Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ribbon Stocking Ornament

This year I'm decorating my daughter Grace's house for Christmas and I'll be posting tutorials for you to use for your own hand-made decorations.

This small (7 in.) stocking is perfect for filling with candy and hanging on the tree.

I used a button with a yoyo to embellish the hanger loop.

I cut fabric adhesive with a heart framelit and my Big Shot, stuck it on some tea-dyed linen and cut out the fabric. Next, I fused the heart to the stocking and used adhesive pearls to outline it. Larger adhesive pearls were used on the pleated lace trim, too.

Ribbon Weaving

-cut 12 in. lengths of various ribbons and lace
-pin both ends to a cork board to form a 12 in. square
-weave ribbons through the lengths pinned to the board, pinning the ends
-this is the wrong side

-cut a square of fabric adhesive like Steam-A-Seam and adhere it to the finished weaving
-peel away the backing

-cover the adhesive with a lightweight cotton backing fabric
-remove the pins and transfer the layers to an ironing board
-cover with a press cloth and steam the fabric to fuse it to the ribbon

-trim the edges

Stocking Ornament

-to make the stocking pattern, cut the Holiday Stocking die from paper
-lap the band piece over the stocking piece on thick cardboard and trace the outline
-cut around the pattern trimming as desired
-place fabrics right sides together
-trace around the cardboard pattern with a pencil or disappearing marker
-sew on the traced line, leaving the top open and back-stitching at the beginning and end
-cut on the traced line across the top
-use pinking shears to trim around the stitching or trim 1/4 in. from stitching and cut notches for turning
-turn right side out
-turn top edge over to right side and sew trim around opening (I box-pleated some crochet trim)
-embellish as desired (see detail photos at top)

-Crumb Cake 1/2 in. Seam Binding 122332
-Very Vanilla 1/2 in. Seam Binding 120999
-Early Espresso 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 19959
-Very Vanilla 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 119960
-Crumb Cake 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 122966
-Soft Suede 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 122967
-Whisper White 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon 109070
-Victoria 5/8 in. Crochet trim 118481
-Whisper White 5/8 in. Organza ribbon 114319
-Natural 7/8 in. Cotton ribbon 127844
-Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
-Neutrals Designer buttons 119743
-Big Shot 113439
-Hearts Collection Framelits 125599
-3-1/2 in. Circle die 121811

1 comment:

Dani Dziama said...

This is really pretty! You should sell them. I would totally buy one!
Love it!