I'm so excited to introduce our first guest blogger! Meet Faith. Faith was one of my English teachers in high school (that being said, I am watching my grammar extra close this post...). She was one of my FAVORITES. Third hour was never predictable. Never boring. Lots of energy and hilarity filled that classroom. I'm so thankful we still keep in touch!
She messaged me about some adorable stockings she made. After seeing her stockings hanging on her fireplace I can see why she wanted to share this tutorial! Simple and adorable. She made these stockings out of fabric scraps laying around the house. Let's face it - we all (at least those of you who sew) have TONS of scraps laying around. I know I do. I always tell myself, "I can't throw this away, I'll use it for something someday..." Well here's that "something!"
I'll let Faith take it from here:
My family has grown but they have not yet grown out of Christmas stockings. My former stockings were looking, well, just shabby, but when I went to look for replacements the extremely frugal me just couldn’t make the purchase. I knew I had an IMMENSE amount of bits and pieces around here after years of crafty sewing. However, I needed to make really good use of my time.
“I wonder if I can make a whole bunch of stockings at one time.”
My husband suggested the jewel tones over the earthy tones. Good suggestion! I love jewel tones.
I measured the old shabby stocking to ‘guesstimate’ how big a piece of material would need to be to make my stockings. I eventually drew a pattern on a paper sack, enlarging my stockings by about a inch and a half. (I’m always squeezing too much in and this way I’ll have space.)
When I pinned the batting to the rough side of the stocking it got folded in half width wise. This gave the tops a nice little poof, too. Then I stitched again.
Ready to see the finished product?
I even tried some on. They fit!
I spent nothing except my time on this project! I am very happy with the outcome!