Holiday Stockings with Gingham & Jute Fabric:
I finally got around to making my own burlap stockings. I had grand plans of making three of them & it took me most of the night to finish making them. I didn’t really anticipate that it would take me ALL NIGHT to finish them. I am really happy with how they turned out.
Here’s how I made the stockings:
I went to the fabric store and bought six yards of fabric. I knew that would be enough to make three stockings and even a skirt to make for under the tree.
Next I stapled two pieces of printer paper together. One going the long way in length and the other the short way.
Then I drew out a stocking with a black felt tip marker. Made a big one and a smaller template. (Cut the images)…Next, I rolled out the jute fabric and traced the stocking with my stocking template using the black felt tip marker. Once the three stockings were all cut out I used fabric glue along the outside of the stockings. Then I hand sewed the material together. For the top part of the stockings I cut out a 10″ by 14″ piece of gingham fabric. I used fabric glue on each of the ends and filled it in. Next I took the fabric and placed & glued it together. Once it dried I tucked the gingham fabric inside the jute fabric. Then, with jute string I cut three long pieces about 16 inches in length (made three of them.) I then tied the top part in a knot and braided the string & tied the bottom of the braid. This made the eye loop. Then I Sewed them to each stocking, VIOLA!
Last Minute I decided to…
-Stuff the stockings with news paper
Add holly inside, winterberries and natural madagascar raffia string…
Add Burlap string to make bows around each stocking…
I am glad I added those finishing touches!
And now for my little photo shoot:
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