Today I'm sharing this pattern for a Swedish-inspired Christmas stocking. It's made with red and white felt, and features that quintessential Swedish icon, a Dala horse! I love this photo... in fact I love this whole project! Another pattern from the past (last year) that I haven't shown in my sidebar, so it might be new to my more recent visitors. In any case, I love looking at this picture, so I wanted to make sure I posted about it again. Last year I was asked by Amy Powers to contribute something to the 2010 Christmas issue of Inspired Ideas Magazine. I was so happy to offer this project!
Click -->here<-- to download the pdf pattern (use Adobe Reader to open and print). The pattern makes a 12” long stocking, but you can enlarge it if desired. (Please note this pattern is for personal use only)
You will need:
- sharp fabric scissors
- regular needle
- embroidery needle
- white and red felt (wool or wool-blend works best)
- red sewing thread
- white and red pearl embroidery floss
Using the pattern, Cut out all shapes from felt in the colors and amounts as noted. Refer to photograph for positioning of shapes.
Assemble front of stocking:
Pin the Dala horse and heart shapes onto the front panel of the stocking. Pin one of the cuff, heel and toe pieces to the front panel of stocking. Attach all by whip-stitching around edge with red sewing thread. Note - do not stitch along edges of stocking panel.
With red pearl floss, attach the white “plus” shapes to each of the hearts with a french knot in the center. Sew red french knots around the horse’s saddle and below each heart.
With white pearl floss, stitch a french knot for the Dala horse’s eye, and sew white french knots along the edge of the toe, heel and top band of stocking.
Assemble back of stocking:
Pin remaining cuff, toe and heel sections onto the back panel of the stocking. Pin hanging loop in place between top band and back panel.
Pin front panel to back panel with wrong sides together, leaving top open. Using white pearl floss on the red portions, and red pearl floss on the white portions, whip stitch all around edge of stocking, leaving top open.
With white pearl floss, whip stitch around top opening, catching hanging loop in stitches to secure. And that's it!
My next post won't be a re-posting of an old project, it's something new that I just finished yesterday. Once I get some cute photos, I'll post all about it.