Ok, I admit it and I’m not ashamed to reveal that we’re big fans of science fiction in our house. My Dad got me hooked on classic sci-fi literature as a kid and well, Jim can definitely roll with even the biggest trekkies out there. So, it should come as no surprise that even our holiday stockings have a bit of a sci-fi twist. I chose a red/blue/gray color pallet to work with but the color combination are endless! I would love to see how these would look in warmer hues like cranberry, mustard and pine.
I am releasing the patterns for each of these (with an extra bonus for my Facebook fans!) but please, go easy on me. This will be my first attempt at releasing anything that could possibly even resemble a pattern. There are going to be some issue, I’m just going to put that up front right now. If you decide to download the patterns and if you come across any problem, please please please let me know! I’ll definitely try to fix the issue and upload the corrected pattern for those who download it after you.
Tomorrow I will post a tutorial on the assembly process but really, it’s super easy and depending on the amount of sewing you’ve done, you may not even need the tutorial. The most time intensive part will be sewing the appliques on by hand but if you do it while watching something good on TV (The IT Crowd, Game of Thrones, Firefly are some of my favorites), your appliques will be done in no time.
Scroll down to the end of this post if you’re interested in the free patterns to make your own Retro Space Age Stockings!
The first image link will take you to the Retro Space Age Stocking Scribd Collection (edit: had some problems with Scribd so I’m hosting them onsite now) Follow the links below to download the stocking body pattern as well as patterns for the background rays, cuff, tag and letters to customize the cuff. Each of the four different appliques (Robot, Rocket, Raygun & Alien Ship) use this basic pattern to start off with. Applique patterns for each design follow the basic stocking pattern.
All patterns are available to download here except for the Alien Ship, which is a Facebook Exclusive. Gaining access is super easy though! Just “like” Tried & True’s Facebook page and you’ll get immediate access. As always, you are more than welcomed to use these patterns for your own personal use. Please do not redistribute or sell commercially.
Retro Space Age Stocking Patterns