I am super duper excited to be linking up with Naptime Creations today in her "A Crafty Christmas" Blog tour! I'm part of the Gifts/Wrapping - Sewing , so I decided to dust off an old post, take some new pictures and share with you what I feel is the ultimate in gift wrapping- THE STOCKING!
Seriously, its the FIRST thing most kids open up on Christmas morning...at least that's how it was when I was growing up...and then we would wait and wait and wait until our parents got up so we could open everything else!
I decided to make this stocking last year for newborn baby Ever. Despite searching high and low, I didn't seem to like any of the mass produced stockings, so I decided to make one myself!
Here's a quick tutorial on how to sew a stocking!
Using an existing stocking as a template, trace a line about 1 inch bigger than the stocking onto the burlap (probably overkill, but I wanted a generous sized stocking!) I doubled up my burlap so that when I cut out the stocking shape my two pieces would be exactly the same. Once cut sewa 1/4 inch seam around the two pieces of burlap, leaving the top open. I trimmed off any extra burlap after stitching so the rounded edges would turn more easily. Turn right side out.
Hot dang that's good looking!
I would even dare to say you can't tell the difference between mine and the store bought one
(at least from here *wink*wink*)
(haha, photo bombed my Miss Elle!)
Check out the rest of my Christmas tour HERE
I love knowing Ever will have this for a long long time! Just like I have the one my mom made me!
Now get busy and sew yourself a stocking...
I will be sewing another one this weekend for my darling baby cousin!
Pics to come!
Thanks to Emily for letting me share today!
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