|I embroidered my girl elf on linen first, then cut out the shape of the stocking.|
|I sewed a cuff to my stocking front, and to a plain stocking back.|
I started by embroidering my image by hand on embroidery linen. Both items are readily available in craft and fabric stores. I really love to embroider, it's a way to let go of everything.
I used some cotton duck I had on hand for my stocking back. The cuff pieces have been backed with fusible, non-woven interfacing. What a great way to use up that old interfacing, since it's not very good for apparel sewing.
I cut my lining pieces out of some nice, white cotton broadcloth.
|Next, I placed a lining piece over the stocking front and stocking back, and stitched across the top of each one.|
|Notice I also made sure I included a loop for hanging. Yes, this is the boy elf now.|
A stocking with no way to hang it up is no good! I made a loop, and enclosed it within my top seam.
|The view of the front stocking piece and its lining, from the wrong side.|
Here is the part that I think's really ingenius: Sew the front and the back together, like it was a pillow. Read on.
|Leave an opening so you can turn the whole thing right side out.|
|The turned and pressed stocking is almost done.|
At this point the stocking is almost done. I closed the opening in the lining. Then, I tucked the lining inside the stocking and pressed the whole thing again.
|I'm ready for Christmas already!|
Why not do some Christmas decorations now? December always seems way too crazy to start then. Get ready earlier. I can't wait to hang these in my sewing room on December 1st!