Wherever you hold your stockings—from a fire, doorway, or cupboard—think about how your background hues will work with the material. “My primary design tip is to make use of complementary colours to maximise the character, character, and pigment in every shade,” says paint and colour skilled Annie Sloan. “Right here, I used Annie Sloan Ticking in Olive cloth, an earthy Mediterranean inexperienced that pairs completely with the nice and cozy mustard of Carnaby Yellow satin paint. I like how the tip result’s completely subtle but playful,” she says.
To recreate Sloan’s stocking design, observe these directions:
Step 1. Minimize out one pair of stocking shapes
Choose a material of your alternative to your stocking. You may make a template for this from paper or use the primary stocking minimize out because the template for the second to make sure they’re the identical measurement. Remember to add seam allowance to all edges.
Step 2. Sew stocking cutouts collectively
Sew the 2 stocking items collectively, proper sides going through one another, leaving the highest open. As soon as it’s sewn, flip the stocking inside out so the stitches don’t present.
Step 3. To create the cuff
Minimize a strip of material that’s twice so long as the open fringe of your stocking, plus seam allowance at every finish. You’ll be folding the material lengthways, so be sure the strip you chop is twice the width that you want to the cuff to be, plus a little bit further for seam allowance. Always remember your seam allowances, they’re your pals!
Step 4. Make the loop
Be part of the 2 shorter ends of your strip collectively, proper sides going through one another, and stitch collectively to create a loop of material. Fold the material loop in half, such as you would in the event you have been folding your sleeves up, proper sides going through out, and press flat with an iron.
Step 5. Assemble
Insert the loop of folded cloth into the highest of your stocking, pin all three uncooked edges collectively, and stitch across the high. Then fold the cuff over the stocking and press in place. Chances are you’ll want to iron once more for finest outcomes.
Step 6. Add the ribbon and different accoutrements
End by hand stitching a loop of ribbon to hold your stocking from, and reuse each Christmas to decorate your private home and delight recipients. Sloan’s relations all have one, and because the kids grow old they’re inspired to follow stitching by embroidering their very own with initials, snowflakes, and Christmas stars!