These Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments are adorable with the shiny foil quilt design and pom pom embellishments. Great for those starting out with sewing!
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You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been working with Fabric a lot lately, and since I started working with Thermoweb, I’m getting more daring with what I create. I tested the waters with the Decofoil for my Halloween Napkins, but I think these Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments take it to another level!
I created many handmade ornaments for my Christmas tree, and the common theme was adding a modern touch to vintage classics. What’s more Christmas Vintage than stockings? And what’s more modern than making everything shiny??
To make these Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments, you’ll need:
- DecoFoil Transfer Sheets (I chose Gold, Red, Turquoise, & Magenta)
- Thermoweb Hot Melt Adhesive
- Parchment Paper (comes with Hot Melt Adhesive)
- Iron (or I used the Easy Press, which works better than an iron for even pressure)
- White Cotton Fabric
- Cricut Maker
- Fabric Scissors
- Sewing Machine
- White Pom Poms
- Glue Gun
- Gold Stretch Ribbon
To give you an idea of how many materials you’ll need, I used about a fat quarter of fabric, 8 foil sheets, and 8 adhesive sheets to make 10 stockings.
- First, you’ll cut the Hot Melt Adhesive and DecoFoil Transfer Sheets in half so they’ll now be squares (I found that cutting them in half helps keep an even pressure on the foil).
- Iron out your Fabric and cut out a 5.5″-6″ square.
- Heat the square with the Iron or EasyPress for a couple seconds, then place on of the Hot Melt Adhesive sheets rough side down onto the fabric. Tip: See my tutorial for the EasyPress here.
- Place some Parchment Paper on top of the Hot Melt Adhesive, then iron it with even pressure for 30 seconds on medium heat, no steam (about 310 degrees on the EasyPress).
- Take off parchment paper and let it cool. Once it’s cool, peel off the liner from the adhesive.
- place a DecoFoil Transfer Sheet, shiny side up on top of the adhesive, and place a piece of parchment paper over that.
- Iron the project SLOWLY and with firm, even pressure for 30-40 seconds. Tip: I worked from the bottom up. Smooth it out from the bottom, up, then slowly move the iron or EasyPress around for the remainder of the time.
- Let the foil cool completely, then peel the foil transfer sheet away from the fabric.
- Repeat steps 1-8 until you have 16 or so completed squares.
- Cut the fabric into 2.5″ squares, or use the Cricut Maker with THIS PATTERN in Cricut Design Space. NOTICE: If you are using the Maker and you want to use the Fabric Pen, the fabric needs to be face down. If you do this, some of the foil will get on the Fabric Mat and could wear out the adhesive on the mat. I recommend cutting it out face up without the fabric pen. I am TERRIBLE at sewing straight, so I needed to use the pen, and I wanted to 😆
- Lay out the squares so they’re in a square quilt pattern with about 6 squares to a row.
- Sew the squares with the front sides facing each other. Sew the 6 squares in a row together first.
- Next, sew one row to the other, with the front sides facing each other.
- Now cut out the stocking pattern on Felt with either Fabric Scissors or the Cricut Maker. The outerline is where you cut and the inside lines is where your seam will be.
- Use the felt pattern to cut out the stockings on the gold foil quilt you just sewed.
- Place the foil stocking and the felt stocking, pretty side facing each other, and sew along the lines I have marked in the pattern. Sew all the way up to the top, not across like the image (I ended up modifying the design to make it easier for you guys…and me!)
- Pull the stockings inside out, then hot glue the Pom Poms to the top of the stocking.
- Loop the Gold Stretch Ribbon and glue it in place on the right corner of the stocking.
Whoo! This was totally a labor of love. They can be time-consuming at first, but it was one of the easiest sewing projects I’ve ever done. I usually ended up extremely frustrated, but not with this one! I think they’re gorgeous and love the pop of color they give to my tree, as well as gifts UNDER the tree. Another easier option would be to do without the quilted pattern, and just use one foil color for each stocking. I think it would be just as beautiful!
Download the FREE Christmas Stocking Files
For personal use only. PC users need to unzip the files before opening.
Make sure you check ou the rest of the ornaments in this Handmade Ornament Series!