DIY: Sewing a Fabric Christmas Tree

The holidays provide the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and add a personal touch to the decorations. And what better way than a hand-sewn Christmas tree to brighten up your interior with a festive and warm ambiance?

In this DIY tutorial, we'll show you how to create a small fabric Christmas tree to enhance your holiday decor with a unique, handcrafted piece!


  • Cotton fabric: each approx. 90 x 60 cm (36 x 24 in).
  • G 710 iron-on interfacing
  • Wadding 
  • Thread 
  • Bells 
  • Straight pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Tape measure
  • Seam gauge
  • Fabric scissors 

You can find the pattern for this small tree in your December 2023 issue of Burda Style or available for free to download at the end of this article.


Cut all pieces with 1 cm (3/8 in) allowances

  • 1 tree piece each 2x



Place one patterned and one solid piece each right sides together and stitch all around, leaving the seam open for turning inside out where marked. Secure the seam ends.

Trim seam allowance and clip corners; trim off tips at an angle.

Turn the pieces inside out and press the edges. Press the allowance at the opening inward.


Place one tree on the other so that the same fabric is together. Stitch the centre seam. Secure the seam ends.


Fill the tree with wadding and sew up the openings by hand. If you’d like, sew bells on by hand.

It's finished! 

You now know how to create this lovely little fabric tree that will add a unique handmade touch to your holiday decorations!

And if you'd like to find the template and instructions for this DIY in PDF form for now or later, feel free to download it for free by clicking on the button below:

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