Thank you for choosing this PDF pattern for making a Traditional Christmas Stocking. When I say traditional I mean the shape of the stocking. I have added many options for making your stocking suit your own personal theme or décor. I am sure you will enjoy making them.
There are so many different materials that you can make these stockings out of. Beware you may get carried away! Choosing the material is the first step in creating what theme that your want to use. I show three designs as my samples. Traditional greens, reds and golds with red braid. This tailored look is great for a man’s stocking. I picked out a lime green and red and gold for an updated color scheme and more modern look. Last, I picked out combinations from Northcott fabric collection “Quest for a Cure”. This makes a very pretty and feminine Victorian or Shabby Chic stocking.
I do not have a fairy tale or quaint story to tell. I am just a hard working mother of 5 children and now I am raising 2 teen granddaughters. I have a great husband who even finds time after his long day to compliment me on my sewing designs.
I started sewing in the third grade. I have been sewing for over 50 years. My daughter and granddaughters still kid me about being a fashion designer when I criticize their choice of attire. I am ancient in their eyes. Most of my designs are from when I sewed for my daughter 30 years ago. That makes me and my designs VINTAGE!
Over the years, I have studied many different and correct sewing techniques. I started out with basic sewing for 4H club competition and later learned couture sewing techniques for state contests. I started college with sewing and design contest scholarships, majoring in fashion design but later switched to business. When my daughter was little, I went to sewing school and learned French hand and machine sewing techniques and smocking. My patterns will show how to accomplish many of these techniques. The patterns will give you the choices of just basic sewing on a plain sewing machine, options for finer sewing techniques and tips on sewing with a serger. All of my patterns are designed and written with the beginner seamstress in mind.