First I folded my selected main fabric (black) in half and drew a stocking on the back. I then cut out the stocking shape with the fabric still folded in half. I did this so that I would have both the front and the back of my stocking. I then cut a strip of contrasting fabric (orange) a little longer than double the length of the top of my stocking. My super specific (complete sarcasm) measurements were taken by laying the two pieces for my stocking back to back and marking the length on the back of my contrasting fabric.
I then stitched straight down the heel side of the stacked stocking. I opened up the stocking so that it was no longer stacked. I turned the unfolded stocking over so that the non patterned side was facing up. I made a hem at the top of the stocking just like I had done with the bottom of the contrasting fabric.
There you have it. One stocking made in less than half an hour. The cost you may wonder...about $4! I only bought a 1/2 yard of the main fabric and a 1/4 yard of the contrasting fabric. However, I could have gotten away with 1/3 yard of the main fabric. Once you have your stocking made you may want to personalize your stockings. I painted the name on this stocking using a freezer paper stencil. I LOVE this technique! From start to finish, first cut to hanging on the wall...it took me about 45 minutes!