Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christmas stockings in progress

I have been wanting to make Christmas stockings for my husband and myself since we got married. I decided to wait until after we had children to do it, though, so we could have a family set. I did not get to make them in time for Kiarda's first Christmas, given that at that time I was averaging about three hours of sleep a night spread across the entire night.

Anyways, I finally made a decision about how best to create the images in my head about how I wanted them to look: wool felt! I'm about halfway done with them so far, so here's a picture.

Each will have a white cuff with the person's name on it. There will be a few embroidered details, as well as a few snowflake sequins added to the background of each one. I think I will opt for a "less is more" with these - I want them to be whimsical and too much detail can detract from that. The stockings will be lined. I may use fun prints for the insides...will have to dig through my stash and see what I can find!


  1. The stockings look great! I made the mistake of quickly making Marin one last year. I hope she finds my efforts endearing b/c she sure won't be impressed by my product. :) You should totally sell these on Etsy - they are so much cooler than plain-o red stockings. How do you keep the edges from fraying?

  2. Thanks!! The material is wool felt - it doesn't fray! I am just stictching them down by hand with long-staple cotton thread, but there's no need to do any special prep to the fabric. I haven't decided yet how to do the edges when actually sewing the front and back together - lining? Turned and topstitched? Blanket embroidery stitch?!?!?