Take a look at our custom sewn and personalized stockings all ready to stuff with gifts and goodies! Make them yourself and you can easily embroider a name or delightful Disney design while the top band is still flat and goes easily into the hoop. Follow these instructions and you’ll be finished with your stocking before the carolers start singing!
Materials and Supplies:
- Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 4-inch hoop capability for embroidering featured design or lettering
- Visit the Brother iBroidery.com download center for the design featured here along with many more holiday designs to choose from
- SA5815 Brother medium weight adhesive backed tear-away stabilizer to secure trim fabric in hoop
- SA520 Brother lightweight water-soluble stabilizer to use as a topping for plush trim fabric
- Brother embroidery thread and bobbin thread
- Featured Design shown below:
- Printable .pdf pattern for Stocking Pattern Piece A.pdf and Stocking_Pattern Piece B.pdf included with these instructions.
Fabrics for each one of the featured stockings:
- Two pieces of red dress-weight faux suede measuring 10-inches wide X 16-inches long for outside of stocking.
- Two pieces of white craft felt measuring 10-inches wide X 16-inches long for lining inside of stocking.
- Soft, low pile plush fabric with a mink like surface, one strip of fabric measuring 8-inches wide X 13-inches long for top trim. Apply lightweight fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the strip to add body and keep fabric from stretching.
- One strip of red dress-weight faux suede measuring 2-inches wide X 6-inches long to form loop for hanging.
There are just a few basic steps for making your personalized stocking:
- Cut pieces
- Embroider top band
- Assemble stocking
To Create Stocking
- Use the completed pattern to cut two pieces (one front and one back) from red faux suede and white craft felt.
- Set up machine for embroidery. Choose a design or program desired lettering for the trim piece, keeping the size to fit within an area measuring approximately 4-inches wide X 3-inches high.
- Mark center placement for embroidery on the trim strip, deciding if you need the finished toe to face toward the left or toward the right. Note that green and red lines indicated vertical and horizontal center of trim strip and blue lines indicate center back seam. Red cross mark shows the center point of the design or group of lettering for the finished stocking. See Figure #1a and #1b.
- Hoop adhesive backed stabilizer in 4-inch hoop and align strip so center marking matches center of hoop. Smooth fabric in place to secure it to the stabilizer.
- Place a generous piece of water-soluble on top to keep stitches from sinking into the pile and embroider your design.
- When embroidery is finished carefully remove all excess stabilizer and gently wash out remaining wash-away topping. Let dry. See examples of design and lettering placement below:
- Set up machine for sewing.
- With wrong sides together, layer each one of the inside felt pieces with each matching fabric piece. Pin and then baste a scant ½-inch from all the outer edges.
- Next, place right sides of stocking pieces together and sew sides and toe using a ½-inch seam.
- Trim seam, clip curves, turn right side out, and press.
- Remove any basting stitches that may show on the outside.
- Match short ends of trim strip with right sides together, and sew using a ½-inch seam allowance.
- Fold strip in half with wrong sides together, forming a circular piece for the upper trim.
- Pin to the top edge of the stocking with right sides together and center back seams matching.
- Sew the seam using a ¼-inch seam allowance.
- Use an overcasting stitch to clean finish the raw edges.
- Press seam lightly using a press cloth as necessary and then flip trim up toward the top and smooth the seam so it lays flat inside the stocking.
- Select the narrow strip cut for loop. Fold and press under ½-inch on each long edge, pressing toward center.
- Fold again with right sides facing and then topstitch close to the folded edge to form a strip measuring approximately ½-inch wide.
- Fold to from a loop and sew to the back seam, placing the raw edges just below the top edge of the trim. You are finished!