Quilted Christmas Stockings

A few weeks ago my cousin and friend little sister asked me if I could make them stockings.  They had both been looking on Etsy and wondered if it was something I could make …. well, I wasn’t sure.  In fact, when I saw the first message I thought about saying no.  But then when two important people had asked, I thought I could give it a try.  I told them: “No PROMISES.”

My cousin chose her fabric to match her Christmas decorations and they are adorable and well loved already in their home!  My friend chose the fabric line she liked, but she told me just to pick out the fabrics that I liked.

Of course I bought the entire bundle.  (Stockings for next year anyone?  No, I’m serious …)

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This is the happiest little stack everrrrr.

I made panels and quilted the entire rectangle, and then I cut out the stocking shape.

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TA-DA!

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I am obsessed with the inside fabric.  I think that’s my favorite part to pick out.

100% Mal approved!

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Cutest model ever – appearing soon on my very own Etsy shop!

If you haven’t tried making stockings yet, you should!  They come together so quickly and they are wonderful gifts to give.  I love knowing that they will know how much I love them each year on Christmas morning.

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Quilted Christmas Stockings

A few weeks back my cousin and a friend (basically little sister) asked me if I could make them stockings.  Ummmm?  Well…

So, I turned to trusty Pinterest and got to it – research that is.  After weeks of looking at every.single.tutorial out there, I knew what I could do.  And, let me tell you, cuffs are not it right now.  I combined three tutorials, and took from them what I wanted.  Here are the tutorials I found most useful along the way:

Also, to make a pattern I bought a $0.68 piece of poster board and a $1.00 stocking from Target.  There was no need to go all fancy with this.  However – I got the stocking that was 18 inches long and 8 inches wide. Ain’t nobody got time for a skinny-ass stocking that can only hold Chapstick.

Here’s what I came up with for my cousin’s stockings.  She picked out this fabric on Etsy, and I think they’ll be beautiful with her pastel Christmas decorations.

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(Why yes I have a Christmas Tree in my front yard…)

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Do you SEE this lining fabric?  I bought it on a whim and I am so thrilled with it.

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This project was definitely a challenge, but one I’m so glad that I decided to try. It is exciting to know that I can sew something other than quilts and pillows, and I know I’ll be making many, many more.  In fact, here’s the fabric pull for the next round…

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