I know time is short, but surely I’m not the only one who waits until the last minute to finish up Christmas preparations. So, if you need to make a stocking or two, here’s another “how to” make a Christmas stocking tutorial.
I made this personalized patchwork stocking with discarded jeans, vintage buttons and orphaned game pieces. I used pinking shears, a hot glue gun and a sewing machine to make it.
I made this stocking for my son for his second Christmas. I probably put it together on December 23 because that’s how I roll.
I wanted to cover it with little toys, but since he was just two, and all the tiny toys are choking hazards, I didn’t have much to choose from. I went with buttons and a handful of vintage game pieces.
I started by cutting a stocking shape in red fabric. I cut two pieces, one piece would be the back, and the other piece is the base of the denim on the front.
Then I cut pieces of denim in a variety of fades and laid them out on the top side of the cut red fabric. Start sewing them down on the base piece as you find a pattern you like.
I used pinking shears to reduce fraying on the denim patches. When I had the stocking top covered I trimmed the denim to match the stocking shape.
Then I laid the top piece on the back piece and stitched around the edges on the right side and trimmed the seam allowance to about a quarter of an inch, again using pinking shears.
And somewhere during this phase I attached a loop of red ribbon to the top of the stocking to make it fit for hanging.
Then I laid out the buttons and game pieces and hot glued them into place. I was able to spell his name with letter die from a word game. I think it was a prehistoric version of Boggle.
You could make stockings like this for all ages. Use any fabric and any adornments to personalize it.
What would you use to personalize stockings for your family?