Handmade Stocking Advent Calendar
Stocking Advent Garland on Staircase
Using a simple stocking template and patterns and fabrics of your choosing, this handmade advent calendar garland is the perfect family project. After sewing all the stocking edges, let the kids decorate the fronts. Add adornments and numbers, and then string onto twine, hang on the banister and fill with candy, gifts or notes leading to hidden gifts.
DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
- an old, plain linen bed sheet or two plain linen pillowcases
- an old gingham tablecloth or two large gingham dish towels
- scissors or pinking shears
Cut 24 shapes from the linen cloth using the template (secure it with a pin if necessary). Cut another 24 shapes from the gingham cloth.
Align two shapes of the same fabric. Sew the edges, but not the top, together, correct sides facing out. Repeat with all the fabric shapes.
Tie each short piece of string in a loop. Sew a loop onto the top right corner of each stocking. Sew on small bows made from the fabric.
Tie the stockings, alternating the fabrics, into place along the long length of twine so they are evenly spaced. Add fabric numbers, if needed.