As I said in an earlier post, this year Rich and I decided to do Christmas stockings for Christmas day. We usually buy something for the house, but this year decided to fill a stocking for each other (with a maximum value of $25 dollars in presents, which was difficult in itself) the only problem was we didn't actually own any stockings and didn't want to go for what comes standards in the shops.
So its pretty lucky I can sew right? I decided it was time for me to use up some of my stash and make some new stockings.
I made Rich's stocking first, the retro fabric above is the lining. The outside fabric is actually little cassettes which I LOVE - this fabric was from a local fabric store Made Marion.
As you all know, I have A LOT of fabric and I liked making these stockings so much that I decided to make EVERYONE (six people) stockings. I guess I've spent about a whole day making stockings - but it was worth it to see the look on everyone's faces.
I actually bought this fabric for a friend for their birthday to make cushions, but the fabric arrived too late and had been sitting around in my stash. I decided that while the cushions may not have worked out, this was the perfect chance to make a hunky stocking.
The second stocking I made probably looks a wee bid subdued compared with the hunks, its made from some fantail fabric I've had in my stash for a while that I think was originally from Spotlight.
This stocking was made for a friend that has a passion for baking and is a really talented baker (especially since pretty much everything she makes is gluten free!).
The next stocking is for a friend who really loves cars and also mid-century design - turns out I had the perfect fabric for that in my stash!
The next stocking I made is just a little bit magical - the shell fabric is pretty special with unicorns, rainbows and glitter!
Festive Kangaroo Stocking
The final stocking I made was for a friend who recently moved to New Zealand from Australia and as it turns out I have the perfect festive fabric for that.
Well that's ALL my Christmas stockings (but not the last of my Christmas sewing as I still have a festive dress to share). I realised last year how much I do actually enjoy sewing crafty things, so here's to more crafty, non-garment sewing (which should also help me burn through my stash) in 2017!