How to Embroider a Festive Polarfleece Stocking

comments (9) December 10th, 2014     

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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My Boyds Bear has found a very cozy home in this fleece stocking!
The chenille cuff is a nice contrast to the plain white fleece.
Use the pattern that you can download to cut out the fleece stocking.
My Boyds Bear has found a very cozy home in this fleece stocking!

My Boyds Bear has found a very cozy home in this fleece stocking!

Photo: Jen Stern
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To make the loop for the stocking, cut a 2 x 9-inch strip of fleece. Fold in half lenghtwise and stitch using a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4 inch. Turn the tube to the right side. If you have a Fasturn Set, check out Shannon's post for details on how to use that wonderful tool! If not, here's an easy way to use a screwdriver to turn a short tube.

Turn the ends into the opening and use a small screwdriver to push the ends in farther.

Use a screw driver to turn loop   The metal tip of the screwdriver will catch on the fabric and pull the end in with it as you push the screwdriver farther into the tube.

When you can't push the screwdriver in any farther, start to smooth the outer portion of the tube toward the handle of the screwdriver. It just takes a few seconds to push the outer portion of the tube out of the way so you can see the end at the tip of the screwdriver that's turned to the right side.

use screw driver to turn loop   Remove the screwdriver. Hold the left end of the tube that's turned to the right side firmly, and smooth the rest of the tube to the right side. (It takes longer to type the directions than it does to turn the tube!)

Matching the raw edges, position the cuff at the top of the stocking, wrong side of cuff facing right side of the stocking. Position the loop so that the ends are centered to the left and right of the seam that's over the heal of the stocking. Baste the loop in place.

baste loop in place   Baste the loop in place.

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Comments (9)

JenniferStern writes: Wow, thank for all the comments...I appreciate all the feed back, and thank you Arvid10 for trouble shooting the printing issue! As far as finding the design on embroideryonline.com, the design is swirl dot FB117. If you put that info in the search it will come up! Happy Sewing and Happy Holidays to all!
Posted: 10:15 pm on December 8th
redandredder writes: On clipping inside or outside curves, I use a craft knife and start at the seam and cut toward the ouside. The seam never gets cut and this goes much faster than using scissors to clip. My tip was published in Threads a few months ago. Pam
Posted: 12:39 pm on December 7th
arvid10 writes: Strongimpression: Here's how I do it. Block out what you want, with your cursor over the blocked text right click. In the dropdown menu that appears left click copy. Then open write mail and right click in the message area. Left click and select paste. Print as you would print any email. I find this works for the most stubborn files.
Posted: 12:41 am on December 1st
strongimpression writes: I love this stocking but I am having trouble printing the directions. I can print page one without problem, but the last 4 pages will not print. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you, Lorraine
Posted: 1:50 pm on November 30th
lizashcryscas writes: Hi,
Please tell me where top find the embroidery designs you used. I love your stocking.
lizashcryscas
Posted: 9:16 pm on November 29th
llhanner writes: I really like the stocking and you instructions are great! I have been trying to find the designs that you used with no success. Can you tell me what to look for on Embroidery Online?
Posted: 5:01 pm on November 29th
granitatogo writes: This is a lovely design, like snowflakes swirling. the stocking is more suitable for my grown up daughters! I've been looking for such a pattern! I'm going to make three or four of these so I can tuck our favorite little bears into them. It does look cozy!
Posted: 3:21 am on November 29th
JenniferStern writes: Thank you so much, happy holidays to you as well!
Posted: 7:19 pm on November 21st
susanar writes: I really love this. The one you have made is beautiful. I can picture a lot of options with this pattern. Your instructions were excellent. Good luck with all your projects and have a Wonderful Holiday.
Posted: 12:19 am on November 20th
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