Handmade Stocking {tutorial}

When I was in Sweden this past summer I found this adorable Tomten fabric. I knew when I saw it that I would eventually make a stocking out of it for my daughter and here it is. She's too young to appreciate it but I know someday she'll love it too. How could you not?!? 

Here's what you'll need:
Cheap stocking ($1 Target)
1/2 Outer fabric
1/2 liner fabric
1/4 furry fabric
Sewing machine
Fabric Scissors
Fabric Marker
Hot Glue
Felt 8 1/2" x 11" sheet (you'll have a ton left over)

Cheap $1 stocking

 Turn it inside out and trace the green part all the way around then cut out the shape from the fabric.

With your fabric RIGHT side up place your previously cut piece RIGHT side DOWN and trace around it onto the bottom fabric.

Cut the furry piece by making a strip about 5" high and line up the left side then cut the right side in line with the bottom fabric. Make sense?

Place the raw edge of the top of the stocking with the bottom edge of the fur and sew together.

To make the inner lining lay outer stocking on top of the liner fabric with the liner fabric face UP. Trace the entire stocking (including the fur). Repeat for second side of the lining but this time with the fabric lining face UP place the stocking face DOWN. Trace and cut.

Repeat previous steps to get second side. Place both sides of the stocking RIGHT sides together and sew around all edges EXCEPT the top.

Like this.

Pin the lining RIGHT sides together and sew all the way around  leaving a 2" opening in one side and the top open.

Leaving the liner pieces RIGHT sides together place the outer stocking RIGHT side out inside of the liner piece. 

Line up the raw edges and sew all the way around the opening.

Pull the stocking through the hole you left open. Sew opening closed and iron stocking to correct it's shape.

To make the tab it will hang from cut a strip of fabric about 1 1/2" wide by 5" long.
 Iron in the sides of the fabric about 1/4" then fold in 1/2 and iron again.

Sew along the edge.

Loop and place on the seam on the heal side of the stocking at the top of the stocking. Sew in place.

 To make the bow cut two strips of fabric from your felt. The large strip is approximately 12" by 1" wide. The small strip is approximately 4" long by 1/2" wide. 

 Fold longer strip like this.

 Pinch the middle and wrap the smaller strip around pinched spot.

Sew the small strip together in the back of the bow.

Cut off excess.

Hot glue a pin to the back. Pin on stocking.

Happy Crafting!


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