I have scanned my pattern pieces I created to make this stocking and attached click here: Stocking and stocking2 PLUS you need to cut a piece of material approximately 4 - 1/2 inches long by 1 – 1/2 inch wide (or however tall you may want to add length to your stocking in this piece)…this is for the piece of material strip between the top and main body of the stocking. You will need one for a quilt block or two for a stocking.
It is in PDF format so you shouldnt lose the size. The pattern found in Stocking is for one side, so you will need to do everything twice. Cut two of the tiniest piece per side. I have included the pattern in Stocking for the one shown above where you cut an X in the center and fold it in and iron flat, then flip the material over and add an insert of fabric positioning it where you want it to show through (I pin it in place) and sew to the edges that are flipped inward. After you sew it to the edges, you can trim to the seam allowance.
I have also included stocking2 file…this includes the middle pattern piece which you fold on the line indicated to make the center piece.
You can either make a complete stocking with this pattern or make a quilt block. At the end of this tutorial I have included pictures of some quilt blocks I have made with my pattern.
Keep in mind when I made the pattern, it was just for my own personal use, so may not look the most professional. I did not draw the seam allowance around the body of one of the stocking pieces, but it is included on all pieces. The right and left side is used from the same piece being flipped and use the piece in stocking2 folder with material folded over for the center. As for the heel, that pattern piece is also found in stocking2 file.
Embellish with embroidery, buttons, or however you prefer. I have several examples and multiple ways I have embellished.
Once you have made an entire stocking front, if you plan to make a whole stocking use the front piece as your guide to make a lining BEFORE you sew the stocking together. Cut two pieces of fabric right sides together in the shape of the finished front piece. Sew along the edges leaving a small gap for turning and do anything with the top yet. To add it to the stocking, place the stocking inside the liner with right sides facing each other. Sew along top (dont forget to add a hanger to the outer stocking layer or to the edge of the top). Once you have sewn together, turn through the hole and push liner down into stocking after you have hand stitched the hole together where you pulled the stocking right side out through.
I hope these directions are not too confusing…another alternative for adding the liner is to place the liner already sewn inside the stocking and topstitch it. Then you don’t have to think about which way to turn it to make it come out right. Either way is fine.
This pattern was created by me and is for personal use only. Please leave a comment if you have questions.
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