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Mini Holiday Countdown Stockings are sew easy to make

Take time over the holidays to savor all of the special moments with family and celebrate each day leading up to Christmas with a fun Holiday countdown decor project. With this project, you can use and admire some beautiful Northcott Holiday Collections and Shimmering Dekor Metallic, SULKY and Gütermann threads.

Mini Holiday Countdown Stockings

Get into the festive spirit with this project. Fill these mini stockings with goodies each day to decorate and celebrate the holidays with all of your family members for years to come.

Holiday Mini Countdown Stockings using Northcott Holiday Fabrics, Sugar and Spice and Swedish Christmas, Gütermann Metallic and Dekor Threads, Sulky Holoshimmer, Northcott ColorWorks, Fabric Fun Markers, UNIQUE Rick Rack and Fairfield Quilter's 80/20 Batting
Holiday Mini Countdown Stockings using Northcott Holiday Fabrics, Sugar and Spice and Swedish Christmas, Gütermann Metallic and Dekor Threads, Sulky Holoshimmer, Northcott ColorWorks, Fabric Fun Markers, UNIQUE Rick Rack and Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Batting

materials

(makes 24 mini stockings)

  • 8 Christmas cotton prints, used in this project Northcott Holiday Collections: Swedish Christmas and Sugar and Spice, cut 6” x width of fabric
  • 8 pieces of batting, used Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Quilt Batting in this project, cut 6” x 44”
  • 8 pieces of lining, fabric used ColorWorks White from Northcott Fabric in this project, cut 6” x width of fabric
  • Cut 6 strips 2¼″ x width of fabric and subcut into 4½″ lengths of fabric for cuffs (48 needed) (set aside) used ColorWorks White from Northcott Fabric
  • Cut 3 strips 1½″ x width of fabric and sub cut into 5” lengths for hanging loops (white used)

Download the free mini stocking pattern (front and back) and numbers here

threads

machine embroidery thread assortment, used in this project

  • SULKY Holoshimmer Silver
  • Gütermann Dekor Metallic #41
  • SULKY Metalic Christmas Red
  • SULKY Sliver Xmas Green
  • Gütermann Dekor Rayon Variegated Foliage
  • Gütermann Dekor Rayon Tutti Frutti
other
  • Schmetz Metallic Machine Needles
  • Duo Tip Fabric Markers
  • UNIQUE SEWING Wash Out Marker- blue
  • free motion or walking foot
  • thread to match for quilting and assembly
  • hot iron (cotton setting)
  • medium sized Christmas coloredUNIQUE Medium Rick Rack for hanging stockings

sewing instructions

  • Make quilt sandwiches from all 8 Christmas prints used: Northcott Holiday Collections, Swedish Christmas and Sugar and Spice facing up and then Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Quilt Batting and lining, pin or spray baste and quilt using the method of your choice.
One quilt sandwich completed, Northcott Swedish Christmas fabric, lined with Northcott ColorWorks and Fairfield Quilter's 80/20 Quilt Batting. One down, 7 more to go!
One quilt sandwich completed, Northcott Swedish Christmas fabric, lined with Northcott ColorWorks and Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Quilt Batting. One down, 7 more to go!
Quilt sandwiches completed and ready to make 24 mini stockings with Northcott Holiday Collections, Sugar and Spice, Swedish Christmas & Fairfield Quilter's 80/20 Quilt Batting
Quilt sandwiches completed and ready to make 24 mini stockings with Northcott Holiday Collections, Sugar and Spice, Swedish Christmas & Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Quilt Batting
Such gorgeous festive fabric from Northcott's Holiday Collections
Such gorgeous festive fabric from Northcott’s Holiday Collections
  • Using the free pattern download for the mini stockings, cut out 3 fronts and 3 backs from all of 8 fabric sandwiches for 24 stockings.
Mini Stockings being cut out from quilt sandwiches, free pattern download, Northcott Holiday Collections along with Fairfield Quilter's 80/20 Quilt Batting and Northcott ColorWorks (lining) via: quiltingintheloft.com
Mini Stockings being cut out from quilt sandwiches, free pattern download, Northcott Holiday Collections along with Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Quilt Batting and Northcott ColorWorks (lining)
via: quiltingintheloft.com
The stack of stocking (front and backs) you should have at this stage with Northcott Sugar and Spice and Swedish Christmas Holiday Collections fabric
The stack of stocking (front and backs) you should have at this stage with Northcott Sugar and Spice and Swedish Christmas Holiday Collections fabric
  • Make 5” x 1½″ hanging loops by folding them in half along the length and pressing both raw edges towards the folded mark in the center, fold again, press and top stitch (set aside).
Hanging loop folded in half and raw edges folded towards the centre from Northcott ColorWorks (white)
Hanging loop folded in half and raw edges folded towards the center from Northcott ColorWorks (white)
Hanging loop completed by folding the folded sides towards the centre and top stitched.
Hanging loop completed by folding the folded sides towards the center and top stitched.
  • Find the center of 24 of the front cuff pieces by marking with the UNIQUE SEWING Wash-out Marker in blue, ⅛″ from top center on the 4½″ width.
Top of front cuff marked to center numbers with UNIQUE SEWING Wash-out Marker (blue)
Top of front cuff marked to center numbers with UNIQUE SEWING Wash-out Marker (blue)
  • Using the Duo Tip Fabric Markers (red used) and the downloaded numbers pattern, trace them onto the 24 cuffs, ½″ from the top edge, press to heat seal the dye in the marker. This will take about 15 seconds on cotton setting. This step is important as the heat will make the dye color fast. This is a fantastic way to achieve an appliqued number effect without the cutting and fusing involved in applique.
Duo Tip Fabric Markers, so much fun to work with for many projects!
Duo Tip Fabric Markers, so much fun to work with for many projects!
Number 2 traced onto front cuff fabric with Duo Tip Fabric Fun Marker and heat sealed with an iron to set color
Number 2 traced onto front cuff fabric with Duo Tip Fabric Fun Marker and heat sealed with an iron to set color
Numbers and hanging loops completed with Duo Tip Fabric Marker and Northcott ColorWorks (white)
Numbers and hanging loops completed with Duo Tip Fabric Marker and Northcott ColorWorks (white)
  • Fold the opposite side of the cuff under ¼″ and press. See above photo, the edge below the numbers and back cuff (bottom) is pressed under.
  • For the front and back of the stocking, lay the cuff right side down on the top of the wrong side (lining) side of the stocking (front piece with the number centered) and sew ¼″ along the top edge of the stocking, flip to the front side and press.
Front of cuff right side against lining and stitch ¼″ from the top raw edge. Northcott ColorWorks (white)
Front of cuff right side against lining and stitch ¼″ from the top raw edge. Northcott ColorWorks (white)
Front and back of stocking cuff sewn right side against lining and sewn ¼″ from top raw edge, Northcott ColorWorks white
Front and back of stocking cuff sewn right side against lining and sewn ¼″ from top raw edge, Northcott ColorWorks white
Front and back cuffs, sewn ¼″ from edge and flipped to the right side and pressed, fabric: Northcott ColorWorks & Holiday Collections, numbers: Duo Tip Fabric Marker
Front and back cuffs, sewn ¼″ from edge and flipped to the right side and pressed, fabric: Northcott ColorWorks & Holiday Collections, numbers: Duo Tip Fabric Marker
  • Make a decorative stitch using Gütermann and SULKY decorative threads and Schmetz Metallic needles along the ¼″ folded edge of the front to secure it to the stocking.
  • Top stitch the back cuff approximately ⅛″ from the folded edge.
Top cuff complete with decorative stitch using Gütermann Metallic Thread in green and Schmetz Metallic Needles
Top cuff complete with decorative stitch using Gütermann Metallic Thread in green and Schmetz Metallic Needles
Gütermann Metallic Thread shimmers and sparkles on holiday projects
Gütermann Metallic Thread shimmers and sparkles on holiday projects
  • Adhere the loops folded in half to the back of the stocking on the right side ¼″ from the top (loop facing into stocking). Refer to photo.
Adhere hanging loop to back cuff ¼″ from top and loop facing into stocking with Northcott Holiday Collections and Northcott ColorWorks fabric
Adhere hanging loop to back cuff ¼″ from top and loop facing into stocking with Northcott Holiday Collections and Northcott ColorWorks fabric
  • Place the finished stocking pieces (front and back) right sides together, pin and stitch sides using a ¼″ seam allowance.
  • Clip curves and turn to the right side through the cuff opening.
Front and back of stocking pinned right sides together with Northcott ColorWorks (white) for lining
Front and back of stocking pinned right sides together with Northcott ColorWorks (white) for lining
Stocking now sewn and curves clipped with Northcott ColorWorks in white for lining
Stocking now sewn and curves clipped with Northcott ColorWorks in white for lining
  • Press the stockings.
  • Hang them on UNIQUE medium rick rack on your mantle or wall and stuff them with goodies. Rick rack looks so fun, is strong and prevents the stockings from slipping as the curves of it hug your stocking loops.
  • Admire your Holiday Countdown Mini Stockings!
 Stockings, stockings and more stockings with Gütermann Metallic Threads and Northcott Holiday Collections fabric

Stockings, stockings and more stockings with Gütermann Metallic Threads and Northcott Holiday Collections fabric
All 24 holiday countdown mini stocking hanging, ready to celebrate the season. Make some today with Gütermann Metallic threads, Schmetz Metallic Needles and Northcott Holiday Collections
All 24 holiday countdown mini stocking hanging, ready to celebrate the season. Make some today with Gütermann Metallic threads, Schmetz Metallic Needles and Northcott Holiday Collections

Please feel free to comment and share your mini stocking projects below.

Join me tomorrow when I talk about a simple travel tote with easy zipper insertions, quilting, and pockets. This tote may just be the handiest gift you have ever made!

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: 2 fabulous felt projects to make your holidays sew much easier

Go to part 4: Simple Essentials Travel Tote is sew easy to make for gifting

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