Lesson  #2

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Smocked Christmas Ornament

Lesson #2

"Smocked Christmas Ornament"

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Finished size approx. 3" by 4 1/2"

Pattern pieces and Guide

8" by 2 1/2" Piece Pleated with 3 half space rows

  I took 2 pleats out on each side to have a flat area for a seam allowance. Pleated piece tied off to match guide

Pleated piece laid on right side of stocking with right side of pleated piece up. Use a dab of glue stick to keep sides and top of pleated piece in place. If the glue stick is to untraditional, you could use straight pins! Since these are just ornaments the glue stick is faster when you need to make dozens for a SAGA meeting!

Place lining pieces place right sides together to stocking and sewn across the tops only. Make sure your pleated piece is neater than shown, all edges should line up before sewing.

Open both pieces up and lay the back onto the front piece with right sides together. Sew around the entire stocking from one x to the other x, leaving a 1 1/2" opening to turn right sides out. Turn right side out and whip the opening in the lining closed.

Smock a cable on the first row.

Then on the 1st half space row to the second smock a 1 step 1/2 space trellis.

Then on the 2nd half space row to the third smock repeat a 1 step 1/2 space trellis.

Make a twisted cord loop and attach to stocking to hang on your tree.

This takes approximately a yard of string (what ever kind you want to used) , metallic floss, six stranded floss, pearl cotton #8.Flod in half and with the ends in one hand and the loop in the other twist the looped end until string kinks up on itself big time!  Always hold the string out taunt until you are ready for the next step.

While holding this string in both hands put the middle around the spindle of the bobbin winder and ease up on the string. Watch the string twist together to make a beautiful cord!  Tie both ends together in a tight knot and trim, attach and sew to your stocking.

These make great teachers gifts, I stuffed them with a treat depending on the teacher.


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