Thursday, May 28, 2015

How to Make Mini Stockings: A Quick and Easy Tutorial

Here we are with another fun and easy holiday project coming to you right in the middle of Spring. If you are an avid fabric shopper, (which, let's be honest, we all are) you know that this is the time of year when fabric companies start releasing all of their holiday collections. We can't help ourselves and have to come up with fun projects for all of them and Evergreen by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics was no exception! We whipped up some adorable little stockings that are just begging to be filled with treats and can't wait to show you how to make them!


Supplies:
FREE template download from Shabby Fabrics
Scissors
Two fabrics of choice (one for the lining and one for the main body)- we used fat quarters from Evergreen by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics

Step One:
Download and print the free templates from Shabby Fabrics. There are a "Right" and "Left" template. Cut out one "Right" and one "Left" of the lining fabric and a "Right" and "Left" of the main body.
Step Two:
Pair up one lining and one main body piece with right sides together and toes pointing the same direction, sew along the top edge using a quarter inch seam allowance. Repeat with the other lining piece and main body. Press the seams open.
Step Three:
Place the two assembled pieces, one on top of the other, with right sides together and pin in place.
Step Four:
Sew around the perimeter using a quarter inch seam allowance making sure to leave about a three inch gap on the outside piece. Have the gap begin about a half inch from the seam between the lining and main body pieces. This is to make sure that the seam is hidden when the stocking is turned outside-right and folded down. See photo below for a guide on where to leave the gap!


Step Five:
Turn your stocking outside-right and press flat making sure that the edges of the gap are folded in a quarter of an inch
Step Six:
Sew the gap shut using a whip stitch or a sewing machine (this seam will be hidden so using a sewing machine is recommended)
Step Seven:
Turn the lining inside the main body, press, and fold the top down.
Optional: 
Sew a small loop of ribbon to the top edge of the stocking to be able to hang it!

That's all there is to this fun project!

Until next time,
Katherine

14 comments:

  1. These are adorable and I can't wait to get started making them. But the template download link isn't working :(
    It keeps bringing me back to the tutorial
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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    1. Ok - never mind!! I figured it out - I was clicking on the wrong link!!! Sure hope my sewing skills are better than my 'puter skills - LOL! Thanks so much for these tutorials - they are so easy to follow and just adorable! :)
      Debby E

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    2. What link did you click Debby? I see the photo of the stockings, a line that says "Diagram for Mini Stockings" and a line that says "as seen on our blog post>". The Diagram for Mini Stockings is not a clickable link and the other line and photo just take me back to the tutorial again.

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    3. Hi there, we fixed it and there is now a large "Download Here" button to make it super easy to do! Hopefully that helps :)

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  2. Great idea, thanks.
    Abrazos para un fin de semana pura vida!

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    1. You are so welcome, Alexandra! Thank you for taking the time to read our blog and to leave this kind comment!

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  3. Great tutorial, thank you!
    Got my stash of Scandi Christmas 2 out for this adorable project!
    Happy Birthday Blessings :)

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  4. I love how easy you make sewing. The tutorials are so easy to follow. I wanted to ask where you got the pink iron and sewing machine. I love them too. I would like to sew on a pink sewing machine. lol....Thanks for your love of sewing.

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  5. What a Great idea! I am going to make these for the Christmas table, for the knife, fork and napkin and maybe a candy cane. These will look so nice on the table.... well got work to do off I go....

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  6. Thank you for sharing this clever little stocking tutorial with us all.
    These will be fun to make.

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  7. Perfect to fill with little treats for the grandkiddos! Can't wait to get started!

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