Today I'm sharing a super EASY method for making lined stockings.
This little stocking is a festive way to hold gift cards, some treats, or any other small gift you want to dress-up a little. The great thing about this method though, is that you can blow-up the stocking pattern and make stockings as big as you want by following the same, easy process. (And who doesn't sometimes want new, hip stockings to impress Santa?)
So start by printing the stocking pattern (click here for template) -or designing one of your own. Fabric requirements need to be enough fabric to cut two stocking shapes from two different fabrics. For this size stocking you will need an 11" x 14" piece of fabric for front and back outside pieces and another 11" x 14" piece for front and back lining pieces. (1 Fat Quarter would be enough for all four pieces, but they would all be the same.)
I sewed a 1/4" seam allowance around the outside [polka-dot fabric] and 3/8" seam allowance around the green lining fabric, except the space left open for turning. This will help remove some of the bulk of the lining fabric. But if that's too confusing, just sew 1/4" for all.
On the liner side, clip the fabric close to the seam.
This will also help remove some bulk on the lining.
Optional: Top stitch around the top edge for a more finished look.
Fold cuff down and carefully shape stocking.
Optional: add decorative trim if you want.