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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.
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The new stockings have been happily hung above the fireplace.
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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.)

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Two styles of burlap stockings, both made with satin at the top.
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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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