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Hi Everyone! Day 3 of our Blog Hop brings a Designer FABRIC stocking made out of the Holiday Stocking Die. Believe me when I say I am no sewer! But with a little fabric glue and needle and thread, this pillow stocking can come to life 🙂 Perfect decoration for your tree, tucked into an arrangement or attached to the outside of a gift for a WOW presentation.

Fabric:
Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric – Stampin' UP! Exclusive Fabric
Red Felt (craft section of superstores or fabric area in craft store)

Tools:
Big Shot
Holiday Stocking Die
Needle
Stapler (optional)

Accessories:
Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler/White
Very Vanilla Stitched Felt Ribbon
Poly fill (found in craft stores) stuffing
Fabric Glue (optional)

With 2 (two)  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" pieces of Holly Berry fabric. Turn on right side up and the other wrong side up. This will produce mirror stocking images so when you sew together you get the design side out.  See image on right. DSCN0976

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Run through Big Shot using Holiday Stocking die. Keep stockings and save rest for another project.

Cut red felt images to cover the cuff, toe, and heel. Can cut 2 layers just fine so double up on the felt!

Thread Bakers Twine through a needle. Blanket stitch the inside edge of the cuff, toe and heel pieces while loose. (click here for a You Tube tutorial I found on how to make the stitch).  I went back and redid the stocking to include pre-stitching. If you note on the photo below, I did not do so yet and I wanted to have all the pieces have the stitched look and again redid the pieces.

Glue toe and heel to both stockings. Leave cuff off for now. Blanket stitch around. DSCN0982

Take poly fill and stuff stocking. I use a paint brush or skewer to get poly fill into the toe and bottom of stocking. Stuff to desired fullness.
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OkaDSCN0984y my sewing friends….please don't judge this next step! LOL

Take about 7 " of ribbon and staple in place bringing top of stocking together when you do. You could stitch this in place as well.

 

 

 

 

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Take cuff pieces and adhere to front and back of stocking with fabric glue.  Make sure the cuffs line up.  Blanket stitch around entire stocking. Finished!

Option: Don't stuff your stocking and leave it open to tuck in a little gift or treat!

This is a good project to do in front of your favorite TV shows once all the pieces are cut. Once you get the hang of the blanket stitch, you will want to try it on all of your fabric projects!

 

I was excited to see Stampin' UP! carry fabric as it can really make for a coordinated gift giving. Here's our stocking from today's project with my Pines and Poinsettia's  card from a couple of days ago. LOVE how it all matches.

DSCN0986 Happy Crafting!~ Dee