Hello and welcome to my Christmas sew along pattern for August!
As you know, Kristie and I decided to go with a bit of a Scandinavian theme, and for me that meant I had to include a stocking. Not just any stocking either. In my mind I saw a loooooong, skinny stocking, so here it is:
It was super simple to make and you can ofcourse adjust the length and width and colors however you want, so really make it yours!
This is what you will need:
- scraps of red, white, aqua, and black fabric. ( You will need about 2 pieces that are wider than the rest for the bottom of the stocking)
- a piece of backing and batting approx. 4 inches wide and 14 inches long.
- a piece of ribbon or jute to make a hanger.
- stocking pattern (click here).
Start by cutting yourself a nice assortment of scraps. I started with 2 1/2″ squares that I sliced down to about half that size~no need to be precise.
Sew your scraps together. I tried to alternate light with dark:
When I was done, I used this handy dandy tool to cut my pieces apart! It is way faster than using scissors and so handy to have ( the last time I checked they did not carry this, but here is something similar).
Next, you are going to press your pieces ( however you want….I did towards dark but then ended up pressing to all the same side). Now sew those pieces together ( trying to alternate light and dark), until you have a long strip unit. Sew your wider scraps to the bottom, like this:Next, grab your backing and batting and layer your scraps on top ( wrong sides facing), like this:
Print off your stocking pattern, cut it out, and tape together at marks. Then lay your paper pattern on top of your fabrics ( all three layers):Pin the paper in place, making sure that you have some sewing room all the way around the template!Using you sewing machine, sew slowly all around the template 2 TIMES. If you take it slow you will have no issues at all sewing onto the paper 😉
Remove the paper and trim just slightly outside the sewing line with scissors.
Add a hanger of your choice and hand sew onto the back. Voilà, done! Wasn’t that easy?! I think it would look really cute to make a whole bunch of these and hang them in a row from a fireplace mantel…you could even vary the length of them to make it very playful! They can of course go in a tree too, or even be a package topper!
Enjoy and please make sure to ask if you have any questions!
See you back here in October for the next FREE ornament, but in the meantime, check out Kristie’s new ornament on September 10th at http://www.Teadoddles.com.
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