Beaded Christmas Stocking

Updated: Wednesday, November 27 2013, 12:58 PM EST
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by Margot Lucile Dale/Emley Crafted

Supplies
Wedding gown or wedding attendant's gown with at least enough flat space to cut a
front and a back for your stocking pattern. Approximately two pieces 12 x 22 on the
straight of the grain for a stocking 16 long and 9 wide at the foot.
Wedding gown fabric on straight of grain to cut cuff. Depending on the size of the
stocking, a piece at least 10 x 16 or 9 x 18.
Lining fabric such such as is often in the lining of the gown. Approximately two pieces
at least 12 x 22 on the straight of the grain- or enough to cut a pair of the stocking
pattern selected. If the gown is not lined, use a light weight satin or taffeta of the same
color as the wedding gown.
Notions: matching thread, pins, 8 inches of ribbon for loop to hang stocking.
Sewing machine

Instructions

Instructions are based on using seams:
  1. Select a wedding gown or bridal attendants gown.
  2. Design you own stocking pattern by tracing a stocking you have that you like. Add 1/2 to the entire pattern for the seam allowance. Or use the internet to select a Christmas stocking pattern.
  3. Outside of stocking: Use the wedding gown and find the straight of the grain. Line up the pattern so the straight of the grain runs the length of the stocking. Cut a front and a back by using the pattern for the front and reversing the pattern for the back. Beads can be on the front and the back or either.
  4. Cuff
  5. Measure the width of the top of the stocking pattern.
  6. On the straight of the grain, cut 2 pieces the width of the top of the stocking pattern and 7 inches long for a three inch finished cuff. Example: the top of the stocking pattern measures 8 . Cut 2 pieces, 17 wide and 7 inches long.
  7. Cutting the lining
  8. Use the lining of the wedding gown or purchased satin or taffeta and find the straight of the grain. Line up the pattern so the straight of the grain runs the length of the stocking.
  9. Cut a front and a back by using the pattern for the front and reversing the pattern for the back.
  10. Outside of stocking: Preparing the stocking prior to sewing: All beads in the seam allowance and within of the seam allowance should be removed and beads near the seam allowance should be hand stitched to strengthen. Check all beads and with hand stitching, reinforce any loose beads. Use quilting thread for added strength.
  11. With right sides together, stitch outside stocking pair together. Turn and check for smoothness of the curves of the stocking. Restitch if necessary.
  12. About 1/8 from the original stitch, sew a reinforcement stitch around the stocking in the seam allowance.
  13. Trim the stocking close to the edge of the reinforcement seam and clip the curves.
  14. Press the seams. A sleeve board makes this easier.
  15. Turn right side out. Press again if needed. To press a beaded area, use a folded towel with the beading down.
  16. Preparing the lining of stocking: With right sides together, stitch the stocking lining pair together using a fat seam.
  17. About 1/8 from the original stitch, sew a reinforcement stitch around the stocking in the seam allowance.
  18. Trim the stocking close to the edge of the reinforcement seam.
  19. Press the seams. Do not turn.
  20. Adding the lining to the stocking: With wrong sides together, place the lining into the stocking.  Pin top edges together.  Baste the top of the stocking.
  21. Making the loop:  Cut 7 to 8 inches of inch satin ribbon. Fold in half to form loop. Baste ends together.  Pin the raw end of the loop to the inside seam of the stocking with the heel. Match the raw end of the loop to the raw end of the stocking. Baste in place.
  22. Making the Cuff: With the wrong sides together, pin the 7 ends together. Sew together using an seam to form a circle of fabric 7' wide.  Press the seam open. Turn right side out. Fold in half with seams open and wrong sides together, matching seams. Press. Baste the raw edges together.
  23. Adding the Cuff: Pin the cuff to the inside of the stocking. Match the seam of the cuff to the seam of the stocking with the heel. Pin in any fullness.
  24. Stitch upper edges together using a seam.
  25. Turn the cuff to check if all fits and the stitched line is smooth. Press.

For a more finished look and for those experienced in preparing facings, trim the seam so the cuff lies flatter while leaving the longer side of the seam facing the cuff and press the seam so that it folds down over the stocking between the stocking and the cuff. Turn the stocking inside out and carefully stitch a fat 1/8 stitch through to the lining as in preparing a facing on a blouse and one that is hidden on the outside by the cuff. Be sure and pull the loop up so that it does not get caught in the facing stitch.
If unsure about this step, just press the cuff and do not do the facing stitch.
Stocking is complete.Beaded Christmas Stocking
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