DIY Christmas Stockings
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….! That song has been playing in my head for the last week or so as I’ve been decorating the house for the holidays. The tree is decorated, *most* of the presents are wrapped, and the stockings are hung!
These personalized stockings are a great DIY sewing project for beginners — I actually ended up hand sewing these because my sewing machine wasn’t working at the time. So you don’t even anything except fabric, a needle, and thread for this project!
Combining inexpensive fabrics such as burlap, linen, and ticking can produce a look that is surprisingly classy and elegant! I stuck with a neutral color palette to allow the gold and sparkly accents to stand out.
Each stocking is personalized with a different “flower” accented with a pin to describe whose stocking it is. An EGA for my husband, a dog for our furry family member, Harley, and a feminine rhinestone flower for yours truly. To make the flowers, cut a piece of the fabric of your choice (satin or satin-like material works best) into a circle, then use a lighter to gently burn the edges until they curl up. So simple! Attach the flower to to the stocking with the pin so they are interchangable.
Here’s a pattern for the stockings. You can download a PDF version here. Enlarge it on a copier 220% to make it the correct size.
You could line the stocking and have the lining fabric hang over the top to create the cuff, but that was a more skilled move than I was ready to tackle. I made a “faux” cuff by adding a piece to the top (see the pattern above). I sewed on a thin strip of contrasting fabric to trim and finish the edges of the cuff.
Now it’s time to find some goodies to fill those stockings! Happy holidays!