Christmas in July – Stockings


Stockings were also on the crafting agenda. One for me and two for the kitties (I love stockings – plan to make even a few more).


First, although I have many stocking patterns, was tracing a stocking whose size and shape I liked. The right piece is the back and linings, duplicated that piece and added a tad for seam allowance then cut a cuff.


In cutting, make sure you flip your pattern piece to give you backs and linings that will all be right side out. Had very little of that bright poinsettia fabric (left over from an apron I’d made and gifted a bit back), thus the backs of the stocking are a different fabric.


Flannel ‘batting’ for quilting to give them  a bit of heft – I like how they hold their shape when quilted or made from heavier felts.


Cutting two linings finishes out the prep.IMG_8614

Embroidery included the the paws I’d copied and edited to walk across the top of the stocking and quilting.


Cut the stabilizer – a tear away – big enough to handle the required multiple hoopings.

EL Snowflake quilting 1

Quilting was edited-for-different-sizes-and-shapes an Embroidery Library snowflake.IMG_8629 (1)-1

There are two of these for the kitties. IMG_8603

And the first stocking I’ve ever made for me 🙂 . Maggie is Rockford font from Meringue designs. A piece of bias tape sewn into the seam provides hanging.

Stocking lining-1

And here you can see the lining (I’d shared the stockings on a craft board and someone wanted to see the lining – some of you might as well!).


My brother’s girlfriend had a gold and white Christmas theme going, so I’d stitched these up for them with some brocade fabric. If you’d like to see the ones I made sis and her hubby, just check this post Handmade Christmas Victorian Santa Stockings. Next up are some fun fleece ones.

Christmas in July

Santa tree napkin (1)

The nice thing about Christmas in July is it gives me the excuse opportunity to share the projects that I never got around to blogging about during the holiday crush months later. So this week I’ll be playing catch up with Christmas themed projects.Santa toys napkin (1)

My move to the mountains gave me a dining room. And, in all my time here, I’d not tackled stitching a simple holiday tablecloth for me. I finally decided on green and white (the photos have flash color – it really is green and white!) and very happy Santas.

Santa Napkins (1)

The embroidery designs are from Birdbrain Designs and they just make me smile. These napkins will be used so water soluble stabilizer (Vilene) ensured that the backs as are as clean as the front.

Santa Joy napkin (1)

I’m so happy with the new set!

Santa bear napkins (1)

More to come.