Dec 8, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 1 - The Pless Press

Hi there lovelies! As most of you know, the hubby and I are in the process of closing and moving into our very first home! That means LOTS of packing and a lot less time for crafting. Ever tried crafting in a sea of boxes? It ain't pretty! So while I am MIA I have recruited some lovely ladies to come and guest post! So, sit back, enjoy and help me welcome Amber from The Pless Press!

Hey everyone! My name is Amber from over at The Pless Press.  I am a newlywed who is just trying to find her way through cooking, crafting, and becoming the best wife I can be. My husband's name is Corey, but you will notice in this post and throughout my blog I just refer to him as "C". I would love to have you if you ever want to stop on by and check us out!

I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here today. I cannot wait to see all of the other Christmas ideas that are going to be shared. I hope you come here and check them out.


In preparation for Christmas, C and I went on a stocking hunt. Sometimes, men surprise you at what they are particular about. This day was one of those days. Out of at least a hundred stockings, there was not a one that C liked enough to bring home. So, I decided we would find a way to make one so that we could pick out the fabrics exactly like he we wanted. 

Low and behold: The Homemade Stockings

What you need:
1/2 Yard of Exterior Fabric
1/4 Yard of Cuff Fabric
1/2 Yard of White Lining
1/2 Yard of Batting
6" Strip of Ribbon
Matching Thread
Marker
 Step 1: Make your pattern for the shape of the stocking you would like.
 Step 2: Fold the exterior fabric in half. Lay your pattern as close to the two raw edges as you can.
Step 3: Trace the pattern onto the exterior fabric. 
 Step 4: Cut out the outlined stocking.

Step 5: Repeat on both the batting and the lining material.
 Step 6: Turn the exterior fabrics to face each other. Lay the batting on both sides of the exterior fabric. So you will have:
Batting
Exterior Fabric
Exterior Fabric
Batting

Step 7: Sew around the edges leaving roughly a 1/2" seam allowance.

Step 8: Cut off remaining fabric outside of seam allowance to reduce bulk.
Step 9: Turn inside out

Step 10: Sew the lining same as you did the fabric and batting, but do not turn the lining inside out. 
Step 11: Place the lining in between the two layers of batting on the inside of the stocking. 
Step 12: Cut a 16" by 9" rectangle out of the cuff fabric. Cut a 16" by 4.5" rectangle out of the batting material.

Step 13: Lay the batting against the wrong side of the cuff fabric. 
 Step 14: Fold in half with the batting on the outside. Sew up along the short side of the rectangle. 
 Step 15: Fold the cuff in half.
 Step 16: Place the cuff inside the lining with the raw edges of the cuff lining up with the raw edges of the lining and stocking. Also make sure that the seam on the cuff lines up with the seam on the back of the stocking. Fold the ribbon in half. Place along the back seam of the stocking in between the cuff and the lining. Make sure the loop is pointing into the stocking. So you should have:
Exterior Fabric/Batting
Lining
Ribbon
Cuff
Cuff
Lining
Exterior Fabric/Batting

Step 17: Sew around the edge of the stocking. 
Step 18: Turn inside out. Make sure that the loop pulls out as shown above; otherwise, you did not have the loop facing into the stocking and will need to redo that last seam. 
Step 19: Stuff with some sweet notes or simple gifts and enjoy.

As you can see, I ended up making a few more. Now, the whole Pless family has a stocking.

I hope this tutorial gives you a fun new craft for Christmas, especially if you have a hubby like mine who has his very own Christmas style. Feel free to stop by my blog and check out some of my other crafts and recipes like...


Hope to see you soon!


3 comments :

  1. I'm off to make some stockings, thanks for showing us how.

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