If you’re looking for a small, easy and fun project to do, I have for you how to make a redwork Christmas Stocking.
Christmas is around the corner and in a few weeks you might be decorating your home for the Holidays, it’s always nice to find small and easy Christmas projects to make in time for the season.
I wanted to make something for my two grandchildren and I came up with the idea to make for them their first Christmas Stockings, so I came up with these two Redwork Christmas Stockings, with a boy elf for my grandson (7) and a girl elf for my two months old granddaughter.
I’m sure you might have all the materials to make them at home, and the Redwork is easy to make, you will finish both stockings in no time!
To make the Redwork Christmas stocking you will need:
All the materials on this list is to make just one Redwork Christmas Stocking, if you want to make both you will need the double of each material to make both stockings.
- 1 piece of cotton fabric light beige 8 x 11″
- 1 piece of thin batting fabric 8 x 11 “
- 1 piece of red cotton fabric 8 x 11″
- 1 piece of any cotton fabric for the inside of each stocking 8 x 11″
- Fabric for the bias
- Download FREE pattern (comming soon)
- DMC embroidery floss in Christmas red
- Needle, scissors, pins, safety pins,
- Embroidery hoop
- Sewing machine
- Rotary cutter
- Rotary mat
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How to make a Redwork Christmas Stocking
Download the FREE pattern (coming soon) and print it out.
To copy the pattern on the fabric, you will need to place the paper with the pattern under the fabric and place two to four pins to keep paper and fabric together while you work to copy the pattern.
If you have a light box, you can place your work on it and copy the pattern on the fabric.
If you don’t have the light box, do what I do to copy the pattern on the fabric, place your fabric with the pattern on a window, (must be done with daylight) and hold the fabric with one hand or green masking tape and copy the pattern on the fabric with a soft pencil (B2) or a pencil or pen for fabrics.
When the pattern is on the fabric, remove the pins and save apart the pattern.
Place the fabric on the embroidery hoop, and work on the embroidery.
You will need to use the DMC embroidery floss to do the embroidery, work with three threads on your needle.
The stitches you will use to do the Redwork are:
- Back stitch
- Satin stitch
- Daisy stitch
When the embroidery is finished, cut each stocking and don’t forget to add 1/4″ for the seam all around each stocking.
Place the stocking on the batting fabric, and place the fabric for the inside under the batting fabric. Place two to three safety pins to hold the three fabrics together and do some quilting.
When the quilting is finished, make a running stitch all around each stocking. Trim all around of each stocking.
On this photo below, I show you how the back of each stocking looks like,
Cut a piece of the red fabric for each stocking, and cut the bias for both stockings.
On your sewing machine, add the bias on both top part of both stockings, add also the bias to hang the stockings.
When the two parts have the bias ready, place both parts of each stocking together and place some pins to hold both parts together, do the same to the other stocking.
Sew both parts with your sewing machine, right on the running stitch you did before. Trim each stocking.
Sew the bias on the back of each stocking, and close the bias on the front side of each stocking.
Congratulations, the Redwork Christmas Stockings are finished and they look so cute.
These Christmas stockings are the perfect size, not too big and not too small, you can place them on any corner of your home and bring some Christmas spirit there!
Easy and fun to make, I’m sure you will be making more than one, just like I did. One for each one of my grandchildren!
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