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Tuesday 8 December 2015

DIY Christmas Stocking

So how is your Christmas shopping going everyone? I'm all finished and even wrapped everything apart from the present due to go in Christmas stockings, so with that in mind, I thought I'd show you just how easy it is to make your very own Christmas stockings!

To begin with, you will need:

  • Fabric of your choice
  • Ribbon (for a hanging loop)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins and thread 
  • Iron
  • Embellishment of your choice
  • Stocking template
  • Card
Step 1: Create a stocking template on card (I found a template on google) and draw twice onto your fabric before cutting out.

Step 2: Iron your cut out stockings and press your raw edges on the top of the stocking.

Step 3: With your front and back pieces facing one another, stitch a ½” seam down the side, heel, toes and back up again.
Step 4: Turn the stocking right side out and ease out the heel and the toe areas.

Step 5: Fold your ribbon in half and stitch in place at the top of you stocking.
Step 6: Next press your stocking one more before adding embellishments. I went for feathers and buttons for a simple rustic look and attached them with a hot glue gun.

Step 7: Finally hang your stocking and it's ready to fill!

Stockings really are super easy and a great way to add handmade into your festive home. As you can see I made four- one for me, one for Chris and one each for the pets... Yup! I'm that person!
So that's my 8th craft out of my 12 Crafts of Christmas. I hope you enjoyed!
How are you decorating your home made stockings this year?


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Zoe :-). I'm rather chuffed with how they came out in the end! xx


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