Hi everyone! If you’ve visited this blog before, you’re here because I hinted at a very special post to celebrate 4-20! While I had initially planned on introducing you to my brother’s “Found Art” pipes, he has failed to perform, as lazy stoners often do. Instead, as my gift to you on this very special holiday, a free pattern for your own water-pipe-stocking, paired with an image-heavy how-to. Enjoy.
Last Christmas, I made a stocking very much like this one for my little brother. As my gift to you, I’ve improved the design and I’m going to show you just how to make it. Here’s what you’re going to need:
- 1/2 yd. green felt
- 1 sheet red felt
- Green thread/floss
- Sewing needle
- Tacky glue
- Marker/fabric marker
Step 1: Download this pattern and print it out. You’re going to need more than one piece of paper in order to print it to scale. Cut along the solid lines.
Step 2: Lay out your green felt, right-side-down. Using your fabric marker, trace the pattern once. Flip the pattern over and fold along the dotted line. Then trace the pattern again, excluding the oval that you’ve folded out of the way.
Step 3: Cut ’em out.
Step 4: Line up your green felt pieces, right-side-to-right-side, and sew them together. I used a blanket stitch with 3-strand embroidery floss, and left about ¼” seam allowance. Do not stitch the top shut. When you get to the bowl, fold the felt down where the dotted line on the pattern was, like so, and pin it in place before sewing. It should resemble a funnel that is flat on top.
Step 5: When you’ve finished sewing, cut a strip of red felt that is 9 ½” x 2 ½” and a strip of green felt that is 5 ½” x ½”. Fold the strip of green in half and stitch it to the top of the neck, wherever you’d like it to hang from.
Step 6: The first half of this step is optional, but I very carefully cut a scallop edge from one side of my red felt strip, just to make it a little more festive. Then, I glued it right around the top of the pipe.
Step 7: You’re done assembling your water pipe stocking! You can use your leftover scraps to customize your stocking however you’d like. I used a felt star, pom poms, and some glitter glue to make a festive tree!