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Project

Felt Stockings

These festive felt stockings are a simple-to-sew craft perfect for decorating your home or giving as a gift to family and friends.

Materials

  • Stocking template
  • Disappearing-ink marker
  • Pins
  • Felt, in assorted colors
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Pinking shears
  • Fabric glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download stocking template, enlarge 150 percent, and print. Cut out stocking shape.

  2. Step 2

    Lay stocking shape on top of two layers of felt; trace around stocking with disappearing-ink marker. Pin two layers of felt together and cut out, leaving a 5/8-inch seam allowance.

  3. Step 3

    Sew along ink line, double stitching back and forth for an inch at two top edges for a strong opening.

  4. Step 4

    Cut straight line along top stocking opening. Using pinking shears, trim out rest of the stocking, cutting 1/4-inch away from the seam.

  5. Step 5

    Fold felt over 3 1/2 inches (as seen on template) for the cuff.

  6. Step 6

    Make a loop for hanging: Using pinking shears, cut a 3/4-by-8-inch strip of felt. Fold in half, position inside the right side of the stocking cuff, and sew.Tip: stitch "in the ditch" (in the seam) of the cuff so that the stitches are hidden.

  7. Step 7

    Cut out shapes from template or of your own design from assorted colors of felt. Glue shapes to cuff with fabric glue.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2009