So am keen to share the festive love this year by making some christmas stockings for my family. Has anyone made them, and if so any tips? I don't really know where to start? Maybe buy a cheapie stocking and use it as a template? Thanks, O crafty ones.
I've made some for my lot. Need to make one for dd too this Christmas now there are 4 of us!
I drew a template on paper and cut it out onto red felt. I used a rectangle of White for the top and did lettering using green felt. Very simple. I sewed it up with sparkly gold embroidery thread; running stitch to attach letters and sew up the side. I sewed a loop of ribbon through the back et voila! they aren't terribly sturdy but as they only hold stocking fillers for one night only they're fine.
I've made a couple of patchwork and embroidered ones from last yr for a friend that might be still on my profile or should be on my Facebook pg www.Facebook.com/srwcraftyshop. I made up the pattern and used scraps I already had.
I bought a plain cheapie from a market when DD was a baby. They wrote the name of your choice in glitter/glue while you waited. It has become a template for 2 more and she will use the original for the 24th time this year
I made two for my DCs using red and green felt - very cheap to buy by the metre, decorated with ric rac, gingham initials and buttons. I made a template out of newspaper, I just drew a boot shape and played around with it till it looked right, then used this to cut out the pattern for the felt.
I knitted one for my DD last year and am knitting an identical one for my DS-to-be (due 26/11) for this year. If you're on Ravelry it's here
If you're interested, I scanned the pattern in from the calendar so can email it to you if you want to pm me. It's a really lovely pattern and a great knit - it's got cables, fair isle, bobbles, intarsia and it's one of my favourite things I ever knitted
You can get material with the pattern for each side of the stocking. That's what I've used. I got dark sort of holly green cotton, and stitched it onto lightweight wadding in a diamond pattern, and then used that for the lining.
I made them for my each of my DC's first Christmasses out of fleece (with felt appliqued names), which stretches well to accomodate awkward shape presents. I can't remember where I got the pattern - I may have googled, or I may have drawn around my stocking which my DM made for me.
I really must make one for DH as he currently has a cheap bought one which is falling apart.