How do you finish a counted cross stitch Christmas stocking?

Finish the top of the stocking (the embroidered fabric and backing fabric, not the stocking liner). You can add a trim or simply fold the edges down and sew. Insert and sew in a loop so you’ll be able to hang the stocking.

How do you finish a Christmas stocking?

Fold down the lining cuff, slip lining fully down into stocking. Carefully hand baste the folded lining edge to the top piping then slowly machine stitch this in place. Remove basting stitches. It is finished!

How long does it take to cross stitch a stocking?

Cross-stitched stockings are, no doubt, a work of art. The details of its design are too intricate that you’ll wonder how long it takes to finish one. You can finish simple stockings in a month while stockings with complicated designs can take two to three months to complete.

What are the dimensions of a Christmas stocking?

The stocking basically consists of one rectangle 6″ by 14″ and a square 6″ by 6″. You’ll need two of these for each stocking, so, including a ½” seam allowance, you’ll need a piece of fabric 14″ by 15″ per stocking.

How do you make a Christmas stocking with a fur top?

Fold fur top band in half, wrong sides together, matching up the outer circle raw edges. Slip fur top band inside of stocking, matching up all raw edges. Pin around and sew. Pull out the fur top band, and fold down over the top of the stocking.

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How do you put your name on a needlepoint stocking?

You can stitch over the needlepoint stitches on the stocking with other needlepoint stitching, which is kind of like embroidering on a sweater (duplicate stitch). To do this you should chart the name and experiment with thickening your thread so that you will be happy with the coverage.

How do I block needlepoint?

Blocking a Needlepoint Project

  1. Cut a piece of brown wrapping paper to exactly the size your finished work should be. …
  2. Place the finished needlepoint piece facedown on the paper. …
  3. Dampen lightly using a spray bottle or mister filled with cold water plus a few drops of vinegar to prevent any running of yarn colors.
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