by RosaLee Ewell
I’ve had so much fun making Christmas stockings. There are so many styles you can choose from. Here’s some I just finished making for my sister’s family. She bought the first 3 at a boutique and she needed 3 more. We went to the fabric store and chose a variety of fabrics for each stocking. We used home decorator fabrics: they’re a little heavier and hold up to the weight of lots of present and goodies.
Each stocking has three different fabrics: large pattern for the stocking, medium pattern for the cuff and a mini print for the mini cuff. Make sure you don’t match too perfectly. Plaid, paisley, stripe and floral patterns are what I used, along with other patterns to mix it up. We did not repeat any of the fabrics. I bought 1/3 yard for the main print unless you want to place a large pattern in the center get 1/2. For the large cuff I bought 1/3 yard because it is doubled. For the mini cuff I but 1/4 yard. I didn’t have a pattern I just copied the ones she gave me. To make it easier you could use any pattern or make one up yourself. The great news is that all three stockings costed only $20! They turned out really cute and I know you could make them too.
Here are some more ideas for Christmas Stockings. I saw these at the Festival of Trees and thought they were really unique and fun!