Thursday, December 13, 2012

Simple DIY drop cloth stockings

I had grand plans to make a garland out of these stockings that I made using a drop cloth.. as of right now they are still waiting to be strung together using thick jute twine.   I made enough for myself, hubby, all my kids, the grandgirls and the girls husband/boyfriend. 

They are more for decoration than anything else but you could stuff some small trinkets and candy in there. 

How I made them..

I made a template of a stocking using a sturdy piece of cardstock/cardboard type thing.   My stocking was a little taller at the top to account for the fold down part.    I doubled my drop cloth (after prewashing it of course)  and just used a pencil to lightly trace around the stocking until I had enough traced out. 
Pin around each stocking and then cut around about 1/2 inch from your pencil line. 
Once all the stockings were cut out I folded the top down about an inch and a half or so, repinned, and then sewed directly on top of the pencil line using a zig-zag stitch in red thread. 

I wanted these to look a little shabby/chic/rustic,, whatever you wanna call it.

I have no idea why this picture won't rotate,, 

They measure about 7 1/2 in to 8 inches long.   

I wished I had taken photos as I went along but I got the idea and just ran with it.  Still debating on whether or not I should add names to each at the top.?? What ya think?

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