Updated: 2020-03-06 Views: 157
I have had a few requests for Christmas stockings. So while I was out looking through the upholstery fabric and found the material for my tree skirt， I picked up some for a stocking too…；…； (and a little bit of velvet-y trim for the top.)
But had to buy enough to make 3 more.pillow shams floral
The discounted upholstery fabric was ridiculously cheap.And perfect for this project.Can’；t wait until we move and we have a fireplace to hang these from.One more week.
To begin， trace around an old stocking…；.or draw your own. (Make sure to include enough for a seam allowance.)
Then cut out two of your main fabric and two of your lining.
Then， sew the pieces of your main fabric together (right sides together)personalized wedding party gifts， leaving the top open. Do the same with the lining.
Now， cut slits into the curve of the stocking (to help it lay flat after turning it right side out).
Then turn your main fabric right side out and press flat. Then insert the lining inside of your stocking (while still inside out) and align it with the outer stocking. Sew right along the top opening of the stocking， making sure to evenly line up both the main fabric and the lining edges.
Next， cut a piece of coordinating fabric (to be used for the cuff of the stocking) that is wide enough to go all the way around and twice as tall as you’；d like it. And make sure to include enough for seam allowances.
Sew this fabric into a tube…；
And then slide the tube (inside out) over the top of the stocking. Line up the raw edges and sew together.
Now pull the tube up and off of the stocking until it’；s right side out.
But pull it back down enough to give the cuff of the stocking a bit of a lip.
See how there’；s about a 1/2 inch lip…；.or overlap？
Then pin this overlap into place…；all the way around the stocking.
Then fold the top of the tube (about in half)， down into the inside of the stocking…；..leaving enough for a nice cuff. the top fold in place. Then turn the stocking inside out， making sure to not poke yourself with the pins…；…；..：) And then tuck under that raw edge and hand sew into place， all the way around the cuff.
Now， cut out a strip of fabric to make the loop.
Then sew it into a tube…；
And then fold in half， tuck under the raw edges and attach to the cuff of the stocking.
And that’；s it. A new stocking to collect gifts from Old St. Nick.Pending good behavior， of course.
3 years ago I posted photos of my daughter Clare’s unicorn 5th birthday party, however I never shared how I made the unicorn horns, which happened to be a huge hit. This week I received an email asking when the heck I was going to post that (oopsy!) so I put on my thinking cap and “made a point” (ha!) of pulling together a little unicorn horn DIY.
Personalising your guest room might be one of the more difficult rooms to personalise in general. It is a room in theory you will use very little, maybe using the closet space for storage of some of your clothes, coming in to do some cleaning, maybe having an afternoon nap here. Unless you know that you will have one regular guest using your guest room and exactly what kind of person they are and what their taste is, all you can really do is add a little touch of who you are to guest room, something that is an extension of the warmth and happiness you have towards them.