Hey ya’ll!! I have been busy as a bee around here decorating for Christmas! I wanted to show you the cute little stockings I made for my dining room chairs. They were SO easy!
First I just hand drew a stocking shape to use as a template and cut it out of some printer paper…
I laid it out on some drop cloth I had leftover from making the pillows on my window seat. I just doubled the drop cloth fabric and put the template on top. Notice I used the finished edge of the drop cloth for the top of the stocking…no hemming! (I did iron the drop cloth first…this was just a picture I took to show you how I laid it out) :0)
I cut out all of my stockings, I did eight…
Then, I sewed a straight line all around the stockings..leaving the top open of course. I used the side of the presser foot as a guide for my seam allowance….
Turn your stockings right side out. (see that finished edge I was talking about on top…makes for a nice finished edge)
I wanted a cuff for the top of my stockings and I started to use lace, but then I found this adorable burlap at Michaels for $6.99, and then used my 40% off coupon! I LOVE coupons!
The burlap was a little wider than I wanted the cuff of my stockings to be, so I just turned the edge over about and inch and hot glued it into place.
Then I lined the turned down edge of my burlap, with the finished edge of the stocking and hot glued it all the way around….
I finished it off on the back by gluing the edges together…
Here’s all eight of my stockings with their pretty burlap cuffs. :0)
They were looking a wee bit plain, so I decided to take some extra plain burlap and make some rosettes to adorn the cuffs with….
I basically folded over some burlap and began wrapping and twisting it, tacking as I went with a needle and thread until it looked like a rose. Then I tacked it onto the stocking. I used some ribbon and sewed it to the inside edge of the stocking so I could hang them on my dining room chairs.
I just LOVE how they turned out, and they look really cute in my dining room!
These were so inexpensive to make! Basically the cost was just the money I spend on the burlap from Michaels, which was less than $10.00 for both kinds!
Hope you like my stockings, and I’d love to know if you make them!
Blessings to all of you!