To get in the spirit of the holidays, sew Christmas stockings this year. The kids will enjoy watching you make them, and of course, they will want to join in on the fun. Take them shopping at a fabric store and let them help you pick out the fabric you will use. Make one for every member of the family. While you are sewing, maybe you can make a few for friends and relatives. This project is not geared toward children and is best suited for adults.
What You'll Need:
Red or Green Heavy Cotton or Cotton Blend Fabric
Cotton Fabric in a Holiday Print
Christmas Stocking Sewing Pattern
Red or Green Velvet Ribbon
Small Black or White Flat Buttons
Bounty Paper Towels
Set up your sewing machine with all your sewing supplies to make the Christmas stockings.
Fold both the solid and print fabric lengthwise. Set your pattern on the solid fabric and pin in place. Cut out and repeat with the print fabric.
Put the right sides of the solid and print fabric together. Pin in place and stitch on the machine. Leave the top open.
Turn the solid fabric piece to the right side. Leave the print stocking on the left side and fit into the solid fabric piece. This will act as the lining for the stocking.
Fold the open seam at the top of the solid color fabric 1/2" and press with the iron. Repeat with the print fabric and press.
Pin these two seams together to form a closed edge at the top. Stitch this seam with a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine.
Draw a straight line horizontally on the center of the stocking fabric with the fabric chalk. Arrange the small buttons on this line to form each kid's name. Glue the buttons in place.
Cut the velvet ribbon long enough to make a loop for hanging. Stitch each end of the ribbon on the sides of the stocking.
Clean up any cut threads and fabric scraps with a damp Bounty paper towel.