Thursday, December 2, 2010
Homemade Christmas Stockings
It was SEW easy! If you can sew along a line on a sewing machine you can make this.
1st Pick up a few sweaters at the Thrift store (or your closet!)
3rd To begin, turn sweater inside out.
4th Smooth out the sweater so that the bottom edges are lined up together (this is most important because the bottom of the sweater will become the top of your sock)
6th after tracing pin the sweaters front and back side together along the drawn sock.
8th Remove pins and cut out sock with about a 1/2 in seam allowance.
9th Sew around the sock again, and then zigzag just outside of your straight line to make sure it is secure
You will need a small loop to hang them, you can use what you like to create a loop, and attach it to the top back of the sock. Honestly I haven't done this yet, so I just used a binder clip, don't tell Santa!
One little trend in the Christmas sock area that I have noticedthis year especially, is just hanging a letter on the sock, instead of having their name on there. And I tried it too:
Print them out backward ( I just flipped the image horizontally in Photoshop)
glue to the front of the chipboard a paper that you like, (this is what will show)
4th Cut out the letter, and hang with the sock!
The final result:
Unfortunately we don't have a fireplace, so I hung them on the banister!