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How To Make A Christmas Stocking

How To Make A Christmas Stocking

Make A Christmas Stocking. Arona Khan, our arts and crafts specialist, shows how to make that Christmas stocking for the kids.

Step 1: You will need

  • Card
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • A large piece of felt
  • A piece of chalk
  • Pins
  • Silk embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Pinking shears
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon or cord
  • Christmas confetti
  • glue

Step 2: Make the template

Draw the shape of stocking on a piece of card and cut it out to make a template. You can make it as big or small as you like and even make mini stockings to hang on the tree.

Step 3: Draw on the felt

Fold felt in half or use two separate pieces. Then place the template on the felt and draw around it in chalk.

Step 4: Pin the felt

Use a couple of pins to pin the two pieces of felt together.

Step 5: Sew together

Sew around the outline of the stocking with embroidery thread. Make the first stitch at the top corner a double stitch to ensure it is really strong. Then continue sewing around the outline using a simple running stitch.
Remember not the sew both sides of material together at the top of the stocking. Sew along the top on either side for a neat finish.

Step 6: Trim

Trim the material with pinking shears about 1 cm away from the stitching.

Step 7: Make a hole

Punch a hole in the corner at the top of the stocking.

Step 8: Loop the cord

Cut a length of cord and tie a knot in one end. Trim off the excess. Thread the other end through the hole in the stocking and tie it in a knot. Then tie both ends together to make a loop.

Step 9: Decorate

Decorate the stocking by gluing pieces of gold confetti in places all over the front of the stocking.