|This stocking has a few tricks up it's sleeve.....|
Like a faux cuff and a magic linning....
Try this project and you'll be amazed
how fast it comes together....
|For this stocking I used 17-3 1/2" squares and|
stitched together as shown in photo. Then I made a cuff
from a 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" and attached to the top. For the back
I cut a matching shape from 1 piece of fabric and attached the cuff.
| layer as follows:|
1. Front and back right sides together.
(Matching the cuff seam)
2. One piece of batting.
3. Two linning materials right sides together.
4.One piece of batting.
|Cut a stocking shape out of freezer paper and|
iron (shinny side down) in place.
|Sew on edge of the paper. Then remove.|
|Cut 1/4" from seam and ease the curves|
by making little clips with scissors.
|Now for the magic.....reach in between the|
front and the back and flip...Ta Da...
|For the edge were going to finish it like a quilt..|
With a 2-1/4 wide x 26 long strip. Ironed in half.
Start on the back about 1" from seam.
|Stop 1/4" from beginning.|
|Trim off excess material.|
|Fold over and stitch in the ditch making sure threads|
match. Feel for the bottom binding as you go to
make sure you are hitting it.
|When you get to the end your going to sew over|
and off the stocking and up the binding..
Making sure its at the back seem so
the loop will be centered.
(see the back seam right at my finger tips)
|Pin the edges of the binding in..|
And continue sewing up the binding..
|Cut at 6" and tack loop in place....|