A last minute stocking made from some scrap material I had. An extra holiday guest? Extra material? Extra 20 minutes? A Christmas eve quick stocking tutorial. Cheers & have a good holiday.
ps - you can see the full tutorial and others on my blog, www.thescienceofcraft.com
Step 1: Supplies
Well maybe 10 minutes if you had some holiday espresso, or 30 if you want to fuss with it a bit more and it takes a while to set up your sewing machine. First thereâ€™s the materials. I had this great green & teal upholstery material and this white material with a slight pattern in it. (The white material is a little thin so I added an extra later of a thicker felt-like material). Iâ€™ve also made a .pdf of a stocking pattern
.pdf of a stocking pattern you can use (keep in mind the patternâ€™s letter sized for print, so your stocking will be on the small side. It scales fine though).
Step 2: Cut out your pieces
Once all the pieces are cut out, make sure theyâre all oriented right. This is the only real tricky part. Look ahead to the other steps to check how the sides face if you need to.
Step 3: Sew ends together
The first thing I did was sew the ends together.
Step 4: Draw the sewing line
Then I traced a line to follow where I would be sewing.
Step 5: Make a loop for hanging
Before I sewed the stocking I made a little loop to hang the stocking with. I took a scrap of the white material and folded it over a bunch of times and sewed the open side shut.
Step 6: Stitch in loop
I stitched this into the white part of the stocking. About an inch and a half from the middle (So it will be at the top of the stocking when the cuff is folded over). Itâs key to make sure the very bottom of the loop is just under the path of where youâre going to sew.
Step 7: Sew together
Sew along the line, but leave a good sized opening at the bottom of the lining to turn it inside out.
Step 8: Trim and turn inside out
trim close to the thread line and turn inside out.