Quick and Easy Elf Stocking Tutorial & Rae Gun Giveaway!

Hi, I’m Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings.
 

I blog about all things crafty, tasty, pretty and just plain life.  I’m an insanely huge fan of young adult fiction (love Potter and Hunger Games), I love trying new recipes, and am married to a super talented musician. I also run a handmade baby and toddler clothing shop on etsy called Rae Gun. Hopefully you’ll stop by my blog and shop and see some of my latest adventures.

Today I’ve got a quick and easy elf style stocking tutorial for you guys. I love the funky cuff and the best part is that you can use any fabrics to customize to fit any decor.

What You’ll Need

  • 1/3 Yard main stocking fabric (the red in mine)
  • 1/4 yard cuff fabric (the green in mine)
  • jingle bells (I used 7 since I made 7 points)
  • ribbon

What to Do

  1. Make the stocking pattern. You can either freehand the basic shape, use a stocking pattern you have on hand or even trace a stocking that you have. After you have the basic stocking shape make the cuff pattern. if you just lay a piece of paper over the top of the stocking you can draw the cuff shape. Just for refernce my stocking is about 16 inches from top to bottom. The straight edge is 7 inches. So the length of my cuff pieces were 14 inches (since it will wrap around both sides). My cuff from the top edge to the point is 5 inches and the upper part of the valley is about 3 inches.
  2. Cut out your fabric. You need 2 stocking pieces and 2 cuff pieces.  This is an unlined stocking but you could easily line it or even add some batting if you want.
  3. With right sides together sew the two stocking pieces together around the sides and bottom leaving the top open. You should now have a basic stocking shape.
  4. With right sides together sew the two cuff pieces together around the sides and bottoms.
  5. Make a snip by all the curves and indentions so when you flip it right side out it will lay nice and flat.
  6. Flip right side out and iron.
  7. Fold the cuff piece in half and pin inside the stocking so that the fold is lined up with the side seam on the toe side of the stocking and the two edges are lined up with the heel side of the stocking. Sew around the top.
  8. Flip the cuff out so the seam is hidden. Hand sew a loop of ribbon on the edge with the openings in the cuff folding under any raw edge that my be left.
  9. Hand sew jingle bells on and you’re done.

Hope you like my quick and easy elf style stocking. You could decorate it with all kinds of embellishments, use coll fabrics an even do some
neat bows for the hanging part.

Giveaway

And just for fun I’m going to giveaway two goodies from my shop. One person will win their choice of any of my diaper cover onesie gift sets with long sleeves. The winner can pick any of the sets and I’ll make that design with a long sleeve onesie (they’re perfect to pair with tights or baby legs).

A second winner will win their choice of any of my kiddo aprons. We love cooking in our family so my nieces really love these.

To enter this giveaway you must be a follower of The Crafting Chicks and leave a comment on this post saying which diaper cover
onesie set
(see your choices here) or which apron (see your choices here) you would like if you win .

For an extra entry, become a follow of Rae Gun on facebook and leave an additional comment here letting us know.

Giveaway will close on Sunday December 4 and the winner will be announced on the Crafting Chicks Facebook page.

If you try out the stocking tutorial I’d love to hear from you and see you’re creation. I have a link party on my blog every Wednesday where you can add it.

Comments

  1. Juliana says

    they are way too cute to choose just one! but i would have to say the Cheeky Mustache one! i have a nephew on the way that would look just adorable in it!

  2. Dawn Ritchie says

    I have a few things from this cute shop already, but I *love* the Christmas lights set!

  3. Julia says

    The Christmas light onesie, and the Christmas cookie apron! Everyone needs a cute Christmas apron to wear when baking, even the little bakes!!

  4. Cathy Claggett says

    I LOVE the xmas lights diaper set! Soooo adorable! It would look so cute on my first litttle granddaughter born the end of October!

  5. Joan Forrester says

    Oh, I LOVE the Christmas Cookie apron…we have 5 grandsons, ages 11 to 30, and one little grand daughter who is 10, and she loves to bake with her Mom

  6. Joan Forrester says

    Oh, I LOVE the Christmas Cookie apron…we have 11 Grandsons (made a mistake in typing that last comment…it should have been 11, Grandsons not 5!!) and our Grand daughter Katie who is 10
    she would love that apron

  7. Alicia Seeley says

    I really like the Boy Lion, or Mr. Owl, super adorable!! I would really love an apron, but htere are none boyish looking. My oldest loves to cook with me!!

  8. Kirin nabi says

    The pretty pirate apron…are you kidding me, awesome…. Little girl + lots of sass+ pirate apron= party in the kitchen…love it

  9. Cindi says

    I adore the Freshcut Bunny Onesie Set and the Funky Floral
    Apron…
    I follow you via GFC!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  10. charissa says

    AHHH! I can only pick one??? I love them all especially the “christmas lights” & “cupcake” diaper cover onesie sets. For the apron, love the “watermelon sherbert”

  11. Kayla says

    The mermaid bird onsie set is to die for! Also the Christmas apron! I also follow you on Facebook! Yay hope I win

  12. Beth Taylor says

    I love the red bird set! I have purchased from your shop before and everything is ADORABLE!!

  13. Michelle T. says

    I would love to win the cupcake onsie. My sister’s first girl is due in 2 weeks and this would be perfect!

  14. says

    The child’s funky apron would by so cute for my daughter. She’s just started wanting to help in the kitchen. What a great gift this would be for her!

  15. Brenda Faylee Turner says

    I just love the Christmas Coming girl’s apron. I can just picture my 8 yr old granddaughter & I making cookies with her wearing this. And of course “It didn’t happen if it’s not scrapbooked!” Thanks so much!

  16. Joy says

    What fun! I do follow Crafting Chicks via email and am happy to see your cute designs. I would pick the girl frog onsie, or maybe the same design w/out the hairbow and a plain green bottom if my grandbaby-to-be is a boy! Or for the apron, the cute pink Christmas print. But they are all adorable!

  17. says

    I’m a follower and I love your Pirate girl apron! Unfortunately my daughter is 8 and I only saw that one in the toddler size. The Christmas cookies is very cute too!

  18. Cristal says

    Just followed Rae gun on Fb and if I were lucky enough to win I’d love The gum drop once set or the Lemonade apron.

  19. Kjohnson@wilkes.net says

    My grandson would like darling in the Reindeer onesie or the Peguin or the duck and on and on. I love the pirate apron it was super cute! Rae Gun is very talented. I wish I could master the craft of sewing.