Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Upcycled Christmas Stockings

This is the first year Ethan will be getting a Christmas stocking and this is Lily's first Christmas. I couldn't let them use store bought stockings!

I have been scouring the web to find ideas and tutorials to make upcycled Christmas stocking from sweaters. I found several good ones and finally talked myself into cutting into the thrifted sweaters I bought a few weeks ago.

It didn't turn out perfect and I may end up making another one next year but it will work for this year! I used sweater material for the front, back and cuff. I lined it with green polyester and used the same for the hanging tab. I machine zigzagged the 'E' on.

I knew Lily's had to be pink after seeing the pink stocking from MADE's pattern.

My sweater wasn't 100% wool so it didn't felt up much but I love it just the same. I won't win any awards for hand embroidery but I did get the 'L' on. Do you recognize the 'L'? 


I can't wait to see the kids on Christmas morning and discover all the goodies inside! Maybe I'll get Eli and I one made before next year.

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Anonymous said...

Precious!!! When and where were the pictures made? I love them!!!!!

Melissa said...

They are a Christmas surprise for our family :) Taken at the end of October.

Amber said...

Love your stockings!! So great! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on Mama's Pumpkin Pie. I am so glad you like it! You should defintely give that recipe a try. It is delicious!

Heather said...

Those came out fabulous!!! Love them! I enjoy seeing things like this, and on Pinterest, it gives me that extra push to try something new.

Brandy@YDK said...

those are super cute.


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