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the stockings

Do you remember this little color story?

Here's what came of it: patchwork stockings for the whole family. I had high hopes of posting this before Christmas, but truth be told, they were only finished 2 days before. Next year they can hang from the mantle all month long. 

I made four stockings, two for John and I, and two for the kids. (Do people only make stockings for the kids? Well that's no fun.) I based the shape on a cheap stocking I bought last Christmas. Mine are made from a linen cotton blend I found at purlsoho, each has a different green lining and the person's name embroidered on the front. 

I did take a few how-to photos while I was putting these together, would you like to see them? Or is that just terribly boring? I'm always curious to see how things go together, but maybe you would rather just see the final product. Let me know. 

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I'd love a how-to!
Your work and projects are always inspiring.

12.29.2008 | Unregistered Commenterchristine

i would love love love to see them! i made mention of it on the before "color story" post---but figured you were knee deep in fabulous fabric with no time to explain every stitch! if you do have some before photos and some more stocking stories to tell, by all means, i would love to hear! thanksssss

12.29.2008 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie alaine

I agree- I would love to see the steps. Maybe I can make some for next year!

12.29.2008 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

These are genius. I'd love to see a how-to!

12.29.2008 | Unregistered Commenterlexi

Yes! I would LOVE a tutorial. I'm a new sewer (just got a new machine for Christmas) and any help is very appreciated.

12.29.2008 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

yes, of course we want to see the how to photos! i especially would like to see how you did your embroidery, it is so perfect. also, i would love to know more about your garland. it's fabulous!

p.s.- LOVE this years christmas card. you're too creative.

12.29.2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I would love a how-to. The stockings are lovely and I plan to make stockings for the family for next Christmas (which means I need to get started now!)

12.29.2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie O

Yes. Please. The stockings are darling to begin with, but the embroidered names are to die for. Did you freehand the lettering, or did you use some sort of template?

12.29.2008 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

Love those!

12.29.2008 | Unregistered Commenterjess

DEFINITELY need to see how you made them. And the sweet garland behind it, did you buy it (where!?) or make it? I LOVE it!

12.29.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndi

I love your stockings but will never, ever sew my own. We also have a stocking for everyone - do some people think Santa doesn't love adults too??

12.29.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

Oh yes, I'd love to know how to do it! Thanks! I love how they look!

12.30.2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

They look wonderful! I would love to see the process :)

12.30.2008 | Unregistered Commenteralice

yes, please post the how-to! i am a beginning sewer, and your projects are so(ha) inspiring. :)

12.30.2008 | Unregistered Commenterdem

definitely show us your how to! your stockings look fabulous!

12.30.2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

don't be silly! a how-to is never boring for fellow crafters.

the stockings are fabulous. very clever indeed. and the little embroidered names? ack. so good.

12.30.2008 | Unregistered Commenterliz

How to's would be great...

12.30.2008 | Unregistered CommenterNancy O.

de-lurking to say "yes please!" Would love to see a tutorial, as they're about the cutest stockings ever!! love your blog . . .

12.30.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucinda

I actually noticed the stocking on an earlier post and was trying to click the picture bigger so I could wing it. A tutorial would be splendid. Did you by chance take pictures as you made the advent calendar? I'd LOVE that tutorial. Mine were a flop. Second question: Are these all from your creativity gene, or do you use templates, tutorials, etc.

12.30.2008 | Unregistered CommenterBlogful

awesome, B.

i'm also curious about the felted garland behind the stockings. did you make that yourself? so cute!!

12.30.2008 | Unregistered Commentersara

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