Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas Stocking

For the first project using my new sewing machine I decided to make a Christmas Stocking for my great niece who just turned 1 last month. I found the material by Henley Studio in a local sewing shop so purchased it giving me the front of the stocking, I also purchased a coordinating piece for the back and then some plain red material for the lining. I had some wadding already in my limited new sewing stash.

I started off with the tag, and stitched round each section of the tree before sewing the edges m. Next I stitched the lines on the stocking and went round a few of the stars to add some more interest. I created my own loop and binding for the top of the stocking (with some help from YouTube) and then once I had my front and back pieces completed, I stitched the 2 sides together. Instead of adding more binding to the inside seams I used a zigzag stitch to stop the edges from fraying.
am really thrilled with the finished stocking and this project has given me confidence with my new machine. 

I am delivering the stocking tomorrow night and I hope that Maisie loves it and will keep and use it forever...

Thanks for looking!
Tracey x

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