How to Easily Make and Embroider Christmas Stockings with a Machine - Simple step by step tutorial
What you need - Supplies
- rotary cutter or scissors
- Embroidery editor software
- Embroidery design of your choice
- Stockings Embroidery pattern
- 1 or two types of fabric
- tape for fabric
- decorative tape for hanger
Step 1 - Choose a size
Start by choosing the size of the sock pattern. For this tutorial I used a 5 x 7 hoop. Next choose a design that will fit your sock. The sizes table will be found in the step by step tutorial that comes with the pattern.
Step 2 - Prepare the embroidery design
At this step you will learn how to merge two designs in My Editor software, a free embroidery editor program. This is needed only if you plan on adding your own design. You have 7 ready made designs that don't require an editing software. If you already have an embroidery software you only need to know how to merge 2 designs.
Step 3 - Cut the fabrics
Cut the fabrics as in the size table in the tutorial in rectangular shapes that will fit the hoop.
Step 4 Embroider
#1 Embroider the name
If you plan to personalize the band with a name or initial, first you need to embroider the band.
#2 Embroider the front
Next start to embroider the front of the sock design.
#3. Apply the band
After the design is done, it will create the contour line for the band.
Place the band over and start the machine to secure the band.
#4 Apply the back and one side of lining
Next comes the back of the sock and one side of the lining. You sew these two pieces at one end. You can sew by hand or with a machine. The fabric must be facing each other. After you sew them you need to be careful to put the fabrics so that the margin is 1-2 mm under the upper stitch of the band. Also the fabric needs to be secured in the hoop with tape.
#5. Hanger and last lining piece
Next comes the hanger and the last lining piece.
This last piece and the hanger are placed over the top line.
Let the machine finish the embroidery. Unhoop and cut along the seam line.
Reverse the sock and sew the gap. Reverse it one more time and it is ready!