I know it might be a bit late on the day to start making Christmas stocking but! I could not find the kids stockings in time for this year. After a bit of a drama at home, I decided to make some DIY denim Christmas stockings.
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To make them special for the kids, I used Dad’s old shirts, some of the kids old jeans and I even used a piece of one of my old dresses.
When the kids grow up, I am sure they will appreciate to have something so meaningful of Christmas past. It does not get anymore personal that yours and your parents clothing in your stocking, a lovely reminder of our family history.
I have kept this dress with the solely intention of using the lovely gold embroidery.
My first thought was to make a cushion (pillow) but I decided against it. Everything in my house has to be practical
Some of the materials I used:
Drafting or any type of larger paper
Old jeans, or any type of old clothes
I first draw the stocking on a large piece of paper, I knew I wanted to make big stockings, I went pretty large!
As you can see I made three different stockings with the same pattern.
Placing the paper pattern, cut of stocking shape in the linen fabric, these will be my guide for the outer layer as well as the lining for the stockings.
With the fabric folded cut the pattern.
Once you have the lining done we start working on both sides of the stocking.
I decided I was going to have one side with the cut offs of dad’s shirts using old jeans for the other side.
Making the stocking’s sides:
Harvest the fabric from the shirts by cutting off the sleeves and opening the back and the fronts.
My patchwork is not perfect. I like to work in a more organic way, I picked stripes of fabric and sew them together until they are long enough length to cover the stocking.
The denim side is worked similarly, I wanted to use the denim pockets so I worked around these features.
If you have any special item of clothing with something cute. Maybe some embroidery or a cute patch, I encourage you to use them here.
Pin the linen lining to the created fabrics.
TIP: iron all your work as you finished each step, it will make for a much polished look at the end.
Sew both sides together (with right sides touching) and turn inside out.
To make it extra Christmasy crochet or knit a long stripe with the tizel yarn and sew it to the opening.
All it is left is for me to wish you and your family a lovely Christmas, and Happy Holidays.