For the last few years, I've been wanting to make some new Christmas stockings for our family, but never fully got around to it. So when I decided to finally paint my living room this fall, it gave me an incentive to bust out the sewing machine and actually do it! I've been eyeing the pom pom trimmed stockings at West Elm, (which are now sold out!) so I knew that I wanted to make something similar, but with my own special touch. I found a fabulous linen fabric with a thin metallic stripe through it and knew it would be perfect for this project!
GAH! I'm in love.
And you know what else I love?! Just how darn easy these were to make. I read a few tutorials online, and adapted my stockings from this one on Fabric Worm. To make my version, go on over to their site and print out the pattern first. Read their tutorial too! It's perfect if you are using a lighter quilting fabric and want to add batting to your stocking.
What you need for each stocking:
1/2 yard of fabric
1/2 yard of lining
1/2 yard of pom-pom trim
a 16" x 4 1/2" piece of minky or felt for cuff
6" piece of ribbon
After you have your stocking pattern ready to go, simply trace it onto your fabric. Make sure right sides are together and the fabric is folded in half so when you cut it out, you have 2 pieces. (I was also careful lining up my paper pattern with the stripes in my fabric so I didn't end up with any wonky looking stockings!)