Frog Stocking from Kenda @ Kenda’s Crafts

Welcome to our last day of
One For The Boys ~ Holiday Edition
We are going out with a bang!  Kenda is here today to share a truly unique stocking that any frog lovin’ boy is sure to love!  She is a talented sewer who always has fabulous boy sewing projects on the go.  Please say hi to Kenda…
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Hi, I’m Kenda and I blog at Kenda’s Crafts.  I am a mom of two boys; Little Man is 3-years-old, and Mini Man is 9-months-old.  I blog about quilts, toys, and clothes that I sew for my boys.  The latest obsession in our house is frogs. 

When Mini Man was born, Little Man called started calling him Baby Froggy, and he often pretends he is a frog.  I made the boys frog costumes for Halloween. 

This will be Mini Man’s first Christmas and he needs a stocking.  What would be better than a frog-foot stocking?  Today I’ll be sharing with you how to make a frog-foot stocking to hang on the mantle.
1.  Gather your supplies.  You will need:

  • Pattern (can be found here).  The pattern comes in 3 sections that need to be taped together.  The piece for the lining and the piece for the stocking are together on one pattern piece.  The lining does not need the toes and has a rounded end.
  • 1/2 yard fabric (stocking)
  • 1/2 yard fabric (lining)
  • scraps of batting (approximately 1/2 yard)
  • 10 inches of ribbon
  • fabric scrap for cuff 
  • 5 pom-poms
  • scraps of fiber-fill (not pictured)

2. Mark the cuff placement on both pieces of the stocking.  

3.  Line up cuff with placement line.  Stitch cuff to stocking using 1/4″ seam.  Repeat with second side.

4. Press the cuff toward the top of the stocking and top-stitch.  Repeat with 2nd side.

5. Place stocking right-sides together, lining up the cuff.  Stitch around stocking using 1/4″ seam allowance. 

6.  Get as close to the ends of the toes as you can and reinforce the point by back-stitching.

7. Clip between toes and trim the points of the toes.

8. Flip stocking right-side-out.  A chopstick, knitting needle, or pencil can be used on the toes.  If you can’t get perfect points, don’t worry.  We’ll be adding pom-poms at the very end to cover it up.  Lightly stuff the toes with fiber-fill.

9. Place the lining right-sides-together sandwiched between the batting.

10.  Stitch around lining leaving an opening about 4 inches long for turning.  Use 1/4″ seam allowance. Clip curves and trim seam to reduce bulk.  Do not turn.

11.  Baste ribbon loop to end of stocking.

12. Place the lining inside the stocking (right-sides-together) and pin, matching seams.  Stitch around the top.

13. Pull stocking through the opening in the lining.  Pin opening close and stitch. 

14. Top stitch around the top of the stocking.

15.  Stitch pom-poms on to ends of toes.  This will need to be done by hand.

16.  Admire your work

17.  Hang on stocking and wait for Santa.

Thanks for having me, Heather and I hope everyone has a great holiday season!

Stop by Kenda’s Crafts anytime to say hi!

Thanks Kenda!
Now don’t forget to enter our
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