With a cute oversized bow on the front, this stocking is a great addition to any home for the festive season. In this tutorial I will show you how to make a stocking template as well as the bow and of course, how to make the stocking itself!
(The bow could also be made separately as an ornament too!)
Fabric featured - Snoopy Christmas Fun by The Craft Cotton Company
Approx. 26 x 40cm
Use a 6mm seam allowance
What you’ll need:
56cm x 50cm main fabric
66cm x 50cm plain lining fabric
56cm x 15cm contrast fabric
56cm x 50cm wadding
A3 Paper, ruler and pen to make a template
Basting Spray (505)
Erasable pen and ruler (for quilting)
I piece of main fabric measuring 56 x 31cm
2 strips of main fabric each measuring 56 x 4cm
1 strip of contrast (red) fabric measuring 56 x 4cm
One strip of plain lining measuring 56 x 4cm
For the hanging hoop, cut 1 piece of red fabric measuring 10cm x 24cm
1. To make your stocking template, draw a box measuring 18cm x 31cm along the right-hand side of your paper. Hand-draw a curved ‘sock’ shape from the bottom of the box to the left side of the paper. Cut out the shape.
2. Sew the plain lining strip to the top of the main fabric, followed by a main fabric strip, then a red, then a main fabric, all right sides together.
3. Use your template to cut out two mirror-imaged shapes from the fabric.
4. Cut your lining pieces from the same template this time make the top of them 4cm longer than the pattern.
Cut 2 pieces of wadding to the size of the stocking template. Adhere the wadding to the back of the main outer pieces of fabric.
5. Quilt diagonal lines across the main outer part of the stocking 5cm apart (Cross-hatching.) You may want to mark the lines first with an erasable pen.
6. Cut two strips of wadding each measuring the width of your stocking x 2.5cm. Adhere to the top of each lining piece, 6mm from the top. Make sure the lining pieces are mirror imaged.
7. Fold the long sides of the hanging loop to the centre, then in half again and edge stitch along each side.
Fold in half and sew facing downwards to the side of the back seam, towards the back of the stocking.
Sew the top of each outer stocking piece to the top of a lining.
8. Sew the two panels right sides together, matching the outer and lining sides. Leave a turning gap in the lining of about 10cm down back just above the curve of the heel. Snip into the curved seams.
9. Turn the right side out and sew the opening closed.
10. Push the lining inside the stocking. As you’ve cut the lining longer, this will create a border around the top.
11. To make the bow, cut a 19 x 18cm piece of red fabric. Fold in half lengthways right sides together and sew around all 4 sides, leaving a turning gap in one side of about 4cm. Snip across the corners, turn the right side out and press.
12. For the tails, cut a strip of red fabric measuring 40 x 20cm, fold in half lengthways and trim across the ends at an angle.
13. Sew right sides together around all 4 sides, leaving a turning gap of about 4cm in the centre. Turn the right side out and press.
14. Cut a length of red fabric measuring 11cm x 12cm. Sew the two long sides right sides together to form a tube. Turn the right side out and press with the seam at the back.
15. Wrap this piece around the centre of the previous rectangle to form a bow, hand sew at the back.
16. Thread the tails through the back of the loop and hand sew in place.
17. Sew the to red band at the top of the stocking.