Monday, November 14, 2005


Christmas stockings

These wee stockings are based on a strip pieced P&Q pattern and are lined so that a small gift can be hidden inside.They measure 4 by 4 inches.
The strip piecing calls for
eight strips of fabric 1" by 12 inches long,sewn together to make a rectangle 4 1/2 inches by 12.
From this piece you cut one shape (B)and oneREVERSED (Br)
Then cut 2 pieces one inch by 3 inch for stocking top(C)
With right sides together stitch B to C along top edge and repeat for Br.Press open.Cut linings same size as B/C and Br/C.
With right sides together,stitch a lining to the C along top edge with a 1/4inch seam.Repeat for other C;Press lining away from stockings.
Placing right sides together,stitch around stockings and linings leaving an opening in the base of thelinings.(fig 3.Clip curves as needed and turn right side out through lining.Stuff lining down into stocking and press top edge.
(I'll now attempt to clean up diagrams and post in next edition! Posted by Picasa
These are lovely, Maureen
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