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How to Make No-Knit Christmas Sweater Stockings

Don't toss that old sweater. Instead, repurpose it as custom stockings for the entire family. This project requires no sewing machine or knitting needles and can easily be completed in an afternoon.

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Assemble Stocking

Pin two pieces of stocking together, right sides out. Thread yarn through upholstery needle and knot at end. Use a whip stitch to secure front and back half of stocking together. Leave top of the stocking open.

Add Cuff

To create a cuff, cut a 3" x 18" panel from the bottom of the sweater. Tip: The bottom works best for this because one edge is already finished. Line up the raw edge of cuff with top of stocking. Stitch together so seam is showing on outside of the stocking (Image 1). This will be hidden once the cuff is folded over. Continue stitching around the top of stocking until ends meet on "heel" side of stocking. Trim excess cuff, if necessary. Stitch ends together with seam pointing out; this will also be hidden once cuffed. Fold over and sew yarn loop where cuff and stocking meet on heel side (Image 2). Hang on a mantel, ready for Christmas morning. Tip: No mantel? Hang stockings from lengths of ribbon over a mirror.

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