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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I just finished this Christmas stocking and I wanted to share these photos with you. I cut two stocking shapes from muslin, then covered them with festive fabrics (by machine, stitch and flip). Next I embroidered along all the seams with Perle cotton (#5) and added beads. Finally I sewed the front and back together (right sides together) being careful not to let the needle hit any beads! Using shirting fabric, I made a lining, and inserted it into the stocking. To finish, I folded the pretzel fabric at the top to the inside and handstitched. The ribbons were added so it can be "hung from the chimney with care, with hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."
I like how this stocking came out, but if I make any more I think I'll add more embellishments. This stocking will be auctioned to benefit the Empire Quilters guild in NYC.