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