I cut out strips of all the different colors of material and randomly laid them in a row. Then I sewed the strip together until they would fit the pattern. I like the angled stripes instead of the stripes being vertical or horizontal.
I wanted to make my own Christmas stockings, and to make them non-traditional. While looking through the stores around Christmas, I noticed a lot of the decorations now come in all kinds of colors: purple, pink, blue & green. Perfect!! I found some material at Joann's Fabric and then made up a pattern of an elf-style stocking. The back is a solid purple material with some glitter in it, similar to the top flap material but I liked the white better for the top. I made the hangers the same material as the back.