Soon after making the Shirt Sleeve Pumpkins in October, a similar idea for stockings began taking shape in my mind.
You know how limited my time has been these last couple of months…finally got around to making these stockings over the weekend.
To cut out the stocking, position an existing stocking over the sweater as pictured below.
Use it as a guide, not an exact shape. I narrowed mine a good bit in the foot area – to make it look more like a sock.
With both stockings cut out, you can see the large portion of the front and back that remain for sewing together a pillow.
The red sweater had much narrower sleeves, so I cut the foot with a slimmer profile than the white sweater stockings.
Invert the sleeves to right-sides-together, and stitch around the cut edges.
I serged mine first, then stitched with a tighter machine stitch for extra strength.
Stockings need maximum security so Santa can load them really full on Christmas Eve. Santa, are you listening? 😉
The sleeve is rather long, so rolling cuffs down helps take up some slack. These stockings were extremely quick to make, by the way.
I added a few little ornaments for decoration.
There are so many possibilities for decoring these stockings. You could sew (or hot glue) rick-rack around the rim, add some ball fringe, or anything you like.
I had no idea how these stockings would turn out or how much I’d like them. I do like the way they look like thick winter socks. They give me a chuckle each time I walk into the room.
Whoops! Well, I guess you know what HH was up to while I took pictures! Sports TV is popular in The Land of Making Do. 😉
Are you ready for Christmas? Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care?
Christmas blessings, y’all~
I’m sharing these stockings at Metamorphosis Monday. Join us, won’t you?