Mini Patchwork Stocking Tutorial
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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.
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!
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.
- 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:
*Use 1/4” seam allowance unless otherwise noted.*
1. Arrange squares in four rows, as shown in the above photograph.
2. Sew squares together in each row, press seams open.
3. Sew rows together, press seams open. Press well from the right side.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. Turn the patchwork piece right sides out. Press well, this is the exterior of the stocking.
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.
12. Press seam of the lining opening. This makes it easier to close after turning.
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.
14. Sew around the top edge.
15. Turn stocking right sides out. Pin the lining opening. Hand stitch or topstitch opening closed. Stuff lining into stocking exterior. Press well.
Enjoy your cute mini stocking!
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