Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ruffled Postage Stocking Tutorial:


Wanna know the how-to on this ruffled lovely?



Well, here it is!
First I taped two pieces of 8.5" X 11" paper together.
Then I sketched out a stocking shaped pattern:



I used the pattern to cut two pieces out of linen.



Then I cut strips out of fabric-
About 2 feet wide and 3 inches long.

I made these ruffle by sewing along the edge,
And then pulling the bobbin thread:



Then I pinned all these ruffles to the front of the stocking piece:



And sewed them on:



Now for the Post Mark...

I used a small plate to trace the outer circle:



And then a coffee mug for the inner circle:



I drew three squiggly lines out from the circle,
And used stamps for the lettering [and owls!]:



Viola!



Now, pin the pieces of linen together, front side facing inwards:



Leave an inch at the top on both sides of the stocking,
And sew the rest up along the sides.



Outer layer is done:



Ok, on to the lining...

Using the same pattern that you used before,
cut two stockings out of quilting batting
and two stockings out of fabric for lining.

Pin the stocking shaped fabric to the stocking shaped batting
and sew them together all around the edges.



Fabric side facing in,
Pin the lining to each side of the stocking:



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:



Attach it to your stocking...
And that's it!
Here it is up on my mantel:



I'll show you how I made the hub's stocking soon!



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52 comments:

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Very cute! great job.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Fabulous! I'm now motivated to surprise the kiddos on Christmas morning with new stockings!

Craftmaker said...

SO cute!!! Now I HAVE to make two of those :)

My current hobby!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

I love this ruffle stocking! I wish I didn't already have stockings because I would so make this one for me. :)

Mama Pea said...

Awesome! I like the owls and the fabric you chose for the ruffles!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

this is so nice & simple in how to make it!
Just love it!!

Debby said...

That is sooooo cute. I love it. I am headed to Colorado for Thanksgiving.

AliLilly said...

OH that is so cute!! I LOVE IT! I am making our family's stocking this Christmas and your tutorial is the easiest to understand of ALL the ones I have found. So THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! :)

Whitney said...

Too cute! I can't wait to try this this weekend!

caroline. said...

AWESOME tutorial! bookmarking, now! :)

Kristen said...

This is so cute! I love the owl!

Phoenix Peacock said...

very cute. I am cross stitching one for my hubby, but since I never have time to get much done it is taking me forever and a day.

emmylou said...

What a fun idea! You're so creative!

Sanditerese said...

Love it! I'm definitely going to have to make one.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh that is so great!!! I love the stamp and the ruffles are darling. Super cute!

Finding My Stitch said...

Very cute idea! I'd love to make some stockings. :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

This is GORGEOUS, Mandy! Now I want to make one... :)

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Great one! LOVE IT!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

I love this!!!

hiyaluv said...

how awesome! i love it so much. i want to make one but don't think i could do it. :) i hope i could. :)gina

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Hey, Girlie! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured this over at Crafts & Sutch today! Please stop by to take a peek and grab a Sutch an Inspiration button! :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Erin :)

Kara said...

LOVE them!!! Every single thing about that stocking is CUTE! Thanks for sharing another great idea/tutorial!

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

so flippin cute.
i wish i sewed (number 456 time of saying that) and i wish i had time for all these tutorials.

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

This stocking is ADORABLE!!! So glad to have discovered your blog.

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

Sabr said...

Just darling! I am a new follower too!

sabrinaalery.blogspot.com

Moe said...

Great tutorial! I love the ruffles. I want to make some stockings this year too.

I'd love to have this linked up to my first ever link party Hooray for the Holidays at Cross My Hooks.

Please pop by :)

Susannah said...

So cute! I Love all the ruffles!
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Mandy said...

this stocking is SO cute! Thanks for sharing! The possiblities with stockings are so fun!

Allison said...

Thanks for linking up your adorable stocking dear!!
I thought I commented on this when you first posted it but I see I didn't- It is so cute! Very creative!

Margaret@MissAdventures of Susie Homemaker said...

Love it!

Patricia L said...

That postmark is adorable...love it! Found you at Paisley Passions.

AllieMakes! said...

OH MY! SUPER cute! Seriously, adorable!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
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Cassie said...

Gosh, Mandy, that is fantastic! What a great tutorial :D

Lisa said...

This is adorable! I love the colorful ruffles!

bj said...

How cute is this! I love it.
Thanks so much...and I just bookmarked it so I can make some.
xo bj

Holly said...

Totally speechless! It is too darn cute! The stamp idea is genius!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is adorable! Love it. Visiting from TT&J weekend wrap up.

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

SO cute! I need new stockings...I am not so talented on the sewing machine though;) Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy H. said...

Crazy cute and seems pretty easy! Shared on my FB page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/True-Love-Found/193211993971?ref=sgm

LOVES!

beni blevins =) said...

Thanks for posting a tutorial. People post things and I can't figure out how to make them!!! Thanks BUNCHES!!!!! Beni =)

Tres French Hens said...

I really love this stocking! I'm a sucker for ruffles. Thanks for the tutorial!

Kay said...

So cute!!
Love your stocking project :)))

Smiles,
K

FlyAwayHome said...

I love it! How creative you are. Thanks for the tutorial

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Just wanted to say HI because I haven't stopped by in a little while.

This stocking is adorable and I've bookmarked it in case I try to make any stockings this year....

Super cute and nice job on the new blog layout n' stuff. :)

Sachiko said...

How fun! I love how you used the stamps to create this look. Great job!

Alayna Howard said...

I am your newest follower and I love this. I am so glad you did a tutorial type post on this. Love love love it!! :) Hop on by my blog anytime at http://alaynahoward.blogspot.com

Jenn Erickson said...

Mandy, I love the way you created the postmark! So clever and original! I haven't seen this done on a stocking (or on textiles at all) before, but have a hunch that people are really going to catch on to your fabulous idea! Best, Jenn

Stopping by from Tickled Pink at 504 Main.

bellagracehomestaging.com said...

I love this so much:)

-Jen

The Mulberry Girl said...

This is cute! Nice job!

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

Love the postmark!

Aurelas said...

I really like the idea of stamping on fabric :)