Start here: Construct the body with this template (PDF).
• Photocopier and 2 11" x 17" sheets of paper • Scissors • Pencil • ½ yard durable woven fabric (canvas, broadcloth or duck) • Dressmaker’s pins • Sewing machine • Needle and thread
After printing the stocking template, use a photocopier to enlarge it to your desired size.
Cut out template and lay it on the wrong side of fabric with toe facing left, then trace outline with pencil. Flip template so toe faces right, place it on wrong side of fabric and trace again. Cut out stocking halves. (If you are making an appliqué stocking, proceed according to those directions.)
Pin halves together, right sides facing. Stitching ½" from cut edge, sew stocking halves together. Taking care not to damage the seam, cut small notches in fabric edges bordering toe, heel and instep curves. Turn stocking right side out. Fold raw edge inward and hand-stitch.