Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas Stockings .....and a tutorial.


I love making stockings to sell on my stall at this time of year.
I like to use old linen and pretty vintage fabrics, or new fabrics if they are pretty enough!
Ticking is good too.
I like to trim with beads, bobbles, braid and embroidery.

Here are some stockings I have made in the past.

Old linen, new floral (Greengate, I think) bobble trim and 
appliqué heart.

Old linen, Vintage damask, machine embroidered snowflakes and bobble trim.

Designer tartan, embroidered silk and vintage fringed trim
          
Vintage linen, vintage Europe
an floral and vintage lace trim.

Vintage linen, recycled gingham and new Merry Christmas braid.

Old French linen, vintage European floral and vintage lace.

Old French linen, old ticking and lovely red bobbles.


Do you want to make your own Stockings?

I have an easy tutorial here

It is suitable for all abilities, easy for beginners; 
those with more experience could just add appliqué or embroidery,
or personalise it with your loved ones names.

Happy Sewing
and 
Happy Christmas
xxx







9 comments:

Letticeleaf said...

And beautiful they are too. I've just this afternoon hung the lovely stocking Debs gave me last year on my fireplace. Order early for Christmas. LLX

Shoreham Cottage Gifts said...

Oh they are adorable I particularly like the one with the glass beads and pink material - very lovely :)
Sally x

Letticeleaf said...

Either get your orders in now girls or follow the tutorial to make your own in time for Christmas.

I've just this afternoon, hung the stocking Debs made me as a pressie on my fireplace. Get in early is my motto, to ensure Santa doesn't forget me.

LLX

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

wow! Those stockings are really posh and elegant! You are very gifted chuck! x

Shoreham Cottage Gifts said...

Really lovely so pretty :) x

Julie East Bespoke Curtains said...

Hello Debbie,

I love your Christmas stockings, I think they're amongst the prettiest I've ever seen.

I'm a fellow blogger, you can find me at www.julieeastbespokecurtains.blogspot.com (might see if I can shorten that name!) If you like what you see you might like to follow me?

As you can see my main business is curtain making (www.julieeast.co.uk) but like you, from as far back as I can remember, I've always been knitting, sewing or crotcheting something. I'd love to make for a local craft fair but I need to decide what to concentrate on - time's a bit of an issue too!

Lovely to make contact with you.
Best wishes,
Julie

Joanne Reay said...

These stockings are just adorable!

Debbie said...

Thank You for all your comments, its lovely to get feedback.
Joanne, if you make a stocking from the tutorial, I'd love to see it. Post it on my facebook page. x

Kristi A said...

Your stockings are adorable - my sister and I have made stockings for each other's kids and it has been a very special tradition. I am going to attempt to copy one of yours this year :) Question - where do you get your pretty french linen fabric? I want to try to make a variation of the one with the red bobbles, and the blue/white ticking. Any advice on where to shop?

Thanks!