Have an old sweater laying around? This project looks so much harder than it is!
Get tons of inspiration in Sweet Paul Magazine:
An old sweater (something festive is best!)
A sewing machine
Two pieces of white paper
Fabric for the back of the stocking
- Make a pattern for your stocking. I taped two pieces of printer paper together and drew a stocking shape by hand. You could also print out a stocking shape from Google Images.
- Using your pattern cut out your stocking shape from the plain backing fabric.
- Use the pattern to find a nice part of the sweater to use for the front of your stocking. I made sure the top of the pattern was aligned with the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater to give it a nice finished look with no work!
- Cut out the front and then pin the front and back together making sure that the front of the sweater is facing the inside so it will look correct when you turn it inside out after sewing.
- Sew the front and back together. I gave myself a nice seam allowance of at least .25 inch. Make sure you dont sew the opening closed!
- Turn the stocking right side out. Position a length of ribbon at the top corner and hand stich it in or pass it through your machine a few times.
- Hang stockings by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nick soon will be there!
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