No Chaos No Order

December 27, 2012

Stockings!

Filed under: heart, home — fairyguts @ 5:27 pm

I got three stockings done enough for Christmas morning and got to finish the sewing-machine-sewing on the other three stockings over the next two days, but I am holding off on the final hand sewing so I can finish all my sewing-machine-sewing projects and put the sewing machine away as soon as possible. Which is still taking a long time!

First, I made a pattern from some scrap cardboard. Then I sewed up the felt linings – I didn’t want the stockings to stretch out, so I lined them.  Next, I cut out six stockings from two sweaters. The hardest part was centering interesting parts of the sweaters and remembering to alternate the toe direction. There was no way I’d be able to get all six toes facing the the same direction, so I just made sure I had three of each.  I used collars, cuffs, and sleeves to add interest to the stockings.

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I used a zigzag stitch and sewed my seams at least twice to make sure the knitted yarn was stable. I like each stocking for the variety of details they have. 🙂

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Now, I need to stitch the felt lining to the stocking tops and add the buttons and any other embelishments I want. I’m thinking yellow starts or holly sprigs…

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