DIY Christmas StockingsDecember 13, 2011 at 23:44 | Posted in Crafts - DIY, Stimulus | Leave a comment
Tags: Christmas, Christmas Stocking, granny squares, how to, jersey knit fabric, prudent baby, stocking contest, stocking tutorials
Who doesn’t like to dig in their stockings on Christmas Day?
This week I submitted two entries for a Christmas Stocking co ntest. Prudent Baby hosted the “Put a Serger in my Stocking” contest, where the prize is a SERGER. I like craft contests. It motivates me, besides winning or not, to create and stop putting off projects for “when i have time” because they have a deadline. I guess I need tough love to craft 😉
Anyway, the stockings needed to be made out of jersey/knit fabric, so I made mine from old t-shirts and scraps of even older t-shirts. The first one is made out of 65+ hand sewn (!) circles that I cut out of two of my husbands old donated T-shirts. The ruffles are like a garden of little holiday flowers.
And this one is for Paloma. I appliqued a flower (for joy), a heart (for love) and of course, a stuffed paloma (dove in Spanish, for peace and her). I also sewed ruffles at the top to make it a little more fun and whimsy.
I do hope to find the serger in one of them on Xmas Day! Of course, if it is in Paloma’s stocking, she is still too small to claim it, so I will be happy to claim it for her ; )
Here are a couple more ideas to make your own Christmas stockings.
Cluk Cluk Sew has a tutorial to make a lined stocking with a cuff.
Prudent Baby teach you how to crochet a stocking using granny squares.
Martha Stewart shows how to make one from a sweater.
No time or sewing skills? Try this easy no-sew idea over at A Fanciful Twist.
Go ahead and be inspired. And let me know what did you find in your stocking in a couple of weeks.
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