Monday

White Stockings

 

Are you getting ready to decorate for the Holidays? I am! I went to my basement to look for an old stocking to serve me as a guide to make the ones for this year, my theme is going to be white and red and I wanted all the stockings on my mantel to be white.
My big, great surprise when I opened the "stockings box" was:
I already had three! Look how pretty they are :) I found them at Walmart, an after season sale, they were like a buck each.  I completely forgot about them. The only problem was, there were only three and I needed at least four.

So, I decided to make two more, using remnants of the sweaters I used for the bunny bottle toppers during Easter.
The stocking with the shape I liked the most was placed on top of the sweater, traced, and cut out (both sides).

They were also lined.  Place the newly cut stocking shape over your lining fabric (I used and old flat sheet), and cut two lining pieces.
Sandwich the main fabric, in my case, the sweater fabric, right side facing each other, between the lining pieces (Picture below, right).

Pin them and sew them all around.  Trim the excess and turn them right side out.

It's now time to create the top band or cuff.  A plain rectangle to go all around the top of the stocking.  I used white fur.  This part was also lined

Make sure the fur is facing down, lengthwise.  Pin that lower part, tucking in the "hairs", as seen in the picture below.

Sew that lower part (picture below left). Then, open it and fold it the other way, pin it as seen in the picture below right.

After sewing it you can turn it to look like this: (Pins were attached to keep the hem line on the back).

Grab your stocking with its right side out, insert the top part, fur pointing down. Line the seam on the cuff with the "heel" part of the stocking.

Don't forget to attach a piece of ribbon or fabric, mine was 7" long.  Fold it, and insert it folded side down in between the "heel" side of the stocking and the cuff.

Once you sew it, it's going to look like this:

Bring it out:


You are done!


I was happy with my findings, now I'm even happier with these new cuties, because they were kind of free ;)

So, I decided to play a bit with them.

Have a great week!




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26 comments :

  1. Very pretty! I like the fur trim too. I'm currently making stockings too.

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  2. love these! I can't believe you made one! I love all white! I feel like Christmas is done best in white! White tree, love. White, lights, love! Classic elegant and still very festive!!

    I need to get my buns in motion!

    Laura
    house Envy

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  3. They came out great! The monochrome is so sophisticated.

    I love finding all those clearance items I stocked up on after the previous holiday and have forgetting about .. Since you have never used them, they are like buying new!

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  4. I love the white!! They look so pretty hanging on your amazing fireplace! Great job, and tutorial! This post reminds me of the stocking hangers you found at the flea market, minus one letter, I think it spelled peace or something? Did you ever find it? Hugs Cristina!!

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  5. El blanco, un color tan puro ,, y que hermoso se te ven esas calcetas en esa chimenea
    Besos

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  6. So very cute and creative! I love how they look together on the mantel. Such a classy way to decorate with the white and pops of red :)

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  7. Super cute Cristina! I love the fur mixed in with the ones you had.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for the stocking tutorial!

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  9. So elegant Cristina! They truly look fabulous against you amazing bedroom wall unit. Love it.

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  10. So pretty. I absolutely love a white Christmas decorating scheme with pops of color!

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  11. Love love love the faux fur!! What a transformation. Pinned.

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  12. Cristina! Siempre tienes algo muy bello y sencillo. But, um, stupid question... did you sew by hand or machine? You know I'm still a novice! :)

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  13. Gorgeous! I have the same white walmart stockings but you truly glamorized it more! I wish I could do that, but I doubt it. Love your mantle too dear!

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  14. I adore white! It's my favorite 'non color' and your stockings with the fur trim are precious! Very nice tutorial also. Found you via The Scoop :)

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  15. I love the fur very cute...great tutorial....Would like to invite you to come share at One More Time Events....http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/11/one-more-time-features-and-party-with.html
    Tammy

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  16. Oh these are so pretty and so fun. Great tutorial, now I just need to get busy and make some or even embelish a few like you. Love the mantel. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Beautiful stockings, and I love the white and red mantle! I'm hosting a pillow covers giveaway that you should enter. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/michelle-dwight-designs-pillow-cover.html

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  18. these are gorgeous Cristina, I love everything about them & the color white is so perfect for Christmas and winter; your mantel looks beautiful! :-)

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  19. I love all the white. So beautiful. I'd love for you to come link this up at A Handmade Holiday Link Party going on right now at TinySidekick.com. Hope to see you there!

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  20. Your mantel is lovely! The white stockings are gorgeous. I love the touch of fur you added to the stockings and the little touch of red to you mantel.

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  21. I love the stockings and the whole mantel display too!

    Carolyn

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  22. It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations!
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/12/merriest-blog-hop-week-3.html

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  23. Love these stockings! They looks so warm and cozy, too. Thanks for linking up at our Link It or Lump It party!

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  24. This is a great tutorial, and your stockings turned out beautiful!! I have to pin it, I've been wanting to make some and I love yours.
    I saw you sharing at the Christmas Extravaganza Party.
    Debbie :)

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  25. These stockings are so amazing and I absolutely love how chic your mantle turned out. All around amazed by the simplicity/beauty. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful project at Link It or Lump It this week :)

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  26. You are a woman of very many talents. I love your stockings. They came together beautifully!!

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