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Plaid Stocking Topper with Pocket and Fur

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Plaid Stocking Topper with Pocket and Fur

Supplies:

Plaid fabric (see below for amount)
Ribbon for hanger 8”
Button
Fabric glue
Ready-made stocking of your choice

Directions:

  • Measure stocking cuff from top edge to bottom and add 2.5”
  • Measure stocking cuff around the top edge and add at least 3”, cut cuff accordingly
  • Cut fur 2 ½” wide and same length as cuff piece above
  • Carefully cut and remove stocking hanger loop
  • Fold up ¼” along both short edges; press and stitch. Fold up 1/4" along both long edges of fabric; press and stitch.
  • To attach new cuff to stocking start in the center of the back of the stocking (determine ahead of time which direction you plan to have the toe pointing); place bottom edge of new cuff so it covers the bottom edge of the original stocking
  • Work your way around the stocking keeping the bottom edge straight and pinning along the top edge. When you get back to your starting point fold the top edge to the inside of the stocking all the way around and pin to secure. Overlap the beginning edge (the overlap  will probably be at an angle since many stockings are more narrow at the top. Not a problem just be sure your new cuff is the same width all the way around and the fabric print is straight on the front)
  • Top stitch along the top edge about ¼” from the fold
  • Take hanger ribbon, fold in half to form ribbon and hand stitch in place
  • Take fur strip and glue (or stitch) to the bottom of the cuff starting at the back of the stocking where cuff overlaps; when fur is all the way around the cuff trim excess

To make pocket 

  • Cut fabric (A) 4 x4 ½” (B pocket flap) 3x4 ½”
  • Take (A) fold under 1/4” around all edges, press and stitch close to all the edges
  • Take (B) and fold under ¼” around 2 sides and 1 end of the flap, press and stitch close to the 3 edges
  • Take the unstitched edge of (B) and place behind (A) about an inch and fold flap over pocket. Be sure both right sides are showing. Press and stitch button in place.
  • Glue pocket to front of stocking being sure to secure all corners and sides

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