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Gold Beaded Stocking

What could be more special than waking up on Christmas morning to a handmade stocking bejeweled with sparkles? Nothing that we can think of -- so what are you waiting for? Learn how to make our gold beaded stocking.

Photography: Charles Masters

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Metallic fabric

  • Fabric pencil

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine or needle and thread

  • Iron

steps

  1. Print and cut out stocking and cuff templates. Fold metallic fabric in half, and trace the stocking template on one side. Cut through both layers of fabric to create the two stocking pieces. Repeat with cuff template.

  2. With right sides of stocking pieces facing one another, sew around the stocking sides and bottom, leaving a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Turn stocking right side out, and press with an iron.

  3. With right sides facing one another, sew together side seams of cuff, leaving a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Press seams open.

  4. Fold top edge of cuff down 3/4 inch, and press. Sew top hem, leaving a 1/2-inch seam allowance.

  5. With stocking right side out and cuff inside out, place cuff inside the stocking, so unhemmed edge of cuff lines up with top edge of stocking. Sew a 1/2-inch seam.

  6. Pull cuff up, and fold 2 1/2 inches of it over the stocking, covering the seam. Press.

  7. For hanging loop, cut a piece of fabric to 9 by 2 1/2 inches. Fold in half lengthwise, right side facing in, and stitch along long side, 1/2 inch from edge. Turn tube right side out, and press. To attach to stocking, fold tube in half widthwise, and tack to inside of stocking at back seam.

  8. To finish, follow the instructions for our beaded snowflake and gold beaded trim.

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