Craft Fair This Weekend and Christmas Stocking Tutorial

24 Nov

This is my favourite craft fair, and probably the only one I will do this year.  I love the energy and excitement at fairs when they are busy and this local fair seems to be one well known and frequented.  The problem is always how much stuff to make and what to make?  Tips anyone?  This to me is always a bit hit and miss, and with the current financial climate, I am even more unsure.  Will just have to see on the day.  Because of this I have thrown my net a little further, adding some items other than bags on my table.  One of which are some festive Christmas Stockings.  I made these two today and include a basic tutorial on the how to’s…

Cut out shape stockings – these measure roughly 22cm/8.5″ wide at the top end and 50cm/19.5″ deep.

Cut out any appliqué shapes you decide on and your fleece for the fluff at the top.  (this fleece measures roughly 10cm/4″ by 44cm)

Sew any appliqué chosen down in desired place on one side of the stocking.

Sew fleece down the side seams to keep in place.

Rights sides together. Oops don’t forget the tag for hanging your beautiful stocking. Sew the stoking together.Remember to cut small vertical incisions around the curves to stop the fabric straining and puckering when turned right side out.  Finally fold over top edge and sew down to finish it off.  Turn the stocking the right way round – Voilà – now you have a beautiful stocking to fill on Christmas Eve.

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2 Responses to “Craft Fair This Weekend and Christmas Stocking Tutorial”

  1. Jane (Groovy Pumpkin) December 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Love these stockings – did you sell any at the craft fair?
    Jane x

    • diannajessie December 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks, A couple caught someone’s eye. Lovely and easy to make:)

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