I posted How-to pictorial instructions last week on 7th December: that was how I made the stocking for my little grand-daughter. Well, truth be told, Granny has had a no-name brand stocking for many years (I did make it but it did not have my name on it!)…………….. a bit like the man of the house is an electrician but his house always has the broken circuits?!
SO – last night after wrapping up a few more gifts, I figured it was about time to put that right in our household: so I made myself a Christmas stocking complete with name. Took me just over an hour so you too can make one – between decorating the tree & basting the turkey………right????
Please refer to the How-to instructions posted on 7th December 2011 for how to construct this stocking. I used the same method.
The embellishment on this stocking is, however, a little different: Instead of the little 2 inch squares of Christmas fabric and strips of gold fusible bias tape that I used on my little Evyn’s stocking, this time I started in the center with an irregular 5 sided shape of fabric. Then I just crazy-patched around this, sewing a piece of fabric; flip & press; next one etc; moving outwards & around until my entire foundation area was covered. I used a piece of fusible interfacing as my foundation but I could have just as easily used a piece of muslin. Once done, I cut out the stocking shape, backed it with fusible batting and then set about embellishing with gold metallic thread: This was the real fun part for me as I played with various decorative stitches on my JANOME MC6600P. Lots of stitches, lots of fun! In addition, I used my JANOME MC11000 to monogram the top of my stocking.
The back of the stocking is simply a single piece of Christmas fabric which I quilted in a diagonal grid pattern using the quilting guide bar and my Acufeed foot. Then I put the 2 halves together the same way I did with the previous stocking.