I know I am cutting it a little close, I mean Santa is coming in a few short days…. But now that we have Etta, I decided I wanted new stockings. Growing up my mom made us some really fun crocheted granny square stockings, that just spoke Christmas. So, I just really wanted yarn stockings. BUT, I didn’t have time to crochet them, story of our lives I’m sure! The other day, while I was at my favorite local thrift store shopping for tacky Christmas sweaters…(post to come) I picked up a few other sweaters as well to make this:
It was SEW easy! If you can sew along a line on a sewing machine you can make this.
5th Now trace a stocking shape onto the sweater with the opening of the sock aligning with the bottom of the sweater.
6th after tracing pin the sweaters front and back side together along the drawn sock.
7th Sew around with the sock shape ***With light tension and the longest straight stitch. (this way the fabric will not pull and pucker)
8th Remove pins and cut out sock with about a 1/2 in seam allowance.
9th Sew around the sock again, and then zigzag just outside of your straight line to make sure it is secure
10th Flip right side out, at this point the sock is done.
1st print out the first letter of all the names in your family.
(we have Mom, Dad, Etta, and a small Kitty and Buddy!)
Print them out backward ( I just flipped the image horizontally in Photoshop)
2nd Glue them to a sheet of chipboard ( I used an old gift box, the ones you always have kick around)
glue to the front of the chipboard a paper that you like, (this is what will show)
3rd I beefed up my letters with a sharpie, til I thought it looked decent. (not necessary, I just wanted to)
4th Cut out the letter, and hang with the sock!
The final result:
Unfortunately we don’t have a fireplace, so I hung them on the banister!
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