Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Easy DIY Homemade Stockings | Knit "Looking" Stockings | Holidays | DIY
I went to every craft and home decor store I could find. I did find a lot of pre-made stockings that sort of fit my vision. I almost pulled the trigger on these from Lands' End but I really wanted to make them. I thought they'd be a really easy DIY craft to show on the blog... so, the search continued...
I made a last ditch stop at TJ Max. What-do-ya-know. I found a knit blanket that had a classic, cozy reindeer and snowflake design - perfect! It was $35 - perfect. It gave me enough material to make 3 stockings and a pillow case to match.
I can't tell you how easy it was. The cutting, assembling and sewing took me about 45 for all three!
I made my pattern from a piece of kraft paper... as you can see, it was a very loose sketch.
I doubled the fabric and cut out both pieces (front and back) at the same time. This is a view of the inverse of the fabric - it was reversible! I sewed it inside out leaving the top open with a folded over cuff - the stocking on the right shows the stitching. I trimmed the excess, then flipped it right sided out.
Here is a close up of the material. I love how charming and cozy it is.
Here is the pillow that I made from the remaining material. I put a plaid material on the back. It was cut from an old blanket that I used for the tree skirt.
Hung by the chimney with care!