They aren’t hard even for someone like me.
Patchwork Christmas Stocking
Step-by-step patchwork stocking tutorial
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.
Making the stocking cuff
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
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Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books says
These are so pretty! =)
You do a wonderful job!
Oh these are so sweet! How blessed your grandchildren are to have these very special stockings!
Michal Woodruff says
These are precious. Our pets need new stockings. Love the way you were so careful to make it just right, so as not to waste too much fabric. Very clever. Thanks for sharing.
These are beautiful stockings, I made patchwork stocking for our. Grandchildren but I didn't embroider their names on…that is a lovely touch.
amores y labores says
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Y FELIZ AÑO NUEVO 2014
How adorable! You are so talented. I'm sure your grandchildren will cherish their stockings for many years.
They are amazing!
Thanks for the tutorial. I'm absolutely useless at sewing but I might just try this (and manage to get two done by next christmas).
The stockings are just beautiful and will be treasured forever. Thank you for the tutorial and Merry Christmas!!
Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
Your stockings turned out great! Merry Christmastime-enjoy:@)
The children must be thrilled to see their names on the stockings and to see that each one is a different sort of patchwork. They are each a labour of love.
These are beautiful, Lorraine! I know they will be treasured by your grandchildren!
And a very happy congratulations on the addition of your sweet new grandboy, Jethro!
Just too cute and you make it look so easy, but probably would be a challenge for me. :o)) Happy weekend as you prepare for Christmas.
Gypsy Heart says
Totally adorable! You have so many talents ~
Adorable! What sweet grandchild wouldn't be thrilled to find their name on a stocking – filled with surprises and treats from the hands of a loving grandma?
Your socks are adorable and such perfect corners. My favorites are the trio. I like the dark rich Christmas colors 🙂
Have a wonderful day.
Your blogging sister, Connie 🙂