Simple Sewing Pattern for a Christmas Stocking
Not long now! Are you getting everything ready for the holidays? Is your home already decorated and are the kids already driving you crazy wanting to know when Santa will arrive?
If you don't already have your Christmas stockings hung up, then you might consider making your own. These scrappy quilted Christmas stockings are perfect for using up scraps from other holiday projects, or for a jelly roll. They're padded, nice quality and with a fluffy fur topping. These will last for years as decorations or as the perfect way to deliver presents from Santa.
- Scraps of festive fabrics or a Jelly Roll (Get it from Fabric.com)
- Thin fleece or batting - two pieces
- Faux fur
- Lining fabric
- Ribbon or cord for hanging
- Christmas Stocking Pattern
Watch me make these simple scrappy Christmas Stockings
To make your Scrappy Christmas Stockings - Step by step
If you need help on any of these steps, you can refer to the video above which might be clearer for you.
Print and assemble your pattern and use it as a rough template to cut out a piece of fleece or batting about an inch or so larger all around. Remember to flip over your pattern piece to cut the second side, so you'll make opposites.
Audition your fabric scraps or jelly roll strips until you have a layout of colors you are happy with. You can place them straight across or at an angle like this example.
Start from roughly the center and place your first two strips right sides together. Stitch them with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, right onto the batting layer. Open out your first two strips and finger press. Now you are ready to work on either side. Place your next strip of fabric right side down matching raw edges and stitch again. Open, press and repeat on both sides of the center strips until your piece of batting is completely covered. Give it a good press.
Optional - you can choose to quilt the fabric strips with a simple running stitch through the fabric strips to give them a little more definition and a more quilted effect. Repeat for the other side, remembering to make it the opposite way to the first one.
Use your pattern piece to cut out the ready quilted pieces, then place them right sides together and sew around the outside, but NOT across the top. Clip your seams around the curves.
Sew up your lining pieces the same way, leaving an open gap or 5 or so inches in one of the straight edges, clip the curves.
Cut a piece of faux fur to decorate around the top of your stocking. Mine measures 4 inches deep by 15 wide. Stitch the two short ends together to make a tube. Slide the tube over the top of the stocking and pin in place with the top edges matching and the fur on the outside. Baste to hold the fur in place.
Slide the outer stocking down inside the lining, with the right sides together and the wrong side of the lining facing out. Match the top edges.
If you want to add a hanging loop or cord or ribbon, slide this between the fur and the lining with the loop facing down inside, and match it up with the back seam. Stitch all around the top of the stocking through all layers. Turn the right way out through the gap in the lining and press.
Close the gap with hand or machine stitching and push it down inside the stocking and your simple scrappy quilted Christmas stocking is ready to stuff and hang.
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