Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Mini monogrammed stockings

These mini stockings are a great alternative to wrapping a present - they are the perfect size for som chocolate coins.

Paper, pencil, scissors - for the template
Felt, pins, needle, thread - for the stocking
Yarn, crochet hook - for the trimming

First step is to draw a template out of some scrap paper. Cut out this template and then draw round it on the felt.

Cut out your stocking shapes and also a length of felt about 1cm width to use as the hanger.

Put the right sides together and start stitching around the outside - you can use a machine or stitch by hand as I did - it doesn't take too long.

The fold over the strip and stitch it to the inside of the stocking. You stocking should look something like this.

The next step is to add some embellishment - I picked some fluffy yarn and crocheted a strip using the yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook. The border was 6 stitches wide and was worked in half double stitches (UK term half trebles) until the piece was wide enough. I then stitched the two ends together and secured the tails. This border was then stitched in place.

The final touch was embellishing a monogram to the stocking. I used a bit of the yarn and worked the lettering in chain embroidery stitch.

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