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????

Crazy patchwork Christmas stocking

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.

back of my new Christmas stocking

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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  1. Cheryl Paul says:

    Another nice Christmas stocking Liz. Now Evyn can put something in it for Grandma.


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