Woven Ribbon Stocking
Create a stocking that matches your decor using a Celebrate It! Ribbon from Michaels!
Designed by Lauda Beightol.
- Commercial Stocking Pattern (from any fabric store)
- Fabric based on pattern directions
- Celebrate It® Christmas Ribbon - Choice of Colors and Widths
- Celebrate It® Pom Pom Ribbon - Choice of Color (optional)
- Fusible Interfacing Compatable with Ribbon Selected
- Ironing Surface (or Old Cork Board)
- Pressing Cloth
- Straight Pins
- Sewing Machine
- Needle and Thread (Optional)
Cut all pattern pieces out.
Cut a rectangle of fusible interfacing at least 4" larger than the front pattern piece of the stocking.
Lay the interfacing with the glue side up on an old cork board or a large ironing/steaming surface.
Cut lengths of ribbon about 1-2" longer than the interfacing rectangle and arrange them vertically (up & down) on the interfacing. Cover the entire rectangle. Make sure there are no gaps between the ribbons.
Pin each ribbon at the top to keep them in place.
Cut lengths of ribbon long enough to reach side to side on the interfacing.
Weave the shorter lengths of ribbon over and under the vertical ribbons to create the ribbon weave. Pin each horizontal row in place to prevent ribbon from slipping. Make sure those rows are straight! Experiment with different color & width combinations until you get the desired look.
Once the ribbons have been woven together. Heat up an iron to the temperature indicated on the fusible interfacing packaging.
Cover ribbon with a pressing cloth and press iron over ribbon for amount of time indicated on the fusible interfacing packaging. Check to see if ribbon is fused to the interfacing. If it did not stick, press for a little longer. Make sure to use a press cloth and keep an eye on the ribbon, you don't want to melt it. You now have ribbon fabric.
Take front pattern piece of stocking and pin to ribbon fabric & cut it out.
Cut out rest of pattern pieces from regular fabric.
If desired, stitch ribbon onto the stocking cuff.
Stitch together stocking by pattern directions.
(Optional) Use a pom pom ribbon and cut off 3 balls for each stocking and hand stitch them on if desired.
-Ribbon doesn't have to be woven. You can just do vertical or horizontal stripes of ribbon fused to the interfacing. Then decorate them with a hand or machine embroidery stitch.
-You can use different widths or uniform widths of ribbon. The variations are as limited as your imagination.
-You can even layer single strips of ribbon. Take a wide ribbon and layer several narrow ribbons on top to give dimension. Make sure to stitch through all layers on your sewing machine before cutting and weaving.
-Try a different direction! Why not cut it out with the weave going diagonally? If you do this make sure the ribbon fabric is a lot wider and longer than the pattern piece. This gives you plenty of room to position the pattern piece before cutting out.
-The wider ribbon selected, the fewer yards are needed (1spool per stocking). The narrower ribbon, the more yards needed (2-3 spools/stocking).
-Wire edged ribbon will work for this project, but it can be harder to work with and can dull scissors