Are you getting ready to decorate for the Holidays? I am! I went to my basement to look for an old stocking to serve me as a guide to make the ones for this year, my theme is going to be white and red and I wanted all the stockings on my mantel to be white.
My big, great surprise when I opened the "stockings box" was:I already had three! Look how pretty they are :) I found them at Walmart, an after season sale, they were like a buck each. I completely forgot about them. The only problem was, there were only three and I needed at least four.
So, I decided to make two more, using remnants of the sweaters I used for the bunny bottle toppers during Easter.
The stocking with the shape I liked the most was placed on top of the sweater, traced, and cut out (both sides).
They were also lined. Place the newly cut stocking shape over your lining fabric (I used and old flat sheet), and cut two lining pieces.
Sandwich the main fabric, in my case, the sweater fabric, right side facing each other, between the lining pieces (Picture below, right).
Pin them and sew them all around. Trim the excess and turn them right side out.
It's now time to create the top band or cuff. A plain rectangle to go all around the top of the stocking. I used white fur. This part was also lined
Make sure the fur is facing down, lengthwise. Pin that lower part, tucking in the "hairs", as seen in the picture below.
Sew that lower part (picture below left). Then, open it and fold it the other way, pin it as seen in the picture below right.
After sewing it you can turn it to look like this: (Pins were attached to keep the hem line on the back).
Grab your stocking with its right side out, insert the top part, fur pointing down. Line the seam on the cuff with the "heel" part of the stocking.
Don't forget to attach a piece of ribbon or fabric, mine was 7" long. Fold it, and insert it folded side down in between the "heel" side of the stocking and the cuff.
Once you sew it, it's going to look like this:
Bring it out:
You are done!
I was happy with my findings, now I'm even happier with these new cuties, because they were kind of free ;)
Have a great week!
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