It’s not even December and I’ve made eight Christmas stockings so far, and I have another two on the ‘to do’ list for this week!
A little different from the Christmas stockings I made a couple of week ago, these don’t just have one design decorating the front, but many being made up of lots of patchwork squares in a range of different fabrics in Christmas-themed colours.
The main thing in common though is that all the stockings, like most of my items, are personalised. However, this time I hand-embroidered the names instead of using fabric applique which I think looks better on these as would have been too fussy other-wise (plus ‘Sebastian’ would have been quite difficult to fit on in cut out fabric letters!)
I trimmed the cuffs in both crochet trim for the girls and pom pom trim for the boys.
I made these stockings in a slightly different way and, on these, instead of the hanging hoop being sewing into the cuff, I hand-sewed them on at the end after the stocking was finished, but decorated them with a cute button. I also hand-stitched a running stitch around the top of the stocking.
All of these three stockings are for little ones born this year who’s siblings received them last year, adding to the family collection hanging up on the fire-place. I hope they keep and re-use them for many years to come.