Paper Pieced Tree Ornament or Gift Tag

Learn how to paper piece while making this tree that can be used in a card, as an ornament or a gift tag. You can sew this by hand or by machine; directions for both are included. This is a good project for new sewers as it is very easy stitching and requires few supplies.

You’ll find the supply list below along with links to patterns.


Paper Pieced Tree Pattern (4 trees)

Paper Pieced Tree Pattern (single tree with directions)

Supply List

You can use small scraps of fabric (5″ square or less) of buy yardage (with lots of leftovers)

Fabric/Batting: (100% cotton works best!)

         1/8 yard for tree

1/8 yard for background

1/8 yard for tree trunk

1/8 yard for backing (for tag or ornament)

1/8 yard of batting (for ornament)

Cutting Tools:

fabric scissors   OR

rotary cutter, acrylic ruler and self healing mat


neutral color of thread


needle if sewing by hand

1/3 yard of ribbon (for tag or ornament)

greeting cards with cutout (for card)



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