How to make your no hang Christmas stocking:
It is imperative that you sew keeping the seam allowance of 3/8″ throughout the project. The fusible fleece needs to be cut 3/8″ smaller than the main fabric. This is to reduce the bulk of the seams. Retrace the piece pattern provided.
Cut all the four pieces of the pattern in the main fabric. Fuse the fusible fleece to the four pieces. Sew the front at 3/8″.
Sew the back strip of the Christmas stocking. Keep the seams open.
Pin the sole to the main part of the stocking and sew keeping all seam allowances open. Sew at 3/8″. Put aside.
Cut all the pieces of the pattern out of the deco bond and sew the same way you did on the fleece. Insert the deco bond layer inside the fleece boot shape. Please match the seam allowances of both pieces and pin on the top.
Cut a rectangle in fur following the pattern. If you have never worked with fur before be sure to read this article that will tell you a few tricks and tips on working with this material.
Sew the rectangle right sides together at 3/8″. Now it resembles a band. Fold the band wrong sides together. Pin the fur inside the stocking.
Sew at 3/8″ and pull the fur right side out. Fold the fur trim down. You have finished the sewing part, it is time to decorate the stocking any way you want it.
As you can see this is a very easy project to make and solves a real problem for those of us with kids and no fireplaces.
I would love to know what you normally place inside your stockings? I am going to stuff this one with a pair of long pyjamas I am making and I will be sharing the pattern with you shortly. Until next time!