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'This is one of my first Christmases in my own place, and I've had to make do with a lot of necessities (thank goodness, no pizza box chairs, though!)

Far too close to Christmas, I realized I didn't have a stocking to hang. So I decided to make my own.
I only had black fabric, so it's my ninja stocking.

For this instructable, you'll need to know the following terms:

right side: the decorative or nice-looking side of a fabric. If your fabric is the same on both sides, you're very lucky.

wrong side: the ugly side of a fabric. You'll be seeing a lot of this side soon!

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Step 1: Materials

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Unless you want to stitch by hand, I highly recommend having a sewing machine!
Stocking fabric
Fabric trim (for the top and loop)
Lots of pins
Matching thread
Tape measure or ruler
Paper and Pencil

Optional materials:
Lining fabric--for a more professional look
Backing fabric--necessary if you use a stretchy fabric for your stocking.
Hand needle
Chalk--it just makes life easier
Decorative cord or other decorations

Step 2: The Pattern

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If you're like me, you'll want to make a pattern before you start cutting away at fabric.
I used my sister's stocking to make a paper pattern.
Cut out your pattern, and get ready for fabric!

Step 3: Stocking Fabric

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Using your handy-dandy pattern, cut two pieces from your stocking fabric.

NOTE: If you decide to use stretchy fabric, you might end up with an awkward-looking stocking. To avoid this, sew a layer of thicker, non-stretchy fabric to the back.

I recommend sewing a zig-zag stitch around the edges of your fabric pieces. This will avoid fraying later on.

Now putting, the two pieces right sides together, sew the sides and bottom of the stocking. Be careful not to sew over the pins--you can break the needle, and no one ever has a spare when they need it!
bigbrosrule4 years ago
How is it ninja?
inkstainedheart (author)  bigbrosrule4 years ago
I was going to put ninja eyes on it originally...I might still add them.
Oh. That sounds cool! Hope it turns out well!
MDude6 years ago
But if it's a ninja stocking, how will Santa find it?
bowmaster MDude6 years ago
His elves will tell him. They are watching you.
yokozuna MDude6 years ago
Santa is one of the greatest ninjas of all-time. Obviously, that's how he's able to deliver all those toys in one night.
inkstainedheart (author)  MDude6 years ago
So THAT'S why it was empty Christmas morning. I'll have to work on that.
urbosssez6 years ago
hey, that could also be an emo stocking
That sewing machine is SWEET!
Thanks! It's a refurbished model from Ebay.
yokozuna6 years ago
Consider your ninja stocking as now being ninja approved! Well done, I'm going to start working on mine right now.