When I fell pregnant with my first baby I knew I would want to make her a Christmas Stocking to last her whole life.
I still remember visiting the Sewing Studio to choose all the fabrics for her, and to take a few hours out to make it for her in my then very new log cabin. It was one of the first times I had had some time to myself to say hello to my sewing machine that year and it was a lovely lovely thing to do at that time of new mum frazzled-ness.
I self-drafted the pattern, stitched it all up listening to podcasts and then put it away, just in case... Three years later and another little girl was on her way to us, so I dug it out to make a second, with another visit to the Sewing Studio and a new set of fabrics chosen - baby number 2 was also furnished with a stocking!
When I started my business and teaching face to face sewing classes, I knew I wanted to do something festive and Christmas-ish with the same sew-cial focus that is inherent to all my classes and last year we had a fabulous time scoffing mince pies and drinking mulled wine and knocking out some lovely stockings!
This year - not so much ( thank you Covid and Lockdown2 )
BUT - you can still make this at home because I have spent some time digitising the pattern and making it all pretty for you.
If you've never used a pdf pattern you can have a look at a video here which shows you how to assemble it.
The download comes with a print at home A4 file, a copy shop A1 file and a full photo guide to take you through each step!
If you'd like to make one for yourself - you can download the pattern here