|Sew a fabric stocking for Santa to fill
year after year.
two 26cm x 26cm squares of different coloured felt
felt pieces in a range of colours
– different colours
needles and pins
an assortment of tinsel, feathers from feather boas, buttons,
sequins, ribbons, fancy yarns or anything else you want to use to
decorate the stocking
for full size templates.
1. Print all of the templates out on to paper, and cut
2. Place two squares of felt on top of each
other. Place the stocking template on
top of the felt and
carefully pin around inside the edge of the template to secure the
three layers together.
3. Cut around the solid
line of the template. Remove the pins and gently lift the paper
template off without separating the two pieces of felt. Then re-pin
4. To sew the stocking together, just
stitch along the dotted line as on the template. Try using a fine
running stitch in a brightly coloured embroidery thread.
5. The basic stocking is now complete and ready for
decoration. You might want to use the templates provided, that
you’ve already cut out. To do this, simply pin them on to felt, cut
around the edges, remove the pins and template, and sew the felt on
to the stocking. You could include more than one piece of felt – for
example, red felt for holly berries and green felt for the leaves .
Alternatively, you could just use one design more than once – you
might want to decorate your stocking with lots of different coloured
fairies. You can really use you imagination here. How about using
sequins for the fairy’s eyes, for instance?
the final touches! You need to make a loop so you can hang the
stocking up. This can be made from felt, ribbon, or any other
material of your choice.
Just make sure that you attach it to
the top of the stocking, at the back. To make the
really special, secure a band of different coloured felt around the
top of the
stocking. To avoid confusion, try cutting the letters
of your name out of felt and sewing
you’ve seen how to make the stocking, why not be really creative and
make your own shapes to cut round and stick on? Alternatively, why
not find lots of different things to sew on to your stocking, such
as buttons sequins, ribbons and so on? Or how about making a Rudolph
stocking by adding some antlers, eyes and a red nose on the toe?
However you choose to decorate your stocking, this year
you’ll be able to hang your stocking with pride!
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