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Burlap Christmas Stockings

I know, I just made stockings last year.  
(Click here to see them.)
(And the Christmas tree skirt is found here, in case you need one of those too.)
But, I happened upon these burlap stockings, and decided I was going to adopt the burlap stocking idea.
Mostly because I wanted more muted colors for the mantel this year.
And of course, this whole satin and burlap look just does something to me.  
That textured combo makes me happy.
The new stockings have been happily hung above the fireplace.
And a bit of vinyl was added to the mirror behind the nativity…….a perfect reminder of a perfect birth, so many years ago.   
(More info on vinyl projects here.)


Two styles of burlap stockings, both made with satin at the top.
And a few buttons for added detail.
Just the change I was hoping for.  Check.

 The stockings were made just like the stockings found here, but I skipped the lining……and then zig-zagged the top.  (Which will be covered by the satin later.)  Then I used some twine and sewed a loop to the sides for a hook.  
For 2 of the stockings, I created a ruffle by making basting stitches about 1 1/2 inches from each end of a long strip of satin, gathered it in, and then sewed it right to the stocking.  (Need help with gathering?  Click here.)  I also didn’t hem the edges of the satin.  I just used a lighter and melted the edges so they wouldn’t fray…..before gathering it all in.
For the other 2 stockings, I pleated a long strip of satin, ironed it flat, wrapped it around the top, sewed it closed along the back…….then hand-stitched it to the stocking around the top and bottom to keep it in place.  Then I added large buttons to the front.  (I used a similar pleating technique here.)

 And that was it.
 I think we are officially ready for Christmas to arrive.
Well, as far as fun new decor goes.  
We still have a few gifts to purchase.  Eeek.

Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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