Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Stockings Were Hung...

...on our stairs! After I made our new SUPER cute Advent Calendar, I decided that we also needed new Christmas stockings. For one thing, the old ones were just sad...and they also clashed with the pretty Kelly Greens and Christmas Reds in our calendar.
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I used some of the same {polka dot} material, along with some red satin, and white dotty minky material to make some new SUPER cute stockings for Henry, Grant, and Eli!
I used our old {and ugly} stockings to make a pattern. I just traced around the stocking on some brown packing paper!
I cut out two stocking shapes in the green polka dot material for the outside and two stocking shapes in the red satin material for the liner. Then I cut the white dotty minky fabric about the size of the cuff on the old {ugly} stockings and monogrammed each of the boys names on them!
I attached the cuff to the front of the stocking and sewed around all the edges.
Then I attached the two stocking pieces together along the long {non-curved} side.
I did the same thing with the red satin liner.
I layered the two pieces, right sides together, and sewed them together across the top edge. Don't forget {like I did the first time} to add in a stocking hanger too!
I laid the stocking pieces and the liner pieces right sides together and sewed all around them....leaving about a three inch whole in the liner about halfway down the side.
You use that hole to turn the stocking right side out, then sew up the small hole. This is the tricky part if you haven't ever done it or seen someone else do it. Finally, you push the liner down into the stocking and then you have brand new SUPER cute Christmas stockings....
...hanging on your stairs!
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DISCLAIMER: Though our Christmas stockings turned out SUPER cute, I am not currently planning on quitting my day job to become a stocking maker. I didn't really use a pattern {other than what I traced from our old stocking}, and my sewing plan took a few hours of contemplation and ultimately was borrowed from a dress pattern that I have {and only used once}. I am NOT a professional, but if you need help with these instructions {and you really want to make a SUPER cute stocking} send me a message and I'll see if I can help!


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19 comments:

Kelli said...

Those are SUPER cute, and matches the advent calendar really well!

Nichol said...

Those are adorable love them!

amanda said...

LOVE your disclaimer at the end. too funny. they are adorable though. do you have them hanging on your stairs? that's such a good idea. we don't have stockings because i figured there is not a place to put them. but we do have stairs!!

Kelli said...

You are SO talented! Those are absolutely adorable. Great job! :)

Emily said...

The stairs is a great stocking hanging place. We have a fireplace but it's not really condusive to hang our stockings there. And that would make my stairs look more festive too. The stocking are super cute and I totally lol at your disclaimer!

He & Me + 3 said...

Girl you are a professional in my eyes. Those Rock! You are the queen of creative and sewing. I so wish we were friends IRL...cause I would be hanging out at your house learning a thing or two all the time:) or atleast until you got sick of me:)

Jennifer W. said...

Those are so cute!! We need new stockings, but can't find any we like. I so wish I could sew! And we hang our stockings on the stairs too!
Jen

Lisa said...

Love these!!!

Carrie said...

SO CUTE! Those are great...you clearly do not need a disclaimer! Love them! I love how they look on the stairs...I almost did that even though we have a fireplace so the kids can see them first thing...but the cats would surely play with them and knock them off! So creative!

Alicia said...

Kelli...I love it!!! I totally admire your creative talent!

{Kimber} said...

Darn disclaimer!!!! I was TOTALLY going to bribe you to make us some!!!! they are ADORABLE!!!!! :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Super cute, Kelli! I just finished Kam's stocking too. I will have to remember a disclaimer! :)

Erin said...

Love the stockings, we don't even have any! I need to get on that this year :)

Foursons said...

You did great! If you ever decide to go pro I think you'll be successful.

burlap + blue said...

These are so adorable...I made stockings for my family last year and had so much fun creating them! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Thanks for the comment, also on my tree topper post! I am glad I found your blog...just became a follower:)

Cindy Lou said...

I love those stockings! You did a wonderful job! I am not one that can sew really well...not that I have tried but I just don't think I could do it! May have to try it one day!! Enjoy your day!!

Mass Hole Mommy said...

Wow...VERY impressive!!!

Angie S said...

I love them, and wish I could sew.

I have a sewing machine and I just look at it. It scares me.

You did a fab job!

purplemoose said...

Nice!! I've done homemade stockings for my kidlets too, but your are much simpler. Wish I'd have found your instructions when I did mine!

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