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Project

Felt Punched Stocking

Introduction

'Tis the season for sharing, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than by giving a handmade gift to those you care about? These felt punched stockings are a simple and thoughtful gift and a great way to let St. Nicholas know that you've hung your stockings by the chimney with care.

Resources: The screw punch used can be found at Martha Stewart Crafts. The felt can be found at aetnafelt.com.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download and print out each template: Stocking Template, Boot Template, Stripes Template, Alphabet Template, Snowflakes Template (found in materials). Enlarge stocking template 250 percent and print.

  2. Step 2

    Place template for front of stocking on red felt.

  3. Step 3

    Trace around template with disappearing fabric pen and cut.

  4. Step 4

    Cut out dot shapes and letters from template.

  5. Step 5

    Arrange and pin to front of stocking.

  6. Step 6

    Using the dots as a guide, punch holes with screw punch through both paper and felt.

  7. Step 7

    Remove pinned paper from front of stocking.

  8. Step 8

    Place template for inside of stocking on two pieces of white felt.

  9. Step 9

    Trace template and mark where cuff ends and stocking begins.

  10. Step 10

    Cut about 1 inch around line.

  11. Step 11

    Lay the front of stocking on top of two pieces of white felt.

  12. Step 12

    Line up the front with the inside of stocking.

  13. Step 13

    Line up top of front of stocking with line marked for cuff; pin in place.

  14. Step 14

    Sew a seam with a 1/8-inch seam allowance around the entire stocking, including cuff, leaving the top open.

  15. Step 15

    Backstitch at both ends.

  16. Step 16

    Cut excess white felt from stocking.

  17. Step 17

    Trim excess seam allowance from cuff. Fold cuff over.

  18. Step 18

    Sew embellishments on.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2007

Reviews (6)

  • georgineb1 21 Dec, 2007

    I had trouble with the letters. I used the big punch, but the letters holes were too close together.

  • judehenrysmom 20 Dec, 2007

    You really have to push down hard on the tool and wiggle it in place to get through the paper and felt. I was having difficulty as well as it takes a lot more pressure than I anticipated. I am really happy with how it looks so don't give up. Good luck

  • fijianfox 18 Dec, 2007

    and snowflake template). Any suggestions on what I can do?

  • fijianfox 18 Dec, 2007

    and snowflake template). Any suggestions on what I can do?

  • fijianfox 18 Dec, 2007

    I am trying to make these stockings and am having a lot of trouble with the screw punch! The screw punch doesn't seem to be working properly and isn't fully cutting through the felt. The felt ends up ripping which causes the space in between the holes to rip (alphabet

  • kayholahan 5 Dec, 2007

    Can you please attach a picture of each stocking to this page.
    re: felt punched stocking