Make your own Holiday Stockings

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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.┬áNext I took the fabric and placed & glued it together. Once it dried I tucked the gingham fabric inside the jute fabric.┬áThen, 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:

DIY stockings

DIY stockings

DIY stockings

DIY stockings

DIY stockings

DIY stockings

DIY stockings

DIY stockings

Rope

Rope

Sewing together

Sewing together

Hanging on the fireplace

Hanging on the fireplace

Finishing touches

Finishing touches

Close ups

Close ups

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Jessica Van Midde is a San Francisco Bay Area Interior Decorator and Blogger. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

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