Shibori Dyed Stockings

November 22 2021

Shibori stockings hung by the chimney with care—and a dash of color. Get crafty this holiday season with your very own one-of-a-kind creation that’ll be used year after year.

Supplies
  • Rit Dye Indigo Shibori Tie-Dye Kit
  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye in Kelly Green and Black
  • Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative
  • White Cotton Fabric for Stocking
  • White Cotton Fabric for Lining and Cuff
  • Paper for Pattern Making
  • Sewing Machine
  • Heavy Duty White Thread
  • Fabric Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pins
  • Dish Detergent
  • Salt
  • Container for Dyeing
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Iron and Ironing Board
Time
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Difficulty
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Instructions
  1. Create a sewing pattern by tracing an existing stocking onto paper or find a free printable stocking pattern online. If tracing an existing stocking, leave ½” around the edge for a seam allowance. Cut two panels for the outer stocking, two panels for the lining, and two panels for the cuff.
  2. Visit our Shibori Techniques page and follow the instructions to create your patterned fabrics from both the fabric for the stocking and lining using our Shibori Tie-Dye Kit. We used Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dyes in Indigo, Kelly Green and Black.
  3. Once fabric is dyed and dried, iron out any wrinkles.
  4. Lay the stocking pattern pieces over prepared fabric and cut out using scissors.
  5. Place two outer stocking pieces right-sides together and align the edges. Pin in place and sew all around leaving the top open. Turn right-side out and press.
  6. Repeat Step 5 with the two lining stocking pieces.
  7. For the cuff, take one cuff panel and fold in half widthwise with right-side together and stich down the length to create a tube. Repeat with the other cuff panel.
  8. Take one cuff tube and slip over the outer stocking fabric from Step 5. Align the fabric edges and match the seam of the cuff with the heel side seam of the stocking. Sew all the way around.
  9. Repeat Step 8 with the other cuff tube and the stocking lining.
  10. To assemble the stocking, turn the lining and cuff wrong-side out and push the outer stocking and cuff piece inside so that right-sides are together and the side seams match up. Stitch together almost all the way around the top of the cuffs, leaving a 3” gap for turning.
  11. Turn the stocking right-side out through the gap and push the lining side of the stocking into the outer stocking.
  12. Top stitch around the top edge to neaten and close the gap.
  13. Fold the cuff over to the right-side of the stocking so that it overlaps the cuff seam.
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