Laura’s Blog Entry
It’s been a whirlwind of making around here. I’ve been very busy with the knitted coasters for my Etsy shop, but in between knitting sessions I managed to make some new Christmas stockings. I’ve wanted to replace our old ones for years. Neil and I both have continued to use our childhood stockings; we’ll save them forever, but I wanted a nice matching set for the fireplace.
See? Much better! And yes, we do have a Captain America movie poster over the fireplace. Thanks for asking!
I did an extensive internet search to find the right free pattern to use. I finally settled on this one from Fabricworm. It has a template you can print on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper and then piece together.
I wanted a specific shape and proportion. Not too skinny. These also have a nice weight and structure to them because they include a layer of cotton batting inside. The finishing touch is a nice contrasting inner lining.
I found a silky “suiting” fabric on clearance that I used to line them. For the main fabrics I used nice quilting cotton.
These should be around another good 40 years on our mantle!
Are you doing any holiday crafting?