Quilted Country style Christmas stocking

We’ve tried to keep this months make really simple, as we know how pressured time can be this time of year, but we hope you can find a few hours to get out your sewing machine and have a play with our organic cotton fabrics.

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We have mixed and matched the different designs and colours to make these more fun, but the colour combinations you can change to suit your own colour scheme.

You will need:

Ochre and Ocre Organic cotton fabric for the outer stocking, plus contrast pieces for the toes and cuffs

22cm ribbon for hanging

Tailors chalk to mark quilting grid

Coordinating lining fabric

Wadding

You can create a simple template for your stocking on newspaper or large sheet of A3 paper or email us if you would like us to send you a pattern (UK only)

Using the stocking template, cut two organic cotton stockings for the outer, cut two for the lining, and cut 2 in wadding.

Cut two toes and 2 cuffs in a contrasting fabric.

Christmas stockings in Ochre and Ocre organic cotton fabric

Christmas stockings in Ochre and Ocre organic cotton fabric

The cut pieces

The cut pieces

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Cut two in wadding

Cut two in wadding

Using the tailors chalk draw a diagonal grid 2.5cm wide onto the main body of the stocking

Pin the stocking to the wadding, and stitch using a standard running stitch along your grid lines.

Repeat for the other side.

Stitch the cuff to the top of the stocking using a close zig zag stitch

Stitch the cuff to the top of the stocking using a close zig zag stitch

Stitch the toe onto the stocking using a close zig zag stitch

Stitch the toe onto the stocking using a close zig zag stitch

Pin on your toes and cuffs, and stitch using a close zig zag stitch across the top of toes and the bottom of the cuffs. You can always fasten it with a simple running stitch first to make it easier. We found 2.5 wide by 0.4 gave a close line.

Now put the two outer stocking pieces right sides together, pin and stitch all the way around with a 1.5 cm seam allowance, leaving the top open. Trim and clip around the toe section.

Stitch all the way around the outside stocking leaving the top open.

Stitch all the way around the outside stocking leaving the top open.

Taking your lining stocking, pin the right sides together and using a 1.5cm seam allowance, stitch all away around the stocking leaving the top open and a 20 cm opening approx 10 cm down from the top.

Now turning the lining to the right side. and put it into the quilted outer stocking, so that the right sides are together. Make sure the two backs of the stockings are facing each other.

Taking a piece of ribbon, 22cm long, fold it in half and place it between the lining and quilted outer stocking at the back seam.

Stitch the lining and main stocking together

Stitch the lining and main stocking together

Pin the lining and outside stocking together around the top

Pin the lining and outside stocking together around the top with right sides together

Pin the two stockings together around the top, making sure the hanging loop is caught. Now stitch all the way around the top 1.5cm from the top edge.

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Now pull out the lining from inside the quilted stocking, and turn the quilted outer to the right side. Turn the lining piece to the right side as well.

Pulling the outside stock out from the lining

Pulling the outside stocking out from the lining

Turning the stocking the right way out

Turning the stocking the right way out

Push the toe from the inside on the quilted stocking to ensure it forms a nicely rounded shape. Then turn the lining stocking open seams together, pin and stitch close to the edge to close the opening.

The 20 cm opening in the lining

The 20 cm opening in the lining

Pinning closed the opening in the lining

Pinning closed the opening in the lining

Stitching closed the opening in the lining

Stitching closed the opening in the lining

Push your lining into the quilted stocking

Pushing the lining back into the main stocking

Pushing the lining back into the stocking

The finished stocking

The finished stocking

Have fun mixing and matching patterns and colourways, you can also use a contrasting stitch for your quilting

Now go and find a cosy fireplace to hang your stocking by.

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