As if I don't have enough to do, I decided we needed some new stockings for the fireplace! We usually don't get them filled with anything, they are there for looks only. There was nothing wrong with the old ones, but we had them for a very long time, guess I just never gave it a thought. I had been looking to buy some new ones but they were too expensive and they didn't have any I liked (typical).
I made our old ones too but we just needed a change. so I decided to make some new ones, some that went more with our décor. I can't make a tutorial on how I make things that I sew because I always fly by the seat of my pants! I never use patterns, I usually just start sewing, so showing someone how to do this would not be very informative!
I bought the matte lasse' fabric, it was expensive but I only needed 1/4 yard and it was on sale at 40% off. So the fabric was around $10.00 and the rest of the stuff I had at home in my stash. I made the cuff covering the matte lasse' with some antique lace.
I found a pattern online and literally drew it off of my computer screen instead of printing it out. I did the same with the font.
Of course I had to add a little bling to my stocking!
I added the burlap to make it look a little less feminine and just hand sewed the piece that has our names.
Maga, is the name that Paige (my grand daughter) called me when she was just learning to talk. It's very endearing to me, but now that she's grown up (11) she calls me grandma:(
Whenever we would be driving in the car she would sing, "My gramma, my gramma over and over again, and it eventually got shortened to magamma, then maga! I wish she still called me that, I love the names that grand children pick for you when they're little and can't pronounce words yet.
Anyway, I thought I'd share that little tidbit with you in case you're wondering how I came up with that name:)
I added a little sparkle to Papa's stocking too, in the form of a tinsel pipe cleaner. I just hot glued it around the edge.
They look a little wonky because a I didn't press them before I started snapping pictures, and I didn't shoot from a very good angle. I think they look better in person.
Anyway, not bad for someone who doesn't use a pattern. They aren't perfect but I think they turned out pretty good!