Patchwork Christmas Stocking

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Create a beautiful and eclectic Christmas stocking like Chris English has from scraps of fabric and other materials you have at home, that will be used year after year. Find out how to get started on this fantastic festive upcycling project available to buy online or download directly to your smart device.

‘You can use the same techniques to make a table runner and placemats, Christmas tree skirt or even a full-sized quilt,’ says Chris who has always loved colour, pattern and print and studied textile design at university. He makes modern recycled quilts from old shirts and other fabrics, and his work has featured on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas.

You will need:

• Fabric scraps
• Iron
• Basic sewing supplies
• Sewing machine
• Quilt ruler
• Rotary cutter and cutting mat
• Fabric for the contrasting stocking top
• Fabric for the lining
• Quilting wadding
• Adhesive fabric spray or safety pins
• Assorted ribbon and buttons

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