Last updated on Mar 3rd, 2021 at 12:50 pm
You will need:
- Red and white fabric
- Black fabric paint
- Deer printable and stocking template
How to make the Christmas stockings:
- Fold the red fabric in quarters so you have four fabric layers on top of one another.
- Cut out the boot template. Download the template here.
- Pin the template down securely on to the fabric and cut out the shape. Remember to leave a 1cm seam allowance around the edge of the template.
- For the white cuff, fold a strip of fabric that is slightly longer than the top of the boot and 24cm in width, in half length ways so you create a natural hem on one side and only need to sew the rough edge to the inside of the stocking.
- Place the rough edges of the cuff in between two layers of the red fabric so the folded edge will be on the outside of the boot.
- Sew them together.
- Sew your entire boot all the way round, stopping short of where the cuff has been joined so there is space for the cuff to be folded over.
- Where the boot has sharp curves, you can feather the fabric slightly, just before stitching, so it doesn’t pull.
- Flip the boot the right way round, and run your hands along the inside stitching to press out all the corners.
- Flatten the cuff with your hands and sew the open end together. Trim off any excess fabric.
Flip the cuff over the boot.
- Cut out the deer template and trace onto the front of your stocking. Download the template here.
- For the names, use a sample font printed onto paper and use it as a visual guide when drawing the font by hand, or use it as a template as you did with the deer.
- Paint the deer and name with black fabric paint. You can use a toothpick to make the edges sharp.
- Stitch black ribbon to the inside of the stocking to create the hanging loop.