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Sewing: Christmas Stocking

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Can’t find a Christmas stocking to suit your holiday colour scheme? Make one! This year I’m playing with black and white fabrics for my sewing projects in the 12 Days of Christmas celebration. This tutorial is a great way to create a gift for someone, or even to act as a way of wrapping a gift.

What You Need

  • 1/4-1/2 of a yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics
  • 20 inches of ribbon
  • matching thread
  • machine

First – pick a stocking you already have and make a patter (or use my pattern below).

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

All the measurements are in inches – make a few measurement guide marks and then free hand the rest.

Then, cut out 2 of the pattern below with each fabric (so you’ll have 4 pieces).

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

With right sides together, add in the tab to hang it by. Use 10 inches of ribbon and pin it between the two right sides, 5 inches from the top. Do this on the other set, too.

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Now, working with one fabric at a time, serge, right sides together, all around, yet leaving the top open.

Turn one of your fabrics right side out. Put it inside the other fabric (that is still wrong side out). Serge the two tops together, leaving about 4 inches to turn it right side out.

Once your stocking is turned right side out, fit one side inside the other – it might be a bit snug. Then, fold under the opening you used to turn it and top stitch all around the top.

Then, fold the top down 5 inches and there you have it – a stocking!

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

You’ll have a tab on the each side, so it’s totally reversible. So fun.

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Want to make one with a ‘snowy’ top? Just use a white fluffy fabric and replace the top 5 inches on each pattern and be sure to make that seam first.

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Now hang them up and wait for them to be filled!

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Sewing - Reversible Christmas Stocking: 3ten.ca

Up next – a sweet treat.

See you soon.

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