Upcycle Sweater Stockings
In blog post #5 of my 25 Day Christmas and Holiday Series entitled Upcycle Sweater Sleeve Wine Gift Bags, I showed you how to make super cool wine bottle gift bags out of sweater sleeves. One of my friends commented that she was sure that the rest of the sweater was not going to go to waste and she was correct! No waste here at The Homeless Finch!
My hubby and I have never had stockings. We always just had stockings for the kids. I wanted to put together something for him and I. Here is what I did...
I took the leftover sweaters and using my daughter's stocking as a template, cut out two new stockings, one red and one green from the body of the two sweaters.
Some key tips... I backed the template up to the seam of the sweater under the armpit area so that part of the sewing was already done for me. Additionally, I made sure to utilize the nicely finished edges on the bottom of the sweater for the top of the stocking. It's nice to use a sweater for these reasons. So much of the work is done before you even start cutting out the stocking!
I did the same with the red sweater and this is what they looked like at this point.
For the loop, I cut out the finished edge where the sweater buttons together and simply hot glued the cut seam down, folding it over twice to get a nice edge.
I decided to fashion the accents for these stockings off of my personal favorite wine bottle bag with the felt and ribbon rosettes. Here is an image to remind you.
Using the same techniques that I address in the Wine Bottle Gift Bag, I made a collection of ribbon and felt flowers for the stockings. Here is what I came up with...
|The little red ball is just that..a ball of leftover|
sweater that I stitched together.
|I added a little silver bead to this grouping.|
I am super pleased with my new stockings. Now my hubby and I will have our own and it's about time! We have been together since 1988. What took me so long? Sheesh!
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for my
25 Days of Christmas and Holiday Ideas and Gifts Series!!