NEW! 2019 Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorial by Nancy Zieman Productions

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NEW! 2019 Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorial by Nancy Zieman Productions

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You’re invited to join the 2019 Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge November 5–26, 2019! Stitch a Christmas Stocking and showcase your sewing and/or quilting talents. Stocking entries may be any color palette, and may feature any sewing, quilting, or machine embroidery techniques and/or embellishments—use your imagination! Enter one Christmas Stocking that has been sewn within the last year and has not been entered into previous Nancy Zieman Productions Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenges. All challenge details are listed near the bottom of this posting. You could win a prize from one of our generous 2019 Christmas Socking Sewing Challenge Sponsors!

2019 NZP Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge

Join the 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge!

Choose any design ideas, including our FREE! ModDot Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorial (below), or choose one of our Classic NZP Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorials for inspiration, then enter the 2019 Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge. Deadline to enter is November 26, 2019.

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2019 NZP Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge

FREE! ModDot Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorial!

From elegant to whimsical, Christmas stockings are a great way to add a pop of holiday cheer to any room. Plus, they can readily be sewn in a few hours of enjoyable sewing time.

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This project uses 1/4″ seam allowances. Approximate finished size: 11-1/2″ x 16-1/2″.

The NEW! ModDot Christmas Stocking, by The Nancy Zieman Productions Team, goes together in an afternoon of sewing and features 5″ fabric squares—all made from just six different solid cotton fabrics, 1-1/2 yd. purchased piping, and 5/8 yd. backing/lining fabric. This festive stocking design is super-easy to sew with our step-by-step directions, below.

Supplies

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Helpful Notions

Printing the Stocking Pattern:

  • Download the NZP Stocking Template
  • Print the stocking template at 80%. It’s a large image so opt to “tile large pages” if applicable. The template will print on four pages. After assembled and cut out—stocking shape will measure approximately 11- 1/2″ x 16-1/2″.

Printing Tips:

• Download the Stocking Template PDF and save to your computer’s desktop.

• Open the PDF and select “File”, then select “Print”.

• Select “Poster” or “Tile” under “Page Sizing & Handling”.

• Set “Tile Scale” to 80%.

• Check the “Cut marks” box.

• Click “Print”.

Please email the NZP Team with questions at, info@ziemanproductions.com.

 

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Sewing Directions

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  • Cut twelve 5″ fabric squares from five different assorted green fabrics.
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  • Cut three 5″ squares from cranberry red fabric.
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  • Press Pellon Wonder Under squares to back of three cranberry red fabric squares.
  • Trace four 2-1/4″ circles (about the size of a juice glass) on each of the three cranberry red fabric squares.
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  • Remove paper backing from circles.
  • Center cranberry fabric circles on center of green fabric squares, using the 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge set at 1-3/8″.
  • Using an iron, press circles to the center of all twelve green fabric squares.
  • Optional: Use a zigzag stitch to applique circles to background fabric squares.

 

Note From Team Nancy

 

 

     Randomly arrange twelve 5″ Fabric Squares in three rows of two, and two rows of three-as shown. Snap a digital picture of the arrangement to use as a reference for later stitching fabric squares together. 

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  • Stitch squares in pairs, right sides together.
  • Press seam allowances to one side, making sure to press every other row to the right and opposing rows to the left.

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  • Arrange rows, as shown, to create stocking front patchwork.
  • With right sides together, lock opposing vertical seam allowances and stitch.
  • Press seam allowances to one side.
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Create the Stocking

 

Printable Christmas Stocking Pattern by Nancy Zieman Productions

  • Then, lay the stocking pattern on the backing/lining fabric and cut three: One stocking back and two lining pieces.

 

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  • Lay the template on the remaining Pellon Fleece and cut one layer for Stocking Back.
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Note From Team Nancy      Cut 1-1/2 yd. purchased piping. Or make your own piping–like we did, and chose one fat quarter of Green Smoothie Confetti Cotton Solid from Riley Blake Designs. Follow the directions from our 2016 Christmas Stocking Tutorial–to create piping. 
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  • The following directions are from our 2016 Christmas Stocking Tutorial. Using a Piping Foot or Zipper Foot to apply the piping to the right side of the patchwork stocking edges.
  • No need to apply piping at stocking top edge.
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Create the Hanging Loop

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  • Fold the loop in half and pin the cut edges to the top of the right side of the stocking lining.
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  • Baste.
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Create the Stocking

  • Place stocking front and lining, right sides together. Pin along top edge.
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  • Place stocking back and lining, right sides together. Pin along top edge.

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  • Use a 1/4″ seam allowance to stitch along top edge of front and back stocking.
  • Press seams open.

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  •  Pieces should look like this from the wrong side:
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  • With both stocking back and front open and flat, meet right sides together and pin.

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Note From Team Nancy     When joining the stocking, leave a 4″ unstitched opening along the lining straight edge. As a reminder to stop stitching at this area, place a pin parallel to the cut edge, rather than perpendicular.
  • Stitch around the stocking using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
  • Backstitch at the start and finish, leaving 4″ unsewn along the lining’s straight edge.
  • Press the seam allowance at the opening.
  • Optional: Use a rotary cutter pinking blade to trim excess fabric seam allowance from the seam at the curved edges.
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  • Turn the stocking right side out through the opening.

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  • Hand stitch the opening closed.
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  • Tuck the lining into the stocking fabric. Press.
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2019 NZP Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge

How to Enter

Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge Guidelines

  • Select or create your design. All sewing, quilting, serging, machine embroidery, and embellishment techniques are eligible. Stocking must be made within the last year and may not have been entered into previous NZP Stocking Sewing Challenges.
  • How to enter: Send one high-resolution quality image of your Christmas Stocking to info@ziemanproductions.com by 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Include your full name, hometown, and a sentence or two about your Christmas Stocking.
  • One entry per sewist; open US residents in the 48 contiguous states only.
  • All Christmas Stockings will be judged, and winning entries will receive a prize from our generous sponsors! Explore the full list of prizes, totaling over $1,000 (see below).

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  • Grab our Stocking Sewing Challenge blog badge and let your friends know about this exciting sewing challenge.
  • Share your progress and projects on your social media sites using the hashtag: #NZPStockingChallenge

Schedule:

  • November 5, 2019—Stocking Challenge Kick Off.
  • November 26, 2019—Stocking Challenge Deadline to Enter.
  • November 27–December 2, 2019—A Panel of Judges Review Entries.
  • December 3, 2019—Winners Announced! All decisions made by judges are final.

Over $1,000 in prizes! Thank you to our generous 2019 Christmas Stocking Challenge Sponsors!

 

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  • June Tailor: Quilt As You Go Stocking Strips, Quilt As You Go Stocking Squares, Quilt As You Go Tree Skirt, Shape Cut and and Starch Savvy, 16 ounce trigger. A $102 value
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2019 NZP Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge

Be sure to join in and follow the 2019 Nanacy Zieman Productions Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge at the NZP Blog and enter your stocking by emailing a photo of your stocking to info@ziemanproductions.com.

 

 

Join Stitch It! Sisters; Deanna Springer and Dana Casey (from Team NZP) for fun sewing adventures as they share sewing and quilting project tutorials – featuring Nancy Zieman's easiest-ever sewing techniques and timesaving tools. Stitch It! Sisters is a production of Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC.

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Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 101: Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and sewing techniques for making NZP’s NEW! Modern Floating Triangles Wall Hanging and Table Runner Project.

 

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Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with S!S button & sticker

For a chance to be the random winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with S!S button & sticker, please leave a comment below and let us know if you’ll be joining the 2019 Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge

Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions.

 The randomly selected winner of of the McCall’s M7871 Knit Dress and Tunic Pattern by Team NZP, from the November 12 Blog Post: Our Top Pick for Holiday Fashion Sewing: McCall’s M7871 Knit Tunic and Dress Pattern  is Evans Caple.

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Happy Sewing!

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9 Comments

  • Clovis
    November 19, 2019

    Thank you.

  • Carolyn T
    November 19, 2019

    I love my 5-in-1 sliding guage! I know which fabric it will help measure for my 2019 Christmas stocking entry.

  • Marie
    November 20, 2019

    Entered my Christmas Stocking a couple days ago. What a fun way to kick off the Holidays! Thanks for offering interactive ways to practice and create!

  • shirl
    November 20, 2019

    Using the 5″ Sister to Sister short stack would make it so easy to make the Christmas stocking using the tutorial.

  • Susan
    November 20, 2019

    The Christmas Stocking Challenge sounds like so much fun and should inspire a lot of creativity. Unfortunately, will not be able to participate due to work demands.

  • Gretta
    November 20, 2019

    I do not have the option to print in large tile square. Would you consider sending a link to the actual full size stocking to print out?

  • Therese Parker
    November 20, 2019

    I plan on entering a Christmas Stocking – pray I get it finished in time! What a great idea!

  • Barb K
    November 21, 2019

    If time allows may try to make a stocking–would be cute to hang by the front door as part of Christmas decor! Thanks for the chance.

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