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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 Holiday. I liked the vintage look and colors of this new fabric. To finish my stockings off I tried out one of our mini irons to press out the seams. What a great little tool! I will definitely use this again; it was so much easier to iron something this small using the mini iron than it would have been using a regular iron. I also stuffed my stockings with some batting to show off the shape better.

Hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. Have fun!

 

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Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

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