Tis the season to get creative! I found this wonderful mini Christmas stocking pattern that is perfect because you can use it for practically everything. With this mini stocking pattern you can make name-place holders, a beautiful way to spruce up a present, festive money holder if you are going to tip your mailman or such, you can even make a super cute advent calender with these fuzzy little bad boys.
To make these cute stockings you will first need to make sure you have...
First go ahead and start cutting out stockings with the pattern and the fabric. It will be easier if you fold the fabric in half so you can cut the stockings out faster. As soon as you have as many as you want, then go ahead and cut out (from paper) a rectangle that will be your pattern for the cuff of the stocking. Make sure that you cut the rectangle a little wider than the stocking pattern cause you will need some extra space. You should have one cuff piece for every complete stocking and a complete stocking should have a front and back piece.
Now you should have all your stockings and cuffs cut out. Take one front piece of a stocking and take one of the cuff pieces. Fold the cuff piece hot dog style over the top of the stocking piece, now you can sew the cuff onto the stocking front.
Now you should have one front piece of a stocking with a cuff attached and one back stocking piece with nothing on it. Take these two pieces and turn it inside out (place the patterns facing each other). Go ahead and take a piece of ribbon about 12-13 inches long and fold it in half, slide the ribbon into the inside out stocking. Make sure you have just a pinch of the ribbon sticking out over the edge of the stockings (I am pointing to this in the photo). Pin this all together and start to sew the stocking together; just make sure that you don't sew anymore of the ribbon to the stocking than that folded little bit.
Once all sewn together, you can now turn the sock inside out! Now you should have a nice stocking with two strings of ribbon sticking out of the back end of the stocking. With this ribbon you can attach it to a napkin at a table setting, add it to a present to make it look nicer, a box of homemade cookies, or even make them into Christmas ornaments.
If you are wanting to make a advent calender with this pattern you can get some great ideas from Scribbit and over at Burda Style