Hi crafty people! I feel so honored to be part of Ucreate's list of Neighbor Christmas gifts.
Today I'm sharing a super EASY method for making lined stockings. I realize not everyone out there feels super comfortable with their sewing mojo (yet!) but I promise you this project takes minimal sewing abilities and comes together really fast.
This little stocking is a festive way to hold gift cards, some treats, or any other small gift you want to dress-up a little. The great thing about this method though, is that you can blow-up the stocking pattern and make stockings as big as you want by following the same, easy process. (And who doesn't sometimes want new, hip stockings to impress Santa?) So start by printing the stocking pattern (click here for template) -or designing one of your own. Fabric requirements need to be enough fabric to cut two stocking shapes from two different fabrics. For this size stocking you will need an 11" x 14" piece of fabric for front and back outside pieces and another 11" x 14" piece for front and back lining pieces. (1 Fat Quarter would be enough for all four pieces, but they would all be the same.)
With wrong sides together, cut TWO stocking shapes of both your outside fabric and your cuff/liner fabric. IMPORTANT: make sure your toe faces both directions for each fabric. (This is why matching wrong sides together will help you get pieces facing both directions.)
Now pair up one outside fabric with one lining/cuff fabric with the toes pointing the same direction like this. (See picture above.) Match the outside fabric and lining fabric from each set right sides together and sew a 1/4" seam along the top of the two pieces. Open pieces up and press seam open. Repeat for back side.