11.13.2013

Simple Striped Christmas Stockings Tutorial

Today we are sharing our Christmas Stocking tutorial, I'm maybe a little bit crazy excited to share these! I've always wanted darling stockings and it's just never happened. But, like I said, this year is the year!

Materials needed:
(for four stockings)
1 Yard solid white fabric
1 1/8 yards red and white polka dot fabric
2/3 yard white terry velour
2 yards backing/lining fabric (we used solid white)

Cutting:
From the white and red fabrics cut 10 strips 3 1/2"xWOF
From the white terry velour cut 4-10"x15 1/2" rectangles
From the red polka dot fabric cut 4 - 9"x2 1/4" rectangles

Sewing:
Sew the red and white 3 1/2" strips side by side, making one large red and white striped unit.
Next, machine quilt your fabric.
I machine quilted our stockings using our Modern Cross Hatch pattern, pattern is available for purchase in digital and paper formats.
Cut eight stocking pieces from your quilted material.
(When cutting our stockings we cut one and then turned it over so the stripes line up.)
After you have cut all 8 stocking fronts and backs, place right sides together and stitch around the outside. If you have access to a serger we recommend serging around the edges to give them a nice finished look.

Turn the stockings right side out.

 Now embroider the desired name into the upper left quadrant of the terryvelour fabric, we embroidered the names using our embroidery machine, if you do not have access to one you could embroider by hand or even applique the desired names.
 After embroidery is complete fold the terry velour right sides together and sew, making a tube.
 Now take that tube, turn it inside out and pin it into the top of the stocking, the edge will look a little rough at this point. 
From the small red rectangles, turn those right sides together, sew them into long tubes, turn them right side out and press flat. These are loops for hanging the stockings.
Fold the loops in half lengthwise and pin them into the stocking, between the terry velour cuff and the stocking, pointing down. 
Stitch around the top of the stocking. 
Now turn the stocking right side out, your loop and name should be on the outside making a nice clean top to the stocking.

Don't forget to check out our coordinating Christmas table runner and Christmas tree skirt.

Merry Christmas from Kathleen and Natalia!

4 comments:

  1. So cute an I love the graphic look!

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  2. Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! Where may we get your stocking pattern? hank you so much!!!

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