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  • With Love, From Me to You

    By Patricia Ritter

     

    “Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”

    – Chuck Klosterman

    Hand crafted and made with love – the perfect ingredients for any creation. Handmade matters. When you are a maker, there is care and devotion placed into your work. The choice of color, texture, fabric and stitching pattern serve as personal expressions, generating a uniquely original, intimate piece.

    It is such a joy to receive a handmade creation and as a maker, a similar feeling is felt when we are able to gift such works. Christmas will come faster than we know it, so the time to prep is now! Stockings are such a fun item to create as personalization abounds! Below is a tutorial of our stocking kit, a perfect treasure for your own home or a heartfelt, homemade gift for a friend.

    Quilted Stocking Assembly Instructions:

    NOTE: Dimensions and instructions are based on stocking stitched at approx. 12 ¼” x 18”

     

    1. Carefully cut out the quilted stocking shape around the stitched perimeter leaving a ¼” seam allowance.

     

    2. Place the cut out stocking pieces right sides together. Sew around the perimeter of the stocking on the stitched perimeter, leaving the top edge unsewn. Flip the

    stocking right side out. Set Aside.

     

    3. From the fabric selected for the top band of the stocking cut one piece 8 ½” x 18”.

     

    4. Sew the short side of the stocking band, right sides together, to form a tube.

     

    5. Fold the tube in half to create a tube half the width, with a fold on one edge and both raw edges on the other edge.

     

    6. Slide the tube inside the stocking matching the raw edges. Pin in several places. Sew the band in place.

     

    7. Flip band over to the right side of the stocking. Press seam flat.

     

     

    Let us know how fun & festive your stocking turned out by tagging @UrbanElementz on Facebook and Instagram.

    We can't wait to see your handcrafted creation!

    -The Elementz

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