We have a friend coming for Christmas and I wanted to make him a stocking to hang by the chimney ...He plays rugby and I thought it might be fun to make him a stocking reminiscent of a rugby shirt.
red and green felt, red and white gingham (or any cotton fabric for trim)
sewing machine, scissor, thread.
Cutting and Sewing Felt
Cut 12 strips of red and green felt 3"X8"
alternating red and green sew 9 strips together, I placed a slight edge over the previous strip and used a zig zag stitch.
then sew three strips to the bottom edge of the 9 strip piece to create a toe.
Sew Front to Back
place the rough stocking shape on a larger piece of felt and pin it together with straight pins (I forget to mention these in my supply list, however, it makes it much easier to handle the fabric if it is pinned together)
Cut a neat stocking shape and sew front to back piece, again I used a zig zag stitch.
Fabric for Hanger
Cut a strip on the fold of the gingham, 2"X12"
sew the open edge, turn fabric and stitch neat ends.
Fold and sew into the back edge of the stocking for hanging
Pin the hanger inside the stocking to keep it out of the way while you add the trim
Fabric for Trim
Cut flag shapes from 12 pieces of 4"X6" fabric.
Sew two pieces together, then turn inside out
next turn in the top edge and make a neat stitching across the top
pin and sew three flags on the front of the stocking and three on the back
un pin your hanger and the stocking is ready for stocking stuffers!