Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
Happy Handmade Holidays! There is still time to make some fun holiday projects. These cute mini patchwork stockings are quick and a nice way to use up scraps. I used non-holiday fabrics for mine, but they’d be sweet in something a bit more festive too. This would also be a good project to use those 2.5” mini charm packs. Bonus points for using up interfacing scraps!

This was originally published as a guest tutorial on Skip to my Lou. 

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
These would be great as an eco-friendly gift wrap for some candy, a gift card, nail polish or other little gifts. They’re not too big, and could double as ornaments too. If you’re really ambitious they would be super fun for a DIY advent calendar!

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
Sewing Level: Beginner
Finished Size: 5" wide x 6.5" tall

Mini Patchwork Stocking Materials:
- Variety of scraps*
- Fat Eighth of backing fabric
- Fat Eighth of lining fabric
- 1/4 yard of medium-weight interfacing (I used Pellon SF101.)
- 4.25” piece of 1/2 inch twill tape
- Mini Stocking Template
- Coordinating thread
- Marking pen

*If patchwork isn’t your thing, skip the squares (and steps 1-3). Cut a 6”x7.5” piece for the stocking front.

Cutting:
From scraps:
- Cut (10) 2.25” squares

From backing fabric:
- Cut (1) 6”x7.5” rectangle

From lining fabric:
- Cut (1) 12”x7.5” rectangle

From medium-weight interfacing:
- Cut (2) 6”x7.5” rectangles

Mini Patchwork Stocking Instructions:
In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
*Use 1/4” seam allowance unless otherwise noted.*

1. Arrange squares in four rows, as shown in the above photograph.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
2. Sew squares together in each row, press seams open.

3. Sew rows together, press seams open. Press well from the right side.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
4. Trim a piece of interfacing to the size of the patchwork piece. Fuse to the wrong side according to manufacturer’s instructions. Fuse remaining interfacing rectangle to the wrong side of the stocking backing piece.

5. Trace around the stocking template on the right side of the patchwork piece, and cut out along the traced line. Repeat with the stocking backing piece, tracing on the right side and being sure to flip the template horizontally before tracing.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
6. Fold the lining piece in half with right sides together so that it measures 6”x7.5”. Trace around the stocking template on the wrong side of the folded piece. Cut along traced line through both layers.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
7. Place patchwork piece and stocking backing right sides together. Pin around sides and bottom, leaving the top edge open. Repeat with two lining pieces, marking a 2” opening on the long side with double pins.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
8. Sew around the pinned sides of the patchwork piece, leaving the top unsewn. Sew around the pinned sides of the lining pieces, leaving the 2” opening and top unsewn.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
9. Clip the seam allowance of the inner curve, and notch the seam allowance of the outer curves (toe and heel), for both the patchwork piece and the lining piece.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
10. Turn the patchwork piece right sides out. Press well, this is the exterior of the stocking.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
11. Fold the twill tape in half, matching the cut ends. Line up the ends with the outer seam on the exterior stocking, on the right side. Pin and baste the tape in place.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
12. Press seam of the lining opening. This makes it easier to close after turning.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
13. Insert stocking exterior into the lining piece, so that right sides are together. Line up the top edges and side seams, pin in place.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
14. Sew around the top edge.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
15. Turn stocking right sides out. Pin the lining opening. Hand stitch or topstitch opening closed. Stuff lining into stocking exterior. Press well.

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
Enjoy your cute mini stocking!

In Color Order: Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
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Happy Sewing!

5 comments :

  1. Love this. Great idea for a quick gift!

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  2. Thank you so much for your blog! I really like your tutorials and I especially like that you don't have too many sponsored and affiliated posts. I have unfollowed several blogs recently and I'm taking an Instagram break as well. I just got overwhelmed and uninspired by constantly being a target audience for people to push products. You have a very nice balance on your blog, which I really appreciate.

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  3. Thanks you.this year I want to make new one and this is so gorgeous.

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  4. Obrigada!
    Acho que este vou conseguir fazer!
    Muito lindo seus trabalhos!
    E o Jorge???
    Ele foi inspiração para meus animais de estimação...
    OBRIGADA!
    BEIJOS MIL!!!

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  5. This is so cute. I might make these today and put my little pressies in them.
    So sweet Jeni
    Have fun preparing for Christmas

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