I know this is the end of 2017 and I think I posted one other time. It’s been as the Queen would say “Annus horribilis”. I love writing and journaling and when blogging came to be — I thought this was a good medium for me to share with the community and just improve my writing.
It’s been a challenging year full of ups and downs. Emotionally I think I hit the lowest of the lows. I’m still trying to find the courage inside of me and speak my mind but I’m still afraid. In order to start things on a more positive note – I decided to dive into things I love. Sewing and crafting with the kids.
First up: Christmas Stockings. I’m trying to be a real adult and think about what look and style I want for Christmas and I love me some flannel and it’s just so cozy so I’m making new ones.
To make one stocking, you need at least 15 inches of fabric cut. I had about 1.5 yards to make four stockings.
Find a free pattern off pinterest. Double up your fabric to cut two pieces of the stocking.
In order to make it large enough to hold all the goodies you need, I cut an 1.5 inches larger than the paper pattern. Use scotch tape to hold it down.
Sew a simple quarter inch hem at the top of the stocking of each piece.
Optional: Embroider a personalized name on the front of each stocking
Cut a 4 inch length twill tape for the loop. Sandwich it in between the right sides of each stocking piece on the heel side. Pin it together.
Sew! Done. Isn’t it pretty with the personalized embroidery?