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Project

Rickrack Stocking

Introduction

Line the mantel -- or a child's bed -- with colorful handmade stockings that invite stuffing. These felt socks, cut with scallop scissors, are embellished with rickrack zigzags or blooms. You can scatter the blossoms or cluster them in a cuff.

Our icicle-inspired stocking (center) is striped with frosty-silver and icy-green trim. Create holly leaves with fabric stiffener; for berries, roll up pieces of trim, and secure ends with glue.

Materials

  • Felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Rickrack zigzags or blooms
  • Ruler
  • Needle
  • Clear thread
  • Stocking template
  • Disappearing ink pen
  • Pin
  • Scallop scissors

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Decorate the felt before you cut out the stocking. Gluing rickrack in place makes it a snap to sew; dot trim's points with fabric glue, and, using a ruler to keep a straight line, lay rickrack on felt.

  2. Step 2

    Let the glue dry and then sew rickrack onto felt with clear thread.

  3. Step 3

    Layer decorated piece on plain; outline our stocking template with disappearing-ink pen; pin.

  4. Step 4

    Stitch perimeter.

  5. Step 5

    Cut out stocking with scallop scissors, leaving a 1/4-inch border.

  6. Step 6

    Sew on felt loop and any additional decorations.

Source
Martha Stewart Living

Reviews (5)

  • 7 Oct, 2010

    The template isn't for the same shape as this stocking. Grrrr....

  • 30 Nov, 2008

    Directions for making rickrack flowers are on Holiday Rickrack Crafts: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/rickrack?autonomy_kw=rickrack

  • 30 Nov, 2008

    Directions for making rickrack flowers are on Holiday Rickrack Crafts: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/rickrack?autonomy_kw=rickrack

  • 28 Nov, 2008

    I'm sorry, I don't see the instructions on how to make the blooms. Am i missing something?

  • 10 Nov, 2007

    Wow! I was looking for new stocking ideas (my kids tastes have changed over the years but not their stocking). I am going to try this one out - the possibilities with this stocking type are endless! Thanks