diy christmas stocking

My sister and I have had the same Christmas stockings our entire lives — they were made for us on our first Christmases.  Hers is needlepoint, and mine is yarn hooked.  I absolutely love them and the fact that they are handmade, so I wanted to give that gift to my niece, Paige, this Christmas.  I did a little research to gather some stocking ideas, and came up with a layered scallop design that involves a bunch of different textures.

I found some Christmas-y red terry cloth fabric and used that as the base of the stocking.  From the dollar store, I got a cheapie little stocking to use as a pattern and I stole the lining out of the inside to line Paige’s stocking with.  Then I started making the scalloped top:  I used pieces of red and white fabric from my stash to cut out the scalloped strips freehand (it ended up being a little swiss dot, some ribbed knit, and a red suede).  Those got sewn onto a backing layer by layer.  Then the whole thing got stitched onto the terry cloth stocking form.

I decided to add a little detachable pompom detailing with some red yarn I had left over from an old scarf.  (Super simple:  just wrap yarn around two fingers until you have enough for a full pompom, slip off fingers, tie off in the center, and snip the ends of the loops.)

Obviously, a stocking needs a name on it, so I used my new needlepoint skills to put Paige’s name on the toe.

The final touch was just a little loop at the top so that the stocking could be hung by the chimney with care.  And here’s the finished product.  Merry Christmas, Paigie!  xoxo


11 comments

  1. Sarah Sugarbaker on said:

    Good going Auntie :)

  2. Sarah Sugarbaker on said:

    Good going Auntie :)

  3. Audrey Baker on said:

    It’s perfect. Paige loves it. Especially the pompoms. <3

  4. Audrey Baker on said:

    It’s perfect. Paige loves it. Especially the pompoms. <3

  5. lauren on said:

    i <3 pompoms! people don't realize how easy they are…

  6. lauren on said:

    i <3 pompoms! people don't realize how easy they are…

  7. Ashley on said:

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  8. Ashley on said:

    Wow! I just found this blog and I’m so impressed! Everything you post is just wonderful!

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