The Girls Handmade Christmas Stockings

Tis the season for creative Christmas crafting and when carving out a little me time recently my thoughts have been on a festive project. Last year I created these Santa sacks for my daughters and this year I decided to undertake another creation - these handmade stockings. 

What do you do with a pile of outgrown Christmas clothes? The answer I came up with was to create these hand sewn festive stockings. 

Craft Components

The Girls Christmas Stockings

To Create These Homemade Christmas Stockings You Will Need:

  • Material
  • A stocking
  • An Unpicking Tool
  • Cotton
  • Scissors
  • Pins 
  • Needle
  • Ribbon
  • Bias Binding

Now for the Fun Part

In order to make these stockings you first need to unpick the clothes that the children have outgrown. Once this is done you can sew the front of the outfit to the stocking. I bought the stocking from a well known craft store but if you are not pushed for time you can easily make your own. My girls had two penguin vests so I made the penguin feature on the front of each of their stockings. 


Having decided that I would like to create a patchwork backing for the stocking. I made the remaining fabric into patches using pins and square cut cardboard to aid in piecing it all together. Once it was all sewn up I added the bias binding around the edges of the stocking and below you can see what the finished patchwork stocking looks like.


The last thing to do on the stocking was to add the tutu on the front a feature that the vest originally had too. I also added ribbon around the top of the stocking et voilĂ  one finished handmade project. Of course if you are a fan of the sewing machine then you could make this project quicker. You could also embellish this differently after all:

"We're only limited by our imagination" - Bob Ross

Now the stockings are created there's one thing left to do and that's leave them out for Santa to fill them. If you try this at home I'd love to see what you create. Merry Christmas lovely readers x

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Comments

  1. Absolutely beautiful! #Blogstravaganza

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  2. I love these and what a wonderful idea to use clothes that your children have grown out of! #Blogstravaganza

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  3. Hi Helena, I am not in the least bit crafty when it comes to sewing(much to my Mums dismay), so wouldn't have a clue where to start. Your stockings look lovely, homemade is so much nicer.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

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  4. It's so cute! Great job - the stocking is a remembrance of past times as well as a Christmas decoration #PoCoLa

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  5. I would love to do this! Your finished product looks gorgeous xx #blogstravaganza

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  6. I love your stocking, especially the frilly tutu! It's a lovely way to use outgrown clothes and makes your handmade stocking doubly special #pocolo

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  7. Oh wow! That is gorgeous and ever so cute. Well done you x #PoCoLo

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  8. I have wanted to make my own stockings for so long but was so sure I couldn't. These look so lovely I might just have to bite the bullet and do it next year
    #christmaslittlemakes

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  9. There's are lovely! There's something really special about handmade, especially at Christmas! Xx

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  10. You are so clever, I love these. SO special! These can be kept for many years to come and I know will be treasured. #thesatsesh

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  11. Lovely! - the girls are very lucky to have such a handy Mum - everything is so much more special when it's homemade. Well done you. XX #thesatsesh

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  12. How lovely, and what special memories these stockings will hold year after year. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas
    #MMBC

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  13. Love the idea of making these out of outgrown Christmas clothes! Makes them last so much longer. Fantastic post :) #BlogCrush

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  14. What a fabulous way to use old clothes! Lovely way to keep the memories alive x

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  15. These are great - I'm a big fan of patchwork and I love that frill. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  16. What a great idea Helena! Love it.
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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  17. What a brilliant idea, I love it! I made my daughter a stocking out of felt a couple of years ago, which we've used every Christmas since, but now I'm tempted to make something like yours - maybe next year I'll try it. #christmaslittlemakes

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  18. How lovely to use your girls old clothes. They look fab and make a lovely keepsake too :)

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week.

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  19. What a fantastic way to recycle outgrown Christmas clothes. Thanks for sharing with #bloggerpinparty

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  20. You're so clever! I totally love these - they'll be kept forever, what lovely keepsakes! #littlemakes

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  21. Those are fabulous. So clever and simple. A lovely keepsake. #makeitlinky

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  22. This is so sweet! What a lovely idea for treasuring your little ones clothes too. Love them! #MakeItLinky

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  23. The stocking is beautiful and the fact that it is handmade makes it all the more special. Something to be passed down through the family. #MakeItLinky

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