My Family’s Home Made Christmas

December 18, 2011

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So I’ve been a little absent over the last few days.  I’ve been working long and hard on these beautiful ‘qulited’ stockings.  I’m making 10 this year.

Here’s how I make them:DSC01475

Pick out several coordinating colors of fabric – they don’t have to be Christmassy – I’ve made some that are Reds and Greens and others that are pinks and blues and purples..

I picked 8 colors and got about 4” of each – except the one that I wanted to be the back of the stocking I got a larger piece of (3/4 yard). Then cut them down to 3” straight sections and lined them up in the order I wanted them.

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Sew them together in sections, and then sew those together until you’ve got one solid piece.

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When you’ve got one piece – you line them up on the board and cut them into 3” pieces again.

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Lay them out in the pattern you would like, and sew them together.

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The first few times I made the stockings, I used another stocking and traced it out on the fleece.  But this time I didn’t have a stocking to use – so I just did my best, and ended up re-sewing a few areas to make it more curvy.

Cut the fleece along with the front and back pattern.  I kept the fleece top a lot longer than my pattern allows, and then roll them ‘cuff’ style down when the stocking is sewn together.

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Line the pieces all up together so you only have to sew once and turn inside out. 

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Use some extra fabric to make a hanging section. sew it directly to the stocking, and then cut a small hole into the fleece to allow the loop to go through.

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Embellish as you prefer.  For our home stockings I plan on sewing our names on someday – and have added other jewels and beads to the trim of the cuff as well.

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What do you do for your family for christmas?

Comments

  1. Those are amazing! Great job!

  2. Wow!! I could never do anything like this!! This is absolutely beautiful!!

  3. Oh my gosh, is there anything you CAN’T do? You’re so crafty!

  4. Beautiful stocking! I love it!

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