Free project! Christmas stockings by Lucy Brennan

Patchwork stockings by Lucy Brennan

Put a handmade touch to your Christmas morning with Lucy Brennan’s stylish patchwork stockings! Read on for our step-by-step guide to get you in the mood for Christmas.

We’re delighted to feature a fun collection of Christmas-inspired projects in issue 80 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, out this week!

As an extra treat, Lucy’s designed these bonus stockings to help you hand craft the perfect Christmas morning. Read on to find out how to sew two patchwork stockings.



How to make two patchwork stockings

You will need…

To make both stockings:

  • Fabric A (blush pink) 58yd
  • Fabric B (cream) 12yd
  • Fabric C (light grey) 118yd
  • Fabric D (dark grey) 14yd
  • Fabric E (light tan) 12yd
  • Fabric F (brown) 18yd
  • Fusible fleece (40in wide): 1yd
  • Two tassels
  • Twelve pom poms

Notes

  • Seam allowances are 14in unless otherwise noted.
  • WOF = width of fabric.
  • RST = right sides together.
  • HST = half-square triangle.
  • Templates include seam allowances.
  • Wash and press all fabrics well before cutting.
  • Click here for templates!

Cutting out

Step one: From Fabric A cut:

  • Two (2) 2in x WOF strips. Subcut into four (4) 2in x 18in pieces.
  • Two (2) 212in x WOF strips. Subcut into two (2) 212in x 912in pieces and eight (8) 212in x 412in pieces.
  • One (1) 712in square.
  • One (1) 214in x WOF strip for binding. Subcut into two (2) 214in x 21in strips.

Step two: From Fabric B cut:

  • Two (2) 2in x WOF strips. Subcut into four (4) 2in x 18in pieces.
  • One (1) 212in x WOF strips. Subcut into two (2) 212in x 912in pieces.
  • Three (3) 712in squares.

Step three: From Fabric C cut:

  • One (1) 2in x WOF strip. Subcut into two (2) 2in x 18in pieces.
  • Two (2) 212in x WOF strip. Subcut into two (2) 212in x 912in pieces and seven (7) 212in x 412in pieces.
  • One (1) 712in square.
  • Two (2) 1212in x WOF strips.

Step four: From Fabric D cut:

  • Three (3) 212in x WOF strips. Subcut into two (2) 212in x 912in pieces, four (4) 212in x 1212in pieces and five (5) 212in x 412in pieces.

Step five: From Fabric E cut:

  • One (1) 2in x WOF strip. Subcut into two (2) 2in x 18in pieces.
  • Two (2) 212in x WOF strips. Subcut into two (2) 212in x 1212in pieces and five (5) 212in x 412in pieces.
  • One (1) 712in square.

Step six: From Fabric F cut:

  • One (1) 2in x WOF strip. Subcut into two (2) 2in x 18in pieces.
  • One (1) 212in x WOF strip. Subcut into eight (8) 212in x 412in pieces.

Bias stripe stocking

Step seven: Take the 2in x 18in pieces of Fabrics A, B, C, E and F and group into two sets each with seven strips. Sew together to make two strip sets.

Step eight: Place the two strip sets RST and cut at a 45-degree angle, making sure that the cut ends at the top left corner.

Step nine: Using the cut edge, cut six 212in wide strips. Go back and cut two more 212in wide strips from the section you cut away at the beginning. Four of your strips should be slightly longer than the others.

Step ten: Trim the four longer strips you just cut to measure 1212in and the four shorter strips to measure 912in.

Step eleven: Using the 212in x 912in rectangles of Fabric B, D, A and C, arrange them into rows with two of the 912instrips from the previous step and sew together as in the photograph to make the top section of the stocking. Then repeat using the 212in x 1212in rectangles of Fabric E and D with two of the 1212in strips from the previous step to make the bottom section of the stocking.

Step twelve: Align the two sections on the left and sew the sections together. Repeat step 11 to make two more sections and this time align them on the right before sewing together. You will now have two patchwork sides.

Step thirteen: Using each piece of patchwork as a template, cut two pieces of fusible fleece and fuse to the back of each. Using the stocking template, cut out two lining pieces from one of the Fabric C 1212in x WOF strips.

Step fourteen: Trace around the stocking template on the patchwork using a water erasable pen, align the straight edge of the back of the stocking. Flip the template over and repeat for the other patchwork.

Step fifteen: Sew the pom poms to the front of the stocking. Measure 112in down from the top of the stocking and baste the tassel in place.

Step sixteen: Place the patchwork stocking pieces RST and sew around the edges leaving the top edge unsewn. Using pinking shears trim the inner curve. Turn the patchwork stocking right sides out. Place the lining fabrics RST and sew around the edges this time using 38in seam allowance, leaving the top edge unsewn.

Step seventeen: Place the lining in the patchwork stocking, wrong sides together. Clip or pin the top edges and use a longer stitch length to baste together.

Step eighteen: Using a 214in x 21in strip of Fabric A fold in half lengthwise, WST, and press. Sew the binding to the outside of the stocking. Fold the binding over to the inside of the stocking and hand stitch in place.

 

Half-square Triangle stocking

Step nineteen: Using 712in squares of Fabric B and C, draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on the back of one of the squares. Place the squares RST.

Step twenty: Pin in place and sew 14in away from each line on both sides. Remove the pins and without moving the fabric cut along the diagonal lines and then cut through the middle horizontally and vertically to make eight HSTs.

Step twenty one: Press the seams to the dark side. Trim the HSTs to 212in square.

Step twenty two: Repeat steps 19-21 with 712in squares of Fabric B and A, then repeat again with 712in squares of Fabric B and E.

Step twenty three: Take four HSTs of the same colourway and arrange into a four patch, sew into rows and then sew the rows together. Repeat with the remaining HSTs so you have a total of six diamonds.

Step twenty four: Using six of the 212in x 412in rectangles and two of the diamonds, arrange into two rows and sew together as shown in the phot below. Sew the rows together. Trim to 812in x 912in.

Step twenty five: Using four of the 212in x 412in rectangles and four of the diamonds, arrange into two rows and sew together as shown in the photo below. Sew the rows together and sew a 212in x 1212in rectangle of Fabric D at the bottom.

Step twenty six: Align the edges on the leftand sew the two sections together to make one patchwork side of the stocking.

Step twenty seven: Using ten of the 212in x 412in rectangles, arrange into two rows and sew together as below.

Step twenty eight: Using twelve of the 212in x 412in rectangles, arrange into two rows and sew together as below.

Step twenty nine: Align the edges on the right and sew the two sections together. Then sew a 212in x 1212in Fabric D strip to the bottom to make the other side of the stocking

Step thirty: Finish the stocking as in steps 13–18 of the other stocking.