Ready to sew the world's fastest stocking? Ok, maybe not the fastest ... but it is pretty darn quick and looks perfectly festive.
First, make a stocking template - a very simple shape. You can sketch one out, or google one. Make it whatever size you want!
- Lay the template on a felted wool sweater, leaving about a four inch border at the top. Use the hem of the sweater as your top line for a polished look. Cut two.
- Cut a 6 inch length of felt, fabric, or ribbon to use as your stocking's hanging loop.
- Pin the two felt pieces right sides together, inserting the hanging loop approximately 4 inches from the top of the stocking. The loop should be on the inside and the ends should extend outside the stocking edges.
- Sew around the stocking, leaving the top open. Set aside.
- Using the template, cut two pieces of ruffle fabric. Do not leave an extra border at the top.
- Pin right sides together. I recommend pinning at the bottom of each ruffle to hold them in place. It takes some extra time, but ensures they will line up and not get bunched while sewing. Sew around the stocking, leaving the top open.
- Turn the ruffled stocking right side out.
- Slide the sweater stocking inside the ruffle stocking. The sweater stocking should extend approximately 4 inches past the top of the ruffle stocking.
- Top stitch along the top edge of the ruffle stocking to attach.
Fold the sweater stocking down to create a cuff. Hang and enjoy!
Use your extra candy cane ruffle fabric to make a peppermint bark skirt: