When my children were young, I had a business called Heirlooms in which I took vintage fabric, quilts, linens that were damaged. I took the salvageable parts to make into everything from pillows, dolls and yes, even Christmas Stockings. These are my own pattern and creation. I am excited to share with you one of my best sellers! DIY Vintage Quilt Christmas Stockings.
This project is EASY and is at the Beginner sewing level. If you do not have access to vintage quilts or table linens please don’t let that stop you from trying this project. You can always use regular, pre-washed cotton fabric from your local fabric store. I love any fabric from French General which you can find online at Amazon.
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christmas stocking pattern
vintage quilt or fabric
vintage tablecloth, handkerchief, or white fabric
6″piece of red grosgrain ribbon
Cut your Christmas Stocking pattern out. Pick a section of the quilt that is in good condition and pin, the pattern to the quilt. Cut the shape out.
Lay the pattern, wrong side up on the vintage quilt. Cut out another part of the quilt for the back of the Christmas stocking. Cut an 8-inch corner off an antique linen tablecloth, cut a handkerchief in half.
Pin the front of the Christmas stocking to the linen tablecloth piece. Right sides together. Sew the tops together using 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Iron the white linen Christmas Stocking Topper in place.
Fold the top of the back of the Christmas Stocking into a finished seam. Pin and sew. Next Pin the right sides of the Christmas stocking together, making sure the tops of the Christmas stocking match exactly. Sew.
In the curve of the Christmas stocking cut into the fabric CAREFULLY about 1/4 inches in. Do NOT cut into the seam. Turn right side out and press with an iron.
Cut a six-inch piece of grosgrain ribbon. Sew inside the back top right of the Vintage Quilt Christmas Stocking.
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Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.