Sharing a How-To for a patchwork Christmas Stocking is kind of scary for me because I am not great at sewing. I have, however, made quite a few of these cheerful sacks through the years and Santa hasn’t left any empty, so I guess they are okay in his book.
1. Find a template of a stocking that you like. You can trace around a stocking you already have or freehand the simple shape yourself allowing for a 1/4-inch seam. Decide on the number of different fabrics and size of squares you want for your stocking. This one uses four different fabrics and squares cut to 3-inches. After cutting the squares and arranging in a pleasing pattern, sew into strips using 1/4-inch seam allowance. Then sew the strips together until you have a piece that is large enough for the stocking pattern.
2 With right sides facing. Pin the patchwork front piece to a solid piece of back fabric with the stocking pattern on top.
3 Cut out, remove pattern and sew down the side, around the bottom and up the other side, leaving the top of stocking open.
4 Using the same pattern, cut out and sew the lining just as you did with the stocking. Do not turn the lining right side out.
5 Turn stocking right side out.
6 Insert the lining into the stocking matching up the side seams.
7 You can leave the cuff plain or you can embroider a name.
8 Cut the cuff the length to go around the top of the stocking allowing a 1/4-inch seam allowance and as deep as you like (mine is 16-inches x 3.5)
9 Turn bottom edge two 1/4-inch turns and sew. Sew the cuff side seam
10 Make a loop to hang the stocking. I made mine 8-inches x 1.5-inches. Fold in edges, fold in half and sew together, Fold in half and pin to the inside edge of stocking with the raw edge at the top.
11 Turn cuff right side out
12 Insert cuff into stocking matching side seams.
13 Pin into place and sew cuff to stocking body.
14 Flip cuff to the outside
NOTES: if desired, you could quilt the squares ~ I did not