When I was a kid my brother and I used to love decorating for Christmas. We really went overboard covering everything in tinsel – but I think my favourite thing was my Christmas stocking. My granny made ours, and hand painted (ever so perfectly) our names across them and put little decorations and bells on them. They are honestly just gorgeous.
So being the sentimental fool that I am, I obviously wanted our kids to have something really special too. I (admittedly) probably went a little overboard with the details, but I really love how they turned out!
I made the first three a few years ago when Bunny was a few months old, and this year made a fourth for little Buddy (I didn’t make him one last year since we were in Australia for Christmas). I’m really glad I made the effort to have extra materials lying around for these, because I was able to keep things looking quite consistent. Though each one is entirely unique, I think they co-ordinate nicely!
Want to make one too? Here’s how!
I’ve been using a free Mccalls pattern for years and still love it – They have really great directions – but since i differed in quite a few instances i decided to do my own instructions too.
- Main stocking fabric – I used Christmas fabric from Jo-Anns. It’s about $5 a yard, and you’ll only need 1/4 of a yard for one stocking or fat quarters
- Toe, heel & hanging loop fabric – I one again used Christmas fabric from Jo-Anns. You only need a teensie amount for this. You could probably even just buy a fat quarter.
- Lining fabric – 1/4 yard (not included in the mccalls version, but i like to use it.
- Cuff – I used felt from Jo-Anns, but I think fleece would look just as good – or else you could use the Christmas print fabric like for the Toe, heel & loop.
- Interfacing – I like my stockings to be fluffy. So i interlined them with felt, you don’t need to do this, you could totally leave it out – otherwise things like felt, fleece, quilt batting or interfacing would work nicely to stiffen up and fluff up your stockings
- Decorative details – I use a little green felt to make leaves, I also bought some bells and glitter glue to write everyones names on
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