Saturday, 10 December 2011
Mini Stockings Again
The top hem is stitched with a zig-zag stitch just because I think it looks nice. Once I'd sewn the rest of the seams in straight stitch I trimmed the edges with pinking shears before turning the stocking inside out. Pinking shears help to reduce fraying of raw edges and I've also found it helps to reduce bulk in the seams and makes for a smoother curve. The stocking is finished off with a loop of gold ribbon and a button.
I did all the machine stitching this afternoon, and hope to handstitch the rest of the ribbon loops in front of the TV tonight.
See you tomorrow...