Last week I realized my little grand-daughter did not have her very own monogrammed Christmas stocking (made by Granny, of course) so I set about correcting that!
It only took a couple of hours to get this done: Cut up a selection of your Christmas scraps into 2 inch squares.
I used a piece of fusible interfacing that I drew a grid of 2 inch squares onto with a black sharpie marker. Place the interfacing glue side UP on your ironing board and lay out the 2 inch squares of Christmas fabric scraps – one in each block of your grid. You will need to figure out the area you need for the front of the stocking. Perhaps draw that onto the interfacing as well so that you cover enough & not too much area for the stocking.
Now you need to cover those raw edges between all the squares: I used gold fusible bias tape. Peel the paper off the back, press down on all the diagonal lines to form a grid over the joins between the squares. Press carefully with your iron.
For the back of the stocking, I just backed a piece of Christmas fabric with fusible batting and used my ELNA IAF foot and quilting guide bar for the diagonal stitching.
I then cut a lining for the stocking being sure that the 2 pieces were mirror imaged: ie don’t cut 2 left feet!
Join the top of one lining to the top of the front of the stocking & repeat for the back as well. Sew a 1/4 inch seam or serger across with wrong sides together.
Monogram was embroidered with gold metallic thread on the EL9500 embroidery machine using Gothic font.