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Even though the triplets are four, my husband and I are still forming our own family traditions for the holidays. Last year, he made the kids an adorable stocking stand since we do not have a mantel. This year, we headed to the mountains the day after Thanksgiving to a choose and cut Christmas tree farm to find the perfect tree as a family. We have also formed guidelines for the kids on Christmas gifts. Our daughter is making the “Something I Want, Something I Need, Something to Wear, and Something to Read” list. Personally, I have decided that their Christmas stockings will be filled with practical items this year. There are many practical things that kids can use, and they make stocking stuffers. I’m sharing a list of those today, but I’m including a Fabric Lined Felt Stocking Tutorial, too!
Felt is a good fabric for Christmas stockings because the consistency of the fabric allows it to hold its shape better when hanging and when filled. The downside is that felt is available in many color patterns. By lining the stocking with a holiday patterned fabric, the stocking receives instant Christmas cheer!
I made this stocking in under 45 minutes. They are easy to make in bulk, as well.
Fabric Lined Felt Stocking Supplies:
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
- Felt fabric (the amount will depend on how large you want the stocking to be)
- Lining fabric (the amount will depend on how large you want the stocking to be)
- Hand sewing needle
- Stocking of a similar size to use as a pattern/template
- Optional: Large button
Fabric Lined Felt Stocking Tutorial
Fold the felt fabric in half. Lay the stocking that you are using as a pattern on the folded fabric. Cut around the stocking. If you want the finished stocking to be the exact same size as the template, add about 2″ in length when cutting at the top. This will allow turning down the top of the stocking without loosing the height. I cut my stocking to exact size of the template stocking because I wanted mine shorter.
Fold the lining fabric in half, WRONG (or patterned) sides together. Lay a cut felt piece on the folded fabric. Cut around the stocking. The finished pieces should be the same size as the felt pieces.
You now have two felt pieces and two lining pieces. Separate them into sets where the toe is pointing in the same direction.
Place one felt and lining piece together, RIGHT (or patterned) sides together. Sew along the top with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Repeat with the other set of fabric.
Open the seam and press. Lay the stocking out and place the other piece on top, RIGHT (or patterned) sides together. Pin.
Cut a piece of felt approximately 1″ by 6″. Fold it in half. On the heel side of the stocking, pin the folded felt approximately 2″ from the seam, sandwiching it in between the lining pieces.
Sew around the entire piece. Leave an opening in the lining for turning the stocking.
Turn the stocking right side out. Mold the felt and fabric to a stocking shape.
Stitch the opening in the lining closed.
Push the lining into the felt. Fold down lining right beneath the felt stocking holder loop.
Use the hand sewing needle to add the button near the loop. This not only looks cute, but it also helps the turned down portion of the stocking to stay in place.
Add stocking stuffers!
Do you struggle with items to place in a Christmas stocking that are non-candy? I like using the stocking for practical items. Here are a list of suggestions:
-BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages
-Small alarm clock
-Small new school supplies that may need replenishing here at the mid point of the year
Do you have any other stocking stuffer ideas that you would add?