Crazy Patch Christmas Stocking

Crazy Patch Christmas Stocking
Crazy Patch Christmas Stocking
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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without your favorite stocking “hung by the chimney with care”. Add a little spice to that stocking with a crazy patch design and wonderful fabrics and trims. Santa will love it!
 
What you need

22” x 16” muslin for stocking base
1 1/4 yards of 45” wide fabric for lining and back of the stocking
1/2 yard of thin cotton batting
5 to 7 fat quarters for crazy patchwork
20“ of 3/16” cording for piping
1/4” straight stitch foot
Zipper/cording foot
All purpose foot
Quilt guide bar
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
2 spools of coordinating all-purpose sewing thread
1 spool Sulky® Rayon or Metallic thread
Chalk marker

Cutting
Trace the stocking on the muslin, positioning the pattern so that there is a 2” or larger margin around all sides. Do not cut out.

Layer the fabrics as given and place the pattern on top. Cut all pieces out at once to insure that all of the stockings “toes” are going in the same direction. Cut using a rotary cutter or scissors.

  • Lining—wrong side up
  • Lining—right side up
  • Batting
  • Stocking back—wrong side up


For the piping, cut a strip 1 1/2” x 22” using a rotary cutter and ruler. This piece does not need to be cut on the bias as it will not go around any angles or corners

From one of the fat quarters, cut a 5-sided piece approximately 4” x 4”. All sides should be different lengths and angles. This will be the center piece for the stocking.

Stocking Front
1. Place the 5-sided piece, right side up, on the muslin in the center of the traced stocking piece. Pin in place.

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2. With rights sides together, take a piece of a different fabric and place it along one side of the first piece. Stitch through all layers with the 1/4” foot. Flip the second piece open and smooth in place.

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3.  Continue adding pieces in the same manner until the entire traced area is completely covered. It‘s preferable to leave extra fabric over the edges of the tracing so you are sure the entire area is covered. Be sure you are taking the full 1/4” seam on all pieces when you sew. Trim any extra seam allowances to 1/4” before adding the next piece to prevent “lumps”. It is possible to work yourself into a spot where you are unable to stitch and flip the next piece. Remember, it’s crazy patch, so just top stitch the next piece in place!

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4. When the stocking outline is completely covered, place the original pattern on top of your created fabric and cut the stocking top out to the correct size.

5. Add decorative stitching to your stocking top. Change to the all purpose zigzag foot and thread the needle with Sulky® Rayon or Metallic thread and coordinating all purpose thread in the bobbin.

Tips for decorative stitching

  • Use the seam line as the center of your stitch so your stitching will fall on the seam line OR stitch a presser foot distance from the seam so the stitching is parallel to the seam.
  • Experiment with a variety of stitch length and width combinations of the same stitch to create new stitches
  • Decorate all sides of all the pieces.
  • Add charms, buttons, or ribbons for a finishing touch. This can be done now by machine using a small zigzag stitch or when the stocking is finished by hand.


Stocking Back
6. Place the batting on your work surface. Layer the stocking back over the batting, right side up. Draw a line through the center of the backing piece as shown. Straight stitch on the line.

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7. Attach the quilt guide bar to the all purpose foot adjusting it 1-1/2” from the needle. Place the guide on the previous line of stitching and stitch a second line parallel to the first. Continue stitching until the back is completely quilted.

8. Repeat process in the other direction making a grid pattern on the back. NOTE: The closer together your quilting lines are sewn, the more dense and less “poufy” your quilting will look.

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9. Rethread the machine with regular thread and attach the zipper foot. Wrap the 1 1/2” strip around the 3/16” cord with right side out and cut edges matched. Stitch as close to the cording as possible.

10. Place the stocking back and front, right sides together, and stitch around the stocking with a 1/4” seam leaving the top open.

11. Make a hanger by cutting a piece of fabric 2 1/2” x 5”. Press this piece in half, wrong sides together, then fold raw edges into the fold. Top stitch along both edges. Fold it in half and place next to the side seam on the back of the stocking.

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12. Place the lining pieces right sides together and stitch leaving a 5“ opening on the longer straight side as shown.

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13. Starting in the center of the back of the stocking, pin the piping along the top edge of the stocking. Leave a 1” tail of piping free, using a zipper foot, stitch the piping to the top of the stocking. Stop stitching about 1” before the starting point. Open the piping seam about 1” and fold back 1/4“ of one fabric end. But the cord ends clipping as necessary. Overlap the fabric edge and continue sewing to complete.

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14. Place the lining inside the stocking, right sides together. Stitch around the top of the stocking with the zipper foot, getting as close to the piping as possible. Turn everything right side out through the opening in the side of the lining. Smooth and press top edge.

15. Stitch the lining opening by hand or machine.


 

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