Christmas Crafts – Making a Christmas Stocking

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Christmas Crafts – Making a Christmas Stocking

It is SNOWING – YIPPEE! oh how I love the snow, my children love the snow and did I tell you I LOVE the snow, sorry yes I did . . . so I thought it was time for a Christmas craft so here we go –  Christmas Crafts – Making a Christmas Stocking. Now as a child I LOVED MY Christmas Stocking – it was so exciting. As the Christmas prep is gathering pace I am sharing with you a craft project for my Christmas Stocking. You can use these little stockings as tree presents or make a garland or as I did as a little gift tag.

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Download the pattern to make your Christmas Stocking

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  • You will need some material, this can be anything you chose. I did buy material for my stockings simply because I wanted them to be red and full of Christmas. From 1/5 of a metre (20cm) I made 5 stockings
  • White Felt for your stocking cuff
  • Embroidery threads if you chose to embroider the cuff

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First of all cut out your stocking(s) and embroider a design on your cuff if you chose to.

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To embroider the Christmas trees I used straight stitch as we did for the Christmas Hearts

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With right sides together sew the inside seam

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Now spead out the two sides of your stocking, place the cuff acros the top of the stocking. If you have a picture on the cuff, place the right side of the cuff next to the wrong side of the stocking and sew across the top

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Place both of the right sides of your stocking together, and sew from the top of the stocking down the side, round the heel and the toes to meet the initial seam

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Turn  your stocking out the right way, with right sides of the cuff together sew the side seam of the cuff together and fold down. Using a 15cm length of ribbon of your choice  fold in half and sew into the inside of your stocking

. . And there you are your stocking is finished.

What are you going to with yours? – Tree presents, gift tags  . . . 

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I stitched names on to some of mine, I am going to use these ones as gift tags, and place some candy canes in them,then I gave them to my nieces and nephews a little something to hang on the tree.

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I sewed one each for my children as a keep sake of Christmas 2011

What other uses can you think of?

This was a project I did last Christmas, so have fun with it and yes we still have the stockings as does everyone I gave them to as presents. . .

Have fun with this project – I hope you are enjoying the Christmas prep, I think something from the Christmas Kitchen next

Take care and thank you for reading

Love

Katie x

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