Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A stocking that wasn't cross stitched

Since I have finished my stockings for all of my normal household members (Kenny, Emily, Zoé, Adèle), my husband thought I should make one for my stepson who will be staying with us at Christmas.  I didn't want to deal with a kit so I made this one out of fabric.

The original plan was to use classic car fabric but we couldn't find any so we got the next best "manly" thing which was Dallas Cowboy fabric (hard for me to work with since I'm a Packer fan...).  The fabric was too flimsy so I picked up some heavy duty fusible interfacing at SCRAP for $.25.  I didn't really have a pattern except for one that I cut out of butcher paper.  It was a really quick sew, just sewed down about 1" at the top and then around the sides.  Easy peasy.

For the detail, I used some ribbon that I got at SCRAP for $.25.  I glued it down with some of my Ultimate Craft glue (love that stuff) before I sewed the sides of the stocking.  I designed the lettering and stitched it on waste canvas using some nice silver beads that I picked up at SCRAP and it was outlined with silver Krenik.  I had never used waste canvas before but I think that my attempt turned out nicely.  I hope he likes it.

I also knitted these as part of the loom along group on Ravelry.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great stocking. Your SCRAP store seems to have everything you need!


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