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Retro Space Age Stocking Tutorial
Here are the instructions for assembling your very own Retro Space Age Stocking! All those stitches may look a bit daunting but just wait and see, it comes together fairly easily and quickly. As always, feel free to contact me if you have any question or if any of the directions are unclear.

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  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 1
    Step 1

    Decide on the color scheme for the entire stocking. For Maxwell’s Alien Ship pattern, I’ll be using red rays, a blue cuff and a combination of red/glue/gray for the ship.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out pattern pieces.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trace pattern pieces onto felt/fusible webbing and cut out. (The blue piece in the picture above was cut first and then cut again when I attached it to the webbing. I highly suggest you not do it this way. Cut out a piece of felt and webbing and trace the pattern onto that. Then you can cut through all the pieces. Much easier!)

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 4
    Step 4

    Position all the felt pieces together on a larger piece of white felt and iron into place.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut out entire applique.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut out remaining pattern pieces (stocking, cuff, hanging tag, letters, rays). Piece together to make sure Tried and True’s pattern is, indeed, tried and true. Check baby monitor to see if baby is still sleeping soundly. Whew, still asleep. Onto step 7!

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using small, even sized stitches, begin by attaching the background rays onto the stocking. For this example (Alien Ship), we’ll be omitting ray #1 and #5 from the stocking since the alien ship has nifty transporter rays. All the other stocking designs have five background rays.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once all the background rays have been sew on, proceed to attach the applique (Alien Ship) onto the stocking. Note: I screwed up big time on this step. I didn’t bring out the other stockings as I was finishing Maxwell’s last week and forgot that I used matching thread on each felt color instead of just all white thread (see picture). Because I knew it would eat at me every year that I brought out the stockings and saw that Max’s was slightly different, I just went ahead and re-embroidered every single white stitch with the matching color thread. Double the work. Ugh, note to self: plan ahead!

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stitch name onto cuff.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 10
    Step 10

    Center cuff and name onto stocking top (you may have to cut off excess cuff materials.) Sew the cuff to the stocking, right sides facing. Repeat with backside.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 11
    Step 11

    Press seams open with iron.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew stocking front to stocking back.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold the edge under 1/4? and stitch.

  • How to make a Christmas stocking. Retro Space Age Stocking - Step 14
    Step 14

    Sew on hanging tab and you’re done!

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Maytag Suzanne
Maytag Suzanne · Rock Falls, Illinois, US · 21 projects
Very cute and creative! I'm sure they were a big hit! Retro Space Age stocking-- amazing idea!
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Abby W.
Abby W. · St Louis, Missouri, US · 16 projects
These are incredible!
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Sarah Atom
Sarah Atom · Tempe, Arizona, US · 4 projects
The UFO one looks like my tattoo! I love it!
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Mags
Mags · Rockland, Maine, US · 1 project
These are brilliant! I must make some of my own!
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