Do things the old school way with these easy step-by-step instructions to make your very own stockings... read more
If you are more of a traditionalist and enjoy doing things the old school way then you will want to carry on reading as we have Juliet Bawden here showing us how to make our very own stockings.
When I saw the new range of Laura Ashley fabrics I couldnâ€™t wait to get my hands on them to make some Christmas stockings. They are all so lovely that it was virtually impossible to choose just one. So I decided to design a Christmas stockings that incorporated two or three of the designs, so by adding a different cuff and piped edging and a heel and toe motif it meant that I could use more than one fabric in more than one colourway. The result as you will see is very successful. Happy Christmas stocking making, and happy Christmas.
Laura Ashley Fabrics in 3 different patterns:
50cm for the body of the boot, 20cm piece for the cuff, and 30cm for the bias, hanging loop, and the heel and toe features
Bondaweb iron on interfacing
Step 1: Fold fabrics right sides together and cut out two stocking pieces from the main fabric, and two cuff pieces in the first contrasting fabric. Using the same pattern pieces, cut out bondaweb interfacing. Iron the bondaweb interfacing onto the back of the two stocking pieces and one cuff using a medium heat setting.
Step 11: Pin the cuff to the wrong side of the stocking, matching the seams at the back. Fold the loop in half and sandwich between the cuff and stocking at the back seam. Sew around the top of the stocking to attach the cuff to the boot. TIP â€“ sew from the inside of the stocking.
Are you making your own homemade stockings this Christmas? Let us know below or @LauraAshleyUK.