Advent Calendar Mini-Stockings
July 16, 2009
Well it's that time already - Christmas in July! It's a good time to get a jump on things and have some fun. I recently found a tutorial here for making mini-stockings and creating an advent calendar, and I thought the mini-stockings were way cute. We like to decorate our tree here at Fabric.com with a homemade touch, so these will be perfect! I only made twelve, which seems like a lot when you're making the same thing over and over. I thought about numbering them for the twelve days of Christmas. This project is great as a jumping-off point for adding our own personal touches, and would give me a good excuse to try out one of our new embroidery machines we now carry. I will probably embroider some felt and cut out an oval shape and glue them to the stocking cuffs. Monogramming them would also make a nice touch for both your own tree and to give as gifts.
I did notice that the tutorial photograph of the finished stockings looked a little longer in the toe than the pattern pieces supplied. I liked the longer-toed look (it reminded me of elf shoes) so I made some adjustments to the pattern to make the finished product look more like the stockings in the images.
The fabric I used for the main stocking is Have a Sheri Berry
Hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. Have fun!
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