I hope you all have enjoyed the “Christmas in July” series featuring my Jingle and holiday Remix fabric. A huge thanks to all the awesome sewers and quilters who participated. On Monday, I have a special treat for you guys. Until then, have a great weekend! — Kelle
The final tutorial in the “Christmas in July” series is a stocking tutorial. This tutorial is really very easy. We’re practically “winging it”! — Anna Joy from The Joy Cottage
– Ann Kelle’s Jingle Fabric Line cut into 2.5″ strips. Length will be determined.
– Old stocking
– Batting, fabric for quilting, and fabric for back of stocking that is the size of your old stocking plus 2+ inches bigger
– 3 inches of ribbon or ric-rac
How To Make:
1. You’re going to lay out your strips. For my stocking, I needed 9 strips cut 2.5″ wide. I used 9 different fabrics from Ann Kelle’s new line, Jingle.
2. Then I laid them down diagonally to see how they would position and then snipped off the strip. I made sure there was at least an inch of extra fabric for the stocking before cutting it off. We need the extra room to trace around the stocking and then to cut it out.
3. Sew the strips together.
4. You’re going to use your old stocking to trace. Add 1/4″ space while you’re tracing.
5. Cut it out and quilt it.
6. Cut out the fabric for the back using the front piece of the stocking you just quilted.
7. Pin it right sides together and sew it around, leaving the top open.
8. Clip curves and corners and turn it right side out.
9. Fold the opening of your stocking down at least 1/4″. Top stitch down.
10. Use a ribbon or ric-rac and sew it down to your stocking on the side.
11. You’re done!
(photos by The Joy Cottage)