Poinsettia Fringe-Cuff Stocking
SourceMartha Stewart Living, Volume 145 December 2005
After making this stocking, embellish it with a poinsettia motif using a technique called ribbon embroidery, in which ribbon is threaded on a needle and used to stitch patterns.
- Coarse homespun linen
- Tailor's chalk
- Needle and thread or sewing machine
- Fringe-cuff stocking template
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Download stocking template and enlarge to desired size on a photocopier.
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Trace two stockings onto fabric with tailor's chalk (positioned as mirror images, not side by side); cut out.
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Pin shapes together, right sides facing. Stitch around perimeter of stocking as shown near right, leaving a 1/4- inch seam allowance and cuff edges unsewn.
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Cut notches in the seam allowance around toe and heel as shown.
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Create fringe by pulling out threads at top of stocking.
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Turn stocking right side out, and stitch cuff edges, as shown at far right. Fold cuff down.
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To make a loop for hanging, cut a 2 1/2-by-12-inch piece of fabric; fold in half lengthwise, right sides facing, and stitch along open edge, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Turn inside out; press with an iron. Hand-sew ends to the inside of stocking.