Tuesday, December 23, 2014


You might be thinking about how did I make these? Well, actually these are made out of an old shirt of my daughter which was outgrown. I loved the snow flake pattern and the color of the fabric and could not resist making these. The fabric seemed just perfect for Christmas.

I had the pattern but it was used just as a guidance as I needed a larger stocking. Here is the pattern for the smaller stocking. I kept lot of margin and then marked with a chalk on the fabric. I used a pair of scissor to cut it. I would like to thank www.ericacatarina.blogspot.com.br for the pattern.

To make these all I did was I first removed all the borders and cut the seams in order to separate the sleeves.

I then placed the pattern on the reverse side of the fabric and used a chalk to mark the shape of the stocking.

After cutting it looked like the picture shown below.
I thought of making two of them for both of my kids as I had sufficient fabric also for two. One was a little longer than the other. but it hardly mattered. Luckily, I had some white felt also at home. so I thought to give them a white border and I cut red strips for each of them for hanging them near the fireplace too.
The next thing was to stitch them using a sewing machine. That just took me few minutes.

I used zigzag stitch at the edges because of two reasons, so that the threads would not fray and also the fabric was too thick and despite keeping the stitch length 5, the stitches were coming too minute and close. I am sorry for the different color brightness of the pictures as they were taken at different times of the day and stitching was done in the night.Once the stitching was done, I then attached a strip to the inner side to hang or suspend the stockings near the fire place.
I now wish to personalize them. You may monogram yours or personalize or simply put your initials or embroider yours. This is how one can make a Christmas stocking in just a few minutes at no extra cost. Merry Christmas!

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