One of the most popular symbols of this season is the Christmas stocking. Stockings are like Santa, candy canes, and fruitcake, they make their appearance every December (some more welcome than others!) I had never sewn a stocking before until the day before yesterday but I’ve had this project on my “Christmas DIY To Do List” for years. I finally managed to stitch one together with some apple green velvet ~ here is my little cuffed creation.
Sewing a simple stocking couldn’t be easier if you can sew a straight line (and around the little curved boot) on a sewing machine. Of course I had to complicate matters and add batting for thickness, piping for contrast, and a decorative cuff, but in the end I’m glad I decided on those little extras.
If you’d like to sew your own cuffed creation, here’s what you’ll need: 1. ½ yard stocking fabric 2. ½ yard liner fabric 3. ½ yard cuff fabric (only for bias cut piping, otherwise just a scrap) 4. batting (optional) 5. thread 6. stocking template 7. piping cord (optional) 8. scissors and pins.