Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking

Materials

  • 16”x22” Cornflower 14-count Aida (Charles Craft)
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC)
  • #4 Braid (Kreinik Mfg. Co.)
  • Mill Hill Glass Seed Bead (Wichelt Imports, Inc.)

Stitch Type

  • Backstitch: >1 strand
  • Cross-stitch: >2 strands or as indicated in key
  • French Knot: >As indicated in key

Basic Supplies

needle, scissors

Directions

STEP 1

  • Stitch design centered on fabric. DO NOT STITCH RED OUTLINE OF STOCKING.

STEP 2

  • After stitching is completed, place fusible fleece on wrong side of stocking, covering all red lines; press.

STEP 3

  • Cut stocking shape 1/2” beyond red lines and 1” beyond top edge. Fold top edge in several rows; press.

STEP 4

  • Cut two 18” x 11” pieces of backing/lining fabric with right sides together. Position fabric under stocking and cut to shape leaving an additional 4” fabric at top. Layer pieces as follows: fabric right side up, design right side up, fabric wrong side up.

STEP 5

  • Pin and stitch 1/2” seams, leaving top edge open and small gap at bottom for tucking in braid. Finish top raw edges by folding over 1/2” to wrong side; stitch. Turn stocking to wrong side creating a lining and backing.

STEP 6

  • Slipstitch lining to folded top edge of crossstitch, catching cording securely. Slipstitch cording along edge of stocking tucking ends in at bottom. Slipstitch seam closed.
by Joan Elliott

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3539/cb629d42-de77-4fcd-9966-d58b167422e0.pdf



http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3539/fdc3cb53-d18f-43b2-b1a0-bef6178fd4d6.pdf



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Christmas Stocking