A Way With Words Shimmer Sheetz

No-Sew Christmas Stocking

November 17, 2018

By Judi Kauffman

This project starts with a Merry Christmas or Season’s Greetings die from Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection, a purchased Christmas stocking and pre-made wire-beaded leaves. All of the elements are secured to the velvet cuff with gem glue, ideal for adhering die cut Shimmer Sheetz to fabric.


Step 1 – Die cut a greeting (Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, other), four flowers and a branch or two from Ruby Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. (Reminder: Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube tutorial if you are new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz, a metal adaptor plate is REQUIRED.)

Step 2 – Using the photos to help with placement, arrange and adhere the greeting, flowers, branches and wire-beaded leaves to the cuff of a purchases stocking, using small dabs of Beacon GemTac glue.

Step 3 – Add a gem to the center of each flower.


Step 4 – Option: If you enjoy hand sewing, use Kreinik #8 braid and a couching stitch to secure the greeting, leaves and branches. Switch to a bead needle and sewing thread; add beads to the center of the flowers.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Wire-beaded leaves

Christmas stocking with velvet or other smooth fabric cuff

Beacon GemTac Glue

Flat-back gems


Kreink #8 metallic braid

Sewing thread


Chenille needle

Bead needle

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  • Quietfire November 18, 2018 at 11:48 am

    This is gorgeous Judi! Love the drama between the fabric and Shimmer Sheetz. And thanks for the tip about the glue! I’m good to go!

  • Jean Marmo November 17, 2018 at 6:21 am

    That adds so much to the stocking! So pretty!

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