The hubs insisted on having a manly looking stocking,
and after lots of ideas, we finally agreed on this design:
1/2 yard of plaid fabric
1/2 yard of coordinating fabric
1/2 yard of quilt batting
iron-on fabric backing [enough for the monogram]
Just like the ruffled postmark stocking I shared last week,
I started by taping two pieces of 8.5" X 11" paper together.
Then I sketched out a stocking shaped pattern:
I used the pattern to cut 4 stocking shapes...
Two out of each fabric.
Then I cut a large "D" for David out of paper...
Ironed the coordinating fabric onto fabric backing...
And used the "D" pattern to cut the monogram out:
I also cut \a "heel" and "toe" out of the coordinating fabric:
And sewed all of these cutouts onto the stocking:
Pin the outer stocking pieces face-to-face,
Leave one inch at the top of both sides unsewn,
but hem the rest of the way around:
Done with the outer layer...
Cut two stockings out of quilting batting,
and pin them to the coordinating stocking pieces you already cut out.
Sew them together.
Fabric side facing in,
Pin the lining to each side of the stocking,
and sew tops of stocking and lining together.
[This is why I had you leave the inch along the top...
to have room to sew these together]
Bring both of the linings forward like so:
Pin them together and sew them up.
Then shove the lining inside the stocking.
Make a strap to hang the stocking by cutting a strip of fabric,
folding it face to face,
sewing it along the side,
And turning it inside out:
Sew it into the inside of the stocking...
And you've got yourself a lovely [and manly] monogrammed stocking
to compliment the ruffly one of last week:
I'm linking to these parties.