I was going through my holiday boxes to begin decorating the Christmas tree when I came across the special little stocking I made for my little darling last year by incorporating fabric from her newborn onsie. I briefly mentioned this stocking in my previous post about making a special pillow for my little one.
I thought I would give a few more details that went into the making of the Christmas stocking. As I have mentioned before many times, I don’t sew. This project was probably the closest I’ve ever come to true sewing. I actually used a needle and thread (yarn). I cut a simple stocking pattern from poster board and traced it onto the felt. I used some scalloped fabric shears to cut the pattern, sewed it together and embellished along the way.
Here are a few more pictures of the stocking along with some details of how I did it.
For the floral embellishment I used a crochet flower I found at a craft store and sewed a little pink button in the center. I added some additional buttons left over from a previous project that I did for her nursery wall. And for the little green rosette, I actually used the trim from the onesie and rolled it up and hot glued it down.
The tree is actually made from the onesie fabric. To give it a three-dimensional feel I covered triangular pieces of felt with the fabric from the onsie. I sewed some additional buttons on for ornaments.
After the three triangular pieces were covered with the fabric and the buttons were sewed on, I just hot glued the three pieces onto the stocking to create the tree.
I might have to reinforce the simple stitch with something more sturdy down the road. Hopefully it holds all the stocking stuffers Santa plans to deliver this Christmas.
Until next Monday,