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Xmas stocking

kayrosie | Posted in General Discussion on

I am looking for directions or any ideas will be appreciated. I am wanting to make Xmas stockings out of an old quilt.  I remember I seen some in a magazine but I can not remember what magazine or anything about them.  I as just wondering if anybody out there had done them before. 

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  1. GinnaS | | #1

    Rosie - There are usually patterns in the big 4 pattern books for stockings.  Also you could draft your own pattern.  The shape isn't too difficult to hand draw and then you have the option of deciding on the size yourself.  Don't forget to add seam allowances. 

    Sewing them should be fairly easy also.   You have the option of finishing the top as is (maybe with an edge binding) or attaching a different fabric to be folded over the top.  If you go for the different fabric you need to cut the different fabric 2 times the finished width of the fold down you want and then add seam allowance for width and length.  Example - the top of the stocking is 8 inches around and you want 2 inches of the fabric to show at the top.  Cut your fabric 8" plus  2 seam allowances (9.25 inches if using 5/8" seam allowances) by 4" plus 2 seam allowances (5.25 inches if using 5/8" seam allowances).  Fold the fabric in half right side together so the 5.25" sides meet and sew the edges together resulting in a tube of fabric whose circular dimension should equal the dimension of the top of the stocking.  Fold the tube over length wise with wrong sides together and sew it to the stocking in the round.  When you are finished just fold the different fabric down with the seam on the inside of the stocking.   The top can be tacked down so it stays in place.

    If you want to decorate the fold over top do so before you attach it to the stocking.  Remember that the folded edge will be the bottom edge of the top when it is attached to the stocking and folded over.

    Clear as mud, right?  HTH.

    Ginna

    1. kayrosie | | #2

      No, I understand how to do it. Have done alot of stockings but I thought maybe somebody had seen the same one in the magazine I had. It was decorated so cute and nice but I can't remember what all it had on it. I did finally find one by doing a google search of xmas stockings made of an old quilt.  Not exactly but it gave me some ideas.   Thanks for your information though.  I think we will use velvet and decorate around the squares someway.  I want to keep it simple so it looks elegant to hang on a fire place.  Thanks again. I really like these forums on sewing don't you. You can really get some good ideas. 

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