The blade's not real, but this stocking still looks awfully sharp hanging from the mantel.
A Stitch for All Stockings
Thread your needle with a length of floss and knot one end. Begin sewing by pushing the needle up through the underside of the fabric and then out the top. Loop the needle back under the fabric and repeat the stitch.
The Basic Stocking: Click here to download the ice skate stocking pattern.
Cut 1 boot shape from each piece of the light blue fleece and 1 from each piece of the white felt, and cut 2 skate blades from the gray felt.
Pin together the blades and use the gray floss to whipstitch (see diagram) around the edges, sewing them together.
Pin together all 4 boot shapes, blue boots on the inside, white boots on the outside, and the skate blades at the bottom with the tabs between the blue boots.
Using the white floss, whipstitch around the edges, sewing the boots together and the blade in place. Leave the top edges unsewn.
At the top, sew together the front 2 edges, then the back 2.
Fold down the top to make a cuff.
The Trimmings: Spread glue over the front of the skate blade and make small circles along the front of the stocking.
Sprinkle silver glitter over the glue.
Let it dry, then cut slits through the centers of the glitter circles, piercing through all 4 layers of fabric.
Lace the colored cord through the slits, tie it at the top, and glue a pom-pom to each end.
Tape the ends of the white cord to keep them from fraying, then sew the cord to the stocking for hanging.