Add a personal touch to the age-old holiday tradition of hanging stockings by making your own this year. Transform worn wool blankets into oversize stockings using our template. If your blanket is striped or plaid, be sure that the pattern on both sides of the stocking match up. And if your blanket has a fringe, line it up with the top of the stocking pattern so it will become the edge of the cuff.
Making your own Christmas stocking from an old fabric remnant is a lovely way to create a memento you'll be proud to display year after year. If you have a measure of old fabric that might be too damaged or worn for a big project (such as the rich, red damask that Martha uses), you'll be able to transform it into an appropriately sized repository for sugarplums and baubles in no time.
This homespun stocking is a wonderful way to mark a first Christmas -- as well as his second, third, and fourth. Every year, add a new felt shape representing some favorite memory or object that your little one loves. Only the stocking requires sewing; the designs are glued on, for easy updating.
With its plush texture and luxuriant sheen, velvet adds an aura of opulence to even the simplest items. In this project, an embossed velvet trim enhances a Christmas stocking with an extra measure of festiveness.