Christmas is in 4 days! Can you believe it? Being a mom has made me really get into the spirit of creating traditions and special moments for my son. This year he’s almost 2 years old, so he’s starting to understand what’s going on.
I thought it would be fun to make a stocking for each member of our family. We went to the fabric store and each picked out a fabric that caught our eye. The Bean even picked his own fabric. It’s very seasonally appropriate, too! I decided to do this kind of spur of the moment ( like most of my big ideas), so I just thought I’d wing it. Sometimes that pays off, and sometimes, not so much. Fortunately, this time, it did!
This is a really simple project. You’ll only need a few things, and it takes almost no time. We made all three stocking in less than an hour. I used Liquid Stitch, so there’s no sewing. Other than that you’ll need about 1/2 yard of fabric per stocking, scissors, a pattern, and ribbon for trim. A word about the pattern; you can freehand it onto tracing paper or some other paper, or you can find one online and print it out.
As you can see, this is a quick and easy craft for the whole family. If your kids are older, and can handle scissors, they can make their own!
Of course, I have a few tips to make things easier, since I did this with very little planning. Start out by pre -washing your fabric, and ironing it if need be. This will help when the time comes to glue your stocking together, because you won’t be fighting so hard to line things up. You may also choose to iron your seams flat before you turn your stocking right side out again. Just remember that if you use the Liquid Stitch, you won’t be able to iron your fabric until the glue has had 24 hours to dry. Other than that, be creative. Add jewels, or monograms, or glitter to yours. I want to see some of your original creations!
I hope you all have a great weekend with friends and family. If you have last minute preparations for Christmas, don’t let yourself stress out too much. Remember to take a little time for yourself and enjoy the season. God Bless!