Sunday, 9 December 2012

Winter bird embellished stocking

Embellished stocking hung

Last year I started making an embellished Christmas stocking but never got round to lining it! So this morning I finally lined my stocking and hung it up on my banister. Hers's how...

Winter bird embellished stocking Tools and Materials

Winter bird embellished stocking, How-to step by step

Christmas stocking pattern

Start by printing off the stocking pattern at 200% and cut out the pattern piece.

Embellished stocking steps 1-4
Place pattern piece on felt, using your water soluble pen, trace around outside edges so you have two pieces. Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut out felt pieces. Now, with a damp cloth, blot pen lines until they disappear. Then pin one cut out felt piece to wadding. Carefully cut around stocking.

Embellished stocking steps 5-8
With your felt stocking and wadding pieces still pinned together, join them together using the snowflake brads. Sew on sequins and beads. Hot glue gun wooden buttons and attach button brads.

Embellished stocking steps 9-12
Pin the two felt stocking pieces together with the embellishment on the outside. With a needle threaded with coloured yarn whip stitch around outside edges. Hand stitch pom pom trim and ribbons around top of stocking.

Embellished stocking steps 13-16
Stitch hanging loop to the top of the stocking so that the loop faces downwards.
Place pattern piece on lining, using your water soluble pen, trace around outside edges, flip pattern over and trace a second stocking. Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut out lining pieces. Then pin the lining pieces together with the right side of the fabric on the inside. Stitch around the edges, with a 1cm seam allowance, leaving the top open. Now slip embellished stocking into sewn lining and pin together at top.

Embellished stocking steps 17-20
Starting at the back of the stocking, stitch the lining to the felt stocking at the top leaving a 5cm gap, so you can turn stocking out. Turn stocking out and hand stitch gap together. Lightly press iron the top so that it sits flat.

My hand made embellished stocking

Candy cane filled stocking

Stocking hung with glittery sprig

Christmas stocking

Have a sweet day!


  1. Your stocking is so sweet! Thank you for sharing, I hope to make some stockings in the future. Right now Michele and I are working on fabric gingerbread houses..
    Happy Holidays,

    Laura and Michele

  2. So beautiful ,love youre blog

  3. such a lovely idea!!!! i really like this :)
    i like your blog and will follow!

    PS. there is a giveaway on my blog, have a look:

  4. Such a wonderfully festive DIY! Thanks for sharing with us, Torie! :)

  5. Oh how gorgeous! I couldn't do it, but I certainly love it!

  6. Beautiful! Love the color and bird motif.

    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

    I am having a fabulous holiday giveaway right here.


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