Following are step by step instructions on how to create a beautiful Christmas Stocking for your mantel.
All supplies except ribbon can be purchased at http://warehousefabricsinc.com
Suzani Chartreuse / Lipstick
Ikat Dots Lipstick / White
Hanes Linit Basic Drapery Lining – White
Hanes Eclipse Black Out 3 Pass Drapery Lining – White
First, I created a pattern for my stocking by drawing on a piece of black out lining. As you can tell by previous blogs, I love to use black out lining for creating patterns because unlike paper it will not ripe or tear.
The first piece to create is the cuff of the stocking. I made mine 17.5″ wide x 9″ tall.
To make the stocking part you will need to cut 2 pieces of lining and 2 pieces of decorative fabric.
In the photo, I stitched the lining of the stocking right sides together with red stitches so you can see the 3″ gap you will need to leave open to be able to turn your stocking so all the stitches are hidden. Clip around all curved edges so it will lay flat when turned.
Turn your printed stocking fabric right side out and slide the cuff over the stocking with all of the raw edges lined up and the cuff seam at the back (heel) edges of the stocking. Cut a 7″ piece of ribbon and create a loop. Attach the loop at the back seam (heel of stocking). At this point you can baste the cuff and print fabric together or wait until you add your lining.
This part is optional.
In this photo, you can see that the lining is still wrong side out and placed on top of the cuff and printed fabric that is still right side out as shown in the previous photo. Make sure that all the seams are lined up and the stocking pieces are also lined up (heel to heel) even though one is wrong side out and the other is right side out. Now stitch around all of the top raw edge.
To the left are photos of how to pull the stocking through the 3″ gap left in the lining for your stocking. Once you have your printed stocking piece pulled completely through the hole and have turned your lining right side out you can close the gap by stitching with the sewing machine or by hand.
Last, tuck the lining inside the stocking and press flat.