I’ve been getting several requests from people wanting to know how I make certain items so I’ve decided to post my very first tutorial!
Things you will need:
1. Exterior/Stocking Fabric – amount depends on the size of your stocking. (I bought a heavier home decor fabric.)
2. Interior/Lining Fabric – I used some linen I had on hand but muslin work also work and is a LOT cheaper.
3. Decorative trim.
4. About 6 inches skinny cotton webbing.
5. Basic sewing kit.
First cut out your fabric. For the pattern I just traced a stocking I already had. For both the stocking and lining cut one piece and one reverse piece to end up with this.
Cut a piece of the trim that is just a little longer than the width of the top of your stockings.
Pin stocking and lining fabrics together with right sides facing. The trim should be pinned in between the two stocking fabrics about an inch down from the top. I made sure to put the back side of my trim against the front side of my stocking. (The front side of your stocking is determined by the way you want it hung).
Sew around the stocking fabric using a 1/4 inch seam and leave the top open.
Do the same with your lining fabric.
Clip the seam allowances (no need to do this along the straight edges) to create a smoother curve once you turn everything right side out. Make sure not to clip your stitches.
Turn your lining right side out.
Tuck the right side out lining into your stocking.
Cut a 6 inch piece of the webbing and fold it in half.
Place the folded webbing down in between the stocking and the lining at the top of the stocking on the corner above the heel of the stocking.
Pin in place.
Sew around the top of the stocking but leave a few inches open to turn inside out. I went back and forth a couple of times over the webbing loop to really secure it for when it hangs.
Pull the stocking and lining through the hole you left open.
Use a chopstick or something similar to push out all your seams.
Tuck the lining into the stocking smoothing out any bumps with your hand.
Iron again around the top making a nice crisp fold where the opening is.
Top stitch all around sewing close to the top edge of the stocking.
Sew along your trim with a coordinating thread to secure it to the stocking. Make sure you don’t catch the back side of the stocking and sew it closed!
Hang your stocking by the fireplace and wait for Santa to fill it!
Questions?? Leave a comment!