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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Push your lining into the quilted 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.