Christmas tree softie tutorial (old version)

There are a number of tree softies tutorials around which I used to come up with my tree softies in 3 sizes. Some of them are listed here

On the other hand, if you’re interested in an improved version of the softie that sits a lot better, see my Patchwork Christmas tree softie tutorial (photo below). If you’re not interested in the patchwork that’s fine, you can still use the method to produce a tree softie just as easily.

Materials for the old version of my tree softie

Fabric scraps in matching colours


Make two triangles with the following measurements:

Large triangle

  • Base 6 inches
  • Height 9 inches

Cut a rectangle 9 in x 12 in *

Small triangle

  • Base 5 7/8 inches
  • Height 7 1/2 inches

Cut a rectangle 7 1/2 in x 12 in *

Optional: Larger triangle (see bottom set of trees at the bottom of this tutorial)

  • Base 7 inches
  • Height 10 inches

Cut one rectangle 14 in x 10 in *

I’m using 2 fabrics for each tree to make the rectangles above. When using 2 fabrics, add 1/4 seam allowance to each side of the fabric.

Stitch fabrics leaving 1/4 seam allowance.

Either cut the rectangles in half or fold in half with right sides together.

Place rectangles on top as a guide and cut using a rotary cutter and a square ruler.

Turn inside out and add any embellishments such as ric rac or leave as is.

Fill with polyfill.

Use the cone to draw a circle on carboard and cut.  Use the cardboard to cut a felt round.

Place a stone inside to weight the tree, then the cardboard and finally the felt.

Stitch the base to the sides with matching cotton thread.

The fabrics match the my Little Forest wall hanging.

Merry Christmas wallhanging tutorial

Christmas embroidery wallhanging

  • Calico or cream coloured fabric
  • Fabric scraps for border and binding
  • Matching fabric to cover buttons


  • Stranded cotton in red, light and dark green and gold


  • 2 self cover buttons

Embroidery stitches used

  • Stem stitch for bird
  • Long stitch for stars
  • Back stitch for everything else


Calico fabric: 12.5in x 8.5 in for the embroidery.

Border: 2 x strips of 11.5 in x 3.5 in and 2 strips of 8.5 in x 3.5 in

Binding: a strip of 2.5 in wide fabric. Fold in half before stitching to the quilt sandwich

Embroidery pattern by Gail Pan Designs. I could not find the original pattern again but this one is also free or this one.
Christmas embroidery wallhanging

Little Forest wall hanging for Christmas

Little forest wall hanging - easy Christmas quilt for beginners

This is a good pattern to use fabric scraps.

Pattern and instructions at The purl bee website.

The size of the finished wall hanging / quilt, placement of trees and colours used can be adjusted to suit your preferences.

Detailed instructions on:

Use the finished trees as a guide to cut the white rectangles.

My Little Forest is stipple quilted and the border fabric matches the tree trunk fabric.

The finished wall hanging.

Little forest wall hanging - easy Christmas quilt for beginners

Little forest wall hanging - easy Christmas quilt for beginners


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