Friday, 20 November 2015

Quilted Christmas Stocking

...Or 'Sock-ing' if you will!



After putting together some new Christmas themed 'Hexie' English Paper Piecing (EPP) packs and totally falling in love with the small scale festive prints by Riley Blake I decided to whip up a new Christmas Stocking to show them off with a bit of a traditional sock design.

The base is a solid red with fusible fleece onto which I quilted a grid. I think the hexie embellishment adds an extra special touch to an otherwise pretty simple make. I simply topstitched them into place before assembling.


I decided to utilise some scraps and instead of adding a contrast cuff chose some sweet scrappy binding instead which I hand stitched in place. Above you can see the ladder stitch which is then pulled taut for an invisible finish.



It's so jolly looking! Gloomy day pictures don't really do it justice.

I had intended to place it on sale alongside the kits at 'Make & Do' but my other half has taken a liking to it so it may be gifted instead! Not long now till the 'big C', I'd better get back to stitching!!

Want to give English Paper Piecing a try? Check out the tutorial here.

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    1. Thanks Donna! Gotta love those mini reindeer! :)

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    1. Thanks Melanie, it's so cheery I might make a few more!

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  3. Really cute ! Did you use a pattern ?

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    1. Thanks! :) Yes and no... I drew up a template last year for stocking kits for the fabric shop I work at (http://www.mymakeanddo.co.uk) which I used as a base as I liked the finished shape. I think the owner is uploading the templates and instructions at some point soon. It's pretty straightforward and great for customisation.

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