Making Up Projects
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Stocking Finishing Instructions
You will need:
Fusible fleece 0.5m (1/2 yd)
Two pieces of backing fabric to tone with stocking 0.5m (1/2 yd)
Decorative braid to tone with stocking 1.5m (60in)
Permanent Fabric Glue
Making Up a Christmas Stocking
(Please note that the red line around my stocking designs is for basting only so that you can define the shape of the stocking for finishing. These threads will be removed after you cut the fabric to shape)
- Cut your stocking shape out 1.25cm(1/2 in) beyond the red basting lines. Place the fusible fleece on the wrong side of the stocking and cut it to the same shape as the stocking. Press to fuse according to manufacturer’s directions. Fold the top edge to the wrong side along the basting line and press .
- Place two pieces of backing fabric, right sides together, under the stocking and cut the fabric to the stocking shape adding an extra 10cm (4in) at the top edge. Next layer the fabric and stocking as follows: one piece of fabric right side up, the stocking right side up, and the second piece of fabric wrong side up. Pin together and stitch a 1.25cm (1/2in) seam leaving the top edge open and a small gap at the bottom for tucking in the braid.
- Finish off the top raw edges of the fabric by folding over 1.25cm(1/2in) to the wrong side and stitching down. Turn the embroidery to the outside creating a lining and backing. Fold the two top flaps in aligning them with the folded edge of the embroidery.
- Cut a 20cm(8in) length of braid, fold in half and tuck the ends into the left corner of the top edge in the space between the embroidery and the lining. Slipstitch the lining and the embroidery together at the top edge, being sure to catch the cord securely while stitching. Attach the braid to the edge of the stocking, either by slip stitch or using a thin bead of fabric glue, tucking in the ends at the small opening in the bottom seam. Slip stitch this seam closed.