Sporty Fleece Stockings

Materials

  • Anti-pill fleece, 1/3 yd. each: light gray, red, white; yellow, scrap
  • Embroidery floss: red, black, white

Tools

  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Crewel needle

Basic Supplies

scissors, pins, water-soluble fabric pen

Directions

Monogram Stocking

  • 1. Cut two stockings and hanger loop from red fleece. Cut heel patch, toe patch, and 3” circle from white fleece.
  • 2. Freehand draw 2” tall monogram of choice. Cut monogram from red fleece. Using four strands of red floss, slipstitch initial in center of white circle.
  • 3. Pin both patches and circle to stocking front. Using four strands of white floss, whipstitch in place.
  • 4. Fold long hanger loop edges in toward center with edges overlapping. Machine zig-zag stitch along center overlap to secure layers.
  • 5. Fold hanger loop in half; pin to back of stocking front. (Note: Loop ends should face toward center of stocking angled up at 45º.)
  • 6. Pin stocking base pieces together with right sides facing. Leaving 1/2” seam allowance, machine straight stitch together, leaving top open.
  • 7. Turn stocking right side out. Fold 2-1/2” of stocking top down inside stocking. Hand-sew in place.
  • 8. Using four strands of white floss, stitch vertical ribbing lines about 1/4” apart using running stitch.

Striped Stocking

  • 1. Cut two stockings and hanger loop from white fleece. Cut heel and toe patch from gray fleece. Cut two 3/4"x3-1/2” strips of red fleece.
  • 2. Hand zig-zag stitch across toe patch using red floss.
  • 3. Pin both patches and stripes to stocking front. Hand zig-zag stitch patches in place using black floss. Whipstitch stripes in place along edges with four strands of white floss.
  • 4. Fold long hanger loop edges in toward center with edges overlapping. Machine zig-zag stitch along center overlap to secure layers.
  • 5. Fold hanger loop in half; pin to back of stocking front. (Note: Loop ends should face toward center of stocking angled up at 45º.)
  • 6. Pin stocking base pieces together with right sides facing. Leaving 1/2” seam allowance, machine straight stitch together, leaving top open.
  • 7. Turn stocking right side out. Fold 2-1/2” of stocking top down inside stocking. Hand-sew in place.

Star Stocking

  • 1. Cut two stockings and hanger loop from gray fleece. Cut heel patch, toe patch, and 2-1/2” circle from white fleece. Cut 1”x6-1/2” strip of red fleece. Freehand cut 1-1/2” star shape from yellow fleece.
  • 2. Using four strands of black floss, stitch desired initial in center of star using stem stitch. Stitch star to center of circle using running stitch.
  • 3. Pin both patches and stripe to stocking front. Hand zig-zag stitch patches in place using red floss. Stitch stripe in place along edges with four strands of red floss using running stitch. Pin star patch in center of stripe; stitch in place along edges with four strands black floss using running stitch.
  • 4. Fold long hanger loop edges in toward center with edges overlapping. Machine zig-zag stitch along center overlap to secure layers.
  • 5. Fold hanger loop in half; pin to back to stocking front. (Note: Loop ends should face toward center of stocking angled up at 45º.)
  • 6. Pin stocking base pieces together, right sides facing. Leaving 1/2” seam allowance, machine straight stitch together, leaving top open.
  • 7. Turn stocking right side out. Fold 2-1/2” of stocking top down inside stocking. Hand-sew in place.

Tip

  • 1. Tailor colors and appliqué designs to reflect your little sport star’s basketball, soccer, or baseball team colors and nickname.
by Jennifer Davey

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/4555/c168149e-2eac-4a7f-b6c7-cfbede41dc3f.pdf



Sporty Fleece Stockings
Sporty Fleece Stockings