felted christmas stockings

by Amy on 9 December 2010

i saw these gorgeous + charming garnet hill christmas stockings last year + absolutely loved them. however, i wanted to get two, + at almost $50 each, that was just too pricey for my liking. so, i did what i usually do – figured out a way to recreate them myself at home!

i decided to make two stockings, one with a partridge-in-a-pear-tree theme + the other with a christmas tree design. i went to michael’s to pick up felt in lots of different colors, as well as embroidery thread + regular thread for sewing. basically, i just free-handed all of the shapes, although you could definitely make yourself a pattern if you aren’t so confident in your freehand cutting skills.

i am incredibly pleased with how they turned out – i think they’re sweetly homemade-looking without being too homemade-looking (i have learned that there’s a fine line between the two). i plan to make two more to fill up the ol’ mantle a bit more – if you have any design suggestions, send them my way!

yes, i forgot a trunk on one of the trees. i left it that way because i think it gives the stocking character. =)

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1 Mollie December 9, 2010 at 8:53 am

These are so cute!! I especially like the 1st one.

2 amy December 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

thanks, girl! the first one is my favorite, too. + you’re one of the lucky few who gets to see it in person! =) do you have any design ideas for a few more? i thought a white/blue snowflake one could be cute.

3 Kaira December 9, 2010 at 9:44 am

So cute and could not agree more with the fine line between too noticeably homemade. I was going to suggest the Snow flake theme, but also maybe Holly Leaves and Berries with Berries the focal point to get more red since you have the trees already. If you wanted a little more whimsy the Christmas Bulbs are a definite option for color pop. Have fun!

4 amy December 9, 2010 at 9:55 am

i *love* the idea of the christmas bulbs! our living room has dark red + royal blue pops of color, so the multi-colored bulbs could really play off that nicely, as could the holly leaves/berries. thanks for the awesome ideas! =D

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