Christmas Stockings are always a fun project and a fabulous gift idea. We whipped up four different stockings with the brand new Yuletide fabric by My Mind’s Eye, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
I used this FREE TUTORIAL courtesy of Imagine Gnats. I made a few small changes which I will share later.
The fabric is Yuletide, designed by My Mind’s Eye. The Yuletide collection is filled with traditional holiday designs and colors. The warm and festive red, green, and cream tones are a perfect choice for bringing cheer to long, cold winter nights.
You’ll find toile, mistletoe, poinsettias, Santas, plaids, and even a fun Fa La La print.
I made one stocking in green tones, another in red tones, a third one in both green and red, and finally a stocking made with just two fabrics — one for the front, and another for the back.
The stockings are made using the easy quilt-as-you-go method, which is perfect for scraps, or for pulling together several of your favorite pieces in a collection.
I followed the basic instructions in the tutorial, with just a few slight changes. I didn’t measure and the fabric strips. I did make sure they were wide enough, but then cut them at very random angles and lengths.
And because I am so used to making tote bags, I thought it would be easiest for me to assemble the stockings the same way I do a tote bag.
First, sew the outside front and back pieces together, right sides facing, leaving the top of the stocking open. After clipping the curves, turn it wrong side out and baste the ribbon near the back seam so the ends are even with the top of the stocking (loop facing downward). Set aside.
Repeat for the stocking lining (leaving the ribbon step out), except you’ll want to leave an opening on the side of the stocking, about 4-5″ wide.
Slide the lining into the outer stocking shell, right side of lining facing the right side of outer stocking. Next, line up the top openings of the outer and lining stockings, making sure the seams matched up. Stitch around the opening.
Finally, pull the lining out, reach through the opening you left in the lining to pull the quilted outer shell through the opening. You are turning the entire piece right side out. Stitch the opening closed by hand or by machine. Tuck the lining back into the stocking. Press.
I used our Gold Sparkle Kisses basic fabric for two of the stockings. For the other two, I used fabric from the Yuletide collection. Both are equally beautiful.
That’s it! If you have made a simple tote bag, you know how quick and easy this really is. The technique is exactly the same.
Grab the FREE TUTORIAL to get started on your very own stockings.
Yuletide by My Mind’s Eye, is available now at your favorite local and online quilt shops. Pick up yours today and share your makes with us on Instagram using #yuletidefabric, #rileyblakedesigns, #iloverileyblake, and tag us @rileyblakedesigns.
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