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Now back to sewing Christmas stockings. The diy stocking pattern is available for free to all my newsletter subscribers! (new subscribers can join here, existing subscribers: see my latest newsletter) Read on to find out more.
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Christmas Stocking Pattern
GOOD DESIGN + LESS FABRIC + REVERSIBLE STOCKING
You only need two fat quarters of fabric, and scrap pieces for the cuff. If you use fat quarters with pretty Christmas prints, your diy Christmas stocking will be reversible!
I used these colorful Christmas prints from the Merry And Bright collection designed by @echoparkpaper for Riley Blake Designs:
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Finished Size of these diy Christmas stockings:
Height 13″ (33 cm), width of the top opening 6″ (15 cm)
How much fabric do I need to make a Christmas stocking?
Diy Chrismas stocking supplies:
- two fat quarters of quilting fabric (I used prints from the Merry And Bright collection)
- a fat eighth of accent or solid fabric
- two scrap pieces of fusible fleece for the cuff
- optional: use fusible fleece for the entire outer stocking if you want a stable stocking that will stand up on its own or propped against the wall.
- sewing machine or needle, pins or sewing clips,
- iron, scissors, or rotary cutter plus cutting mat (I use this one by Olfa)
- the free template that’s available to all my newsletter subscribers with an exclusive password you get once you’ve confirmed your subscription (new subscribers: join here, existing subscribers: enter Freebie Library here with your password)
If you don’t want to sign up for my newsletter, you can still purchase the pattern in the shop here.
Christmas Stocking With Cuff – Tutorial
Now, first for those who love watching videos, I’ve made a little slideshow-style video to outline the sewing process – sit back, watch and relax:
Now on to the written step-by-step directions:
How To Cut the Fabric
1) After you’ve printed the free PDF template (see below) to a piece of cardboard or paper, cut the cuffs from pattern piece No2 – cut on fold, as indicated on the pattern piece. Then cut out two smaller pieces from fusible fleece to reinforce the stocking, so it will retain the form when hanging from your mantelpiece.
2) Fuse the fleece to the back of the cuff fabric.
3) Cut the small hanging strap from pattern piece No 3.
4) Cut the main stocking pieces (pattern piece No 1).
NOTE: First fold the fabric wrong sides together and place pattern piece No1 on it. Cut 2 pieces, they will be mirrored. This is important. Repeat to cut 2 main stocking pieces from lining – these two pieces should be mirror images of each other, too.
The fusible fleece layer is optional. These are the pieces you have now:
5) Arrange the pieces like this, to make the assembly super easy:
How To Stitch The Pieces Together
6) Repeat with the other set of pieces, so this is what you have now:
7) Place the pieces right-sides-together and sew around, using a 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance. Make sure to leave an opening for turning on the back seam of the lining piece.
8) Clip the concave curves and notch the ‘hills’, taking care not to snip into stitches.
9) Turn right side out, press and tuck the lining in.
Attach The Hanging Tab
The only piece left is the 7″ by 2″ tab – once finished, it will turn into a 3″ long loop. Feel free to adjust to the size you need.
12) Pin the two ends on the inner side of the cuff, very close to the back center seam, like this:
13) Stitch, back- and forth a few times to secure the seam. Finished.
It’s easy and quick!
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