If you have ever visited Northern Ontario, especially the northern route around Lake Superior, you couldn’t help but notice the bounty of evergreen (Coniferous) trees that grow here. This little Scrappy Evergreen can be whipped up in very little time with materials from your scrap bin and each Scrappy Tree will be as unique as the ones that Mother Nature grows!
For this project you will need:
3 fabric squares, 1 each that measure 3″, 4″ and 5″. I used 3 different green prints but you can use any colours you like.
Approximately 1″ piece of brown bias tape, cord, ribbon (for tree trunk)
1 x10″ length of yarn, small ribbon, embroidery floss, string (for hanger)
Standard sewing equipment. (Instructions will be for machine sewing, hand sewing tips will be in brackets) which include: scissors, thread, sewing machine, serger (optional)
Fold a square in half opposite corners together to make a triangle. Fold again to line up raw edges and make a smaller triangle. Sew with a serger, or machine (or by hand) across the raw edge.
Repeat with the other 2 squares.
Use the brown bias tape to make the trunk. Sew to the centre of the bottom triangle.
Lay the triangles onto each other overlapping and aligning the points. Sew through the edge stitching to secure to the triangle underneath. (Tack sew in the middle of each if sewing by hand).
Stitch the yarn or ribbon through the top point and tie into a loop to make the hanger.
These little trees make great gift toppers or tags. You can personalize with names, the year, sew on beads or other decorations if you wish.