Friday, November 15, 2013

Elcie's Christmas Stocking- Patchworking Tip

Elcie's Mommy sent in a request for a special stocking. The top of the stocking was patch worked.  Instead of cutting out each individual rectangle and sewing each together, I used a shortcut. Here is my tip for making the process a bit faster.

Sew strips of fabric (mine are 2.5 inches wide) together. 
Sew the first and last strip together to make a tube.

Fold the tube in half, lay flat matching the seams.
Notice I have an odd number and one strip is folded.
Cut and rotate the strips.
 If you've done accurate cutting, you will be able to iron seams to lay oppisite so they will "lock" into place.
I was able to "finger pin" as I sewed the seams.

  All pics in this post are untouched
Sharing at several Linky Parties.
Thanks to the FREE programs:
possibly used for this post
GIMP for cropping & other digital effects
 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo
PicMonkey creating collages used on this page


  1. What a beautiful stocking and so clever how you made the patchwork on this! I am always amazed by your talent! ~Diane

  2. Really cute stocking! I love the patchwork and colors!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  3. A very pretty stocking, Joy. Thanks for sharing how you did the patchwork. Pinning.

  4. This turned out adorable. I love it. thanks for sharing your creation at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  5. I love the stocking--and the tip! Thanks for linking up to Twirl & Take a Bow! Hope to see you again this week! :)

    ~ Brooke ~


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