This is my final homemade sewing project for Christmas. I ended up having small scarps of fabric lying on the table after making my five other Christmas makes.
I decided to see if I could find a small project for fabric scraps to make another Christmas item. Sewing4Free has all kind of useful ideas and this Christmas stocking zipper pouch is one of them. A cute looking small stocking that has just the right size for gift card.

Christmas stocking zipper pouch

Pattern and sewing instructions

The finishes stocking is approximately 15 by 15 centimeters. The added seam allowances is about 6 millimeter.
The sewing instructions are well written and each step is accompanied by good photo’s. If you’ve sewn a zipper into a bag that is lined the photo’s in this pattern are of great help.

Christmas stocking zipper pouch

My version

I’ve made both sides of the stocking of fabric scarps and decided to skip the quilting part due to the fact I’ve never made a quilt before.
I used fusible interfacing to give the fabric some extra strength. I gave all seams between the different fabrics a three triple zigzag stitch using yellow yarn to highlight each piece of fabric.

Kerstmis stocking voor cadeaukaarten

A big surprise came when the stocking was finished. One side has a green heel and a golden shoe toe.
Finally a red ribbon was added so the Christmas stocking zipper pouch can hang above the fire place or in the Christmas tree.

Christmas stocking zipper pouch

Time and Costs

Time: cutting and stitching the small pieces of fabric together 45 minutes; stitching the stocking and finishing 2,5 hours
Costs: pattern printing € 0,10; interfacing € 0,25

Christmas stocking zipper pouch

The result

This Christmas stocking zipper pouch is a great and fun project for using small scarps of fabric if you hate wasting materials and don’t want them to throw away.
One has for less than one Dollar, Pound or Euro a great looking and original package for a gift card. I also used one of my zippers that came form a discarded piece of clothing.

Christmas stocking zipper pouch

This Christmas Stocking Zipper Pouch is the start of making more of this type of small projects made from scraps.
I’ve two other projects left before it’s New Year and I also want to write a 2018 overview blogpost with a preview for 2019. Only three days left and then it will be Christmas. Time for family and friends playing games and eating together.

2 Comments on Christmas stocking zipper pouch

    • Thank you so much for kind words Sue. I had so much fun making this last one with all the scraps. I’ve for everyone a special gift in one of my homemade present gift packages.

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