Mini Stocking Directions-Star

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.

 

Materials:

8” x 12” wool felt for stocking

Wool scraps for appliqués

Buttons and doodads for embellishments

Embroidery floss

Pattern

 

Cutting:

2 stockings

Appliqués

 

Directions:

[1] Copy pattern.

 

[2] Cut out 2 stocking pieces. For best results cut at the 2 pieces at the same time.  Cut out any appliqués you wish to add.

 

[3] Using 3 strands of embroidery floss attach appliqué to stocking front. Refer to pattern or photos. Note: Keep design below the designated line on the pattern and at least 1/4 inch away from sides.

 

[4] If using buttons, sew them on using 6 strands of embroidery floss.

 

[5] With wrong sides together, pin stocking pieces together. Using a 1/4 inch deep blanket stitch and 6 strands of embroidery floss, attach the front and back together, below the fold line on the pattern. (You will be stitching the main part of the stocking and leaving the top open.)
 
[6] Sew up the open side seams using a close 1/4 inch running stitch or back stitch. (This is done on the outside of the stocking.)

 

[7] Turn down the upper edge of the stocking along the hem fold line. (This should be turned down so a hem can be seen from the right side of the stocking. Refer to photo)

 

[8] Using a 1/4 inch deep blanket stitch and 6 strands of embroidery floss, sew done the stocking hem.

[9] Turn the cuff down 1 inch. If you are using the stocking as a silverware holder or gift bag, you are done.

[10] If you wish to make the stocking into an ornament, finger chain a 6 inch loop using 6 strands of embroidery floss or braid a 6 inch loop using 6 strands of 3 different colored floss.  Attach the loop to the inside of the stocking, a 1/4 inch from the top edge on the heel side of the stocking. (Refer to photo.)

 

Note about patterns: We are sharing patterns we have designed and made for our own children, families and friends. Every effort is made to share information in a clear and accurate manner. We offer preemptive apologies for any mistakes that may be made. Please let us know via comments or emails if you stumble upon a mistake or if you encounter directions that leave your scratching your head! We will rectify the situation as soon as humanly possible!

 

 

Kimara

4 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for this pattern. I made 22 for my daughter’s kindergarten class in the Bronx. It’s her first year teaching so I’m helping her with the craft part of her day! I live in NC and I send goodie craft care packages and love your website for the ideas and patterns.

    I’d like to send you pictures of what I’ve made so far. Where can I post you a picture?
    Cathy in Waxhaw, NC

    1. WOW… that’s a lot of stockings. We would love to see photos of your work. There are several ways you can share.

      1. If you have a blog and blog about what you made, simply post the link in a comment by the craft you made. That way we can all go see it.

      2. Post pics on WFAs Flickr Group http://www.flickr.com/groups/835139@N20/pool/ This Flickr group is meant for WFA crafts that we and our readers have made.

      3. If you are on Facebook and are a fan of our page, there is a location on the left hand column that allows fans to share pics. Unlike the Flickr group which is reserved for WFA projects, anything crafty our readers want to share can be included there.

      4. Email your photos to us at weefolkart@yahoo.com.

      We are so glad you find our site helpful and appreciate you sharing your finished projects with us. Always fun!

      1. Hi there- we are trying to make these for our Waldorf school festival, as gifts for the children, but the pattern is not available? We find that we can only access about half the patterns here, are we doing something wrong or is the link maybe broken?

        Very cute thanks so much- surely one of our talented parents can re-create from your picture but very great ideas!
        Cheers from New Zealand

        1. I'm not finding a problem with the link for this pattern. I've had someone else try it on another computer without a problem either. You may just need to reboot your system. Are there other links you are having problems with? Please email me at weefolkart@yahoo.com with links to the patterns that don't seem to be working. Sometime it is a problem on our site so we like to look into it.

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