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Flour Bag Stockings

At a Glance:

Project #15109 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Martha Stewart Logo

Martha Stewart ® Brush Sets - Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc - 32243

Number Needed: 1 $6.49 $3.80
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Martha Stewart ® Brush Sets - Dauber Set 6 pc. - 32946

Number Needed: 1 $9.49 $5.70
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Martha Stewart ® Adhesive Stencil - Holiday Christmas - 5967

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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Number Needed: 1 $2.49
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Number Needed: 1 $2.49
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Other Supplies

  • Cotton flour sack hand towels
  • Light-colored chalk
  • Stocking pattern (found on computer or draw a stocking shape on piece of paper)
  • Scissors
  • White thread
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Paper towels
  • Container for water
  • Palette



  1. Refer to the Basic Stenciling Tips for information on using Martha Stewart Stencils.
  2. Draw a stocking pattern, OR print a pattern from any basic shapes/templates found on a computer.
  3. Fold the dish towel in half with the finished/right sides together.
  4. Transfer the stocking pattern to the fabric dishtowel using a piece of colored chalk.
  5. Sew on the traced pattern lines, then trim excess fabric.
  6. Turn stocking right side out and then press seams with an iron.
  7. Using a piece of scrap fabric, create a small loop to create the stocking hook.  Attach with needle and thread.
  8. Repeat to make additional stockings.
  9. Place poster board inside the completed stocking to protect the back of the stocking while stenciling.

Merry Christmas Stocking

  1. Center stencil at top of stocking and press in place.
  2. Stencil “Merry Christmas” Surf using a medium dauber.  Let dry.
  3. Embellish with stenciled Surf snowflakes using a small dauber.  Let dry.

Wreath Stocking

  1. Center wreath design at the top of the stocking and press in place.
  2. Stencil the wreath Lily Pad.  Stencil the bow and berries Habanera.  Use a small dauber to stencil these areas.  Let dry.

Car/Tree Stocking

  1. Randomly stencil the car / tree design in an overall pattern on the front of the stocking.  Stencil the car body Habanera.  Stencil the Christmas tree Lily Pad and the car tires, Lake Fog.  Let dry.

Clean Up

  1. Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries.
  2. Cleaned stencils should be stored on the backer sheet for future use.


  1. Allow the painted fabric project to dry 72 hours and then heat set to enhance the project's durability.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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