The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…
Alright, so it’s Dec 23rd and I just made my stockings. I spent more time thinking about these pesky stockings than it took to make them! But no worries, if you put them off like I did, there is still time to get these made before Santa’s arrival.
- Fabric – 3 colors per stocking
- Cotton batting
- Rotary cutter, cutting mat and scissors
- Sewing machine and sewing supplies
If you Google “Christmas Stockings” you will find endless free patterns on the Internet. After combing through all the options, I ended up choosing a pattern from FabricWorm. I loved the look of their stocking and the sewing tutorial was amazing. Note: If you like this stocking, the pattern will fit on a fat quarter. Make sure to buy 2 fat quarters for the outside, 2 for the lining and 1 is enough for the cuff.
I LOVE the fabric I chose for the stockings. I’m not so sure how my husband feels about it. He said they turned great, but then didn’t say anything else.. Silence. I think the colors might be a bit “feminine” for him. This sounds terrible, but I forgot that he once told me that he doesn’t like polkadots! Oops. I should have remembered that when I was buying the fabric. I made his stocking a little more “manly” and added the grey striped cuff. Anywho, I think they turned out great and will be cherished for years to come!
I’m not going to give a step by step today. The FabricWorm blog has a perfect tutorial – head on over to their blog AND fabric store and check them out. They rock!
I LOVE the fabric so much, I needed to share. I bought it all at my favorite/local quilting and sewing store – Keep me in Stitches. Here is the list:
- Green polkadot – Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman
- Light green polkadot – “Always Blooming” by Susy Pilgrim Waters for P&B Textiles
- Red polkadot – “Poinsettia and Holly” by Martha Negley for Rowan