It’s a beautiful Saturday night and I thought I’d share a tutorial with you.
I don’t usually do tutorials over the weekend, but I have been promising this tutorial for a while now and next week I have a fun little wrapping series for you.
So here it is.
The Weaved Burlap Christmas Stockings Tutorial
I actually made these last year for my burlap themed Christmas Mantel – completely different from my whole whimsical theme this year : )
So it’s kinda weird to go back and edit pictures from 2 houses ago.
Want the tutorial for the yarn ball wreath… I made mine the cheap way!! : )
Since I made these last year I’m not certain of all the sizes of my strips and such
fusible interfacing (the kind you iron on) – about as much as burlap as you get
fabric for the cuff
old stocking for pattern
I feel I should warn you, these did take some time, mainly the weaving of the burlap! But OH SO SO worth it!
The first thing I did was cut my burlap into long strips and weave them into a square. When cutting into strips take into account how big your stocking will be. I used an old stocking as a guide to figure out how long my strips needed to be. Then, while weaving it, I made sure it was big enough to cut out one whole stocking so both sides of it.
NOTE: Do this on a large surface that you can iron or, because once you weave it, you will NOT be able to move it!!!!!!
Once that is ironed on trace around your stocking leaving an extra 1/2″ around the edges for seam allowance. Make sure you flip it over so your patterns match up (you don’t want your burlap to end up on the inside of your stocking ; ) Then cut them out. Be careful with it though, sometimes the burlap doesn’t attach to the interfacing the best, so you want to make sure you catch all the edges before you just start tossing it around : )
Now putting the right sides together sew around the edges leaving the top open!
Then I trimmed my edges and did the slits and cuts around the corners where necessarily (what are those actually called?? lol) to help when turning it right side out.
Before you turn it right side out, you are going to want to make sure you caught all the edges of the burlap. Once you have done that, turn it right side out.
Now let’s work on the cuff. I just took a piece of muslin and made the length as long as the circumference of the top of the stocking and made it as tall as you want the cuff plus some extra for seam allowance. I also gave myself enough fabric to fold under the raw edge of the cuff. Fold it in half and sew up the short side to made a tube.
Place the cuff inside the stocking with the right side touching the stocking. Then take a small piece of twine and place it between the cuff and the stocking, this makes the loop to hang it from.
Now sew around the edge of the cuff/stocking making sure to catch the twine.
Pull the cuff out and fold it over to make the cuff. I just left me edges raw and folded them under, but you can finish them if you want.
And that’s it….Weaved Burlap Christmas Stockings : )
Again, I made these last year so I’m a little rusty on the instructions. Please feel free to ask me any questions!