Yesterday after finishing the Christmas Toys Wreath,
I decided to finish the Football stocking I'm making for a friend of the family.
The felt part of the stocking had been stitched and stuffed,
but the stocking itself needed to be made.
I make a sturdy, quilted stocking and attach the felt front to it
to make it functional and durable.
Here is how I construct the stocking....
First I make a quilt sandwich with a fun fabric.
This allows for the inside and outside of the stocking to have a nice finished look.
Once the quilt sandwich is made, I use the felt backing piece
that comes with the kit
as a pattern and cut out two pieces from the
quilt sandwich, adding a 1/4" seam allowance.
After cutting out the two pieces,
I sew them together, using a 1/4" seam around the outside edge of the stocking,
leaving the top open.
I then stitch biased binding around that same edge on what will be
the front of the stocking.
(The side to which the felt piece will be sewn.)
After sewing the biased binding around the edge,
I turn it to the back and sew it down.
Then the tab is made and stitched to the upper corner,
after which the biased binding is added to the edge around the
top opening and stitched to the inside of the stocking.
This is the back of the stocking.
The felt front is then stitched to the front of the stocking
A stocking ready to be filled on Christmas morning!
Another gift has been put away for Christmas!