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Sewing: Week Fifty Two: Christmas Stockings and Pillows

Christmas Stockings and Pillows: 3ten.ca

Christmas stockings and pillows. It’s time to get sewing.

Christmas is tomorrow! Tomorrow?! That’s flat out exciting. Today I’m going to share my last sewing post of the series 52 Weeks of Sewing. Yes, I’ve done a sewing project a week for the last year and it’s coming to a close. This week I’m combining two tutorials. I’ve already done versions of these, yet I’ve got a bit of an update for this year. These Christmas stockings and pillows are coordinated and festive. Let’s get started!

What You Need

  • stocking tutorial
  • 1/2 a yard of outside fabric
  • 1/2 a yard of inside fabric
  • 1/4 a yard of fur for cuff
  • serger
  • machine
  • matching thread
  • pins
  • iron
  • ironing board
  • pillow tutorial
  • 1/2 a yard of fabric
  • 1/8 yard of fabric for state/province
  • 12 inch zipper
  • serger
  • machine
  • matching thread
  • pins
  • iron
  • ironing board

First – gather all of your supplies and visit the stocking tutorial and the pillow tutorial. I’ll walk you through the changes below.

Stocking

Follow the stocking tutorial with one change. I didn’t splice the fur cuff in half for two reasons – it’s hard to sew and it looks better as one piece.

So, how do you make the stocking reversible? Just leave an opening on the inside (I did mine in grey again) and leave a large 3 inch opening along the back side of the stocking. Then, top stitch the whole inside part of the stocking (don’t catch the plaid side). You’ll top stitch it much like the reversible dog stocking. This will close up the hole and the outside (in my case the plaid) will look polished.

Christmas Stockings and Pillows: 3ten.ca

Christmas Stockings and Pillows: 3ten.ca

Pillows

Okay – this step is right after you cut your squares out. Get an outline of what you want to put on your pillow. It could be a moose head or letters. In my case, the state of Texas and the province of Alberta. Both places Bryce and I have lived together.

Cut out the shape in contrasting fabric. Then press. Pin, and use a lot of pins, the shape in the centre. Top stitch on a medium length. Go slowly so you catch all the little edges. Then, follow the rest of the pillow tutorial as usual.

Christmas Stockings and Pillows: 3ten.ca

Christmas Stockings and Pillows: 3ten.ca

That’s it – just a few modifications on some classic tutorials. The pillows are so awesome and the stockings are great too. These Christmas stockings and pillows turned out so well. I’ll be excited to unpack them again next year, too.
Thanks for stopping by and I wish you and your family a happy holiday!

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