Mini Christmas Stocking

Mini Christmas Stocking

Whether you’re using these stockings for ornaments, gift wrapping, or silverware holders, they are simple to make and allow for tons of self expression. Use the main pattern for the stocking base and decorate with the shapes included. Or, express yourself and decorate to suit your fancy.
 
Supplies:
Assorted colors of felt
Embroidery floss and needle
Buttons and other doodads
Pattern
 
Directions:
  1. Copy pattern. Use the copy to cut out pattern pieces.
  2. Cut out 2 stocking patterns. For best results cut out the 2 pieces at the same time.

  3. Decide on a design for your stocking. Use one of the cut outs with your pattern or design your own. Cut out 2 designs from contrasting felt.
  4. Using the blanket stitch sew the 2 cutouts together. Use 3 strands of contrasting embroidery floss.
  5. Slip stitch completed cutout to front piece of stocking. Do not go all the way to the edges. You want it to maintain a 3-D look. The top part of the stocking will fold down and hide part of the stocking. When positioning your cutout, place it in a location that will look balanced after the stocking has been folded down. A blanket stitch will join the front of the stocking to the back so don’t place your cutout too close to the edges.

  6. Randomly place coordinating buttons on the stocking. Sew on using 6 strands of contrasting embroidery thread. You may wish to tie the buttons on leaving enough floss to tie a bow or know. When placing buttons, remember the top of the stocking will be folded down and a blanket stitch will join the front of the stocking to the back.
  7. Place the front of the stocking on the back stocking. Using 3 strands of embroidery floss blanket stitch the 2 pieces together, starting and ending at the fold line.
  8. Using a back stitch sew up the 2 side seams along stitching lines.
  9. Fold the cuff over along fold line.
  10. Using the blanket stitch finish the edge of the cuff.
  11. If using as an ornament make a finger chain from 6 strands of embroidery floss 6 inches long.
  12. Tack finger chain to stocking inside the cuff on the heel side of the stocking.

VARIATIONS

Retro Flower

 

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