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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.
I found all the fabric at Jo-Ann store, they have a huge selection of Christmas fabric right now. Love them all!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is Santa. Didn’t mean for his to look like he was in pajamas… 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I flipped the stocking right side out, and then folded the cuff down.
Then finally I put some glitter heat transfer to personalize each stocking.
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!
I’m so glad that I made a liner for them too, I love the extra pattern and colors.
Here are all 7 of them (how do I have a family of 7??)
I can’t wait to surprise the kids on Christmas Eve when I pull these out :).
Santa’s Cookies and Plate