Introducing the Scrappy Spiral Stocking ...
1 FQ worth of scraps for front and hanging loop
1 FQ for the back
1 yard for the lining
Basic Sewing Supplies
I made a Christmas stocking template and you are welcome to download it here. Also, feel free to make your stocking taller or wider by extending the pattern or trace a favorite stocking and add a seam allowance.
I used fabrics from Bliss by Bonnie & Camille, Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket, Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater, and Snow from Bella Solids.
Step One: Prepare your template. Print the pattern (see link above). Be sure to set your printer scaling setting to "none."
Step Seven: Let's assemble your stocking! Make a hanging loop by taking a 2.5" wide fabric strip (mine was 2.5" wide by 9" long) and folding in half lengthwise. Fold edges in to the center fold line and stitch along edge. Attach the loop to the right side of the stocking back.
Lay a lining piece on top of the right sides of both the stocking front and stock back and pin. Stitch along the top edge.
Press open so it looks like this...
Next, clip/notch the seams on all the curves. Careful not to cut through the line you just stitched!
Turn your stocking right sides out and then stitch the opening closed. Stuff the lining back inside the outer portion of the stocking.
I hope you liked this tutorial project. If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email me and I will do my best to clarify or add some additional photos to help explain something better.
A few things I'd like to note ...
- Use the pattern a template - make it bigger or taller or add a name band or a different piecing pattern.
- If you use this pattern or tutorial, I'd love to see your creation! Please send me a link and link back to my tutorial/pattern.
- Be sure you flip the pattern if needed so your finished stocking will hang in the direction you want it to.
- If you want a quilted look with less bulk, add the interfacing to both the front and a back piece and stitch as you would if you were quilting the stocking pieces. You will get a quilted look while adding some body to the stocking. Then assemble the stocking as above.
Happy Sewing! :-)