Here is another great idea for "Handmade for the Holidays".
A Christmas Stocking
You can download the attached pattern and print out the 3 template pages (make sure the print setting is set at 100%)
Piece it together according to the drawing schematic (by matching up the targets where the sheets of paper overlap) tape together.
Don't forget to cut out the heel section and attach.
You can use this as your template or you can trace onto Template Plastic and cut out (then you have a sturdier version to use over and over again)
Choose your fabric for the front, back and lining.
With fabric right sides together cut the sock front and back out. Do the same with the lining.
If you are using two different fabrics for the sock front and back, make sure to cut the sock back in reverse.
With right sides together. Sew the sock front to the lining front along the sock top edge. Open, and press seam open. With right sides together, sew the sock back to the lining back along the top edge. Open, and press seam open.
Lay the sock front/lining and the sock back/lining right sides together. Pin all the way around the stocking. If you would like to add a ribbon hanger this is the point to do so. Cut a 4” strip of ribbon. Fold it in half and insert it the sock front/back seam ¼” below the front/back top edge, before sewing together.
Sew around the entire stocking leaving a 2” opening in the lining for turning the sock inside out
Turn sock inside out. Press around the whole outside. To achieve a nice crisp finished seam. Try rolling the seam out with your fingers as you press. Top stitch the opening in the lining closed.
Tuck the sock lining into the stocking. Make sure to push the lining toe all the way into the stocking toe. Press around the top edge of the stocking. Top stitch around the top edge.
Yea! Your very own (one of a kind) Christmas stocking. Remember you can piece the front and add a heel and toe patch if you like, even add a cuff at the top. The sky's the limit.
Happy Sewing and Happy Holidays!