Thursday, December 1, 2011

HOMEMADE STOCKING...

I teach the preteen girls Sunday school class at church.  Each year I try to give my students something "special" for Christmas.  Two years ago I decided to try my hand at making a "special" homemade STOCKING for each of the girls in class....I had decided that I wanted the stockings to be fun and; of course, GIRLY...while going through my Christmas decor the other day I stumbled across the one I made for my daughter and it brought a smile to my face...I just had to share it with you all...




Okay, I know stockings come in all shapes and sizes but usually not a HIGH HEEL BOOT...he he...is this the cutest thing you have ever seen, or what?...I wonder if my girls have stumbled across theirs yet this year...

Everyone loved these "stockings"....I even had several requests for them...in all I made about 10....several large ones like this and a few "smaller" 7 inch ones for the girls at work...(I simply used my copier at work to downsize the pattern)...of course I filled them with candy and small trinkets...I had the most fun making these and it was really easy...

If you would like to make your own...you will need:

1/2 yard red felt
1/4 yard zebra stripe fleece
1 high heel boot pattern (I made my own from a brown paper bag)

(depending on the size of your pattern and if you lay it on your fabric just right you should be able to get two complete stockings out of this amount of fabric)

I pinned the pattern onto the felt which had been folded in half lengthwise and cut it out...this gives you the front and back of one stocking...sew this together on the outer edge leaving the top open....cut a "cuff" out of the fleece and sew in place...turn the stocking right side out...VIOLA....one high-heeled stocking!!!




Now I just gotta figure out what to do for my girls this year...any ideas?


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I will be joining some of these and several other parties (check my sidebar for a listing)...COME MINGLE!!!


6 comments:

  1. I just love girly stockings myself! I think the high heel and the zebra just make this. What a fun project for them. I also adore the little stocking in your header. If I get time, I would love to whip some of those up for a table for Christmas.

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  2. This is the cutest stocking! I made fun ones last year, but not nearly this cute. Love the zebra print. I made burlap ones this year. Found you at open house party and am now following.

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  3. Such a charming stocking!! Love the animal print! I host a decorating link party at my blog each week (it's going on right now) if you would like to come share sometime! :)

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  4. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  5. Love that!!! Love the shape and the zebra print on top! So pretty! :) I shared my boot stocking over at the Centsational Girl too... Slightly different boot... a cowboy boot. haha.

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  6. Love this one as well... and thank you for sharing it.... I hope to see you next week at http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

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