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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Stockings from Sweater and Fleece Baby Blanket



I have been seeing such cute pillows all over the blogosphere.  You know, the ones made out of sweaters?

Well, I noticed the other day I had forgotten to put our Christmas stockings up.  I dug around and couldn't find our old ones, and I kinda remember, in the back of my head, thinking that I may have thrown them away last Christmas because they were pretty sad looking.

Money is tight, so I though I would make some.  Now back to the sweater pillows.  They were my inspiration.  I thought, "Now why can't I use a sweater to make stockings?"  Plus I have a red sweater that my mom gave me (that someone gave her) and it has these tassels hanging off the cuff that get in the way and are generally annoying. So, I started with this sweater:



I planned on using the sweater for the outer part of the stocking and was using an old fleece baby blanket for the lining.

I used Google and searched for stocking patterns.  You can find my search HERE.  I settled on THIS from Debbie Colgrove over at About.com (sewing).  (Once you get to that page, the pattern link is on the 5th line of the instructions.)

I didn't use the top part of the pattern and I shortened it a bit.  You don't even have to use a pattern, just draw it free hand.  (I use a pattern because I can not draw.  Not even a simple sock.)

So, I used my pattern and cut out 3 stockings from the sweater and sewed the first one up.  Oh. My. Goodness.  It was ugly!  I scrapped that and cut out 3 stockings from the fleece blanket (sorry, I didn't get a picture before I cut it).  It was just a generic baby blanket that I picked up at a re-sale shop when my son was a baby.  I have a ton of them and kept them all because I just knew I could use them for something.   ;)


I sticked them up and turned them inside out.


Then I cut the tassels from the sweater leaving enough material to hold them together.  I just hot glued them to the top edge of the stockings and voila:



So, even though the sweater material didn't work as planned, I still love how they turned out.  AND, they only took about 15 minutes to make!


I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by,

Natosha

10 comments:

  1. What a great idea. Love it. I found you through the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Have a great day. :)

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  2. hi. i'm following the "aloha friday" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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  3. Great project! following back from blog hop!

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  4. I love things that can be upcycled! It is always great to see what other people come up with!

    New follower from the aloha blog hop!

    http://youngmumsguidetosurvival.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. Love the sweater! New follower via GFC from the Aloha Hop. Would love it if you could visit and follow back. Thanks! http://Menopausamother.blogspot.com

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  6. Such a cute blog! Found you through Aloha blog hop. Now following you on Linky Friends! If you have a moment to stop by my new blog and follow back that would be wonderful! You can find me at http://dysfunctionsjunction.com
    Thanks!
    Katie

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  7. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. Cute blog, I can't wait to read more!
    -Melanie@ meandmr.com

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  8. What a lovely and creative idea!! I hope you had a lovely New Years celebration!

    I hope you're having a great week and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I'm following you.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! (Thank you so very much if you've already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!)

    Come and link up and celebrate the coming weekend with us!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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