Christmas is almost here again and it’s time to start thinking about the decorations! If you’d like something new to jazz things up, try Amanda Walker’s stocking card project that's simple to make in batches, and will save you a few pennies too.
- Cotton fabrics, printed
- Bakers twine, red and white
- With Love tag
- Seasonal greeting die-cut
- Die-cut machine
- Hot glue gun
1 Download and reduce the template to the desired size. Using the template, cut two stocking shapes and trim a 12cm length of ribbon, which will become a hanging loop. Mark the two notches from the template onto the right side of the stocking. Lay a length of ribbon from one side to the other, using the marks as a guide.
2 Tuck a hanging loop underneath the centre of the ribbon and edge stitch in place, securing the loop. Fold the stocking in half, right sides together. Stitch from the top to the heel with a 5mm seam allowance. Clip around the curves and turn right sides out. Tease out the seams and fold the top of the stocking inside, leaving a 1cm border above the ribbon. Press flat.
3 Using a hot glue gun, stick a twine bow to the left of the ribbon seam. Stick to the front of a card blank. Tie a ‘With Love’ tag to the back of the stocking with twine, and glue and adhere a die-cut sentiment at the base.