Start with a few previously felted sweaters. I used 3 sweaters for this garland.
Cut out two circles from cardstock or tagboard to use as a template. I used a 1.5 inch circle for the outer circle and a 1 inch circle for the inner. Use this template to cut out lots and lots of circles from the felted sweaters. I kept these circles in glass jars until I was ready to start sewing. This is a great mindless project to do in front of the t.v.
Next, decide on what color thread you would like to sew the garland together. I chose a red, polyester thread. A topstitching thread would be a great choice as well. Then, line up your circles edge to edge and start sewing them together in a continuous line. I like to stack a small circle on a large circle to add a little more color, but you don't have to. Just simply line up the circles assembly line style and sew them together in a straight line.
Note: you may need to slightly lift up the presser foot to accommodate the increased thickness of two circles.
The finished product! Since it's July at the moment, I don't have a Christmas tree up so I decided to use one of the bushes in my front yard as a model. Can't wait to see what it looks like on the Christmas Tree this year!