Handmade Christmas Stocking
Stockings are a great way of giving gifts without having to wrap each item. These homemade stockings can be customized by sewing on a decorative bow, an individual's initials or fabric shapes on a favorite theme.
- Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
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- embroidered tablecloth or an unwanted curtain
- extra fabric to decorate
- cotton thread and needle, or a sewing machine
- a piece of fabric 1" x 5" for the loop
- Download: Christmas Stocking
Cut out two stocking shapes using the template. Sew on any fabric details, such as a length of fabric, around the width of the stocking.
Tip: If someone has a much-loved garment that is no longer fit to wear, reuse it as the fabric for their stocking. If the material is very worn, sew it onto a piece of plain cotton or burlap material first, and then cut out the stocking shape.
Align the shapes, correct sides facing inward, and sew together, leaving a seam of 1/2 inch around the edge. Leave the top unstitched.
Fold over and sew the fabric at the top of the stocking so the edges don't show. Then turn the stocking the right way around.
Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008
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