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Handmade Stocking Advent Calendar

Add excitement to present-giving with this easy Advent calendar. You can hang it on a mantelpiece, stair banisters or Christmas tree. Fill it with your favorite treats or tiny gifts, and attach fabric numbers to mark the 24 days of Advent.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
Stocking Advent Garland Tied On Stairway Banister DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Materials Needed:

  • 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
  • pins
  • cotton thread and needle or a sewing machine

Step 1

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.

Cut 24 Shapes From Linen And Gingham ClothDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

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.

Sew The Stocking Edges TogetherDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

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.

Make A Loop From Twine For Each StockingDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Tie the stockings, alternating the fabrics, into place along the long length of twine so they are evenly spaced. Add fabric numbers, if needed.

Stocking Advent Calendar GarlandDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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