Today JaNette is swinging by to tell us how to take the Free Stocking Pattern and turn it into a little Elf Stocking! Thanks JaNette for your creative, fun tutorial. Elf on the Shelf is all the rage, so I think an Elf stocking is the perfect addition to the holiday mantelpiece.
With Elf on the Shelf being all the rage these days, I thought I would change Robin's free stocking pattern to just that! Here is the original tutorial and a contest if you are interested. So pinterest yet again has been inspiring with all of the little elves everywhere doing what they do. We don't have an Elf on the Shelf (gasp!) but I do enjoy all of the antics your elves are participating in!!!! I realized after gathering all of my supplies that this couldn't be all red/white striped. So, Mr. Merri and the oldest went to the store for me and picked up some green fabric (I guess the neighbor's elf borrowed mine to take Barbie on a picnic or something).
"dress/shorts" fabric (cuff, ruffle)
"tights" fabric (top half)
"shoe" fabric (bottom half)
"heal" fabric (applique)
mini jingle bells-girl version
1 large jingle bell-boy version
1 sheet of felt
fabric for lining
I cut (2) 3" X 12 pieces of felt then 2" triangles down the strip. The only reason I cut it down the strip was so that I could center it to my liking.
Top stitch your seam up towards the top of the stocking. I repeated these steps for both sides of my stocking. You can then follow the rest of the pattern as is.
I also used a decorative stitch when putting on the heel applique. I never get to use those!!! It was the perfect place.
Until next time!!!
JaNettePs. That was the very first time I have ever sewn a stocking!!!