The Christmas stocking tradition is one I loves when I was little, probably because the surprises that were in the stocking on Christmas morning had to be small (to fit in the stocking) and I LOVED tiny things (pollypockets? MY LIFE)
I wanted to have some this year especially since Damien didn’t have this tradition (apparently they don’t have them in France?).
So the grid pattern obsession continues with these DIY Grid Pattern Christmas Stockings
- 60 cm grid pattern fabric
- 60 cm cotton fabric for lining (pink & Blue)
- white sewing thread
- sewing machine
- Pattern (found here)
1- Cut out the pattern, I added a 6 cm strip (between the middle and the top) to be able to fold it back nicely.
2- Cut out 2 pieces in the grid fabric and 2 pieces in the lining (leave a 1cm margin)
3- Put your pieces right sides together
4- Make a little strip of fabric (about 3 cm wide) fold, sew & turn. You’ll use it to hang your stocking
5- Place your little strip (folded in half) about 10 cm from to top inside the lining
Pin everything in place and sew all around (except the top opening) **** Leave a 5 cm opening a the bottom of the lining.
6- Flip your lining stoking inside out and place inside the outside stocking.
7 – Sew all around the top the lining and outside together (about 1 cm from the top)
8 – Once sewn take the lining out
9 – Use the opening you left in the lining to flip your stocking out
11 – Close the opening in the lining and put it back inside the stocking. Fold the top over and it’s ready to hang!