On December 24th, inspired by my friend Amy, who made a Christmas stocking for her son’s girlfriend (who is also my niece), I decided to make a new Christmas stocking for my son.
Several years ago, I made matching cotton velveteen stockings for my son and daughter. He did not like the stockings and although he is normally quite accepting of whatever I make, he gently complained about the new stocking. A few days before Christmas, my daughter announced she would be bringing her boyfriend for Christmas, so I needed an extra stocking. Hence the impetus to make a new stocking. She and her boyfriend got the matching velveteen stockings and my son got the new quilted stocking. He was thrilled.
It was fairly simple to make. I simply joined leftover blocks and patches to the approximate size and then cut out a stocking, using the velveteen one as a pattern. I added poly batting, a bit of leftover sheeting for the backing and quilted it with freehand doodling using a thin gold Bottom Line thread. The fuzzy cuff on the stocking is a piece of white sweatshirt fleece with the fuzzy side out. Start to finish, it took about an hour.
Everyone admired the stocking and my daughter has put in a request for two stockings for next year. She would like a maroon one for herself and a green one for her boyfriend. I found myself looking over potential fabrics for these stockings, so I’m sure I will be inspired to make them!