my nephew’s Christmas stocking
I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but I wanted to have this present finished up so it can be used this Christmas season. My newest nephew Grant was born in September and since his mom and dad already have stockings I made them a couple years ago, I figured it would be the perfect project.
I used my own Christmas Stocking Tutorial
. It was actually perfect timing because a few people were asking me about the old file, so I updated the pdf file
of the pattern pieces so that it prints on 3 sheets of letter size paper. I should also add that I omitted the small fabric strip below the name on this version (my tutorial calls for a small piece sewn between the name and the body of the stocking – just didn’t want this to mess anyone up who plans on making a stocking).
Good thing Grant’s name isn’t very long, it only took me a few hours to do the embroidery. I had fun taking this not so Christmas-y fabric
and making it Christmas looking. The little lines are just long running stitches with embroidery floss and make it nice and quilted.
I really love this size stocking, it’s big enough to fit some really fun stocking stuffers, just looking out for ya Grant…
ps. I’d like to add that it’s been terribly dreary and raining here lately, I am almost to the point where I’m wishing for snow in hopes of brightening things up around here, it’s almost impossible to get a good picture when it looks like it’s 5 o’clock at night all day long. Such is life…