Keeping it Simple: Personalized Applique Christmas Stockings #FabulouslyFestive

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Personalized Applique Christmas Stockings #FabulouslyFestive


Disclosure: I was given product to create with, all ideas, content and opinions are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links. 

I am super excited to share these stockings with you today!!  I have been wanting to make stockings for awhile and finally got the courage to do them and I love how they turned out!

My little baby Koy is going to have his first Christmas this December.  We actually had 7 stockings but I had hard a time with the fact that everyone had someone that their stocking matched but my little baby.  My husband and I had matching stockings, my first two boys had matching and my #3 and #4 had matching stockings too.  So to solve that problem I made them (because buying matching stockings is super expensive!!).  These only took me about an hour to make (ha, times that by about 12).  I could have gone simple, but since I don't plan on making stockings for a very long time, I decided to go all out with these.  

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I found all the fabric at Jo-Ann store, they have a huge selection of Christmas fabric right now.  Love them all!  
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This is how I made them:
I didn't  use a pattern, instead I used one of our stockings.

First I cut out the shape of the stockings.  I cut out two sides for each stocking, making sure to have a left and right foot.  
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Then I cut out white pieces to go on the stockings.  Once again, make sure to have a left and right foot for them.  I folded over the fabric a little and sewed it on to the stocking. 
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Now for the applique characters.  I used the fabric interfacing paper for this.  I ironed on the fabric to the rough side of the fabric interfacing.  
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I cut out all the shapes with my Silhouette.  Make sure to take off the paper on the back of the fabric interfacing before cutting.  
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I then ironed the fabric on and then sewed it onto the stocking.  Then I cut out the details out flocked heat transfer vinyl (or glitter heat transfer).  I iron those onto the fabric too.
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Here is Santa.  Didn't mean for his to look like he was in pajamas... :)
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Here are all 7 of the characters.  All of them I did the main shape out of the fabric and then ironed on the heat transfer for the fun details and colors.
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Now for the sewing the stocking.
I cut out a liner for each stocking, just like I did for the outside.  Making sure to have a left and right foot for each one.  Then I put the front of the fabrics together and sewed them together.  This picture is of one side have how I sewed it and the other side is it turned right side out to show it is sewn together.
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I flipped both sides inside out and then placed the front of the stockings together and sewed the sides.  I sewed it twice just to make sure there weren't holes.  I sewed it and then flipped it over and sewed the other side.
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For the cuff I cut some fabric 9" wide (folded in half) and about 18" wide (it will vary with the size of your stocking).  Then I cut and sewed together a little loop too.
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I placed the cuff onto the stocking, with the liner (inside fabric) facing out and the seam of the cuff facing out. I put the loop in between the cuff and the stocking, with the loop going down.  Then I sewed it onto the stocking, all around the opening.
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I flipped the stocking right side out, and then folded the cuff down.  
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Then finally I put some glitter heat transfer to personalize each stocking.  

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And that's it!  They are pretty easy to make, just time consuming.  But I love how they turned out!  I wish that I had a mantle to display these onto!
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I'm so glad that I made a liner for them too, I love the extra pattern and colors.
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Here are all 7 of them (how do I have a family of 7??)  
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I can't wait to surprise the kids on Christmas Eve when I pull these out :).
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18 comments:

Debra Hawkins said...

These are so darling! I love the fabric choices.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Your stockings are adorable! I love how they all coordinate and yet have their own personality. Great job! :)

Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

I've had "make stockings" on my list for years. It still hasn't happened. :) Yours turned out beautiful, and I love all the applique that you did!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I like the fabrics that you chose. Very festive!

kaylynnczy said...

LOVE the shapes you cut out- and that iron on glitter vinyl?? LOVE IT! These are amazing.

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

The liners really make them sing!

Dinah Wulf said...

I love the Elf and Mrs. Claus! So cute!!

Stacy Risenmay said...

You MADE those??? I am absolutely blown away! You amaze me. WOW!!!

Jamie H said...

I LOVE these! They are so stinking cute! I bet they did take a lot of time, but they are definitely worth it, as they will be treasured. Great job! Pinning for sure!

Summer Rumsey said...

Kaysi I just love these! Our stocking are so boring and I just love yours - I wish I had time to make something like this!

Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade said...

These are SO adorable, Kaysi! Great job!

Jonie Marie said...

These are amazing! I can't even imagine how long it took to do all of that, but it was worth it! Those look like they will last forever!

Katie said...

These stockings are simply amazing! And I'm loving all of your fabric choices. I always go to Jo-ann's for my fabric!

Carolyn said...

I love the fabrics you used. So bright and festive. I've been going to Jo ann's my whole life!

Britni Vigil said...

I was just wondering tonight how you have a family of 7 too and still have time to MAKE stockings. These turned out fantastic by the way and I'm sure your kids will love them when they're filled with goodies.

Tara @ Suburble said...

Wow! Those are so cute! I love them!

Amy Anderson said...

VERY cute! I love them - and I love the gingerbread man one the best!

Michal Woodruff said...

These are darling. I will have to break down and buy a silhouette machine. You've sold me. :) I need to make new stockings too. About 3 of them. You did such a pretty job on these. Thanks for sharing.