Saturday, December 4, 2010

December Class: Christmas Stocking- Sew Simple!

I LOVE this time of year!  Why can't my house look this fun all year round?!  Well with the addition of a new member of my family, one thing was certain this Christmas, I needed another stocking for the mantle.  I didn't realize how simple Christmas stockings are to make.  I took a tutorial I found and we are going to simplify it and di-grandma-fy it a bit :-).

So first off, what do you need to buy? Oo, the fun part, deciding on the fabrics, so many to choose from.  So many different styles and fabric combinations:

I stuck with the traditional red velvet and white "fur" cuff because it goes with my other stockings, but I am so tempted to start from scratch with this beautiful burlap stocking:

  • 5/8 yard of non-directional pattern fabric or 1 yard of directional pattern fabric for main body of stocking and lining
  • 1/3 yard of coordinating fabric for cuff
  • 6" of ribbon or rick rack for holder
  • matching thread
  • basic sewing supplies

Since this is a quick project (fingers crossed), if you are intimated by cutting out your own pieces, then just bring your fabric and I can help you cut it out in class.  Just remember to pre-wash and iron your fabric before you come.

If you are wanting to cut out on your own, you can find the pattern here to print out.  Remember, we are changing this stocking up from the one shown on AnnTheGran, so don't panic!! :-)  Once on the page, look for "the stocking pattern" listed under "What you need".  Make sure that once printed out that the top of the stocking measures 9".  Mine was only 7 1/2" when printed so I needed to add 3/4" all around my pattern pieces to bring it back to scale.

Please RSVP and let me know if you will be attending this class, THIS WED, DEC. 8th @ 7:30pm @ my house.
Thanks ladies!