Elf Christmas Stocking Tutorial & Pattern
These shown are in Liberty Print Fabrics
As promised a tutorial and downloadable pattern,
for you to scale to what ever size you want your stockings.
Also a reminder I am also giving away one of the stockings,
it is open to anybody anywhere in the world!!
all you have to do is go to the previous post
leave a message and I will be picking a winner on Sunday.
I used approx FQ to 1/2 metre/yard of fabric on these
And used 4 different fabrics
2 pieces for the leg
2 pieces for the toe
2 heel pieces
1 piece for the cuff
PLUS batting or thin wadding
optional cotton lining inside same size as batting
(so it is sandwiched, you can also buy cotton backed wadding)
TIP: if you don't have either of these and want to use up those craft things you have been hoarding, you know that 1/2 metre of felt you have hanging around!
Then use this to bulk it out, after all, its not a quilt that is being washed all the time.
First cut out your paper pattern
Then cut out your fabric pieces
2 x leg
2 x toe
2 x heel
1 x cuff on fold
Taking one toe piece & leg piece
On join, fold right sides together
(hard to see on the Tana lawn fabric! sorry!)
NOTE: see the 1/4" overlap at edges.
You will sew a 1/4" seam, so this overlap will help prevent it being off centre
sometimes only practice makes sense on this when you open it out and iron..
Open out and iron
I still have unmatched seams on the left,
but don't worry it will be trimmed up later
repeat this for the other side of the stocking
Next lay the cotton white fabric right side down - if using
then the batting, wadding or elt (what ever you have to hand)
Then one of the the stocking sides face up
then lay the heel in place, pin.
First I using a zigzag stitch sew the heel in place,
this also prevents fraying
Then I freehand quilt the rest of the stocking,
if you don't know how or do not have a machine foot to do this
then just straight line stitch at a random intervals across the stocking.
Next after sewing both sides cut around the edges.
You should end up with something similar to the above photo.
With right sides together line up your heel
Pin, sew around the edge with a 1/4" seam, leaving the top end open
Before turning, snip into all the curves
and snip away fabric at the curly toe
TIP: push the toe out using a large knitting needle.
just be careful not to push the needle through the fabric.
Then put to one side.
Taking your cuff piece of fabric opened out
notice longer edge along top and bottom
shorter edge left and right
Fold in half
shorted ends together, and right sides together,
sew down what is now the longer side,
shown on the right side of this photo,
turn right-side out, you will have a tube, iron flat the seam
Then turn up, so both raw edges are toether
A closer look of the other end
then iron flat again
We are now on the home straight!
Taking your stocking and cuff piece
place your cuff inside the stocking and pin.
All your raw edges will be together
You stocking maybe large enough to go around the bottom of your machine,
The way you may sew a leg hem.
if you remove the attached plate,
If not careful sew with the cuff above the machine
(I will add a photo as reference as this is what I did)
Then over-lock the seam, and trim
Pull the cuff out from the inside
And fold the cuff over the stocking leg
Last thing to do is stuff to the toe add a jingle bell,
then a piece of ribbon and optional button at the top for hanging and decoration.
You are now all finished!
For these I used Libery Print Fabrics
For the pattern
If you have problems
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org