Here you go, this is the first tutorial of the Christmas series for this year. Today we are making a mini stocking ornament. It is made of felt and I have picked a vibrant pink, because this is one of my favourite colours. Also my plan is to eventually make a whole family of vibrant mini stockings, I have a thing for collections.
This is a quick project requiring only small amount of felt, here is the step by step tutorial.
- Pink felt ;
- Scraps of white felt;
- White thread ;
- Matching pink thread ;
- Approx. 20cm (8”) of thick cotton thread ;
- Paper and pencil.
1 – Draw the stocking shape, including pieces for cuff, toe and heel. The cuff piece should be a bit wider than the sock. Cut out the 4 pieces as shown on picture 1.
Cut two sock shapes from the pink felt. Cut one cuff, one toe and one heel piece from the white felt.
2 – Pin each of the white pieces on one of the pink pieces and then stitch using white thread and a running stitch, as shown on picture 2.
3 – Knot both ends of the cotton thread together. Stitch the hanging loop on the wrong side of the other pink felt piece as shown on picture 3.
4 – Pin and stitch both pink felt pieces together using a whip stitch and pink thread. Be sure to hide the stitches beneath any of the white pieces when you come across one, as shown on picture 4.
5 – Trim the white pieces if needed so the stocking looks at its best. You’re done, happy?
Last year I made an Advent Calendar with a similar design of stocking, you can check it out here.
As I said, I will make collections of colourful stocking ornaments as I think Christmas should not only be all red and green. What are your favourite Christmas colours? Do you pick new colours every year?