Fabric

Homespun Stocking

for  Husqvarna Viking

size: 17"x8"

  • Homespun Stocking
  • Photo 1

Materials

  • Cotton fabric: ivory tone on tone, 1/2 yd.; red/green plaid, 3/4 yd.; solid red, 3”x3”
  • The Warm Co. Warm & Natural Batting, 18”x25”
  • Red ball fringe, 1/8 yd.
  • Threads: Robison-Anton Red Rayon Embroidery Thread 40 wt.; cotton quilting thread, two spools, one shade darker than ivory fabric

Tools

  • HUSQVARNA VIKING Sewing Machine with Standard Foot, Transparent Decorative Foot, and Edge/Quilting Guide
  • PFAFF INSPIRA: Tear-A-Way Light Stabilizer; Fusible No-Show Mesh; Twin Needle, 2.5mm; Universal Needle, size 80
  • Disappearing ink pen

Basic Supplies

  • straight pins, scissors, rotary cutter and cutting mat, ruler, iron and pressing surface

Pattern - Homespun Stocking

  • 1. Print out full-size patterns. Trace heart shapes onto back of appliqué fabric and cut out; set aside.
  • 2. Cut fabric panels: 18"x15", 18"x10", and 7"x2-1/2" from ivory tone on tone; 8"x16-1/2" and two 7"x5" from red/green plaid; 18"x15" and 18"x10" from cotton batting. Cut stocking front and back from pattern.
  • 3. Apply fusible mesh stabilizer to back of heart appliqué, heel, toe, and cuff pieces following manufacturer's instructions. If pattern does not include separate pieces for heel and toe, create your own appliqué patterns by tracing around outer edge of stocking front and rounding out as desired.
  • 4. Insert 2.5mm twin needle to sewing machine and thread with two matching spools of cotton quilting thread. Attach standard foot. Layer one 18"x15" piece of outer fabric on top of same size cotton batting with right side facing up.
  • 5. Select serpentine stitch on sewing machine. Example uses an elongated serpentine stitch, 7.0 width, 40.0 length. Position fabric under presser foot so first pintuck will be 3/4" from right cut edge and parallel to the18" side; sew.
  • 6. Attach edge/quilting guide and adjust so guide is positioned 1" from needle. Place fabric under presser foot so quilting guide runs down center of previous stitching. Continue sewing vertical rows, aligning each new row with previous.
  • 7. When vertical rows are complete, turn fabric 90º and begin sewing horizontal rows to create a crosshatch pattern. First row should be approximately 3/4" from right cut edge and parallel to the 15" side. Use quilting guide to ensure rows are evenly spaced. Sew as many rows as necessary to fill fabric.
  • 8. Remove twin needle and insert universal needle, size 80. Rethread machine with single spool of sewing thread. Position pintucked fabric on cutting surface with right side up. Place stocking front pattern piece on top of pintucked fabric, making sure orientation of toe is correct. Pin and cut stocking front. Set aside. Cut one stocking back from remaining ivory fabric and batting, making sure toe orientation is opposite that of front.
  • 9. Select center needle straight stitch. Layer stocking back on top of batting with right side facing up. Pin and baste around all sides approximately 1/8" from the cut edge. Set aside.
  • 10. To create a hanging loop, press 7"x2-1/2" strip of ivory fabric in half with wrong sides together. Folded piece will measure 7"x1-1/4". Open strip and fold each long raw edge toward center crease; press. Fold again on original crease line, completely encasing raw edges; press. Folded strip will measure 7"x3/4" wide. Topstitch both sides of folded strip close to edge. Fold in half to form loop and baste across raw edges. Set aside.
  • 11. Fold 8"x16-1/2" plaid cuff fabric in half with wrong sides together, matching long edges; finger press fold line. Open out to determine placement of appliqué; mark with disappearing ink pen.
  • 12. Pin heart appliqués in place on cuff. Thread machine with rayon embroidery thread. Attach transparent decorative stitch foot. Select candle wicking stitch, narrow satin stitch, or other narrow decorative stitch. Place light stabilizer underneath plaid fabric and sew heart appliqués in place.
  • 13. Attach standard presser foot and select center needle straight stitch. Position heel and toe appliqués on top of stocking front piece with right sides facing up; pin in place. Baste around outer edges of each appliqué 1/8" from edge to hold in place.
  • 14. Select triple straight stitch and adjust length to 4.0. Sew inner edges of heel and toe appliqués approximately 1/8" from cut edge.
  • 15. Rethread machine with cotton quilting thread and insert matching bobbin. Select center needle straight stitch. Fold plaid cuff in half with right sides together, matching short edges. Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance creating a tube. Press seam open.
  • 16. Fold cuff in half with wrong sides together, matching raw edges to create a shorter tube. Baste around the top approximately 1/8" from cut edge. Press. Pin red ball fringe to underside of folded edge of cuff. Topstitch.
  • 17. Place outer stocking front and back right sides together. Pin, then stitch layers together with a 1/2" seam allowance. Leave top edge open. Trim seam allowance down to 1/4" and clip curves. Turn right side out and press.
  • 18. Place stocking lining pieces right sides together. Pin, then stitch layers together with a 5/8 " seam allowance. Leave 4" opening along one side for turning. Leave top edge open, trim seam allowance down to 1/4" and clip curves.
  • 19. Slide cuff over top of outer stocking with right sides up, aligning seam in cuff with side seam in stocking and matching raw edges. Sew around top of stocking. Center hanging loop over seam in cuff, matching raw edges. Stitch in place through all layers.

    Photo 1
  • 20. Tuck outer stocking inside lining, placing right sides together and matching seams and raw edges; pin. Sew around top of stocking. Turn right side out and press lining. Topstitch opening in lining closed. Pull lining into position inside stocking. Fold cuff up away from body of stocking. Press.
  • 21. Edge stitch close to seam line on lining side through all layers. Fold cuff back down and press.
  • Tip
  • 1. Yardage listed is for finished stocking approximately 17" long. Specific patterns may require more or less fabric. Follow fabric requirements listed on your pattern.