Last year, I made stockings kindergarten-style, adding sparkly red glitter and glue to cheap, red-and-white fur. They were cute and they did the job, but this year, I wanted to make something a tad more sophisticated. So, I used felt.
Okay, okay, I know felt doesn’t exactly echo sophistication, but the results are starkingly more polished — and personal — than last year’s. I bought pre-sewn stockings from Michaels and a stack of felt squares. I used buttons, embroidery floss, fabric glue and cord trim to add character to each. I made it up while I went, and I got lucky. I’m quite pleased with the results.
Now, let’s just hope Santa fills ‘em up to the brim.
The stockings for Rima and myself. (My name was too long to spell out.)
A close-up shot of my felt and stitching work.