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There are two very quintessential Christmas decorations which depict the start of the season: the Christmas tree and the stockings hung on the mantle! While the entire family shares the Christmas tree, each person in the family usually has their own stocking, and they stay constant from year to year. In order to be able to change things up depending on your decorating scheme, why not make velvet reversible Christmas stockings instead?
It couldn't be simpler to create these reversible stockings to hang on your mantle using the general principle of a lining. Start by tracing out a general stocking shape. This can be done but drawing a large outline around a sock, or by free-styling it. Once you have a pattern, cut two stocking pieces in two different colors of velvet fabric. You place each matching piece on top of one another with the right sides of the fabric touching and sew around the curved edges. Take one stocking, turn it right side out, and slip it inside of the other stocking. Sew the top edges together to connect them, leaving a small hole to flip the stocking right side out. Pull the inside out layer through the opening, close it up, and stuff one color inside of the other to reveal a solid colored stocking which can be swapped for the lining fabric color at any time!
These stockings can also be customized using embroidery to add names, trimming the top edge with fur, or gluing embellishments to the different layers, making this a fun project for the entire family! Check out the full tutorial below.