Time for another Christmas tutorial! Today I'm sharing how to make this felt stocking ornament:
docrafts Creativity magazine last year. I've already shared the tutorial for making the snowman bauble, and I'll be posting the rest of the projects over the coming weeks.
- templates (see the bottom of this post)
- red felt
- dark green felt
- red sewing thread
- white embroidery thread (floss)
- assorted festive ribbons (I used silver ribbons from the docrafts Create Christmas range)
- three red mini pompoms
- white narrow ribbon
- toy stuffing
- sewing scissors (I recommend using embroidery scissors to cut out the small felt shapes)
- sewing needles and pins
To make the stripey stocking:
the templates provided to cut out the felt pieces: two red stockings and two dark green holly leaves.
Cut ribbon pieces a few cm wider than the stocking - I cut pieces of three different silver trims. Sew on with tiny white whip stitches (or line of running stitch at edge) folding over ends. When fold ends over, sew at back with small whip stitches sewing into the felt not through it.
3. Position two holly leaves as pictured and sew in corner with a few small stitches of red sewing thread. Add three mini red pompoms sewing each with a stitch or two.
4. Cut a 15cm (6 inch) length of narrow
white ribbon. Fold the ribbon into a loop and sew the ends to the top right corner of the undecorated stocking shape. Use whip stitch and red sewing thread,
sewing into the felt not through it.
the front and back stocking pieces together so the ends of the ribbon are
sandwiched between the two layers and the loop sticks out the top of the ornament.
Hold or pin the two stocking pieces together
and blanket stitch around the edge, using half strands of white
embroidery thread. Start at the top right corner of the stocking, stitch most of the way round and leave a gap for stuffing.
Add small pieces of stuffing to gradually fill the star, stuffing it
lightly so it's evenly filled but still very squishy. Then sew up the
gap with more blanket stitches and finish your stitching neatly at the
The third tutorial in the series will be posted next week. In the meantime, you'll find lots more free Christmas craft tutorials in my tutorial archive.
For even more crafty goodness, check out my books: Super-Cute Felt and Super-Cute Felt Animals.
Click here to view the template sheet, make sure you're viewing it full size then print it at 100%.