A few weeks back my cousin and a friend (basically little sister) asked me if I could make them stockings. Ummmm? Well…
So, I turned to trusty Pinterest and got to it – research that is. After weeks of looking at every.single.tutorial out there, I knew what I could do. And, let me tell you, cuffs are not it right now. I combined three tutorials, and took from them what I wanted. Here are the tutorials I found most useful along the way:
- His and Hers Scrappy Stockings
- Amy’s Creative Side: Christmas Stocking Tutorial
- Denyse Schmidt’s Free Download (of course I LOVE this!)
Also, to make a pattern I bought a $0.68 piece of poster board and a $1.00 stocking from Target. There was no need to go all fancy with this. However – I got the stocking that was 18 inches long and 8 inches wide. Ain’t nobody got time for a skinny-ass stocking that can only hold Chapstick.
Here’s what I came up with for my cousin’s stockings. She picked out this fabric on Etsy, and I think they’ll be beautiful with her pastel Christmas decorations.
(Why yes I have a Christmas Tree in my front yard…)
Do you SEE this lining fabric? I bought it on a whim and I am so thrilled with it.
This project was definitely a challenge, but one I’m so glad that I decided to try. It is exciting to know that I can sew something other than quilts and pillows, and I know I’ll be making many, many more. In fact, here’s the fabric pull for the next round…