If you’re like me, you have a TON of left over scrap fabric laying around. *RAISE YOUR HAND* Ok… So this one is for you!
These stockings were very simple to throw together, and even if you don’t have any seasonal prints, I think any fabric would work! I also think these are not limited to just being stocking shaped, but they are “oh so cute!”.
scrap fabric stocking ornaments
solid fabric for backing
felt with adhesive backing
ribbon of choice
sewing supplies: pins, thread, scissors, machine, etc…
1. simply cut your scrap fabric into strips of all wonky PROPORTIONS. Then sew these strips together so that all the seams on one side. (See above photos)
2. After you have some scrap strips sewn TOGETHER, create a template of the shape you wish to create. Be sure to allow a 1/4″ seam allowance so that when you sew the pieces together they keep their intended shape/size.
3. WHILE YOUR at it, trace the template onto the felt on the ADHESIVE side (DO NOT PEEL OFF BACKING UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO SEW), as well as the solid backing fabric.
4. Once you have all 3 pieces traced and cut: peel the paper backing off the felt, and place firmly onto the sewing together strips. This will allow the seams to stay put.
5. sandwich the cut ribbon in between the backing and the front. I chose to pin them all three together right at the point of the ribbon. That way you know it wont slide out while sewing. (see photo above)
6. Start your needle on the top corner of your choice, and sewing the entire distance from start to finish. I used the edge as a guide and stayed within the foot along the way. After you finish your end seam, trim around the edges to clean it up.
My first intention in making these was to create the above ornament to throw on some gifts, but I really think it would be oober easy to add a pocket to the back to hold a Gift Card! How cute would that be??? I fantastic, creative, and easy way to add a homemade touch to a gift.
Stop over and check out this other simple Holiday Craft!
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