I just finished up some stockings for all the family. I’m really happy with the result.
I have done it using Denyse Schmidt’s free pattern
. But, I did a few modifications. First, I did it using only fabrics from my stash. I had some left overs from the furoshikis
I made with my sister last year which I decided to used for the trimmings. Both prints are from the Sew Christmas! collection from Alexander Henry. I had some remnants of the wool felt I’ve used for my lily pillow covers published in Stitch
. They were going pretty well with the Sew Christmas! prints. So, I’ve decided to use the green, red and cranberry for the actual stockings. Instead of quilting a layer of batting in between two layers of cotton. I just quilted the felt with some white lining. I did some straight line quilting to achieve a diamond pattern.
I hand embroidered our names in teal on some white cottons which I included in the trimmings.
We don’t have any mantel to hang them up, so I decided to put them up along our stairs just above our couch in the living room.
I did the small size from the pattern, because I didn’t have enough wool felt to go for the larger ones. So now, I just need to find some tiny gifts to fill them up!