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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last Minute Christmas Stockings

I promised my friend Anna I would making stockings for her kids.  Umm, Christmas is in three days, oops!  So I used our Christmas Stocking Pattern & Tute, but I skipped the layering, batting, and quilting and just went straight from cutting out the pattern to sewing it into a stocking, then added the bias tape on top and called it a day!

15 minutes. Sorry Anna... but they still turned out aight, right? The trick is using a stiffer fabric, in this case Anna Maria Horner's ridik gorg Innocent Crush Velveteen in Maybe Memory from Fabricworm.  BUT if you don't have any luxurious velveteen lying around, recycling an old curtain or some tea towels would work well.  If your fabric isn't stiff enough just iron on some fusible interfacing. Then hang by the chimney with care...

Voila! Get the full free Christmas Stocking Pattern and Tute here.

Is it insane to think you might make a stocking at this point? Probably. Let me know how you feel about it in the comments, you might win some pretty vinyl snowflakes!

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Blogger Jacinda said...

I keep telling myself that I am still going to have time to make stockings. I really must make one for at least Quinn. Love these!

December 22, 2010 at 5:01 AM  
Blogger Timpanda said...

If it's insane then I must be too!! I have one stocking for my baby girl's first Christmas sitting on my sewing table half finished (I have to get over my fear of bias tape to finish it), my husband's new stocking cut out and pinned but not sewn, and one for me hasn't even been started yet! I have a good excuse for being so behind though - I've been making check book covers with every free minute for all the ladies in my life!! (I'll send you pictures - they look awesome!) Did I mention a lot of this sewing has been done with my 7 month old baby on my lap? Yup - INSANE!!!!

December 22, 2010 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger Mama Jill said...

This is HILARIOUS that you posted this today! I stayed up LAAAATE last night making 3 of these!!!! LOL literally!!!! I TOTALLY posting them on my blog and sending it to you.... TOO funny! still laughing.... Case in point- Not too late!

December 22, 2010 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger Stevee said...

I saw these in the background when we were on video chat last Sunday. I thought they were so cute!

December 22, 2010 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Michelle said...

I need to make one for my daughter, this is her 2nd Christmas, so it's time for a big girl stocking. 3 days is plenty of time to make this and the other 50 things on my gift list, right? I can sleep on Sunday.

December 22, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Jim and Katie said...

I used your pattern and made my daughter a stocking over the last few days. However, I altered it a little bit and put a cuff on it to put her name on. I was beginning to think I was insane for starting it so late, but your tutorial is great, and I whipped it right out :) Thanks for the free pattern!

December 22, 2010 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Your post couldn't have been more timely for me, I'm making 2 stockings tonight! The pattern is printed and ready to go.

December 22, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger rachel said...

Nope, not too late. Yesterday I finished sewing a quilt for my Grandma that had to be on a plane with my sister at 7am. So now I have time to do stockings. At least the new baby gets one, then we'll see how much time I have left! Love your site!

December 22, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger rachel said...

Oh, and many thanks for your "sewing with bias tape" tutorial. It saved my sanity when binding said quilt. I have never finished a quilt all the way to binding before and I was a bit paralyzed with the fear of messing it up!

December 22, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Btrflywmn said...

Love these homemade stockings, I don't have time this year, but for sure next year.

December 22, 2010 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger RobinH said...

Perfect timing! I'm starting mine tonight and planned to do that exact thing!! I LOVE your site and my sister and niece are going to love the things I can now make! Now.... if only I didn't have to handstitch everything!

December 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger marymary said...

You want insane? I haven't quite given up on my insane dream of still making 4 sets of flannel pajamas. Yeah, I'll let you know how that works out.

December 22, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

No way!...i'm still thinking about it now...and will be until I end up NOT making them and thinking about it for next year. :)

December 22, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

If it's insane, then I should be committed. I had to make my daughter a stocking {as it's her first Christmas} and while taking the others out of the box {last night} I discovered that a mouse and nibbled holes in 3 of them. So now, on Dec 23rd, I am making 5 stockings. Thanks for the tutorial, love it!

December 23, 2010 at 8:05 AM  

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