It is only a week to Christmas eve, just in time to hang my newly sewn Burlap Christmas Stockings at my fireplace and praying hard to have a surprise on the morning of the Christmas day. Ho ho ho!!!! My kids are awfully happy to see me sewing a new pair of stockings since the pair I have sewn 4 years ago. Ooppsss, it is so embarrassed to tell that I have been using the same old pair of Christmas stockings for 4 years
Perhaps you may thought that there is nothing special on sewing this Burlap Christmas Stocking as there are plenty similar tutorials on sewing a Christmas stocking, including the one I did 4 years ago. Look into the tutorial and you will find that I am sewing it differently. I learned this method from bag making, where the lining is totally attach to the external fabric and the seam allowance is hidden away between the layers. This method is perfect for sewing burlap, the muslin lining makes the stitches on the loosely woven burlap more secure and without have to afraid of seam lines rupture. And if you get tired of burlap, just turn the lining side out and you have a new Christmas stocking to display. Actual size pattern template included too.
Even though I named this pattern & tutorial as Burlap Christmas Stocking, you may substitute the fabric with your favorite cotton. You can either add medium interfacing to make the fabric stiffer or add batting to make the stocking looks fuller, or just add nothing at all. If you are using cotton, just treat the combination of both cotton and interfacing or batting as a piece burlap.
Be it a plain Burlap Christmas Stocking or you can decorate it some embellishment to spice it up,