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How to make Five-Minute Stocking?


Things You’ll Need

  • Felt, including scraps for leaves and berries (I highly recommend wool felt)
  • Scissors (straight and decorative fabric shears)
  • Glue stick
  • Disappearing-ink pen
  • Crochet, lace or ribbon trim
  • Needle
  • Decorative floss
  • Button
  • Twine



Step 1: Print out the PDF, and lightly adhere the template portion of the page to a cereal box, manilla folder or other light cardboard. Cut out the templates.

Step 2: Place the stocking template on felt, and trace with your choice of disappearing ink pen. (Really do yourself a favor and go to the office supply store for a Pilot Frixion pen.  You’ll love, love, love it.  Write on anything, and with just a touch of a hot iron, the marks disappear.)

Step 3: Sew the crochet trim, lace or ribbon onto your stocking outline, 1/2 inch down from the top of the stocking.

Step 4: Place a second layer of felt beneath the traced felt and sew along the traced line around the edge of the stocking, backstitching at the beginning and end of your stitches.

Step 5: Cut out the stocking, a scant 1/8 inch from the stitch line and straight across the top of the stocking (or use decorative scissors, being extra careful not to cut into the stitches.)

Step 6: Decorate your stocking with felt leaves and berries and colored embroidery floss in complementary colors. Last, add a button to the front and tie a hanging loop out of twine.

source: ehow.com