Stockings pouches were designed to protect your stockings, were small, and were made form soft materials like silk satins or rayon. Materials that were soft, feminine, and would not snag your stockings. These little pouches were large enough to hold up to 3 to five pairs, not too large, and were either round, square, rectangular, with or without pockets to hold your stockings and keep them separate if desired.
In my research, I found a couple of originals on Pinterest and doing a Google search. Of the originals, they made use of lots of pink and cream colors and fabrics that I am sure were satin based on the sheen (fiber could have been a silk or a rayon). Some had little snaps, buttons, draw strings, or simply folded closed. Some even had initials embroidered on the front. I even found some that were sets, or they looked like sets with three bags in different sizes.
For my stocking pouch, or lingerie bag, I wanted to use only the materials in my stash as I figured I would have SOMETHING I could make decent use out of. I knew that these items were not going to take much material and I thought this would be a great way to use up some of the bits and pieces in my collection of sewing goodies. So what did I all have in my stash? Plenty of laces and a nice selection of fine cottons and silks! What luck!
Making the Lingerie BagTo start, I cut four large circles of a fine cream colored silk. Two circles were going to be my exterior and two my interior or actually my top layer and my bottom layer. To make the soft fine silk easier to work with, I ironed and starched it to death. There is no such thing as too much starch in my world.
Next, I stitched two circles together with a really narrow seam allowance leaving a small opening so I could turn the circle inside out. I did that to the second set of circles as well and pressed them again really well. At this point I had two sewn circles, well pressed and starched.
|Four silk circles ready to be sewn!|
|The first layer of trimming|
|My ribbon roses and leaves|