They aren't hard even for someone like me.
Here is what I did:
2 With right sides facing. Pin the patchwork front piece to a solid piece of back fabric with the stocking pattern on top.
3 Cut out, remove pattern and sew down the side, around the bottom and up the other side, leaving the top of stocking open.
4 Using the same pattern, cut out and sew the lining just as you did with the stocking. Do not turn the lining right side out.
5 Turn stocking right side out.
6 Insert the lining into the stocking matching up the side seams.
8 Cut the cuff the length to go around the top of the stocking allowing a 1/4-inch seam allowance and as deep as you like (mine is 16-inches x 3.5)
9 Turn bottom edge two 1/4-inch turns and sew. Sew the cuff side seam
10 Make a loop to hang the stocking. I made mine 8-inches x 1.5-inches. Fold in edges, fold in half and sew together, Fold in half and pin to the inside edge of stocking with the raw edge at the top.
11 Turn cuff right side out
12 Insert cuff into stocking matching side seams.
13 Pin into place and sew cuff to stocking body.
14 Flip cuff to the outside
NOTES: if desired, you could quilt the squares ~ I did not
My kids keep those grandchildren coming so it sometimes takes me a little time to catch up on a stocking for each of them. :)
I hand embroidered two names this year and ordered two from a cousin that has an embroidery machine. You could also cross stitch the name.
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