Saturday, December 19, 2009

Homemade Stockings!

I ended up buying a old hudson bay striped sweater for the stockings. I know it was "vintage" because there was a shred of a 3 musketeers wrapper in the pocket. (I'd recognize that silver wrapper anywhere.)

To make the stocking:
I drew a stocking shape on a piece of newspaper and used it as a template.
Pinned it down on the sweater and cut around it through both the front and back of sweater.
Sewed the two pieces together, leaving the top open.
Took the edging off the bottom of the sweater and sewed it to the top of the stocking for trim.

Seams from the sweater ended up in the body of the stocking, giving me little bonuses like surprise pockets!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009