- Free stocking template download
- Two 45x45 cm squares of baby blue felt
- Two 45x45 cm squares of baby pink felt
- Two 45x45 cm squares of white felt
- One piece of 45x45 green felt (for the numbers)
- Two skeins of no. 152 (pink) DMC embroidery thread
- Two skeins of n0. 321 (red) DMC embroidery thread
- Two skeins of no. 5200 (white) DMC embroidery thread
- Embroidery needle
- A4 sized piece of card (to draw the number templates onto)
- 2 mts red sequin trim
- 2 mts white bobble trim
- Large piece of white faux fur trim (to cut to size)
- craft or fabric glue
- 2 mtrs thick white wool
- 2 mtrs thick blue wool
How To Make A Stocking Advent
Aha! Now this is a bit of a Christmassy scene isn’t it? The reason I’m publishing this project at this stage in the proceedings (fairly early) is to give you plenty of time to make it. If you work or have a very busy family life then you’ll need time to get the materials together and to actually sit down and sew. Although once you get going with these stockings they are rather addictive and very easy but as this project could easily end up as an heirloom I want to give you enough time as possible to make it because I know you’ll be SO HAPPY that you did.
It also means you don’t have to make another one next year which means much more time spent with your fingers wrapped around the bottom of a wine glass.
So, to count down the 24 days of advent we have made a stocking advent garland. It’s a great size to fill with sweets and treats AND IT LOOKS GOOD.
- Print it out on to A4 sized paper.
- Based on the felt size pieces given in the red box to the right of the page you will be able to draw out four complete stocking templates (front and back) on each piece of felt.
- Draw around the free downloadable stocking template and cut out your stocking shapes
- You should end up with 48 felt stocking shapes in total
- To stitch the stockings together I used a blush pink thread on the white stockings
- Bright red thread on the blue stockings
- White thread on the pink stockings
- I used blanket stitch to stitch them together
Here they are all sewn up. I played with them for a bit after finishing them as I was so darn happy to have them all completed.
- In order to hang each of the stockings up I used a 1.5inch length of the same coloured embroidery thread I used to stitch them together.
- I threaded it through the top left hand side of the stocking so the toe of the stocking is pointing to the bottom right when you look at it from the front
- I made it into a loop and secured it with a knot
- Once all 24 stockings were stitched together it was then time to decorate them. Ha!
- I used a very christmassy sparkly red trim to decorate the tops of the whites stockings and I secured the trim using some fabric glue
- To decorate the blue stockings I used some cute little white bobble trim
- For the pink I kept it traditional and used white faux fur trim
- I then drew and cut out numbers from 0 – 9 on a piece of card and used them as my templates to draw around on the green felt
- When all the numbers had been cut out I stuck them onto the stockings with some craft glue, alternating the colours of the stocking as I glued
- In order to hang the stockings I twisted two pieces of thick wool together so it was good and strong. This is so the stockings would to take the weight of the treats that they would soon be stuffed with.
Note: The length of wool we used was the correct size for our fireplace, you may decide to make yours longer or shorter depending on where you are going to hang your stocking advent garland.
- The stockings were then threaded onto the wool in numerical order and the ends were tied in place onto hooks at either side of the fireplace.
- I then filled the stockings with delicious treats for the 24 days of advent, including sweets, chocolates, candy canes etc..
I’ve thought about whether they will stay full right up until Christmas Eve but I’m not holding out too much hope. Number 14 is already empty as I COULD.NOT. RESIST. adding more junk to my trunk and I love the green triangular Quality Street.
So there we have it. My first full on Christmas Craft project for this year.
And seeing as it’s still only the 13th of November I think it’s safe to expect many more!
Have a darling weekend. Stay cosy and if the rain is coming down in sheets where you are too then stay dry also.
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