Tuesday, December 17, 2013

And the Stockings were hung before Christmas

For a change, I finished something Chrismtasy that I wanted for this Christmas, before next Christmas.  This was a feat.  

I wanted a handmade stocking for the Granbaby - I have never made a stocking.  I did have some Christmas fabric on hand that I bought a year ago, you know, for last Christmas.  
I looked at some pictures, read a few tutorials, thumbed through some magazines for tips, and then just jumped in.

I don't have progress shots, but I basically took my stocking, traced it on Kona White, and then used that as a template.

Front and back

I used fuseable fleece as the batting, and I quilted with metallic thread, first time using that thread, and I've had it for ages.  On the thread spool it said to turn your top tension to 1 and I used a metallic thread needle, everything worked fine for the free motion quilting.  

I used Kona White for the lining.

I used grey minky on the cuff, this made the seams a bit bulky, but I like the look.

The tab gave me trouble, I wasn't sure how to add it, I added it after the stocking was finished on this one, but on the next two, I was able to add it during construction. 

This turned out so well, I made one for my daughter and boyfriend for their new place, everyone needs a little Christmas, especially when you are just starting out.

Hello Kitty!

Dr Who!  (fabric from Spoonflower)

Keep Calm and Keep Christmas Sewing!



Leanne said...

They are lovely and what a nice holiday gift.

Tammy said...

These are great...You did a wonderful job.