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And the stockings were hung, by the chimney with care...

With just a love and thread, they came together in just a few short days...

And before we they were done, we just had one more step to complete.

So, this all began last year when my sister arrived to my house with a stocking that she had made for us at a sewing class.  It was just so cute that I thought I needed to have 4 more for my mantel for Christmas.  Within the following month, we had the fabric, a few other items and we were sewing away.  Then we stopped.

It wasn't until just after Thanksgiving this year that we picked it back up.  We went to my mom's house and spread out over her entire dining room table and got to work.  We cranked out two final products fairly quickly and we were just on the cusp of finishing the others when we hit a speed-bump and I had to head home.  Plus, it was getting close to Coen's bedtime so we just put it on hold.

Then, a few weeks later a friend came over to make buckeyes and a stocking for her house.  Once we were done with her project, she headed home, I put Coen in bed and got to work on my stockings. Since I had watched my sister help me finish two, I thought I could not only teach someone to make one on my own but also finish mine up.  I only broke one needle in the process and had to re-thread my bobbin twice, but it was all good.  I'm a pro at those things now!

It was so much fun.  I've thought of ways to make mini ones to act as door hangers or to give as gifts with little treats in them.  Now I know, so I'm more prone to try them again!

Do you want to learn how?  I can teach you!


Erin said…
These are SO cute! Y'all did a great job! I'm in the midst of making us new stockings too. They're much easier than I expected!It's kind of left me wanting to do more :)
M said…
look great! Still can't believe in the time that I made one you busted out 4!
you are a great teacher!

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