Little Girl’s Christmas Stocking
Welcome to the November Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. How many pins do you have that you’ve never tried? Well, the purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! Sign up to join next month’s challenge and join the fun!This month, I chose to make a Little Girl’s Christmas Stocking. I used this link to the Sew Scrumptious website as my inspiration. Of course since it is for my sweet little granddaughter I added her name and a ruffle and bow as well!
Little Girl’s Christmas Stocking
1/2 yard main fabric (you can use a fat quarter instead for each fabric)
1/2 yard lining fabric
1/4 yard cuff fabric
Water soluble marker
Pattern from Sew Scrumptious
Cut out 2 pieces of your main fabric and 2 of your lining fabric. Then cut out 4 lining pieces. With right sides together, sew main fabric then lining fabric and finally each cuff using a 3/8″ seam. Trim seams with pinking sheers (unless you are using a serger). Then you will clip the curves just to the seam to help it lay flatter. Turn the main fabric piece right side out and press the seams. Slide the lining piece (wrong side out) into the main stocking. Wrong sides will be touching.
If you want to embroider a name, open a word document and find a font you like. Type the name using a font size large enough to fill the cuff. Print it out then put it under one of the cuff pieces and trace using a water soluble marker. I used an outline stitch for Ellie’s name. Slip the un-embroidered cuff inside the embroidered piece with wrong sides together. Baste the top and bottom.
Ruffle and Bow:
If you are adding a ruffle and bow, cut 1 – 4″ piece and 1 – 2″ piece across the width of the lining fabric. Sew the 2″ piece with right sides together using a 3/8″ seam. Use pinking sheers to trim the seam. Then turn the piece right side out and iron. I use a safety pin to turn the fabric but there are certainly other methods. Cut a 5″ piece off and use it for the hanging loop. It is sewn on the stocking seam opposite the foot, inside the stocking with raw edges up.
Iron the 4″ strip with wrong sides together. Sew a gathering stitch along the raw edges. Pull the gathering stitches so that the ruffle fits around the cuff. Line up the raw edges of the ruffle with the raw edges of the cuff. Stitch the 2 pieces together. Fold the ruffle down and sew a top stitch on the cuff close to the edge.
Slip the cuff inside the stocking as shown below. Sew the raw edges together in a 3/8″ seam. Pull the cuff out and flip it down. Sew a top stitch along the top edge of the cuff. Use the remaining piece of the 2″ strip to make a bow. Sew or glue it to the outside edge of the cuff right under the hanging loop.
That’s it! You now have an adorable Little Girl’s Christmas Stocking!
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