Christmas isn't my favorite time of the year. I do like pretty lights on the houses....but I get over it after a while.
I made a funny stocking this year to see if it would be easy to add Cross Stitch cloth to the top of a stocking as a gift idea. I have to admit....NOT TO BAD.
To add the 14 point Cross Stitch fabric. I used a bas tape and sewed it to the outer lining before attaching the back lining fabric.
I used a Cross Stitch fabric that was on a roll. That made the fabric roll a bit. I didn't back the CS fabric, and I didn't add a cuff of any kind to the back....DID THAT MAKE ANY SENSE?
I found the stocking tutorial here. http://stashmanicure.blogspot.com/2010/12/scrappy-stocking-tutorial.html
I made my own pattern...(for a stocking I already had. .Instead of doing the swirly design on the quilting. I used my sewing machine to follow the lines of diffrent fabric. I really had fun with this....I AM NOT THE BEST AT SEWING. Maybe because I don't have any patience.
1. I used cut the sewed each strip together and pressed the seam with an iron after each strip was completed. 2. I Just sewed all sorts of weird angles. As long as I could press the seam strait.
3. I then used my pattern and turned it a bit sideways that is what makes the stocking look they way it does...
The back fabric is just a plain RED & Black Fabric and the lining is black.
I also love this stocking tutorial. http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/12/christmas-stockings.html
Here is a blog with tons of different tutorials for stockings. I want to see your Vamped up or EDGY stockings...don't forget to show them off...http://www.tipjunkie.com/christmas-stocking-tutorials-ideas/
Here is our flicker group http://www.flickr.com/groups/1522016@N23/