kids
November 19: Gifts for Men
November 18: Gifts for People Who Sew
November 17: Accessories
November 16: Gifts for Grandparents
November 15: Holiday Fun
November 14: Repurposed/Upcycled Gifts
November 13: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 12: Gifts for Girlfriends
November 11: Gifts for Boys
November 10: Eco-Friendly Gifts
November 9: Advent Calendars
November 8: Gifts for Make-Believe
November 7: Gifts for Travelers
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Gifts for Babies + Toddlers
November 4: Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories
November 3: Gifts for Cooks
November 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

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268 Responses to November 21 ~ Stockings + Tree Skirts

  1. Kim McM in PA says:

    Is it okay to have more than one Christmas tree skirt? Because I want to make all of these.

  2. Carla S says:

    Carla in NJ
    Those cookies look REALLY good and I love your tree skirt designs!

  3. Finding the tree skirt patterns very useful! Thanks!

  4. Patricia in PA says:

    Love them all!!!

  5. Shirley says:

    The tree skirts were fantastic!CA

  6. Jenn N TN says:

    I need a tree skirt.

  7. Vicki H in KS says:

    My sister hinted for a tree skirt, I think I will make it next year when my schedule is lighter.

  8. Sandy K MN says:

    I can’t decide which tree skirt to make. Thanks.

  9. Beth in VA says:

    Love those stockings!

  10. Linda Fleming in Ca says:

    Love all the tree skirts and the stockings!

  11. Sarah in WA says:

    Thanks for the giveaways!

  12. Bobby says:

    I need a new tree skirt… :0)

  13. Crystal says:

    Such cute ideas!

  14. Jenn says:

    Aww I haven’t had a stocking since a kiddo! If I had kids, I’d love to make some for them :-)

  15. Lydia in WA says:

    Don’t need to make a tree skirt this year but they sure are nice. Might have to make those cookies though.

  16. I love the illustrations on those tags. So sweet!

  17. Shelley C in Cali says:

    Mmmmm…… tree skirts, I think its time to make a new one!

  18. Kara in OR says:

    Even the cats will have stockings

  19. More beautiful ideas – time to get started!

  20. AmandaK TX says:

    Lots of fun inspiration here. Thanks!

  21. Serena in CA says:

    The My Girl Thursday gift tags are SO cute! And I love the Festive Tree Skirt!

  22. Erika (CA) says:

    Love the ideas. The trim book looks great

  23. Sue from Minnesota says:

    I made Jacquie’s quilted tree skirt last Christmas- love those wonky stars! Brenda from Pink Castle is the best!! I was at the August Camp Stitchalot and had the best time!!

  24. Karrie Smith says:

    I love the scrappy stocking and the tree skirts! Thanks for the chance to win.

    karrie (MI)

  25. Cindy in Oh says:

    Love the Zipper Bags-they are so colorful and fun!

  26. Julianne Ross says:

    The festive tree skirt looks like a fun project!

  27. Amy in UK says:

    Wow so many amazing projects – which one to try first!!!!?

  28. Shannon (in MD) says:

    I never thought about making a square tree skirt. Such a neat idea.

  29. Georgi S says:

    I made a Festival Tree Skirt with Jess’s tutorial this year for my daughter and I loved the way it turned out! Take a peek if you’d like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12442742@N04/10886070955/

  30. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    Love the Christmas Candy Tree Skirt!

  31. Kari E WI says:

    Great stuff again today!

  32. Gabriel in TX says:

    Thanks for all the printable tags on these! I haven’t bought Christmas tags/stickers in years.

  33. Cindy in ND says:

    Love everything today!

  34. Miranda in California says:

    So many fun prizes, I hope I get lucky this week!

  35. Linda Armenti says:

    Love the Christmas Candy Tree Skirt.

  36. Heather says:

    I really should make a tree skirt

  37. Mandi in CO says:

    Those scrappy stockings are great. Diagonal stripes…

  38. Sonja says:

    Eeek!!! These are awesome!

  39. those tags are pretty cute! I love the illustrations.

  40. Jennifer in MA says:

    The Christmas tree pants made me laugh out loud! How original! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  41. Kathy says:

    I need a new tree skirt! Thank you!

  42. Taryn in WI says:

    Those scrap stockings are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorials.

  43. Judith Martinez says:

    I need to make special stockings for a few of my children. They’re still using the junky ones from the store.

  44. MandiC says:

    I can’t wait to decorate for Christmas now!

  45. Rachel B says:

    I like the non-traditional colors in the examples.

  46. Carmen says:

    I might have to try those Scrappy Stockings

  47. Amy in IL says:

    This reminds me I need to finish my stockings before it gets too late.

  48. krystina in FL says:

    Stockings are on my to do list this year!

  49. Connie R says:

    thanks for the free tutorial. I love the tree skirt and plan to make one.

  50. Connie Rodriguez says:

    thank you for the free Christmas Tree tutorial. Looking to make a new one and I think it will be the first one.

  51. Greeblygreebly in WA state says:

    I’m loving the Christmas tree pants!

  52. Allison in TN says:

    So pretty!!

  53. Ann says:

    Jacquie’s tree skirt has been on my todo list for a while….

  54. Jenny W H says:

    Thanks for sharing all the ideas!
    The woolbuddies creatures look adorable…

  55. flicsha says:

    Love the scrappy Christmas stockings

  56. Martha in LA says:

    Love the easy stockings. That looks about my speed these days.

  57. Shawn J says:

    Shawn J in MI

  58. Shawn J says:

    Love the tree skirts.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  59. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    Ooh I’m glad you posted the stocking tutorial links. I kinda forgot that new baby= need another stocking. Lol. I better get on that!

  60. Shannon in Wa says:

    Cute gift tags !

  61. Amy in OH says:

    Love the festive tree skirt and scappy stockings! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  62. Debbie says:

    Very nice ideas!

  63. Judy in OR says:

    I love the Christmas tree skirts and stockings!

  64. Theresa says:

    cute ideas

  65. Great information…

  66. Amanda in RI says:

    These skirts are so cute! I wish I had time before this year!

  67. Evelyn in California says:

    Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners looks like a wonderful resource for quite a wide variety of gifts — made with love, of course.

  68. Maggie in KY says:

    Love the wool buddies book, would like to teach myself needle felting.

  69. Jeny says:

    Love the variety! Lots of cool stuff to look at!

  70. JANET IN NJ says:

    Great as always. Need to make a ne skirt this year.Or pants LOL.Would love to win the wool buddies or finer edge books.

  71. Joan says:

    I have made Amanda Jean’s tree skirt and love that it’s regurlar and not round. Fit’s so much better in a corner.

  72. I love some of the tree skirts you have featured. I have just posted the a lovely ruffled tree skirt I made which you will find on my linked name.

  73. Rebecca S in Hawaii says:

    What great links, as always. Thanks for this!

  74. Rebecca S in Hawaii says:

    What fantastic printable tags – thanks for all the great links and tutorials!

  75. Sharon in HI says:

    So many inspiring ideas! I need to get started on my Christmas crafting!

  76. Claire in CA says:

    Thanks for sharing the vintage gifs tags, they are so cute!

  77. Lisamarie in CT says:

    I really like the last tree skirt

  78. missmoozie in ca says:

    Beautiful! Would love to make some stockings, thanks! Great giveaway!

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

  79. Connie J in CO says:

    The ‘Easy Stockings’ are so cute!

  80. Kari in WA says:

    Cute! Thanks for the links!

  81. Amber in UT says:

    Sorry, I meant “tree” not “free.”

  82. Amber in UT says:

    Like those free skirts!

  83. Lynne Tilley says:

    Love the tree pants, heehee, and the Scrappy Stockings.

  84. Rebecca says:

    I love the tree skirts! I should make one!

  85. Morgan D. says:

    The mini candy skirt is so cute- can’t wait to try it!

  86. Sarah says:

    I need to make a tree skirt this year! Thanks for the ideas.

  87. Diane in NM says:

    More great ideas. Need more time. :-) Thanks!

  88. kay says:

    What great ideas for tree skirts. I hope to make one soon.

  89. Sheila Barnes says:

    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing. I think the scrappy stockings & eco bag ideas are for me.

  90. Julia in WA says:

    Love all the varieties of tree skirts; I’ve never seen a square one before.

  91. Lovely! I aspire to quilting a tree skirt one day!

  92. Sheila in WA says:

    I sure like the scrappy stocking & the Eco pouch. Both look like they would be easy to achieve.
    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  93. Stephanie in TN says:

    I like those Scrappy Stocking. They are cute!

  94. Julie says:

    Love the tree pants!

  95. Kylie C in OR says:

    I already have three tree skirts (and only one tree) but now I feel the need to add to my collection.

  96. Wow, I want to make that Festive Tree Skirt so badly I can taste it. Who needs Thanksgiving dinner? It’s overrated. I’ll be in my sewing room if you need me.

  97. Karen's Sew Hub - Georgia says:

    I think next year you should run Handmade Holidays in February to give me more time for all the sewing…

  98. Hilary in MN says:

    my tree could really use a pair of pants

  99. Kati in FL says:

    I like the scrappy stockings!!!

  100. Alicia in AZ says:

    I agree with the needing to start in June…so many great projects!!!!

  101. Nancy in GA says:

    Tree Pants ! HaHa

  102. Rachel in IL says:

    The gift tags are adorable!

  103. Audrey in PA says:

    So appreciating all of these ideas! Love the tree pants!

  104. Melanie in AZ says:

    So festive! Maybe a tree skirt is in order this year….

  105. Kathy from Pa. says:

    I have been looking for some tree skirt patterns. Happy to see those cute ones.

  106. Julie in IN says:

    Sew many ideas, so little time…

  107. kathyh in OR says:

    Christmas decorations…. Fun projects.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  108. Serena in TX says:

    All of the tree skirts are lovely! Maybe next year I’ll make one of these fancy ones. I whipped one up on the fly a couple of weeks ago for our new tree…it works but it’s just a circle of scrap fabric with a bias tape border. So, it’s pretty boring. These look so much better!

  109. Terri says:

    I love the quilted tree skirt!!! : )

  110. Judi in VA says:

    Crossing my fingers to win the Wool Buddies Book.

  111. Lee in MI says:

    I love the quilted tree skirt and scrappy stockings! thank you!

  112. Beth in Michigan says:

    I love stockings! And the printable today is so cute and vintage. Thanks!

  113. sarah says:

    Now I am craving cookies!

  114. janice in IL says:

    Thick mint chocolate cookies will be in my oven very soon.

  115. janice in IL says:

    Thick Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are going to be in my oven very soon. YUM!

  116. Tricia in MA says:

    I love those tree skirts!

  117. delia in va says:

    I am not a tree skirt kind of gal, but maybe the pants would be more my thing! LOL!

  118. Ramona M. from MI says:

    Lots of fun tree skirts!

  119. Allison in MA says:

    I need to make a tree skirt. Thanks for the references

  120. Karen says:

    love those scrappy stockings

  121. Kristin in VA says:

    That Christmas candy tree skirt is so cute! I should probably get a tree before I make a skirt though ;)

  122. Irene S says:

    Great Quilted Tree Skirt.

  123. Tif in WA says:

    So many wonderful items for Christmas! It’s hard to decide which to make first!

  124. Patty says:

    LUV the tree skirts! Bright, clean colors give them a new feel.

  125. Carrie P. says:

    All those tree skirts are just fabulous.

  126. Stacy in WI says:

    Great ideas!

  127. SS in NH says:

    Thank you – I’ve been wanting to make a tree skirt!

  128. Carol P. says:

    I suddenly have a craving for cookies!

  129. Jessi says:

    Oooooh. Loving that tree skirt. Would love to win something. ~Jessi in Arkansas

  130. MaryEllen in ND says:

    I am so making those cookies, and LOVE the square Christmas tree skirts!

  131. Mary H in CO says:

    With all these great ideas, I think I need to start sewing for Christmas in January. How about one Christmas item per month. Hmmmm…..

  132. Eleanor in NC says:

    The gift tags are adorable, and the cookies look divine!

  133. Jessica in UT says:

    Haha! Equal opportunities for trees! I love it.

  134. Laura in OR says:

    I do need to make my new son his first Christmas stocking!

  135. Brooke in SC says:

    I really want to make some of those scrappy stockings!!

  136. Sammieeb E-B says:

    Those scrappy stockings are adorable!!

  137. usairdoll in ca says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a tree skirt, thanks for all the great ideas!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  138. Sarah in OH says:

    Loving those vintage gift tags! My to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer (and better and better).

  139. Alli in HI says:

    I need to make my kids stockings, so thanks for the tips! :)

  140. Beth in MI says:

    I was just looking for a smaller stocking tute, the simple stocking is perfect!

  141. Meg in OR says:

    What great ideas for a tree skirt!

  142. Kristin H says:

    What great ideas! I do love the gift tags.

  143. Diane in AZ says:

    Love the tree skirts….and pants!

  144. Linda L. says:

    Love the idea of tree pants!

    No prizes that non-US folks are eligible for today?!? :-C

  145. Deanna says:

    I think my tree wants to wear pants this year.

  146. Love those scrappy stockings. Thank you!

  147. Marge says:

    Trimming the tree is such a fun time. Love to make a new tree skirt!

  148. The tree skirts are great!

  149. Dorothy B in AZ says:

    I liked the log cabin tree skirt.

  150. Rachel in CO says:

    My Christmas tree needs PANTS!! That is a great idea!

  151. Beautiful projects!

  152. Betsy says:

    Those gift tags are precious.

  153. Wendy in OR says:

    I love all of the Christmas tree skirt ideas.

  154. annette in me says:

    love the vintage tags, so cute!

  155. Marissa says:

    I love all the tree skirt ideas!

  156. I’ve been trying to make a tree skirt the last couple of years, but time always runs out. I’ll try this year!

  157. Nancy says:

    That’s Monica – always the one with the edgy idea. Cool! N

  158. Kate T.S. says:

    I made Jacquie’s tree skirt a couple (few?) years ago & her instructions were fantastic! It was the first quilt I ever made. Thanks for the giveaways!

  159. Maybe it’s time to make a tree skirt. Hmmm.

  160. Megan in GA says:

    I would love to make that quilted tree skirt.

  161. Whitner in SC says:

    Tree pants. Awesome.

  162. heidi in WA says:

    I love the Christmas tree pants! Too funny!

  163. Alida in VA says:

    Lovely ideas!! thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  164. Kirsten in VA says:

    The tree skirts (and pants!) are beautiful! Thanks for curating these links, Brenda!

  165. Sarah M in Vermont says:

    Tree pants!

  166. Mint chocolate cookies… Mmmm. Lovely scrappy stockings, too!

  167. Ella in GA says:

    I made a Christmas tree skirt last year. Thank you for reminding me to hunt it out of storage!

  168. VickiT in IL says:

    I love seeing all the different Christmas Tree Skirts.

  169. Deb H. in PA says:

    I love the vintage gift tags. I will have to print some!

  170. Jim in NC says:

    Wow, so many great projects here. I think I’m going to make some Christmas stockings!

  171. Sarah in WI says:

    Beautiful tree skirts!

  172. Amanda says:

    Way too many things to make before Christmas…

  173. Becky in FL says:

    Christmas tree skirts are my very favorite wedding gift to give. And the bonus: You don’t have to really have it done for a June wedding. Sometimes a “late” wedding gift arriving the week before Thanksgiving is just the thing to kick off the holidays for a newly formed family. Thanks for the new and lovely creative ideas.

  174. consuelo says:

    Lots of beautiful tree skirts. Thanks for sharing!

  175. Amy says:

    Thanks for all the great links!!!

  176. Stephanie S in WA says:

    Those cookies have me drooling – YUM!

  177. Stephanie in Canada says:

    Nuts! They’re all US-only today.

  178. D says:

    Tree pants?? might have to give them a try.

  179. Tiphaine in FL says:

    I love those stockings and plan to make some brand new ones and offer some as well….
    I really like those christmassy series. It really give tons of ideas. Thanks for that.

  180. Barb B in BC says:

    I think I may need to make a new skirt or pants for our tree. hmmmmmmm

  181. Robynn in CA says:

    I just find so much goodness in these posts. I love them.

  182. Jenn says:

    Love the Christmas Tree Pants! :)

  183. Gina says:

    Last year I finished a tree skirt that I had been working on for 10 years…I guess now I need to get started on pants. But I’ll whip out a few of those little stockings first…maybe by the time Dec 25th rolls around.

  184. Charlotte in GA says:

    What great tree skirts and pants! Thanks for the ideas!

  185. Kristie says:

    I think I just found my mom and daughter project for the school break next week. We’ve been without a tree skirt for years and I just so happen to have some holiday fabrics in my stash. Thanks!

  186. kim t. in wa says:

    the tree pants just crack me up.

  187. Erika says:

    Wonderful ideas, as always.

    I really want to check out that crochet book too

  188. Tasha in MO says:

    I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I have no tree skirt…

  189. Barbara says:

    The Tallgrass Prairie Studio tree skirt is my absolute favorite today.

  190. Bess in UT says:

    Christmas tree pants? I love it.
    And those printable tags are so darling.

  191. sorahart in UT says:

    All of these tutorials are so inspiring!

  192. Holly says:

    I love all the gift tags and printables from vintage illustration (or in the vintage style), but I wish some of them showed people of color.

  193. Karen in GA says:

    I love making stockings!

  194. Heidi in VA says:

    I’ve got both tree skirt and stockings on my sewing to do list, so I especially love today’s post.

  195. Jacqueline says:

    Now I need to start in June to get it all done by December. Love all of the tree skirts.

  196. Robin E. in AZ says:

    Beautiful projects today!

  197. Lauren in mi says:

    Great ideas

  198. Beki says:

    Very cute ideas!

  199. Adriana in VT says:

    Love the scrappy stockings!

  200. SamanthaRI says:

    A tree skirt was on my to-do list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  201. I desperately need a tree skirt. It’s on my mental lists of things I need to make.

  202. Emme says:

    that stripey stocking is so cute!

  203. Margo in WA says:

    Such beautiful christmas tree skirts!

  204. Amber from ny says:

    Great! I need a tree skirt.

  205. Amy in IL says:

    I’d love to make a version of Jacquie’s tree skirt. Need more time before the holidays!!!

  206. Vero Et in FL says:

    digging the scrappy stockings

  207. Jenny says:

    I love the festive tree skirt. Can’t wait to make one for my family!

  208. Lynn H says:

    Love all the tree skirts! Those cookies make me want to bake them this minute! Adorable gift tags! I miss the fabric selections at the end of the posts like previous years. Thanks for Handmade Holidays! I look forward to seeing all the new ideas and getting inspired to make more gifts.

  209. Kirsten in CO says:

    OMG! That festive tree skirt is amazing!

  210. Kellye A in TX says:

    I need to finish our tree skirt! I do love the paper pieced pattern! So cute!

  211. Kellye A in TX says:

    I need to finish our tree skirt! I do love the paper piece design! So cute!!

  212. Darcy in MA says:

    I would LOVE to get my hands on Simple Sewing.

  213. Teresa says:

    Sooo glad I signed up for your e-mail news letter!! I was just trying to find ideas for Christmas!! Now I want to make everything!!

    Thanks!
    Teresa in WA

  214. Megan says:

    Wool Buddies is so cute!

  215. Tamie says:

    Love the tree skirts.

  216. Katie Strong in IL says:

    I’m going to start a tree skirt TODAY!

  217. mailergoat says:

    Hmm, maybe stockings for the young cousins for Xmas? Thanks for the idea!

  218. Erin M says:

    Yum those cookies look good!

  219. Cindi in GA says:

    I love having so many projects to choose from. You do a great job pulling everything together. Thanks for all your efforts.

  220. Karla Galicia says:

    The tree skirts are lovely. Karla in CA

  221. Anya says:

    Love the tree skirts – how do you decide which to make?

  222. Nicole Martinez from NY says:

    Love those quilted tree skirts. Thinking of making one for a family member. Great ideas!

  223. Alexandria S says:

    The tree skirts are so fun and festive!

  224. Elizabeth says:

    I like the scrappy stockings!

  225. Jenn in GA says:

    Love all the tree skirts! I’m in the midst of making one, too.

  226. christina in VT says:

    Oh my, that Woolbuddies Frog makes me laugh!

  227. Lori says:

    Love all things Christmas…not enough time to make it all!!

  228. Temala says:

    Ever year I wish I had a nicer tree skirt and matching stockings. Maybe it’s time to make some!

  229. Temala says:

    Every year I wish we had a nicer tree skirt and matching stockings. Maybe it’s time to make some new ones!

  230. Heather B in TX says:

    Another great list! Next year I will need to make one of these tree skirts!

  231. Julia in WA says:

    O, YAY! I need a tree skirt! Gave mine away two years ago an a whim & haven’t replaced it yet…maybe one of these :)

  232. I was going to pick a favorite tree skirt, but this roundup includes some pretty incredible ones – - too hard!

    Also, love the sweet gift tags.

  233. carol frederick says:

    I have three grandkids, and another on the way. My goal is to make a tree skirt for each of them. This gives me motivation as well as some new ideas.

  234. Diana says:

    This year we might even do a tree, perfect to have a tree skirt tutorial.

  235. Trina in MA says:

    Making a stocking is on my to-do list this year.

  236. Steph in NE says:

    I love the scrappy stockings. Every year I plan on making stockings for my family and I never get it done. I really need to start my Christmas sewing in July!

  237. Penny G in FL says:

    Thick Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies look great!

  238. Maureen says:

    The Christmas candy skirt looks fun.

  239. Maureen says:

    Do like the candy tree skirt.

  240. jamie wisconsin says:

    <3 these ideas!

  241. Toni in HI says:

    I think I’ll try making the easy stockings. Would like to decorate with something festive, but I don’t have room for a tree so a skirt wouldn’t help. But stockings would look great!

  242. I love Pink Castle. Cute tree skirts.

  243. Wendy in OH says:

    I think our tree needs a new skirt…

  244. Erika says:

    Yippee! I think I’ll be able to make those stockings. Thanks for curating (ie narrowing down) the many tutorials out there!

  245. Caitlyn in FL says:

    I DO need a tree skirt, but I think it’s a next year project…which will lead me straight back to this post!

  246. Nupur in GA says:

    LOL at the tree pants! Cute ideas.

  247. Gill says:

    Fabulous tree skirts – especially Jennifer’s!!

  248. Kate in MO says:

    Love these! We don’t have a tree skirt or stockings yet so these are great inspiration!

  249. Julia in NJ says:

    Love those printable gift tags!

  250. Heidi says:

    The log cabin skirt is my favorite!

  251. Missy says:

    Lovely gifts to start off our crafting season! ~ Missy from South Dakota

  252. Sara in NY says:

    Ooooo. I’m loving that first tree skirt!

  253. Gaye in Missouri says:

    Believe it or not this is the first time I’ve heard of tree pants. LOL Great projects!

  254. kristymn says:

    I need a new tree skirt!

  255. Kristin says:

    great tree skirts! I’m drooling over the cookies and love the cute gift tag printables!

  256. Annette says:

    I have been looking for a good tree skirt (pant) pattern I believe I will make one of these. Not sure which one yet. I have made diary of a quilters easy stockings and they were easy to make and my family loves them!

  257. Bethany in WA says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a tree skirt/pants for years.

  258. Karen A says:

    Love the patterns for all the tree skirts.

  259. Laurie in MA says:

    I love Pink Castle Fabrics and Brenda is the best. Love all the stockings.

  260. Jamie B in N.H. says:

    I might have to make some pants for my tree this year.

  261. Cherri in WI says:

    Cute stockings. Love the books.

  262. ginger in ga says:

    it’s my baby girl’s first christmas. hoping to make patchwork stockings for all of us & possibly a tree skirt too.

  263. Stefanie says:

    I always love these ideas. It really gets me in the crafting and giving spirit!
    Crochet book please!
    Thanks, MN

  264. Heather in CA says:

    I love the gift tags today! How fun :)

  265. Meig in Ohio says:

    Ha Christmas Tree Pants. I may just have to make some of those!

  266. Gina S. Ia says:

    Love all the Christmas tree skirts.

  267. Rose-OH says:

    I love your website for all the great ideas for the holidays(and year round). Thanks for sharing this wealth of information.

  268. Wow, that first tree skirt is stunning! Maybe I DO have enough time to make it!

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