22 November 2011
I made new stockings this year since our family has grown and we didn't have a stocking for Charlie. Our last stockings were rather fancy, and were made from tweed jackets I bought at the thrift store, but this year I decided to go with my favorite craft medium – felt! I love felt! It is so easy to work with, and always comes out looking amazing! After searching online for some fun ideas, I came up with these.
- 1/3 yard felt for the main body of the stocking
- 1/4 yard or less of embellishment felt
- fabric scissors
- matching thread
- 1/3 yard cotton fabric (for lining)
- sewing pins
- printed stocking pattern
1. Cut out the stocking pattern and tape the edges together (click on the images below to enlarge and print).
2. Using the pattern, cut out 2 stockings from your felt.
3. Depending on the style of stocking you wish to make, cut out the necessary embellishments. Here are some guides that you may find helpful. Just click on the diagram to enlarge.
- For the zig-zag stocking you will need to cut out 7 zig zags. Length may vary from the picture shown.
- For the circle stocking you will need to cut out 47 (1.25 inch) circles. I used the bottom of a medicine cup as my pattern)
- For the criss-ross stocking you will need 5 (1 inch) strips and 4 (0.5 inch strips)
- For the ruffle stocking you will need 4 (1.5 inch) ruffles and 3 (1 inch) ruffles
- zig-zag – sew 1/8" from the top and bottom edge of each zig-zag. The best way to do this is to sew along the line until you reach the peak of a zig zag. At the peak, leave the needle in the felt, lift the presser foot and adjust your fabric to sew down the next line. Repeat this process until you reach the end of the zig-zag.
- circles – sew a running stitch down the middle of the line of circles.
- criss-cross – sew 1/8" on each edge of the 1" strips. Sew down the middle of the 1/2" strip.
- ruffles – sew down the middle of the ruffle.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and have fun crafting!