Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Craftmas Day 2 - Stocking Advent Calendar

I saw something like this in a magazine and I obviously had to give it a go!













Equipment
- Christmassy fabrics
- Red and green markers
- Christmassy ribbon
- Needle and thread (or sewing machine if you're lazy like me)
- Fabric scissors
- A4 paper and a pencil
-An iron

1) Draw out the pattern of the stocking. You can print one off online if you don't want to draw it. Be sure to make it big enough to hold what you want to be putting in - and leave a seam allowance of 0.5-1cm.



2) Pin the pattern to the first piece of fabric you want to cut out. It can help to fold the fabric up a bit so as to cut out multiple shapes at once. You're going to need 48 of them - a front and a back for 24 days. Cut out all the stocking pieces.

3) Take a piece of plain white fabric and cut it into small (2-3cm) squares. Write the numbers 1 to 24 on the squares in marker.


4) Sew the square onto the front of your first stocking. Taking a needle, pull the threads that hang at the front through to the back and tie them in a knot at the back.


5) Place both sides of the stocking right sides together and sew around the edge, leaving the top open. Tie the threads into knots when you're finished and turn them right way round.


6) Once you've assembled every stocking, iron the stockings flat.


7) Sew them onto some Christmassy ribbon with a small 'x' in one corner.


8) Now you just need to find somewhere to hang it up!


Merry Craftmas!

2 comments:

  1. This is sooooooooooo cute and gorgeous as an advent calendar <3 well done you!
    All the best,
    Jas xo / jaspooleblog.com

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    1. Aw thank you - I'm glad you like it!

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