Santa will not be able to resist leaving some fabulous gifts in this beautiful scrap fabric stocking. Although a little time consuming, this is a great way to use up those fabric scraps that you may have laying around the house. Warning: This is one project that I have made that has resulted in requests for more!
- scrap fabric
- fleece for cuff
- sewing machine and thread. Or if you are very ambitious, a needle and thread
Step One: Find or make a stocking pattern. This is one that I use, which makes a stocking that is approximately 19″ long.
Step Two: Find a piece of fabric for the toe section, and the next piece that will be right beside it. You can put the fabric any way you chose, each way giving the stocking a different look. You may wish to cut uniform strips of fabric for the entire stocking, or simply use chunks of various sizes. I have combined the two methods for this particular stocking.
Pin the toe scrap wrong side down to the stocking inside, and the next piece right side down to the toe piece and stocking inside.
Step Three: press open the seam. This will allow you to have a nice crisp seam.
Turn the second piece so that the right side of the fabric is facing up, then press again. You are ready to sew your third piece of fabric on now.
Step Four: Pin the next piece of scrap fabric right side down, to the edge of the right side up second piece.
Step Five: Continue adding various fabric pieces until the stocking is covered.
Step Six: After sewing around both inside pieces, trim off the excess scrap fabric.
Step Seven: Sew both sides together, inside out. Don’t forget to leave the top open!
Step Eight: In order to hang the stocking, you will need a loop. I have made mine out of fabric, but you could also use some ribbon, or even a bit of yarn or string.
Baste the loop to the inside of the stocking, at the top by the back seam. The loop part should be facing down, and the ends should be even with the top of the stocking.
Step Nine: Cut out one cuff piece, on fold. I like using white fleece for all my stocking cuffs, but you could use any type of fabric.
Step Ten: Sew the cuff closed, right sides together.
Now fold the bottom of the cuff up (1/2″ is a good width, but it can be whatever measurement you feel looks best).
Step Eleven: Sew the top of the cuff to the top of the stocking right side of cuff to wrong side of stocking.
Step Twelve: Pull the cuff out of the stocking and turn right side out. Your loop should now be up and ready to be hung.
Can’t be bothered going to all this work? Check out my etsy shop for this stocking and more! www.etsy.com/shop/ElfControl