I like to make things for my parents, I think they enjoy being able to say that I made whatever it is. Or I hope that’s the case and they’re not just being nice!
I find making for men harder, they don’t seem to need pouches or bags, although I’ll admit there’s only so many small sewn storage solutions that anyone really needs… So this year I made my Dad a stocking – and then got carried away putting little things in it but that’s a separate problem!
I did a quick search and found an idea for a stocking with a quilted star here. I just took the idea from the pictures. I learnt how to make stars whilst working on my quilt, and they’re a quick pattern to add festive detail. I made my stocking 15m/ 8″ across the top then drew a stocking shape to add to the star block on each side.
I used 3 festive fat quarters – a red and a white snowflake pattern and a red Christmas text pattern.
I have nowhere good to hang a stocking so here it is on a door handle 🙂
I used the great selvage to make the hanging loop. There’s often wonderful little details next to the manufacturer and fabric details.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Now there’s only one day left before I hand it over!