Last year when I saw these burlap Christmas stockings from this Etsy shop, I immediately wanted them.
But then I thought...why not make them myself and save ourselves a few bucks?
So that's just what I did (with some help from my mom and her sewing skills of course).
I swear I am learning to sew in 2014.
So here is my version of those coveted Etsy ones:
All in all it was pretty easy to do.
I bought some burlap at a fabric store. It's pretty cheap per yard.
Then, I traced and cut out a pattern of the stocking out of cardboard.
Once the burlap was cut from the pattern, I put two pieces of it together and my mom quickly stitched the sides on her sewing machine. If you can't sew like me, you could probably hand-stitch it.
As for the details, I didn't have a pretty crystal brooch like the Etsy one but I did have the one pictured below that was all different colors. Nothing a little gold spray paint can't fix.
Using pinking shears, I cut squares from white fabric and wrote names using a fabric pen.
Yes, our dog Rosie gets her own stocking. She is a member of the family after all.
Ah! A big thank you to Lindsey from Better After for another feature!