You read that title right! I have a Christmas stocking that you can make in about 15 minutes (give or take depending on how fast you like to sew).
*please note that I am not a great seamstress, so if you are really into sewing you might get a chuckle out of my way of doing things!
The quickness in this stocking has more to do with the fact that you don't have to pre-cut much, saving you a lot of boring tedious work especially if you are going to make multiple stockings. Also there is a lot of time saving in the fact that you don't have to use any pins to hold together cut out pattern pieces, just hold your fabric sandwich tightly as you sew! Last year when I bought all this material to make my stockings I must have read easily 25 tutorials on making stockings. Just go ahead and google it, there are TONS out there. However, they all had patterns and pieces associated with them, and I am just really bad at cutting out pattern pieces. So I came up with this cheater method (at least I think I came up with it, I might have seen it in one of the 25 tutorials I read last November, so if you invented this method, I mean no hard feeling). I didn't really care about maximizing my fabric usage for this project but you could probably get 2 more stockings out of your 4 yards of fabric if you lay it out a little differently...you'll see.
Supplies (for 4, possibly 6 stockings)
~ 2 - 1 yard pieces of outer fabric (if you are making just 1 you'll need 1/2 yard cut in half to make 2 fat quarters)
~ 2 - 1 yard pieces of fleece for the lining (again 1/2 yard to make just 1)
~ 12"x40" piece of fabric for the cuff (each cuff is 12"x10" so add more if you are making more stockings) - might also need more than 12" wide if your pattern stocking is really wide
~ A 12" length of ribbon for each stocking
~ thread, scissors, sewing machine
Step 1 - Make a fabric sandwich by layering your fabric in this order: Fleece face up, Outer fabric face up, Outer fabric face down, Fleece face down
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, I took all the pictures with my iPhone using Instragram! If you have an iPhone I HIGHLY suggest you download and use Instagram when taking photos, it's fun and it's FREE!!