I designed this stocking to resemble a girly handbag. I didn’t take pictures while I was making it (bad, girl!), so I don’t have the full tutorial, but here’s the short assembly version:
- Use a stocking you already have to trace a stocking pattern on your white fleecy material. Make sure that the long straight edge of the stocking is on the fold of the material. Cut the shape out.
- Make the ruffles. Use whatever fabric and size that you want. (to make a ruffle, cut out a rectangular piece of fabric twice the width of the stocking. Gather on the edge). Pin your ruffles to the stocking and sew in place.
- Wrong sides together, sew the stocking together, leaving the opening at the top. Turn right side out.
- Stitch a rectangular piece of fabric to be the handle.
- To finish the edge, create two pieces of fabric. One will lap over the raw edge. The other will be sewn just inside the stocking along the edge. The point of this step is to create something to sandwich the handbag handle without raw edges being seen.
- Sandwich the handbag handle in between the two pieces of fabric around the top edge and sew in place.
- Embellish the stocking with girly girl accents, like beads, etc!!
I designed this stocking with looks AND functionality in mind. This stocking has a drawstring closure that allows the stocking to be cinched- no lost goodies!
Again, I didn’t take pictures while I was making it (bad, girl!), so I don’t have the full tutorial, but here’s the short assembly version:
- Use a stocking that you already have to trace to make a base stocking. I had a “goof up” from a stocking that I had begun but didn’t like, so I used that one. This base stocking will actually be covered up, but it is holding some heavy material, so chose sturdy fabric. Completely make the base stocking and lay it in front of you, right side up.
- I had an old pair of camo pants that were in the scrap fabric pile, so I used the leg off of these for the stocking pant’s leg. If you don’t have something similar, create a pant’s leg out of a camo fabric.
- Use a black fabric to cover the stocking “foot”.
- Either thread a shoelace through the fabric or hot glue it in place (I picked the last option).
- To attach the leg and finish the top raw edge, line the raw edge of the camo fabric with the raw edge of the stocking. Fold it under about 1 inch all the way around. Sew close to the raw edge line (this creates a casing at the top for the drawstring).
- Use a seam ripper to rip 2 small holes at the top of the stocking in the casing. Make sure that you only go through the first layer of fabric.
- Use a safety pin to thread the drawstring material from one hole around to the other.
- Draw up the string to cinch your Army Boot stocking!
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