And the stockings were hung…on the apartment wall…with care.
My daughter finally learned how to nap in her crib the last week that I was on maternity leave, so I finally got a few minutes to work on a project. And what better project than matching stockings for our new family of three? I just love having them all the same red fabric with different linings/cuffs. I saw this idea on another blog and had to replicate it.
I wrote up a little stocking how-to for all of you. Let me know if you make them; I’d love to see what fabrics you pick out!
- Stocking Pattern (note: my husband made the stocking pattern based off of my paper one, so it may vary slightly from my photos)
- 1/2 yard red fabric
- 1/2 yard lining fabric
- 1/2 yard batting
- 10″ ribbon
Step 1: Cut two stocking pieces out of batting, red fabric, and lining fabric.
Step 2: With right sides of red fabric together, pin batting on either side like a sandwich. Sew around with a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving the top edge open. Trim seam allowances, notch convex curves and clip concave curve (here’s why).
Step 3: Repeat with lining fabric, also leaving a ~3″ opening on the long straight side.
Step 4: Turn lining stocking right side out. Fit inside of red stocking with right sides together. Pin, matching side seams. Sew around with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Trim seam allowance. Turn stocking right side out through opening left in the lining fabric. Hand sew opening closed (here’s how).
Step 5: Fold 10″ of ribbon into a circle. Sew to inside of stocking.
Step 6: Fold down cuff and hang. Fill with sweets and treats!