You've seen these before in catalogs/magazines, right? I made these little utensil stockings for a church dinner last week and adore how they turned out! They are so festive! I can't wait to use them for our family dinners in the future, and have Sadie and Charlotte roll their eyes about "mom's fork stockings".
fabric for stocking body (a fat quarter is plenty for a couple of stockings.)
fabric for stocking cuff
ric rac or other trim if desired
sewing stuff (matching thread, sewing machine, scissors, pinking shears are helpful, etc)
First, cut out two pieces of the main fabric with your stocking body pattern, cut them wrong sides together. Cut two pieces for your stocking cuffs. I used some plain white muslin I had lying around.
Also for the ric rac, cut two pieces 3.75 inches long.
Fold your stocking cuffs in half where the dotted line indicates on the pattern. (now would be a good time to iron them, but my iron was on the fritz. (Rory fixed it though! He is so handy. What would I do without him? Well, I'd have a broken iron.)
Pin the raw edges to the right sides of your stocking pieces and...
Sew, with 1/4 inch seam. (same seam allowance throughout the tutorial)
Press with your iron. (or pretend to, if you're like me with a bum iron)
Pin your ric rac in place on the seam line.
Using coordinating thread, sew it down. ( I didn't bother changing the bobbin, just the top thread color to red)
Now, with right sides together, pin...
...and sew around the stocking, back stitching at the beginning and end.
Trim around the edges with the pinking shears, or if you don't have those, a zig zag stitch would work as well!
Turn right side out and you've got yourself a cute lil' stocking!
Fill with utensils and you're good to go for Christmas dinner!