Hey y’all! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! We sure did … nothing like time spent with family. As I was unpacking my Christmas decorations, I came across one of my favorite creations… our burlap stockings.
They will be hung again in the same place as last year… on our Joy to the World mantel. I can’t wait to get it all put up this week. The warm light is just so fun and I love the reminder to find joy each and every day in the little and big things.
I had been wanting to make new stockings for quite some time and I finally bit the bullet last year and got them completed. I knew I wanted burlap with a very simple detail at the top. For the girls and I, I simply added a couple of rows of rosette trim. I love how it was so delicate against the burlap.
For John’s stocking, I decided to leave off the fancy frill. He needed a “manly” stocking.
I kept things really simple, by just adding a few buttons to the side. I didn’t even sew them on… just glued them right in place! I know… cheater cheater! It reminds me of a shirt cuff, which is pretty masculine to me… right?
To make the stockings, I traced the shape of a stocking that I already owned and liked. I cut it out a little larger to allow for a seam allowance and sewed both sides together. For the lining, I did the same thing, but made it a little longer. I placed them inside each other and sewed a line around the enter top of the stocking to keep them together.
I have seen several pre-made stockings that you could add some pretty embellishments to, so don’t let this part scare you… just buy them!
Do you have a set of stockings that you made or just adore? I am so thankful that I took the time last year to make these… they are one of my most coveted holiday treasures.
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