Christmas is just around the corner. Regardless of whether you plan ahead or need a last minute gift, Christmas ornaments are a popular option. Stumbles & Stitches Scrappy Stocking Christmas Ornament is a quick and easy project. It’s also a great way to use up some of those small scraps of fabric that you can’t bare to toss out.
The online tutorial and PDF pattern for this project are available here:
Note this pattern is for personal use only.
Here are my thoughts on this project.
The tutorial begins with photos and description of the author’s inspiration. Next is a list of the materials that are needed.
Step 1 is downloading, printing, and cutting out the pattern pieces.
Steps 2-5 are creating a patchwork panel roughly 5” by 7” for each ornament that you are making. I decided to make 5 ornaments at once, so I had quite a lot of fabric strips to stitch together.
Steps 6-9 are cutting out the fabric. I liked that the felt cuffs were optional. I think the narrower your fabric scraps are, the more likely the cuff will hide some of your pretty fabric. I also noticed that when I used 3 fabrics to make my patchwork panel, I got a better looking ornament when the top of the stocking wasn’t parallel to the patchwork panel’s stitching lines. If you’re planning to include felt cuffs, I recommend that your top strip of fabric be at least twice as wide as the felt cuff.
Steps 10-12 are assembling the ornaments. I found it easier to start sewing at the center top of the ornament (where the ribbon is attached). I used a straight stitch foot to sew a 1/8” seam.
Here are some photos of my finished Scrappy Stocking Ornaments. The stockings are about 4.25” tall and 3” wide with a 2.5” long hanging loop.
I really like how they turned out and would make this project again.