Picked By Jen posts are posts where I show you something I have made from a chosen tutorial that I found "somewhere on the web". It has been a while since I've done one, and what could be more perfect for December than stockings?
|Not the greatest picture, but it still makes my heart smile.|
I chose the Elf Stocking (you will need to scroll down the page a bit to get the free download) from Patty Young of MODKID.
If you are looking for a quick, cute stocking pattern, this is it. Look at those elf toes!!
Since I made six stockings, I traced the pattern onto interfacing. That way I could cut several and it would still be in good shape. Once I was done with it, I was able to just stick it into a manila envelope for storage and not worry about the tape coming off, or the paper getting creased. Maybe, years from now, I'll need to make little stockings to match. Though the more likely scenario is that we'll lose one and I'll need to make another next year.
When I use interfacing as a pattern, I position it on the fabric like any other pattern and then use weights to hold it all in place. In this case it was cans of chili beans.
Then I use my rotary cutter. Since I found PDF clothing patterns, I have been convinced that scissors are no longer necessary for cutting out any fabric. Rotary cutter all the way...usually.
Even for that small area I pulled out my little 18 mm rotary cutter, and it worked perfectly. Just go slow and easy and I think you will find you like it.
I made one stocking all the way through, to make sure I understood the instructions, then made the last 5 all at once.
CUTE!! (If I do say so myself.)
The only thing I changed was that I added a lining, simply because I didn't like the feel of the fleece. Nancy Zimmerman also added a lining, you can see her sock, and get instructions for that, here.
If you want to make a quick, cute Elf Stocking, this one really was quick, and I think completely adorable.